Strut FAQs

East Atlanta struts its stuff each year on the fourth Saturday of September. Here’s some info:

How does the Strut work?
The Strut kicks off at noon with the famous Strut Parade! Then the fun spreads throughout the neighborhood business district, adjacent streets and Brownwood Park. Everything you love about the Strut — artists, bands, food, drinks, crazy games — is going on at all corners.

We’ve got golf carts, scooters and a carnival train to take help you get around quickly, or ride your bike.

What’s with the yard signs?
East Atlanta can’t be tied down to just one identity, so during Covid, we divided the neighborhood into four mascot areas: Rooster, Dragon, Peacock and Llama. In 2023, we put all the mascots together on one celebratory sign. Which mascot are you? Check here!

How can I participate?
You can join the Strut Parade, be a Strut Vendor, become a sponsor or volunteer.

What do I do if there’s a problem?
If there’s an emergency, call 911. For a minor problem, check the map for Strut medics or find a Strut security officer at one of the street-closing points. You also can talk to a volunteer at one of the many info booths, or at Strut headquarters at 572 Stokeswood Ave SE, the East Atlanta Farmers Market lot. If you don’t need an immediate response, email

What does it cost?
The Strut asks those 21 and older to buy a $5 wristband to help offset the festival’s costs. Some activities — like the VIP tasting at Strut Your Bake — may cost a small amount, with proceeds going to other nonprofits. Remember that the Strut is a nonprofit run completely by volunteers. Our goal each year is to make enough to put on next year’s festival and to give grants to smaller nonprofits and neighborhood schools. Information on sponsorship is here. You can order Strut merchandise here. You can donate to the Strut here.

What happens if it rains?
The Strut starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m., so any weather-sensitive activities should be able to work around a storm. Obviously, the Strut recommends that folks go indoors if lightning or worse threatens. The Strut Parade is rain or shine, unless weather is dangerous.

Where do I park?
We recommend you leave the car at home and you use public transport, rideshare or bikes to get to the Sturt. East Atlanta has few parking lots, many narrow streets and not a lot of street parking. To help you get to everything, we offer several golf carts to ferry you around the action, and we’ll have some other surprises.

Are there restrooms?
Portable toilets and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the festival area. They’re marked on paper Strut maps that are available at the Strut info tents in East Atlanta Village — at Flat Shoals and Glenwood, at the Farmers Market lot, at the Southern Feedstore market, and at the Argosy market.