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Save the Date – 32nd Annual Sandy Springs Festival

Heritage Sandy Springs is thrilled to announce that the 32nd Annual Sandy Springs Festival – which has served as the largest annual fundraiser for our non-profit organization for three decades – will be presented free of charge to the community for the first time in its history on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Established in 1984 as “Founders Day”, the Sandy Springs Festival has grown from a small picnic to the largest community event in Sandy Springs, drawing 20,000 attendees over two days. This highly anticipated event offers a wide range of activities for all ages and backgrounds: unique artists and crafters, fun and entertaining children’s activities, chalk art competition, pet parade, 10k/5k races, musical performances, delicious food, and much more.

The Sandy Springs Festival offers strong promotional, sampling, and branding opportunities during a community-focused weekend event. Tiered sponsorship opportunities are available for overall visibility and brand promotion, or businesses may elect to serve as the named sponsor of a particular area within the festival. Sponsors will be automatically accepted and given priority booth placement.

Businesses and civic organizations may apply for a pre-set number of booth spaces; acceptance is not guaranteed and there is limited availability per industry. More information about fees and guidelines, as well as online applications, can be found hereVendor applications are due by June 1. The late entry deadline is July 21, pending availability. The 2017 Artist Market is being managed by Splash Festivals, which does not have an official application process. You may submit your work for consideration via email. All applications require a non-refundable fee.

THANK YOU for your support in allowing us to present the 32nd Annual Sandy Springs free of charge to the community. We are very excited to take this step, and hope you are too. Please join us for Sandy Springs’ biggest celebration – our best one yet!


Sarah Poland, Festival Director

“Amidst the changing landscape in Sandy Springs, we are reminded that this is a city of constant growth and development. Alongside this progress, we are happy to preserve celebrated community traditions like the Sandy Springs Festival but we, too, are looking to the future. Our vision is that of a vibrant, engaged community, and we are thrilled to announce that the 32nd Festival will be presented free of charge to our friends and neighbors for the first time ever!”

– Carol Thompson, Executive Director

“We are lucky to have such dedicated community partners. Every year, local businesses and civic organizations not only enhance the experience for festival-goers, but also help to underwrite the costs associated with producing such a large-scale event. This year more than ever, we will be relying on financial contributions from area partners to help us present a successful and memorable festival for citizens and visitors to Sandy Springs!”

– Sarah Poland, Festival Director