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Sandy Springs Festival set for Sept. 20 and 21
by Staff Reports
July 30, 2014 06:08 PM | 1150 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Heritage Sandy Springs will present the 29th annual Sandy Springs Festival, returning to the heart of Sandy Springs Sept. 20 and 21.

It will offer two days of fine art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade the Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10- and 5-kilometer races, children’s programming, classic rides, gourmet and festival food options and much more.

The festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing 30,000 attendees. As the primary fundraiser for Heritage, the nonprofit that saved the original “sandy springs” and is dedicated to building community through preserving and promoting the city’s historic and cultural identity, this tradition has something for everyone.

“The Sandy Springs Festival is a true gem for the people and city of Sandy Springs,” said Rebekah Henry Murphy, the festival’s director. “A longstanding tradition in Sandy Springs, the festival celebrates the community of Sandy Springs in the heart of our city, creating lasting memories for generations of Sandy Springs residents, young and old alike.”

Festivalgoers can shop for art in the juried artists market, dress in matching costumes with their furry friend in the annual Kiwanis Pet Parade, try qualifying for the Peachtree Road Race by running the Sandy Springs Lightning 10K or 5K, bring kids for hands-on fun in the children’s area and more.

The event is held at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, and the surrounding area.

Festival hours are Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults (age 18 and older) and $2 for youths (ages 6 to 17). Admission is free for children 5 and under and Heritage members. Two-day passes are also available for adults ($7) and youths ($3). Tickets are not pre-sold and are available at the festival gates.

For more information on the festival, sponsoring, becoming a vendor or volunteering, email events@heritagesandysprings.org or visit www.sandyspringsfestival.com.
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