Event Info

AIDS Walk Atlanta is a great way to give back to your community. Come together for a 5K walk, run, food trucks, and an epic concert!

Proceeds raised from the walk and festival go to local AIDS service organizations that fight to end the epidemic in our community every day.

Be sure to visit the beneficiary organizations' tents to learn more about their services in the community. Stop by our sponsor tents as well for goodies and swag!

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00 AM - Site Open
10:00 AM - Opening Program
11:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Begins
11:00 AM - DJ Sed the Saint
12:05 AM Performer: Mýa
12:40 PM Performer: Ashanti
2:00 PM - Festival Ends

Make sure to bring your camera or phone. Tag all your social media posts with #AWA5K and #AWA2023. And join the conversation in our AIDS Walk Atlanta community Facebook group. Find us here.

Event Site and Parking
You’ll find us on The Meadow at Piedmont Park. View parking, walking, and MARTA directions here.

We encourage you to use public transportation or take advantage of street parking in the area. Paid parking is available for $15 at SAGE Parking Lot at 1320 Monroe Drive.

On Friday, you will receive an email from Run Sign-Up with your unique QR code. When you arrive at the event, you can check yourself in at the Check-In tent with that QR code to get your wristband. Runners will also receive their bib assignment and timing chip (your timing chip will start tracking you as soon as you cross the mat. There will not be a single start time). That will help us ensure that the event is for registered participants only. So look for the email on Friday and don’t forget to bring your phone to the event. 

Onsite Registration
You can still register at the event on Saturday morning. When you arrive, please see a volunteer at the Check-In tents to register.

How to Attend the Music Festival

Walkers & Runners
If you’re registered to walk or run in the 5k event, you have already secured your spot to attend the Music Festival. Simply stick around after the 5k and head over to the concert area. You will be given access to the event space and can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. You’ve earned it!

Music Festival Attendees
Tickets for the Music Festival are available at the door on the day of the event.

To get your ticket, you’ll be asked to:

  • Fill out a fast and easy form with your basic contact information.
  • Make a suggested donation of $25.00 to AIDS Walk Atlanta.

The check-in process is quick and efficient. We’ll have you registered and ready to watch the show in no time! Thank you for joining us and supporting this vital cause.

What to Bring
Sunblock, sunglasses, ID, comfortable shoes, your fully-charged phone and/or camera, and a credit card for food & drinks.

Do Not Bring
Wagons, pets, coolers, large umbrellas, or picnic baskets. We respectfully request that you leave your weapons, including firearms, at home. STRICTLY PROHIBITED: glass, outside alcohol, drones