Image courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation

Sunday in the Park at Oakland

Sep 29


Back before cities built public parks, people would bring a picnic basket and some musical instruments (and maybe a few adult libations) to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life in what was often one of the only patches of public space in town. The annual Sunday in the Park event, now in its 41st year, hails from this tradition. Explore how the cemetery, surrounding neighborhoods, and the city have changed over time and celebrate the local communities that make Oakland what it is today.

Enjoy living history performances, free tours, author talks and book signings, performances by the Atlanta Opera, music at the Lion Square stage, a historical costume contest, a performance by the Big Bethel Heaven Bound Choir, a Children’s Zone, an artists market, pop-up performers and buskers throughout the cemetery, and more than twenty mausolea are open for the public to see.
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Date and Time
Sun, Sep 2912pm – 6pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave. SE

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