The 15th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling is almost here

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 11, 2017

Bennett Occhialini reaches towards the sky as he tries to pop bubbles during the Kirkwood Spring Fling.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

On May 20, Kirkwood is bringing back the Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes for its 15th year.

Hosted at Bessie Branham park, located at 2051 Delano Drive in Atlanta, the Kirkwood Spring Fling is a kid-friendly event, featuring an “expanded artist market, diverse lineup of live music, creative kids’ activities, Blue Ribbon BBQ Cookoff and Tour of Homes.”

The schedule is as follows:

– 5K Run: Saturday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m.

– Spring Fling Festival: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

– Live Music 10:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

– Kids Area closes at 7 p.m.

– BBQ Cookoff: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (or until the BBQ runs out)

Tour of Homes: Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 12 to 5 p.m. each day

The festival does not require tickets  to attend, but they are needed in order to participate in the 5K and Tour of Homes.

For the 5K, tickets go for $30 – $20 for kids 12 and below – which includes a tee shirt from the race and a beer/sangria stub for adults of age. The race begins at Kirkwood Library, located at 11 Kirkwood Road. For more information or to register for the race, go to

For the Tour of Homes, a two-day event, tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Kids 12 and under do not require a ticket.

To learn more about the weekend, including the music line up, the BBQ cook off, or volunteer opportunities, check out

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