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.
The 8th Annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration is coming up soon, and we are honored to be featured in the June edition of Atlanta Magazine‘s “Foodstuffs – The latest things to buy, drink, eat, and do”!
The 7th annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration took place on Muse Street, adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine, and featured a grill-off competition between southwest Atlanta neighborhoods and businesses, vendors, music, and a celebration of life service for the late community activist John Perdew.
Eleven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Pork” and “Best Chicken.” The neighborhoods that were represented included Adair Park, Beecher-Donnelly, Capitol View, Mechanicsville, two West End entries, and five Westview entries. The title of “Best Pork” went to the Adair Park neighborhood, and the title for “Best Chicken” went to last-minute write-in contestant 1600 from the Westview neighborhood.
Unfortunately 2014 marked the first year the festival would experience rain in its seven year course. While the crowds diminished during the rain, those that stayed seemed to have just of a good time as any year, and all participants expressed excitement for next year’s festivities.
Thank you to all the visitors who came out to enjoy the event, the sponsors that helped make the event possible, the grillers that battled it out for the best food, the vendors who sold a diversity of items, and last, but not least, the crew that put the event together! See you next year!
To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.
On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Atlanta BeltLine hosted the Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour. A full 27-mile loop and a half 16-mile loop were available; Westview received the honor of being a drive-through neighborhood for both tour options. In an effort to put the community’s best foot forward members of the Westview Community Organization came out to greet the visitors…and do some guerrilla advertising for the following weekend’s Westview Summer Solstice Celebration festival.
To view photos of the Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.