Old Fourth Ward offers a little bit of everything on the eastside of Atlanta. From the BeltLine to Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood home, there’s plenty to do in this historic Atlanta neighborhood. RIDE’s ready to take you where you want to go, so let’s explore Old Fourth Ward!
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, O4W is teeming with culture. Located east of downtown Atlanta, cool industrial architecture intertwines with its creative population to turn this area into one of Atlanta’s most sought-after destinations. It’s even been named one of ‘America’s hottest neighborhoods’ in featured articles.
Established way back in the 1800s, it was rebuilt after the Civil War and then again after the Great Atlanta fire of 1917. Over the years, this district has developed a reputation steeped in history and vibrant with creativity.
Arts and History
Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
There are many festivals that call O4W home. The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival is one such event and it happens every October over two days. This festival is a celebration of the arts with the aim to represent and honor the local community. Plan on attending this event to experience live entertainment and view the artists’ showcases!
Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Visit the birthplace and childhood home of Martin Luther King, Jr. and then walk around the corner to Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Sweet Auburn District along Auburn Ave is famously associated with the civil rights movement, with its landmarks now designated as national historic sites.
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a dynamic, mixed use space with indoor and outdoor activities. Dine at the food hall or the many open restaurants here, shop on the ground floor, or decide to take their elevator up to the Roof and wander the rooftop amusement park.
Food and Drinks
Along with the colorful murals that run along this street, Edgewood Avenue is known for its hip and eclectic food choices. It offers a lineup of bars, restaurants and clubs. From Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium (which, believe it or not, is a bar and restaurant) to Noni’s Deli, this area is bursting with energy and a diversity of options.
Old Fourth Distillery
Locally-owned like the other bars and restaurants throughout O4W, this place stands out for its history. It was opened in 1906 as the first distillery in the city after prohibition. Attend an event held here, take a tour, or choose to explore more of the eateries and breweries in the area!
The BeltLine is a comprehensive revitalization effort of an old railway system. It offers greenspace, public art installations, access to various parks and shops, and even more places to explore. Parking in Atlanta is always an endeavor, and the BeltLine is no different. There are no public lots available, so book a ride with us and leave your worries about available parking space back at home.
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Come visit this 17-acre park connected to the BeltLine and choose between a day spent at the lake, an outdoor amphitheater, a skate park recommended by Tony Hawk, and so much more. This greenspace makes for a beautiful day surrounded by the city.
RIDE is ready to take you through Old Fourth Ward! With everything this Atlanta neighborhood has to offer, it’s no wonder people from all over the city recognize it as a center for arts, culture and history. Come see for yourself by downloading the RIDE app. Book a ride and begin your adventures today!