The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is back for 2023, with Band of Horses as the musical headline act. (If you remember, last year Joan Jett put on a rocking show for the crowd.)
Mark your calendar. Save the date.
The festival will take place in Blackburn Park on March 25th & 26th, 2023.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
According to a Facebook post, the Classic Car Show will be back for the 2023 festival. It also says that most elements of the annual festival will be in place — including the Kids Zone, art market, dog lure chasing, and food trucks.
Festival admission and all the concerts are FREE.
The venue is Blackburn Park, an expansive green space that stretches along Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., just inside the Perimeter. The city planted 240 Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees there in 2014, and peak blossom season is gorgeous.
Know before you go…
The festival takes place rain or shine!
This is a pet-friendly event as long as pets remain on a leash at all times.
You may not bring outside food or beverage into the festival. Alcohol will only be sold to those with a valid 21+ ID.
No coolers, umbrellas, or chairs will be allowed.
If you have a special need for a chair, exceptions will be made for you.
But please plan on bringing blankets only for the concerts.
Plan to do a lot of walking. Blackburn Park is a linear park that stretches out for about a half mile.
There is no parking on site — see the shuttle info below.
For more information, see the festival’s website.
The musical performance schedule is listed just below.
Over 100 vendors!
This year’s art market will wind through the park, featuring handmade items that include:
- folk art
- mixed media
- soaps and lotions
- wooden items
- yard art
- living plant arrangements
2023 Classic Car Show
The car show is a one-day event, taking place on Saturday morning, March 25t. It will feature 50+ classic cars, with their owners hanging out nearby to answer questions — and most are happy to let you take you take a selfie with their vehicle.
This is volunteer-driven event that is produced and managed independently of the festival.
View more information here
There are so many activities here!
Note that in past years, some activities here came with an extra charge.
The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom has special activities centered around animals, in the Pet World area.
In the past, this has included:
Dahlonega Action Dogs
Border collies perform agility and disc demonstrations.
For $10, your high-energy dog can chase a mechanically operated “ferret” lure in a closed course. The second run is only $5. All funds collected at the festival will be donated to Angels Among Us animal rescue. This event is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Free concerts at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is quickly becoming well known for the quality musical acts it books each year.
We don’t yet have exact times for these performances, but we will update when we do!
Saturday, March 25, 2023
- 12:30 p.m. — Eliot Bronson
- 1:15 p.m. — Deep Blue Something
- 2:45 p.m. — Don McLean
- 4:30 p.m. — Band of Horses
Sunday, March 26, 2023
- noon — Little Hopes
- 12:45 p.m. — Lissie
- 2 p.m. — All-4-One
- 3:30 p.m. — The Fray
- 4:45 p.m. — HANSON
Getting there, parking, and shuttle service info
Everyone is encouraged to leave the car at home and use a ride service or MARTA!
The closest MARTA train station is Brookhaven/Oglethorpe Station on the Gold Line. Just exit the station and look for signs pointing you to the FREE shuttle that runs from the station to Blackburn Park.
The shuttle begins running from MARTA at 9:30 a.m., and the last shuttle leaving Blackburn Park is at 7:30 p.m.
PLEASE refrain from using residential and retail parking areas in the Blackburn Park area. The city of Brookhaven will be enforcing parking regulations strictly, to avoid any inconvenience to neighborhood residents.
If you’re using rideshare service, the dropoff/pickup point is 2036 Johnson Ferry Rd, Brookhaven, GA 30319.
This is the Cambridge Square parking lot across from Blackburn Park.
Parking with NO SHUTTLES will be available from the following addresses:
Murphey Candler Park (Baseball Side- 1.2 Mile Walk One Way)
1551 Nancy Creek Drive NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Murphey Candler Softball (Football Side- 1.4 Mile Walk One Way)
1665 Nancy Creek Trail
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Chamblee MARTA Station (1.8 Mile Walk One Way)
5200 New Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
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