Park and road closures in effect for SweetWater 420 Festival at Centennial Olympic Park


ATLANTA – (April 20, 2016)

This weekend(April 22-24), we will host the Sweetwater 420 Festival in Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. This year’s festival features RFID wristbands, which allows attendees to leave and re-enter the festival throughout the day. This will allow attendees to patronize nearby business while downtown for the festival.


In addition, we will also host several different events in the Georgia World Congress Center, and the Atlanta Braves have a home stand at Turner Field against the New York Mets during this same period.


With the increased number of downtown visitors, there may be congestion around the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Campus.


Here are some conditions to anticipate as you make your way to work or home.


Road closures around the GWCCA Campus are as follows:

  1. Park Avenue West:

Wed. 4/20 – Thu. 4/21, lane closest to Park closed.

Fri. 4/22 – Sun. 4/24, both lanes closed, local traffic only*

Mon. 4/25 – Tue. 4/26, lane closest to Park closed


  1. Baker Street:

Thu. 4/21 7 p.m. – Mon. 4/25 2 p.m., both eastbound lanes closed


  1. Centennial Olympic Park Drive:

Fri. 4/22 – Sun. 4/24 10 a.m. to midnight each day, lane closest to Park closed for taxis and Uber


*please note, all residents in the area will have access to their homes.


There will also be public access closures inside Centennial Olympic Park:
ENTIRE PARK: closed to the public Wed. 4/20- Mon. 4/25 (ticket required for entry 4/22-4/24).

  1. Playgrounds: closed Sun. 4/18-Tues. 4/26
  2. Visitor Center: closed Mon. 4/18- Mon. 4/25
  3. Fountain of Rings: off Wed. 4/20- Tues. 4/26
  4. North Park: Mon. 4/18- Tues. 4/26

We will be testing lighting and lasers at the following times:
Thursday 4/21: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 a.m.-5 a.m. (laser testing)
Saturday: 12 a.m.-3 a.m.

Morgan Smith-Williams, PR Specialist
Centennial Olympic Park | [email protected]

About the Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) now includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the 3.9 million- square-foot convention center, the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome, and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park. Additionally, GWCCA manages operations of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. These public facilities represent the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world. This past year, the GWCCA hosted 555 events and welcomed more than 2.4 million visitors who generated $1.33 billion in economic impact to the State of Georgia