Kids fest, concert in village

6/20/2014, 6 a.m.

African drumming and old-time entertainment, including storytelling, sack races and musical chairs, will abound at the Second Street Children’s Festival and Community Concert on June 28 in Stone Mountain Village.

The festival, which begins at 5 p.m., and a patriotic concert at 7 p.m. are part of Stone Mountain’s 175th anniversary celebration.

The festivities take place at Second Street between East Mountain Street and Manor Drive.

Children can bring their bikes to decorate for a Bike Parade, and local vendors will offer light snacks and drinks.

Mary Beth Reed, chair of the anniversary organizing committee, said members wanted to bring some history into the mix and focus on activities that children might have been doing in the village in the past.

At 7 p.m., a Bike Parade will lead children and families to the Pavilion for musical entertainment by the Georgia Brass Band and a choir drawn from Bethsaida Baptist Church, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Stone Mountain First Baptist Church, Stone Mountain First United Methodist, St. Michaels & All Angels Episcopal Church, and St. Paul AME Worship Center.

Jack Sartain, who is directing the community choir, said everyone is invited to celebrate the city’s milestone.

“Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket and enjoy an evening of music in the village,” he said.

For more information, visit www.stonemountainvillage.com or call 678-357-5202.