FAQ'S

General Festival Information

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?

March 25 & 26, 2017 

Blackburn Park

Brookhaven, GA

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.

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.

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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...?

What if it rains?

The festival will go on rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on the public system informing attendants where they need to exit.

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?

Please look for specially marked recycling containers at strategically placed locations throughout the festival and help Brookhaven go “Green.”

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?

Bicycles are allowed for transportation to the event site. Do not leave your bicycle unattended and do not lock to private or city property.

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?

We have an array of Food and Beverage vendors located throughout the festival for your convenience.  We ask that you support our officially licensed vendors.
While you are permitted to bring in your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, please keep in mind that glass containers and coolers are not permitted for safety reasons.
Grills are prohibited within the event site. Please help our environment!

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.

Opportunities

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 michelle@brookcherryfest.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?

We appreciate your donation. Please contact Michelle Lawrence at michelle@brookcherryfest.org. Please make any checks payable to the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival.

Race

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.