Annual Events

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.


Image of the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade with Logo

Sandy Springs Lantern Parade

In 2016, we launched a new tradition with the first annual "Take it to the River" Lantern Parade.  Join us as 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.

City Green Live Outdoor Concert Series at City Springs

City Green Live

Held on City Green at City Springs, City Green Live is a free concert series featuring local, as well as nationally-known musicians, on select Friday nights from April until July. 



The logo for the Stars & Stripes at City Springs event placed over an image of a crowd of people on City Green at City Springs

Sandy Springs Independence Day Fireworks Display

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Sandy Springs Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration at City Springs. (The event was previously held at the Concourse Corporate Center.)   

Bring a picnic, or purchase a meal from nearby restaurants or on-site food trucks. Then, dance along to live music on City Green before enjoying the dazzling fireworks show.


Singer on stage at the Heritage Sandy Springs outdoor concert series, Concerts by the Springs.

Concerts By The Springs

For more than 20 years, crowds have been gathering on the lawn at Heritage Green for Concert by the Springs, a free outdoor summer concert series held Sunday evenings from May to September.

For more information about the concerts, or to purchase a table at event, please contact:


Two women and a man smiling and enjoying Food That Rocks 2017 in Sandy Springs.


Food That Rocks

Food That Rocks is Sandy Springs signature "taste-of "event. Held over three days from September 23-25, more than 40 of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tent on the Green at City Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes, and live music.


Halloween in Sandy Springs

Spooky Springs

Spooky Springs is a family-friendly event for young Trick-or-Treaters. Spend a not-so-frightful October evening at Abernathy Greenway enjoying the sights and sounds of Halloween! This event is free and features a festive cast of Costumed Characters, Trick-or-Treat Candy Stations, Face Painting, a Photo Op Station, and food for purchase. This year, Spooky Springs will be on October 23, 2021. 




Elegant Elf

Elegant Elf Marketplace

Held each November, The Elegant Elf Marketplace is a premier 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.




A family taking a photograph in front of the tree at Sparkle Sandy Springs.

Sparkle Sandy Springs

Kick off the holiday season at this festive, free event that features a parade, an illuminated wonderland complete with decorated six-foot-tall houses, a tree and menorah lighting, and so much more! 


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