See why Kirkwood residents love their neighborhood at the 15th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling Festival & Tour of Homes!
FESTIVAL DATE & TIME
Saturday · May 20th, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bessie Branham Park
2051 Delano Drive NE | 30317
TOUR OF HOMES
Saturday & Sunday | Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Start the weekend off with the Festival 5K, stroll through the artists market, and catch some live music! Kids can work up an appetite at the kids area before enjoying delicious food from local vendors or at the BBQ competition. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome!
Tour of Homes
Enjoy strolling through Kirkwood’s tree-lined streets as you explore all the renovations and new additions to the neighborhood! Guests will enjoy a wide variety of interior design ideas and exterior home products and ideas while mingling with the area’s friendly neighbors. The tour will include homes with a variety of architecture and unique charm from the chic, classic, and vintage – and everything in between! The newly built homes will feature a wonderful product called Gutter Guards. You can see how they keep your gutters clean by checking out these Gutter Guard Reviews. Really neat product overall that every homeowner should use!
Tickets to the Tour of Homes benefit the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization, a local 501c3 non-profit dedicated to community improvement.
8th Annual Spring Fling 5K Road Race
Saturday · 8:00 a.m. | Downtown Kirkwood
The race course begins at the library in downtown Kirkwood, continuing through the historic neighborhood. Pets and strollers are welcome to join in the race, and runners will receive a free beer or sangria ticket to enjoy during the Spring Fling Festival following the race! Registration also includes a complimentary race shirt.
Blue Ribbon BBQ Cookoff
Public Tasting: Saturday · 12:30 p.m.
Refuel after the race at the Blue Ribbon BBQ Cookoff where $5 will get you a fork and some incredible homemade BBQ from this year’s competitors. Don’t forget to vote on your favorite pick!
Food & Drink
In addition to great neighborhood restaurants and the BBQ Cookoff, food vendors will also offer a street festival staples, including: pizza, funnel cake, gyros, sandwiches, and more.
Quench your thirst throughout the day with locally brewed beer, sangria, and bottled water from the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization (KNO).
2017 Food Trucks
Atomic Ice Cream Sandwich | Banjo Cold Brew Coffee | Genki Noodles and Sushi | Just Loaf’N | PoBoys | King Kebab | King of Pops | Ma’s Irish Pancakes | Mix’D UP Foods | N7 Kream Lab
Palookaville | The Pup Truck | Queen of Cream | Taste of Jamaica | Tasty Bus
Kids will love the fun-filled Spring Fling Kids Area, nestled in the shade of the Urban Tree House. With old favorites and new additions, activities will include: the Georgia Bubble Man, Circus Camp (balloon animals, magic shows, trapeze, and more!), bounce houses, face painting, and other workshops and interactive entertainment!
More than 100 artists participate in the Spring Fling, and the Market features some of the best talent from Atlanta and the Southeast! You’ll find beautifully handcrafted pottery, jewelry, paintings, and other home art at this year’s festival.
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
The main stage on the Bessie Branham features free concerts from some of Atlanta’s best talent! This year’s lineup features a mix of jazz, indie rock, bluegrass, soul, and more. Guests will enjoy performances from Control Burn, Slow Parade, Ruby Velle Acoustic Duo, Yani Mo, Russell Gun’s Krunk Jazz Orchestra, K. Michelle DuBois, Fantasy Guys, and Little Tybee.