One of Atlanta’s largest festivals, the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes takes place the last weekend in April in the historic Inman Park neighborhood. Several streets are closed to make room for the sprawling artist markets, multiple live music stages and the Saturday parade.
MARTA is a great option for getting to the festival — the Inman Park MARTA station is in the middle of it all, and provides an option to avoid limited parking and car traffic (which gets rather hectic on the surrounding streets during the weekend). Here’s what you need to know about taking MARTA to the festival to make your trip easier.
A round trip fare is $5, plus the cost of a Breeze Card ($2) or ticket ($1) if you don’t already have one. Purchase at any MARTA rail station in advance to avoid lines at fare machines, or add fare online if you already have a Breeze Card. Be sure to have at least two trips purchased per person (and each person must have their own Breeze Card or ticket). Children 46 inches and under are free (limit two per paying adult).
Location and Rail Transfers
The Inman Park station is on the blue and green rail line that travels east and west through downtown Atlanta. If you’re commuting from the red or gold rail line, such as from Midtown, Buckhead or Dunwoody, exit at the Five Points station and follow the signs to the eastbound train platform one level up. From there, board a train labeled “Indian Creek.”
Park and Ride
If you plan to park and ride, it is easiest to park at a station on the blue or green line so you don’t have to transfer trains. The two closest stations that have free daily parking are the Candler Park (1475 Dekalb Avenue) and East Lake (2260 College Avenue) stations. Other good options are H.E. Holmes, Avondale, Kensington and Indian Creek (for more information, see MARTA Parking).
Don’t forget: You can take your bike with you on MARTA or rent a Relay Bike to get to the festival. The Edgewood Avenue bike path and The PATH Trail also travel through the festival and the BeltLine Eastside trail will get you close to all the action. If on Relay, bike docks are next to the Inman Park MARTA station, Edgewood Avenue next to the BeltLine and on Elizabeth Street near the BeltLine and Savi Market.
For 2018, bike valet is available at these three locations:
- Alta Avenue at Euclid Avenue (near Little 5 Points and closest to the MARTA station)
- Waverly Way at Elizabeth Street (exit the BeltLine Trail at Elizabeth Street by the skate park)
- Edgewood Avenue between Waddell and Krog Streets (exit the BeltLine at Edgewood Avenue)
Trains run every 20 minutes on the weekend. Get real-time train arrivals with the MARTA On the Go app to avoid long waits at MARTA stations.