There’s always something fun happening in Sandy Springs! With festivals and events ranging from holiday gift markets to paddleboard races, visitors of all interests can find events to enjoy during all seasons.
In 2016, we launched a new tradition with the first annual "Take it to the River" Lantern Parade. On a warm June evening, we stroll together with brightly-colored and lighted globes, parasols, hats and whimsical creatures of every kind to pay tribute to the Chattahoochee and the community on its borders. As the parade arrives at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, we enjoy entertainment and sweet frozen treats while gazing out on a flotilla of lanterns in the shape of turtles, frogs, lily pads and Alice, the 25ft. albino alligator. It's a delightful way to spend a summer's evening.
Food That Rocks is Sandy Springs signature taste-of event. For one night only, more than 20 of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tent in Hammond Park, in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists, music from local musicians, and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian's Friends Foundation and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
As August turns to September and summer fades into fall, the people of Sandy Springs prepare to take to the streets around Heritage Green for the Sandy Springs Festival. Over the last three decades, the weekend-long festival has become the city’s signature event attracting more than 30,000 attendees.
The festival features art, activities and flavors to suit all ages and interests, including the Lightning 5K/10K, an ArtSS Chalk Walk Competition, a Juried Artist Market and an Pet Parade.
A community tradition and highlight of the summer, the Stars & Stripes fireworks display is one the biggest annual events in Sandy Springs. Planning to spend July 4th in metro Atlanta? Pack a picnic and frisbee, and join us on the lawn beneath the iconic King & Queen buildings. The evening begins with danceable live music and ends with one of the area’s most dazzling firework displays illuminating the city sky.
Held each November, The Elegant Elf Marketplace is the main fundraiser of the Sandy Springs Society.The two-day gift market features carefully selected vendors offering unique treasures that are perfect for gift-giving, home enhancement, or personal enjoyment.