BeltLine Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Celebration

Please join Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership on Friday, September 29, 2017 as the BeltLine Westside Trail will officially be opened!

Mayor Reed will set the stage with a keynote address at 4:00pm, to be followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30pm. From there, neighbors of the Westside Trail will be welcomed with a community celebration from 5:00 to 7:00pm, featuring free food, music, kid-friendly activities, and opportunities to meet participating local community groups, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

All the festivities will take place in Gordon White Park, just steps away from the new trail, and Atlantans of all ages are encouraged to get the know the 3-mile trail during the celebration.

The opening marks a huge milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine and the City of Atlanta, marking the conclusion of a three-year construction process and an unprecedented $43 million infrastructure investment in Southwest Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine hopes you can join them to celebrate this exciting occasion.

For more information visit the event page.

The Veggie Taste

The Veggie Taste – 7th Annual, is a family fun filled event encouraging healthy eating habits to everyone.

This Health & Wellness Event will have nutritional speakers, artisan marketplace, music, product samples and much more.

7th Annual Veggie Taste

7th Annual Veggie Taste

The 7th annual The Veggie Taste was once again held in Westview on the grounds of KIPP STRIVE Academy. An array of vegan cooks offered their delicious meals as a DJ played music and a vendor market offered patrons goodies to purchase.

Shop & Dine with the Locals

Shop & Dine with Locals Returns!

The Westview Commercial District Association would like you and a neighbor to join us every 4th Friday, May-August, in our commercial district for a self guided tour of shops, eats and local artisans. Businesses in the corridor will have extended hours right along local artisans and local fresh produce from the Westview Community Garden.

This month The Urban Tastemaker will be featuring a spring Front Door Makeover, showcasing easy tips to spruce up your front door and add to your curb appeal!

For more info please contact

Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K & Play Day

Come Run Along the Westside of the Atlanta BeltLine!

Now in its 6th year, the 2016 Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is the perfect chance to explore various trail segments and stay active. Check out the latest developments along the Atlanta BeltLine, snag an awesome t-shirt, and burn a few calories – runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome!

This event takes participants through the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta – West End. It also travels on the original segment of the Atlanta BeltLine – the West End Trail, before continuing through Westview.

Route: View the 2016 route.

Cost: Early bird registration available now through June 16th for only $30! Or register for both races and receive the series registration discount of $65!

Awards: Race with a team! Awards will be given to the largest, fastest, and top fundraising teams.
-The top three male and female finishers will be presented with overall awards-based upon finishing time.
-There will be age-group awards for the top 3 male and female racers in each age-category.

More Info: BeltLine website

Play Day

Following the race, everyone is invited to stay for our second Play Day of 2016. Play Days are free, fun-filled days of sports, fitness and education where local trainers and coaches come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for a variety of sports. Play Days are presented through the Atlanta BeltLine’s partnership with Atlanta ContactPoint, a nonprofit established to engage children and adults through the power of play. Play Day will start immediately after the road race and will last until 2 PM.

2016 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration

The Westview Community Organization hosted the 9th annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Like in 2015, the festival was held along the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. commercial corridor in the Westview Village. The street was shut down for several hours as festival goers were able to walk down the street to enjoy the grill-off competition, vendor market, DJ music, kids crafts, and socialize with one another.

To see photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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Cookie Swap and Tree Lighting

The Great West End Holiday Cookie Swap and Tree Lighting Photos

West End residents had the idea to host the Great West End Holiday Cookie Swap and Tree Lighting in a public park; however, due to lengthy permitting requirements neighbors had to improvise. The solution: place the tree on private property! And so the new Coffee House at historic Fire Station 17 in Westview came to the rescue by hosting the event. A fundraiser was held to collect the money for a tree and decorations. Donation overages were split up with 30% going towards People of the Way Community Coffee House, 35% going towards supporting local families in need, and 35% going towards future community events.

The rules for the cookie swap were: bring 36 or more cookies, eat cookies, brag about your cookies, pack a variety of cookies to take home…and then kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree and caroling. While we’re afraid to calculate the number of calories that were consumed that evening we would like you to enjoy the photos of the evening’s events.

To see photos of the Great West End Holiday Cookie Swap and Tree Lighting view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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The Great West End Holiday Cookie Swap and Tree Lighting 2015

You are invited to the inaugural Great West End Holiday Cookie Swap and Tree Lighting.

– Make at minimum three dozen homemade cookies.
– Do you make the best chocolate chip cookie in the world? Are your 5 layer goodie bars out of this world? Have a secret family recipe? Do you have a unique bacon flavored holiday sweet? Make it! Bring at least three dozen! It is more fun if you make something homemade vs. store bought…but if that is your best option, go for it (we will only judge a little bit).
– Bring an EMPTY cookie tin.
– Come to the event.
– Brag about your cookies.
– Sample all the cookies.
– Fill up your tin with a variety of cookies.
– Vote on who brought the best cookie.
– Help clean up .
– Go home.
– Have a nice variety of cookies and treats for your house as friend and family visit during the holiday season.

Tree Lighting:
We will be raising funds for the purchase of a tree, lights and decorations as well as money to help families in need this holiday season in the local community.

There are different donation tiers that reward donors different ornaments to place on the West End Tree the night of the event. Please take a look here for information on the donations: