Walkerfest 2012 was fabulously fun this past Saturday (Year II). The annual neighborhood event is a combination music and arts and crafts festival intended to build community in the Walker Avenue/Elam area, seen in the photo above. Unfortunately, temperatures were over 100 degrees and the sun was relentless. In the above photo, you see an attendee walking through a water sprayer to cool off.
The music was "live, original, and local" and many of the crafters looked like people we'd seen selling at other Indie events in the area- great wares. We were there mid-day. Hopefully it got busier later in the afternoon when all of the familes participating in the city swim meet had a break between morning and afternoon swim sessions. However, we're not sure it ever really cooled off.
It would be nice if every neighborhood had an annual festival. It is a great way to get out and meet new people. We can't wait to pick up the latest edition of the Lindley Park Gazette to read about the highlights of Walkerfest, from the locals' perspective.