Why The Cherry Blossom Festival is a Must-Attend Event for Locals

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of The City of Brookhaven; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

Last weekend my family and I attended our first Cherry Blossom Festival in the city of Brookhaven, Georgia. It’s always so fun to get out when the weather is nice since our Atlanta summers usually are brutal. In past years, it starts getting hot in March so I was relieved when the skies were overcast with cool temps last Saturday. We arrived to Blackburn Park around 10am when the festival started and immediately headed to get some yummy food, my favorite part of any festival.

While we ate we got to enjoy some music from local musicians and the kids loved dancing on the sprawling lawn. The whimsical artist market had over 100 local, regional, and national artists. Everything from jewelry, folk art, home decor, and mixed media. I love coming across unique shops and gifts that you can’t get from your local mall. There was no shortage of activities to do as a family, but the kids favorite was of course the kids zone which had tons of inflatables, games, and crafts. Henry and Evelyn burned off so much energy during the festival and napped the best they ever had. We were there for several hours and there was never much of a wait at all. The festival was spread out nicely so it never felt crowded or over packed. The hours were super convenient to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

Henry especially loved all of the classic cars which was a surprise to me because he’s never expressed interest in them. At only 5.5, he was infatuated with all the engines and parts and loved talking to the car owners. Everyone was so nice and patient and welcomed his 39 questions per car. It was hard getting him to leave the car area! They even had a classic black BelAir on display, which is a car I’ve always dreamt of having. I loved that Henry and I were able to spend some one-on-one time together looking at all the cars and talking about our favorite ones.

The festival was full of families, couples of all ages, and plenty of fur-kids. The pet parade was so cute and Evelyn loved seeing all the doggies around. I think she was more interested in petting dogs than anything else 🙂 There was definitely no shortage of things to see, watch, and eat at the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a great Saturday spent outdoors with the family.

If you’re in the Atlanta area, have you been to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Brookhaven? If not, be sure to add it to your list of Spring activities to do next year when it returns for it’s 5th year!

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