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. 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.
Food That Rocks is Sandy Springs signature taste-of event. For one night only, more than 25 of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tent on the Green at City Springs, in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists, live music and benefits local charities.
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.
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.
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 on October 20, 2018.
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.
In 2017, the City of Sandy Springs created a brand new holiday celebration, Sparkle Sandy Springs. Sparkle Sandy Springs is a month-long holiday light and art display featuring 7-foot tall wooden houses painted in festive themes. The houses and surrounding area are adorned with lights to create a magical, walkable light display that visitors can stroll through. The kick-off event for Sparkle Sandy Springs is held at the beginning of December and features performances from local groups, food trucks, hot chocolate and more.