2012 Atlanta Foursquare Day Recap

Another year has passed and another 4sqDay has come and gone. It’s hard to believe just how much the Atlanta foursquare community has grown since the first 4sqDay party in 2010. How was the 2012 Atlanta 4sqDay? In short…amazing. The day started off with me picking up the Proclamation from the Atlanta City Council naming April 16th as 4sqDay here in Atlanta. Several metro area businesses offered unique 4sqDay specials that were only available the 16th. Of course, the highlight of the day was the party. 307 Atlanta foursquare users met up on a drizzly Monday evening at SweetWater Brewery to celebrate and mingle.

Thanks to the 2012 sponsors we gave out 100 t-shirts, 240 4sqDay pint glasses, and 307 koozies to the party attendees. Folks at the event enjoyed live music by Christopher Alan Yates, photo booth action with the Scoutmob crew, cornhole boards provided by the Atlanta Cornhole League, and free cupcakes from OMG Cup & Cakes. The delicious SweetWater brews were flowing and amazing food options were available by The King of Pops and two food trucks thanks to the Atlanta Street Food Coalition: Buen Provecho and the WOW! Food Truck. To show 4sqDay is about more than just a great party, the folks at The Atlanta Humane Society were in attendance talking to guests about their upcoming events.

Atlanta has an active and rapidly growing start-up community, so the folks from We&Co and Badgy were at the event in order to showcase some local companies. Like last year, Badgy set up a unique badge just for the Atlanta foursquare community and several hundred folks around the metro area unlocked the 4sqDayATL badge. 4sqATL also partnered with Microsoft’s Bing to help award two lucky Atlanta foursquare users each with a $50 Live Nation gift card. Another popular app that uses the foursquare API is Untappd who also offered a 2012 4sqDay badge that was available worldwide. I am happy to announce I received confirmation that SweetWater Brewery was the most popular venue in the world on April 16th!! Check out some pics from the event on the 4sqATL Facebook page and from Creative Loafing Atlanta.

I can’t tell you how much I appreciated all of the help from the volunteers, generous support from the sponsors, businesses that participated, and the fantastic host venue. Most importantly, I want to thank each and every one of you who use the app and attended the event. I strongly believe that Atlanta has the best and most active foursquare community in the world and the 2012 4sqDay party proved it. I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Keep on 4sq’ing Atlanta!

Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter, Foursquare, & Untappd