Spring is festival season in Atlanta! The Spring Festival on Ponce 2023 takes place on the first weekend in April. That’s Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.
The festival is FREE and open to the public — and leashed dogs are welcome, too!
The Festival on Ponce takes place in Olmsted Linear Park, in the Emory area of Atlanta. The two-day event will feature:
- over 125 booths featuring local and regional arts and crafts
- a children’s area
- gourmet food trucks and beverage areas
- acoustical music performances
Festival hours are:
- Saturday — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday — 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Know before you go…
This is a rain or shine event. However, certain events maybe canceled or rescheduled depending on the weather. High winds may cause some Festival closure.The entertainment schedule has not been posted. Out of consideration for the park’s residential neighbors, it will be acoustical music performances only — no amplification.
You can’t bring your own alcohol into the festival area, but alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at several locations.
There will be ATMs on-site. Food and beverage concessions will accept both cash and cards. Many of the artists will accept cards, but some may prefer cash.
Getting there and parking
You know the drill — parking is limited and MARTA doesn’t serve this area by rail. You’re encouraged to carpool or use a ride service like Uber and Lyft.
The festival is spread across three of the linear parks. If you need to enter an address in your GPS or ride share app, the organizers suggest using the address for Oak Grove Park. All the address options are:
- Oak Grove Park: 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
- Shadyside Park: 1635 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
- Springdale Park: 1247 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306
Parking is available in the adjoining residential neighborhoods, but please be courteous and adhere to all posted parking rules. The Atlanta Police will be enforcing parking regulations.
Visitor parking is also available at Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church, located at 1367 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.
Please do not park in front of someones driveway or in a business lot — and don’t even think about blocking a fire hydrant!
About the venue
- Deepdene Park
- Dellwood Park
- Shadyside Park
- Oak Grove Park
- Virgilee Park
- Springdale Park
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