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Festival Info


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. Click the tabs below for more details.

Save the Date:

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

2017 Map

Check out our interactive online map for a full list of artists, businesses, food vendors, and more!

Heritage Sandy Springs is thrilled to have presented the 32nd Annual Sandy Springs Festival free of charge to the community for the first time ever. Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who made this possible!

The Sandy Springs Festival takes place in the heart of the city at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle.

From I-285, take the Roswell Road exit and head north. From GA 400, take the Abernathy Road exit and head west towards Sandy Springs. 

Please visit the PARKING and ROAD CLOSURE tabs for more info.


Online Parking Map

FREE PARKING, with shuttle service provided by Cooper Global & the City of Sandy Springs, is available at the following locations. Look for color-coded banners. Please adhere to “No Parking” signs. City Walk is for retail customers only. Towing is enforced!

Pick Up LocationAddressDrop Off Location

Century Springs East/West

6000-6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NWGate 4 (Sandy Springs Circle @ Sandy Springs Place)

Lake Forest Elementary School

5920 Sandy Springs CircleGate 1 (Sandy Springs Circle @ Mt. Vernon Hwy)

Northside Tower Parking Deck*

6065 Roswell Road

(Behind Signature Bank)

Gate 3 (Sandy Springs Place @ Blue Stone Rd)

*Note: This shuttle will pick up and drop off on the back lower level of the parking deck on the Boylston Road side. Please reserve spots near the elevators for tenants.

  • 2017 Closures:
    • Sandy Springs Place
      • From Sandy Springs Circle to Blue Stone Road
      • Friday 9/22, 10:00 a.m. to Sunday 9/24, 10:00 p.m.
    • Sandy Springs Circle
      • From Mt. Vernon Hwy to just past Sandy Springs Place
      • Friday 9/22, 2:00 p.m. to Sunday 9/24, 10:00 p.m.
    • Hilderbrand Drive
      • From Sandy Springs Circle to Blue Stone Road
      • Friday 9/22, 10:00 a.m. to Sunday 9/24, 10:00 p.m.
      • Access to businesses will still be permitted from Roswell Road until 6:00 p.m.
    • Blue Stone Road will remain open all weekend

What are the festival hours?

Check back for 2018 details

Can I bring my dog to the Sandy Springs Festival?

Yes, the Sandy Springs Festival is proud to be a pet-friendly Festival!  All pets must remain on leash at all times.  Please visit our Pet Parade page for details on how to enter your furry-friend into this fun and unique activity.

Are alcoholic beverages available at the Festival?

Yes. Those 21 years of age and older with a valid ID may purchase beer and wine. Soft drinks and bottled water are also available for purchase. No outside food or beverages may be brought into the Festival.

Is smoking allowed in the park during the Festival?

No smoking is permitted within the Festival grounds.

What happens if it rains?

This event is rain or shine, unless weather conditions present an unsafe environment for attendees and vendors. No refunds will be issued in the event of inclement weather.

Where do I park?

Please refer to our online parking map.

Can I take Marta?

Yes! The closest MARTA stop is the Dunwoody Station, 1.6 miles away. A passenger can take the #5 Sandy Springs or the #76 Roswell Road bus. Both drop passengers at Hilderbrand Drive and Roswell Road, one block east of the Festival entrance on Hilderbrand Drive and Blue Stone Road.

How do I volunteer?

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or by calling 404-851-9111 ext. 6.

How do I become a Sponsor of the Festival or Sandy Springs Lightning 10K/5K?

Contact Sarah Poland, Festival Director, at spoland@heritagesandysprings.org