Sandy Springs Festival
ATLANTA, GA – The Sandy Springs Festival offers two exciting days of art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K and 5K race, children’s programming, classic rides, gourmet and festival food options, and much more. The Sandy Springs Festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing over 20,000 attendees.
As the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs – the nonprofit organization that saved the original “sandy springs” and is dedicated to a vibrant community engaged in history, culture, and stewardship – this celebrated community tradition has something for everyone. The festival was offered free of charge for the first time in 2017, and Heritage Sandy Springs is thrilled to again present this FREE community event. There are many exciting changes too, including an expanded footprint into the beautiful City Springs property, even more live entertainment, and a brand new Cultural Corner.
Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2018 SANDY SPRINGS FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
The Artist Market features work and exhibits from 50+ talented artists in in a variety of media including painting, clay, jewelry, photography, printmaking, wood, and mixed media.
The Main Stage will feature a variety of professional bands on Saturday (there’s even a free post-festival concert that night!) and Sunday’s Battle of the Bands will give local amateur acts a chance to showcase their skills and maybe even win some prize money.
The Cultural Corner will celebrate our city’s diversity by highlighting a variety of ethnic art, cuisine, business, and performers representing a wide variety of different cultures. The City Springs stage will be full of exciting song, dance, and demonstrations on Saturday!
SANDY SPRINGS LIGHTNING
The USATF-certified, Peachtree-qualifying race serves as the official kick-off to the Sandy Springs Festival on Saturday, September 22. The fast-paced 10K and 5K races are held on a beautiful, tree-lined residential course along Mt. Vernon Highway.
Pets of all shapes and sizes will parade through the Festival on Saturday morning, sporting creative and crazy costumes. The entry fee is $10 and prizes awarded in a variety of categories. Day-of registration is available between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
ARTSS CHALK WALK
Watch the chalk fly as Art Sandy Springs presents the annual ArtSS Chalk Walk. Debuting in 2012, the Chalk Walk is an art competition for individual or team artists. Artists may register in advance online or in person the day of. There is a $10 per square registration fee which includes complimentary chalk.
Children will delight in their designated areas with special activities chosen especially for them, including inflatables, classic rides, hands-on crafts, face painting, a petting zoo, and pony rides. The Children’s Park will also feature ongoing performances from Ladybug Events and gymnastics fun from Jump Start Gym. Some activities are ticketed.
Visit the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum to explore different exhibits and see demonstrations by historic crafters and square dancers. You can even pick up a complimentary print version of the Sandy Springs Gazette.
BUSINESS AND CIVIC EXPO
The Sandy Springs community is thriving and bustling. Browse through booths from local businesses and civic organizations that showcase their services. Be sure to thank the festival sponsors too!
The Food Court includes a variety of options from local vendors and food trucks, from salty to sweet. Choose from a variety of offerings by local restaurants and traditional festival fare from regional vendors. Beer, wine, soda, and water will also be available for purchase too.
TAILGATE ZONE / VIP
Featuring a climate-controlled lounge with flat screen tv’s – plus in-house taps, a rooftop lounge, tasty treats, and lawn games – the Tailgate Zone is THE place to be! How about a VIP upgrade, with complimentary refreshments and a great view of the entertainment stage?
CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS ZONE
The City Zone introduces Festival attendees to our Police, Fire, Hospitality and Tourism, and Recreation departments. Kids will delight in exploring emergency service vehicles, and a friendly rivalry ensues between Police and Fire as to who has the best giveaways!
The Sandy Springs Festival is held at on Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Green and the surrounding areas adjacent to City Springs. For more information, visit www.sandyspringsfestival.com.