We know you love your brunch and we know you love your festivals, Atlanta. Now it's time to get ready for the city's first-ever brunch festival.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 5 from 12-5 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park for a day filled with food, drinks, fun and live music. The Atlanta Brunch Festival — a 21-and-up event — will serve mimosas, wine, Bloody Marys and of course, everyone's favorite brunch bites from participating local restaurants.
"I was kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner," said Mike DiLonardo — founder of Atlanta Beer Festivals — which is teaming up with Atlanta Wine Party to host the big event.
These are some of the participating restaurants DiLonardo has fully confirmed so far: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, The Nook, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Nana G's Chicken and Waffles, D.B.A Barbecue, Venkman's, Hard Rock Cafe, Meehan's Vinings, Queen of Cream and more.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 13. General admission tickets — which include entry, 1 food ticket and 1 drink ticket — are $15 in advance, $20 after Feb. 25 and $25 the day of the event. But if you're one of the first 500 to purchase a ticket, you only pay $10.
Additional food tastings will be $3 paid to the restaurant vendor and all drinks will be $5.
If you want some sweet VIP treatment, purchase a VIP ticket for $50 in advance, $55 after Feb. 25, $65 the day of or be one of the first 250 to buy a VIP ticket for only $40. VIP ticketholders will enter an hour before the rest of the crowd at 11 a.m., will have access to the VIP food tent, 3 food tickets and unlimited drinks.
The event website AtlantaBrunchFestival.com is up and running and includes full details about participating restaurants, alcohol sponsors, ticketing and more.
However, you can also stay updated by visiting the event Facebook page.
This story has been updated.