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Festival Activities

Each year, over 20,000 attendees gather at Heritage Green for two days of family-friendly fun. This celebrated community tradition has something for everyone…check out the different activities below!

Pets of all shapes and sizes will parade through the Sandy Springs Festival Saturday morning sporting creative and crazy costumes.  A Festival tradition since 1987, the Pet Parade is free to enter and prizes are awarded in a variety of categories including most unusual pet and pet / owner lookalike! Click here to learn more.

The Main Stage features a wide range of performances including community groups and demonstrations, vocal and instrumental acts from local schools, and professional bands. If you’re interested in performing at the Sandy Springs Festival, please email us!

The Doug Kessler Sandy Springs Lightning 10K has been one of the fastest 10K races in the state of Georgia for the last 27 years. Designed for runners who enjoy a flat course through the lovely Sandy Springs community and neighborhoods, this is one of the most popular Peachtree Road Race Qualifiers and has grown to include a 5K race. Click here to learn more.

Our newest festival attraction is tailor-made just for the guys! Featuring a beer, bourbon and barbecue – in addition to football, video games, and cars – the Man Cave is the place to be! Don’t worry, ladies are welcome too.

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. Competitors not only have bragging rights up for grabs, but also cash prizes for the best creations. All Sandy Springs Festival goers are encouraged to “Walk the Chalk” throughout the day to meet the artists and see each masterpiece as it takes shape.

The Sandy Springs community is thriving and bustling! Browse through booths from local businesses and civic organizations that showcase their services.

If you are interested in participating as a business, please visit the Vendor page to learn more.

The Juried Artists Market features work and exhibits from many of the best artists in the southeast and beyond, in a variety of media including painting, clay, jewelry, photography, printmaking, wood, and mixed media.

If you are interested in participating as an artist, please visit the Vendor page to learn more.

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 Teen Territory features more adventurous activities for the very brave, such as the bungee jump and rock climbing wall. Please note: Some specialty rides and activities are ticketed.

A new museum exhibit opened for the 31st anniversary of the Sandy Springs Festival. Sandy Springs Gazette LIVE brings our popular weekly interactive magazine, the Sandy Springs Gazette, to life with new stories, images, and artifacts.

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 Food Court includes a variety of options and there will also be specialty treats spread throughout the Festival.

If you are interested in participating as a food vendor, please visit the Vendor page to learn more.