General Festival Information
WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?
March 25 & 26, 2017
WHAT ARE THE FESTIVAL HOURS?
Saturday, March 25th
Festival Hours: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 26th
Festival Hours: 10am – 6pm
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL SITE?
The festival will be at Blackburn Park, located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319.
ARE THERE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN THE PARK?
140 Cherry Blossom Trees to be exact were planted in Blackburn park in 2014. They are located throughout the park.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DOES THE FESTIVAL OFFER?
ARE KIDS FREE?
Absolutely and adults too. The festival is free and open to the public. Please note the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Fest 5K|1K Race does have an entry fee. For more information on the race visit race.brookcherryfest.org
IS THERE A LOST AND FOUND?
There certainly is! Look for the Lost Parents Banner near the First Aid Tent at the entrance.
ARE PETS PERMITTED AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yasss! We knew you’d ask. DOGS (only) are allowed during the festival. As a matter of fact, we present an entire footprint – Pet World – that includes lots of interactive activities for humans and dogs alike. Please note no other animals are allowed during the Festival. Sorry no snakes, lions, tigers, bears or bees.
*All dogs must be on a 6-ft non-retractable leash at all times.
CAN I SETUP A TENT AT THE FESTIVAL?
No tents may be erected in the festival; however, you may bring lawn chairs and blankets.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
No smoking is allowed at the festival.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED IN THE RACE?
Absolutely! We are dog friendly race. Your dod, however, must be on a 6ft retractable leash.
What if it rains?
What if I find a lost child or pet?
Please proceed to the Lost and Found Tent for your children or pets.
What if I can't hold it?
Yes, please see the site map for locations.
What if I get thirsty?
Water stations will be located throughout the festival. Please see the site map.
What if I am the king/queen of recycling?
What if I need cash for the Arts & Crafts Market?
There are mobile ATMs located throughout the festival. Please see site map.
Parking & Transportation
WHAT MARTA STATION IS CLOSEST TO THE FESTIVAL?
Take MARTA to the Oglethorpe Station; we will have shuttles to and from the park.
Can I ride bicycles to the festival?
Where do I park?
For complete details on parking for this year’s event please click here.
Food & Beverage
Can I bring my own food and beverage?
Is alcohol served at the festival?
Yes, alcoholic beverages can be purchased at one of several vendors at the festival. You must be 21+ and you must present a valid photo ID.
Does BrookCherryFest have a volunteer program and if so, how can I get involved?
Yes we do! We call our volunteers “Brookies” and we would love for you to be a part of the program. It is an exciting way to meet new friends and make memories with your current buddies. If you would like to become a Brookie, please complete the form found here.
If my company is interested in sponsorship, who do I contact?
If you are interested in sponsorship or marketing opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VENDING OPPORTUNITIES – HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE AS A VENDOR DURING THE FESTIVAL?
Fill out the vendors application here.
How can I support the festival?
If I can't stay for the ceremony and I medal, is there a place to pick up the medal later in the week?
Why yes! We will have medals at Lynwood Park for those who leave before the ceremony. The address is 3360 Osborne Road, Brookhaven GA 30319. We hope you will stay for the awards ceremony though.
Are strollers allowed in the 5k?
Yes, they are!
Will the race take place if it rains?
The race is a rain or shine event.
Are dogs allowed to participate in the race?
Leashed dogs, walkers and strollers are welcome.