Centennial Olympic Park summer programming update

If you have taken a stroll through Centennial Olympic Park recently, you might have noticed construction crews working around the clock. Due to this activity, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is adjusting the traditional summer schedule for the park.

The annual concert programs Music at Noon and Wednesday WindDown are postponed for the entire 2018 season. Both concert series’ traditional venue, Southern Company Amphitheater, is going through a much-needed facelift that will include a permanent stage and updated shade structures.

Due to construction on the Baker Street entrance and the creation of the new Paralympic Plaza, the annual Fourth of July Celebration will take place in a new location for this year, as announced yesterday. The free family-oriented event, that includes live music and the Southeast’s largest fireworks display, will take place on the GWCCA’s International Plaza, the green space and surrounding areas located between Georgia World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena. Gates open at 6 p.m. To learn more about this event visit: www.gwcca.org/events/july4/.

To help fill the need of summer programming, the GWCCA has partnered with Central Atlanta Progress to promoteLive from Woodruff Park” that will showcase some of the city’s best musical talent and “Movies Under the Stars” that will pair screenings with live performances. This free series – which launches June 13 with a screening of “Dirty Dancing” –  is the perfect mid-week outing for residents, professionals, and visitors alike. For more information about this event and a complete schedule of events, click here

The GWCCA is finishing a $17 million makeover of Centennial Olympic Park following the conclusion of the park’s 20th anniversary capital campaign. The park will remain open to the public while the work is in progress. For more information on the updates visit: www.gwcca.org/parkupdates/.