Centennial Olympic Park Town Hall Recap

Apr. 05, 2019

Officials from the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) and Happy Endings Productions met with Centennial Olympic Park community members on Wednesday (April 3) to discuss details of the upcoming SweetWater 420 Fest taking place April 19–21 at the Park.

Here are a few highlights from the town hall below:

Got a Minute to Give?

The “4:19: Got a Minute to Give” initiative, launched in 2018, is an easy way for SweetWater 420 Fest artists to create an impact. They have the opportunity to benefit a charity or cause of their choice. Artists donate items such as concert tickets, signed photos, posters, and other memorabilia or experiences. The donated items or auctions will be promoted in advance via the artist’s and event’s media, social channels, and throughout the festival weekend creating publicity for the charity or cause. Last year, more than $30,000 was raised. For more information visit: https://www.sweetwater420fest.com/fournineteen/

420 Fest Schedule and Road Closures

Community members and neighbors of Centennial Olympic Park can expect to hear amplified sound beginning on Wednesday, April 17t and will begin to see road closures on Sunday, April 14.

Paul Guerrucci, GWCCA’s Director of Public Safety sharing traffic information.

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, April 17

  • 15-minute audio checks, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

  • PA Tuning, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, April 19


  • Soundcheck, 9 a.m.
  • Soundcheck, 11 a.m.
  • Doors open, 11:30 a.m.
  • Music ends, 11 p.m.

Saturday, April 20

  • Soundcheck, 8 a.m.
  • 420 Fest 5K, 8:30 a.m.
  • Soundcheck, 10 a.m.
  • Doors open, 11:30 a.m.
  • Music ends, 11 p.m.

Sunday, April 21

  • Soundcheck, 8 a.m.
  • Soundcheck, 10 a.m.
  • Doors open, 11:30 a.m.
  • Music ends, 10 p.m.

Road Closures

Park Avenue West: Between Marietta Street and Baker Street

Sunday, April 14
–  Wednesday, April 18

  •  Single
    lane (nearest park)


    •  Closed
      from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18 – Monday, April 22

  •  Full road

Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25

  •  Single
    lane (nearest park) closed

Baker Street: Between Park Avenue West & COP Drive

Wednesday, April 18 – Monday, April 22

  • Full road closure, both directions.

COP Drive: Between Baker Street & Andrew Young International Blvd.

Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21

  •  Single
    lane closest to park


    •  Closed
      from 8 a.m. – 11:59 p.m

For more on upcoming events, news, and announcements surrounding the Park, follow us on social media at Centennial Olympic Park (Facebook), and @Centennial_Park on (Twitter and Instagram).

To learn more about SweetWater 420 Fest visit: https://www.sweetwater420fest.com/


Posted by
Parker Hendricks   Marketing Specialist
on Apr. 05, 2019
With a background in collegiate sports marketing, Parker Hendricks joined the Authority in 2016. He is the GWCCA’s social media guru. Winston Churchill described customer service the best, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

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