Walk Day Information

The 22nd Annual Atlanta Buddy Walk®

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

** New location ** 

Kennesaw State University - Marietta Campus

1100 South Marietta Pkwy

Marietta, GA 30060

We will gather to celebrate at our new location, KSU - Marietta Campus, with the festivities beginning at 10am. The Buddy Walk® will take place rain or shine. Parking is within walking distance to the field and there will be a drop off area too.

This family-friendly event is open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends and thousands of local supporters. Mark your calendar and be prepared to have a great experience! The fun-filled day includes entertainment by a DJ, opening ceremony with our very own drum line which will also start the walk, two cheer teams, and singer Troy Griffith. Participants will also enjoy bouncy houses, inflatable slides and obstacle courses, game trucks, art activity tables, Home Depot activity tables, bubble entertainment, toddler areas, food trucks, Kona Ice, and Independent Grounds coffee! (Kona Ice, popcorn, and drinks are included in the registration fee!). The day's events will culminate in a short walk around our venue.

Funds raised from this annual event allow us to provide support to new parents, offer educational workshops and seminars, facilitate connections through social events and educate the Atlanta community on Down syndrome and advocate for inclusion and supports.