It’s my favorite time of the year and with that comes one of my favorite festivals… the Kirkwood Spring Fling!
On Saturday, May 19, 2012 the Kirkwod Spring Fling will kick off in the Bessie Branham Park (in between Kirkwood Rd and Norwood Ave). The festival is free to everyone.
Although I do enjoy most of the large festivals around Atlanta, the Kirkwood Spring Fling almost feels like a big neighborhood block party. You can walk along the shady, tree-lined streets and visit all of the local artists and vendors without feeling rushed or claustrophobic In addition to the open air artist market, you will enjoy live music (wait until you see the line up this year!), a 5K fun run, great food from local eateries (try some pizza from Urban Pie), and a children’s fun area next to the playground.
The Kirkwood Tour of Homes will take place on both Saturday and Sunday and features some gorgous homes — ranging in style from 1920s Bungalows, new Craftsman-style homes, Victorian homes and modern lofts. Tickets for the Tour of Homes can be purchased for $20 at the festival or in advance from several local businesses.
Since there is quite a line of events this year, here is a quick summary:
- 5K Road Race starts at Kirkwood MARTA Station @ 8:00 am (May 19)
- Spring Fling Festival begins at 11:00 am until 7:00 pm (May 19)
- Live Music will start at 11am and end at about 11pm (May 19)
- Kirkwood Tour of Homes – Saturday AND Sunday from 12 pm until 6pm (May 19-20)
Spring Fling Location:
Bessie Branham Park :: 2051 Delano Drive NE :: Atlanta, Georgia 30317
For more information about the festival, 5K run and tour of homes, please visit the official Kirkwood Spring Fling website.
If you fall in love with the Kirkwood neighborhood (like I did!) and are considering a move to the area, please call me anytime at (404) 432-1844 with questions and/or assistance with your home search.
Learn more about the Kirkwood neighborhood, including local businesses, current real estate market and homes for sale, please visit our website at: inKirkwood.com.