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Taste of Chamblee Returns Sept. 15

The free one-day festival is in its fifth year.

Mark your calendars: Taste of Chamblee is set for its fifth year of food, fun, music and art. The festival, which has free admission, will be on Sept. 15 from noon to 8 p.m. on Peachtree and Broad Streets in front of Chamblee City Hall. From noon to 6 p.m., the festival is in full swing. From 6 to 8 p.m., it becomes the After Party Concert.

More than 20 local restaurants will participate in the event, serving up samples of their specialties in exchange for food tickets. Food tickets will cost $1 each and generally items cost one to four food tickets. Some of the restaurants scheduled to participate include Maison Robert, Newk's Express Cafe, Vintage Pizzeria, Stir Crazy and Mad Italian.

There is also a special covered Beer Garden tent, a nice place to get some shade, get some suds and listen to some live music. The bands scheduled to perform run the gamut of genres: rock, R&B, country and so on. Check out the winner of the 2012 Taste of Chamblee Main Stage concert, too!

In addition to the food, there will be local artists exhibiting their works in various media, including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and more.

For the kids, there's fun at the Kidz Zone--arts and crafts plus interactive games and carnival-style attractions like face painting.

From 2 to 5 p.m., there will be the second annual cruise-in and car show, featuring classic, antique and modified cars. Cars will be paraded into the festival and parked for people to look at and enjoy (protected by volunteers), plus there are trophies to be awarded for the best cars and goodies for everyone who enters a vehicle. Click here to learn more about the cruise-in and car show.

The festival benefits the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, which provides eyeglasses, hearing aids and eye surgeries to Georgians with financial needs.

Enjoy good food, good music and good times for a good cause at the Taste of Chamblee.

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