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. We are thrilled to have once again presented a free festival to our community, and we are so grateful to all of our sponsors, vendors, artists, performers, and attendees who made the 33rd Annual Sandy Spring Festival a truly special event!
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Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Heritage Sandy Springs is thrilled to once again present the Sandy Springs Festival free of charge to the community. Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who make 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.
CLICK HERE to view the online parking map.
Free parking – with shuttle service provided by Cooper Global, the City of Sandy Springs, and Community Assistance Center – is available at the following locations (look for color-coded coded banners).
|Pick Up Location||Address||Drop Off Location|
Century Springs East/West
|6000-6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NW||Gate 1
(Sandy Springs Circle @ Mt. Vernon Hwy)
Lake Forest Elementary School
|5920 Sandy Springs Circle||Gate 5
(Sandy Springs Place @ HSS Museum)
Northside Tower Parking Deck
|6065 Roswell Road
(Behind Signature Bank)
(Hilderbrand Drive east of Blue Stone Rd)
Shuttles begin running at 8:00 am on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday. Only the RED LOT shuttle will operate during the Saturday evening concert. The Yellow/Blue shuttles will stop running at 7:00 pm. (The Yellow Lot shuttle will pick up and drop off on the back lower level of the parking deck on the Boylston Road side.)
Paid parking is available at the Centre Court shopping center and at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center. Parking at City Walk (Kroger) is strictly prohibited and towing is enforced. The underground deck at City Springs is reserved for guests of the Performing Arts Center only.
The closest MARTA stop is the Dunwoody Station which is 1.6 miles away. Passengers 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.
2018 Festival Road Closures
- Mt. Vernon Highway
- From Sandy Springs Circle east to Galambos Way beginning Friday, Sept. 21, 1:00 p.m.
- Hilderbrand Drive:
- From Sandy Springs Circle east to the Blue Stone Lofts parking lot beginning Friday, Sept. 21, 10:00 a.m.
- Access to businesses on Hilderbrand will be permitted from Sandy Springs Circle until 6:00 p.m.
- Blue Stone Road:
- From the Blue Stone Lofts parking lot north to City Springs beginning Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
- Only local residents and business employees will be permitted on Blue Stone Road. Absolutely no cut-through traffic is allowed in the Blue Stone Lofts parking lot.
- Surface Lot at NE corner of Blue Stone Road
- All tiers beginning Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
- All roads/lots will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 23 by 10:00 p.m.
- Sandy Springs Circle and Sandy Springs Place will remain open all weekend
Race Road Closures
- Mt. Vernon Highway
- Between Lake Forest Drive and Sandy Springs Circle beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:00 am
- The road will be reopened by 10:00 am by SSPD once all runners have passed
What are the festival hours?
Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.
Is anything prohibited at the Festival?
The Sandy Springs Festival is a smoke-free environment.
NO soliciting – please respect our paid vendors!
Personal mobility devices are prohibited unless required for medical purposes.
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?
Stay tuned for more details.
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.
How do I volunteer?
Click here to view our available volunteer shifts!
How do I become a Sponsor of the Festival or Sandy Springs Lightning 10K/5K?
Please contact Sarah Poland, Director of Marketing & Community Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.