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.
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. The fun kicks off Saturday morning with the Lightning 5K/10K (a Peachtree Road Race qualifier), and doesn’t stop until the sun sets on Sunday. Create a chalk masterpiece in the ArtSS Chalk Walk Competition, or browse the Juried Artist Market with more than 600 artists, crafters and vendors. Kids will have a great time participating in all the kid-friendly activities at the Children’s Park. After working up an appetite, grab a bite (or two) from the various food vendors, before lining up to see which furry friend wins Best Dressed in the annual 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 skies of the city.
In 2016, we launched a new tradition with the first annual "Take it to the River" Lantern Parade. On a warm June evening, we proudly stroll together with our lantern creations held high. With brightly-colored and lighted globes, parasols, hats and whimsical creatures of every kind, we 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.
In November, join us for Savor Sandy Springs Restaurant Week and enjoy all the delicious dining deals the city's best restaurants have to offer! .