ABOUT FIRE IN THE FOURTH

Voted the Best “New Festival” by Atlanta Magazine (2015) FIT4 pays homage to the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917.

THIRD ANNUAL FIRE IN THE FOURTH

The Old Fourth Ward (O4W) community was changed forever  100 YEARS AGO, when a conflagration raged for over 10 hours from Dekalb Avenue and Hilliard to Ponce de Leon along the Jackson Street, Parkway and Boulevard.

On Saturday MAY 20, 2017, the Old Fourth Ward Business Association (O4WBA) will present the 3rd annual fundraising event, Fire in the Fourth, to raise awareness of the rich history, diverse businesses and engage the greater Atlanta community to learn about just how resilient we are today!  The O4W is one the fastest growing neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta with the developments of the eastside trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, the Atlanta Streetcar and Ponce City Market.

Celebrating the resurgence of the O4W community through an one-day FREE event for all ages  featuring fire sculptures, fire theatre, history presentations, a variety of performances, live music, delicious food, beer and spirits.

2017 additions to the curated street experience include the 100 YEAR HISTORY OF BOULEVARD INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION featuring presenting sponsor Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and accellerant sponsor Wingate Companies.   Another new feature is the TOTAL VIEW VIP EXPERIENCE where ticket holders enjoy the entire festival from elevated seating including catered buffet and premium craft beers and spirits.

Returning to dazzle, shock and thrill is Atlanta’s favorite IMPERIAL OPA CIRCUS throughout the day.  We’re bringing back bigger, more fun firery games by FIRE ON THE MIDWAY.  Be sure to play these amazing interactive games starting at 3PM.

Sunset brings the flaming hot fire performance group, CIRCUS COMBUSTUS to enterain on the main stage for two solid hours.  If you missed OUT OF HAND last year, you won’t want to miss RESURGENS again! This amazing 25 foot phoenix puppet is activated with audio, video and live music right on Edgewood Avenue.

AUBURN AVENUE is the place for kid’s from 3-6PM.  The Kindezi School and Operation PEACE will have many interactive, creative and educational games for kids of all ages.

Since being voted the Best “New Festival” by Atlanta Magazine in 2015, we have welcomed  over 5,000 people in 2015 and over 8,000 in 2016  from in-town Atlanta, greater Metro Atlanta and as far as Washington state.  Everyone from strollers to wheelchairs of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds arrive within the first hour of the event with the majority staying until the end to witness the two hour fire performance.

Together with the O4WBA, attendees, sponsors and volunteers make this community event possible and give back too!  We’ve funded City of Atlanta trash cans, collaborated on murals and produced a public safety inititave to educate about keeping valuables safe in your vehicle.

We invite you to come experience the Old Fourth Ward with us on Saturday May 20, 2017. Learn about the history that anchors our community as we soar into the future.  Be thrilled by local musicians, dancers and performers.  Get engaged and help us raise funds to give back to community projects in 2017!