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Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival Is This Weekend: April 2 & 3

Music, Arts & Crafts, Classic Car Show and Pet Parade Promise a Weekend of Fun!

File Apr 01, 2 44 16 PMThe Second Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in beautiful Blackburn Park this 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.”

BCBF - Facepainting Fun - photo by Matt AlexandreHere are a few highlights of this year’s festival:

  • Arts & Crafts Market – Discover unique treasures like sculptures and artisan jewelry.
  • Food Trucks & Vendors – Sample sumptuous treats including BBQ, burgers, and Mediterranean 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 a stilt walker, a few Princesses, a couple of Superheroes and our festival Mascot, Brooke!
  • 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.
  • Classic Car Show on April 3 from 11 am to 4 pm – On display will be a mix of classic and custom cars from the 1930’s through the 1980’s. Enjoy the beauty and style of these vehicles, and you’ll get a chance to talk with their owners about history and restoration.

Whiskey Gentry - DAYBOOKHere’s the Music Performance Schedule:

Saturday, April 2

6:00pm                 The Whiskey Gentry

4:30pm                 Wesley Cook

3:00pm                 Migrant Worker

1:30pm                 Disco Tendencies

Sunday, April 3

4:30pm                 Humming House

3:00pm                 The Southern Gothic

1:30pm                 The Pussywillows

12:30pm               Junko

The festival will take place in Blackburn Park, 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, Universal Tennis Academy, Brookhaven Children’s Dentistry, Perimeter CID, Goose Island Beer Company, Town Brookhaven, PURE taqueria – Brookhaven, Brookleigh Flats, KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil, Autotrader, Regency Centers, Primrose School of Brookhaven, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory Healthcare. Big Peach Running Co. is a Festival Partner.  Atlanta Parent, Dunwoody Crier, Brookhaven Post, Brookhaven Reporter and Atlanta Pet Life 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, parking and transportation information, and festival updates visit their web site: www.brookcherryfest.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Hatchett – karen@hatchettpr.com

 

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