Voted the Best “New Festival” by Atlanta Magazine in 2015, Fire in the Fourth (FIT4) Festival returns on Saturday May 21, 2016 to pay homage to the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 that devastated the Old Fourth Ward ninety- nine years ago on May 22, 1917.
Celebrating the resurgence of the O4W community through an one-day event for all ages featuring fire sculptures, fire theatre, history presentations, a variety of performances, live music, and delicious food; Fire in the Fourth is sure to spark your creativity and love of community.
New 2016 additions of a 25 foot Phoenix puppet, a guided bike tour of the fire’s path, fire games, O4W hot sauce tastings, themed seating areas and an exclusive VIP Fire Dome experience will raise this second year festival to four-alarm status.
Our second year is going to be even hotter than our inaugural which raised $10,000 that funded four new City of Atlanta trash cans, an O4W mural at Glen Iris and North Avenue as well as the following public safety initiatives; a graffiti task force and a collaboration with City of Atlanta District 2 Councilmember, Kwanza Hall’s Year of Boulevard initiative for a community wide clean car campaign to engage visitors, customers and residents to keep valuables out of sight.
Our inaugural year was attended by over 5,000 people from in-town and as far as Athens, Georgia. FIT4 welcomed everyone from strollers to wheelchairs of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds arriving within the first hour of the event with the majority staying until the end.
Our goal for 2016 is attract more than 10,000 attendees, and significantly increase fundraising efforts to support public safety initiatives and bring positive awareness to the Old Fourth Ward business community.