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Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!

Information about the day’s events:

  • Location, Time, Date – Where will the event take place?
  • Music – What should I expect to hear?
  • Food – What is there to eat and how can I join the grill-off?
  • Art/Vendor Market – What can I buy and how do I sign up for the artist market?
  • Games/Talent Show – How about some games for the kids?
  • Sponsors – Who is helping to make this event happen?
  • Donations – Can I donate money towards this event?
  • Photos – Check out photos from prior years!

Location, Time, Date

This year we’re doing things a little differently because our neighborhood school, KIPP STRIVE Academy, is expanding to add a new primary school! While we’re sad not to be able to host the event in our regular spot we’re super thrilled about the addition, so please bear with us this year while we host the event in a new environment. That being said…

Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of music, art, crafts, and food on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine path) as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration!

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Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes – we have both live music and a DJ playing at the Summer Solstice Celebration.

  • Juliana Finch
    “Heartbreaky, bourbon-infused Americana” by singer/songwriter Juliana Finch from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.
  • DJ Theo
    Boogie down to house, soul, funk, and classics by DJ Theo.

Grill-Off: Taste of Westview

Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? On the day of the event purchase your "passport" and taste what our grill masters have created! The "passport" will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. Last year there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for "the best of…".

2012 Grill-Off Participants

  • Beecher-Donnelly (Claiborne & Nash)
  • Morehouse College (Christopher)
  • Project GRAD (Alvin Glymph)
  • West End (Carl & Scott)
  • West End (Sister DeBorah)
  • Westview (Kisha)
  • Westview (Scott)

2011 Grill-Off Winners

Contestants: Are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are $20, but we will supply you with the food to cook! Individuals, organizations, and restaurants are all allowed to participate. $100 worth of prizes to the winners of the contest!

Art/Vendor Market

Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!

Vendors: The application fee is only $25! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait! The deadline is Friday, June 15th, 2012.

Games & Talent Show

Come bring the kids!

  • Field Day Games
    We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!
  • Crafts
    For the artsy and younger kids we’ll have craft projects. Think maks, bird feeders, and more!
  • Talent Show/Open Mic
    Does your kid have a special talent? Are they eager to show off their moonwalking skills? Shakespeare recital? Breakdancing? Juggling? Chris Rock impression? Sign them up for the talent show hosted by MC Hectic Da Backpacka – there are $100 worth of prizes! There will be musical, non-musical, and open mic challenge categories. We just ask to keep it PG. Sign up by 3:30pm on the day of the event or email trueearth@gmail.com ahead of time.
  • Basketball Shoot-Off
    Show off your hoop-throwing skills for a chance to win movie theater tickets!


The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without the generous donations from:

Interested in sponsoring the 2012 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration? Please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com for sponsorship opportunities or submit a donation via PayPal below!


We can’t make this event happen without donations from you! In addition to buying a grill-off passport on the day of the event you can help support the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration by making a donation. Small or large – we appreciate it all!


Curious what prior year’s were all about? Check out our Facebook album’s from 2011 and 2010!

Past Westview Summer Solstice Events

“Westview Neighbor” Newsletter Launches

Westview Neighbor Newsletter
The Westview Community Organization is proud to announce the launch of its new newsletter, Westview Neighbor. The first issue contains articles about neighbor and a New Orleans Saints NFL player Leigh Torrence, the beginning of the “Westview Youth” program, an opinion piece about whether businesses can survive in Westview, tips on keeping up with your new year’s resolutions, and a lentil soup recipe.

If you have recommendations for future stories, would like to contribute an article, would like to pass out the newsletter on your street, or would like to inquire about advertising possibilities please email westviewnews@yahoo.com.

Download an e-version of the “Westview Neighbor” newsletter: January/February 2012 Issue

“Go West” Publicity

Westview’s collaboration with West End for the “Go West” holiday celebration is drawing great press for the neighborhoods! Read some of the articles:

Don’t know all the details? Check out the “Go West” page to read about times and locations!