Fire in the Fourth is a new Atlanta festival in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. The event commemorates the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 with fire rescue competitions, live music and street performances that include fire as an art form.
The festival takes place on Edgewood and Auburn Avenues between Jackson Street and Boulevard. There are several options for getting there without a car:
Take a blue or green line train to the King Memorial MARTA station (transfer to an eastbound train at Five Points if you are traveling from the red or gold line). At street level, walk to the stoplight next to the station and cross over Decatur Street and walk north on Hilliard Street toward the apartment buildings. Turn right on Edgewood Avenue about two blocks up the street.
The Atlanta Streetcar also stops near Fire in the Fourth. Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit off the train platform. After going through the fare gates, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street East (to the left). At street level, turn left again and walk down to Auburn Avenue for the Park Place streetcar stop near the round water fountain. Exit the streetcar at the Edgewood at Hilliard or King Historic District stop. It is free to ride the streetcar in 2015.
The festival takes place along the Edgewood Avenue bike path, which connects to the Inman Park MARTA station and at any point along Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. Cabbagetown residents can take the Krog Tunnel to Edgewood and turn left. A bike valet will be available near Joystick Game Bar on Edgewood Avenue.
MARTA bus 99 stops near the festival. Connect with the bus at the Midtown or Georgia State MARTA stations on Monroe Drive south of Piedmont Park and on Boulevard). It is free to transfer from rail to bus, or pay $2.50 for a one-way fare.