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Welcome Spring at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival on April 2 & 3

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival - LOGOThe Second Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in beautiful Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 2 from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, April 3 from 11 am to 6 pm. The full weekend of activities is a great place to meet friends, bring out of town guests, or spend time with your family. Admission is FREE.

“Festivals are a vital part of bringing the community together and attracting newcomers,” said Festival Chair and Founder Rebecca Chase Williams. “We had a successful inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival and we are excited to once again show residents and visitors what is so special about Brookhaven.”

Last year’s Cherry Blossom Festival attracted more than 10,000 attendees and added nearly $180,000 into the local economy. With more activities planned for this year, producers look forward to an even greater turnout and establishing the event as a cultural tourist attraction.

Here are a few highlights of this year’s festival:

  • Arts & Crafts Market – Discover unique treasures like sculptures, handcrafted furniture and artisan jewelry.
  • Food Trucks & Vendors – Sample sumptuous treats including BBQ and Mexican cuisine from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and food trucks.
  • Children’s Village – Have fun with interactive games and activities for all ages including a bounce house, face painting, sand art, and entertainment from mascots and stilt walkers!
  • 5K Run and 1K Walk presented by Xfinity on April 2 at 7 am – Get some exercise, enjoy the scenic route, and pick up a commemorative t-shirt. Registration is required ($20 adults, $15 youth).
  • Pet Parade and Costume Contest starts at Pet World in the park on April 3 at 2 pm – Show off your Shih Tzu or brag on your Bulldog. Cost is $10 per pet and registration is required.
  • Musical Performances – Enjoy concerts in the park throughout the weekend.

In December 2014 the City of Brookhaven planted 240 Yoshino and Kwanzan Cherry Trees in Blackburn Park. The Cherry Tree is the official tree of Brookhaven and is a symbol of peace and good will. These types of ornamental Cherry Trees were originally brought from Japan to America around 1900. The magnificent trees are known for their abundance of fragrant, delicate pink and white blossoms

Blackburn Park is a beautiful 49-acre multi-use green space conveniently located off the Ashford-Dunwoody Exit on I-285 at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven, GA 30319.

Sponsors for the 2016 Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival include the City of Brookhaven, XFINITY, Discover DeKalb, Perimeter Summit and PURE taqueria – Brookhaven. Big Peach Running Co. is a Festival Partner. Atlanta Parent, Dunwoody Crier and Brookhaven Post are Media Partners.

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is presented by the City of Brookhaven and produced by The NUN Group.

Follow @brookcherryfest on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram and use hashtag #blossom16. For event schedule, run registration, Pet Parade registration, parking and transportation information, and festival updates visit their web site: http://www.brookcherryfest.org/.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Hatchett at karen@hatchettpr.com.

 

 

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