Updated on 4/6/2021 — There are no details on this year’s festival and it is presumed to be canceled. We’ll update if it is rescheduled for fall.
Info below the line is from a previous year.
The 17th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes takes place on May 16 & 17, 2020.
The remainder of this post has not yet been updated for 2020 and may not be accurate — please check back!
The festival and art market will be located in Bessie Branham Park (2051 Delano Drive, Atlanta 30317) on Saturday, May 18th. The home tour is open on both Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th.
Festival hours are Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You can expect live entertainment, kids activities, an artists market, and a barbecue cook-off. A morning 5K run is $40 for registration (details online).
Check out the full schedule of events and details below.
The artists market features 100 booths where you can view and purchase items that include:
- soaps and lotions
- jewelry and accessories
- gourmet jams/jellies
- blown glass
- leather goods
- textile arts
Food & Drink
Food trucks and tents include the usual festival fare.
Adult beverages include beer and sangria.
This is a very beer-oriented event, with local brewery Second Self acting as a festival sponsor. Four tents, located throughout the festival area, will sell beer for $5 a can (cash only, but there are ATMs on site).
The kids area will be open in Bessie Branham park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You’ll need tickets for the inflatables. Each entry requires one ticket, which costs $2. The better deal may be the $10 wristband that gets you unlimited jumps/slides/turns.
Two FREE face-painting stations will be open.
The public is welcome to try samples of chicken and pork BBQ dishes and cast a vote for the People’s Choice Champion. A panel of judges will also be handing out awards.
Try homemade chicken and pork BBQ dishes at the Kirkwood Spring Fling and vote for our 2019 People’s Choice Champion.
The main stage is located on the lawn at Bessie Branham park. Concerts take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th.
|11:00 a.m.||Dusty Roads|
|1:00 p.m.||Georgia Soul Council|
Rhett Huffman Presents Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions
|3:30 p.m.||Eastern Standard|
|6:00 p.m.||Linqua Franqa|
Tour of Homes
The tour takes place over Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Get a glimpse of life in this leafy neighborhood!
Tickets are $20 for anyone 12 and older (kids younger than 12 can tag along for free).
You can buy tickets in advance two ways:
- In person, at Taproom Coffee (963 Hosea Williams Dr.)
- Online through Eventbrite (adds a $2.85 fee)
On the day of the tour, you can get a ticket at Taproom Coffee, or at the first house on the tour, located at 132 Howard St.
Know before you go…
This is pretty much a rain-or-shine event, unless extreme weather conditions emerge. If you have any doubts, check the Kirkwood Spring Fling feeds on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for updates on schedule changes.
No dogs are allowed at the festival, due to an Atlanta city ordinance.
You may not bring alcohol into the festival.
Getting there and parking
This is a neighborhood festival, and you won’t be able to park on residential streets nearby.
Your best bets are to walk, bike, take MARTA, or use a ride-share service.
The MARTA East Lake Station is only a mile away from the park — about a 20-minute walk.
Remember that trains run every 20 minutes on the weekends. We recommend downloading the MARTA On The Go app to your smartphone to avoid a longer wait than you’d like at the train station.
East Lake Station is on the Blue Line (east-west). There is an excellent MARTA Guide with step-by-step walking directions to the festival.
You could also get to the Spring Fling by bus. Catch the number 24 bus at the Edgewood/Candler Park station, then get off at the Kirkwood Rd / Hosea Williams Dr stop.