Kirkwood’s Spring Fling Saturday May 19th!

Don’t miss being a part of the 10th Annual Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.  Celebrating the historic and eclectic in-town neighborhood of Kirkwood, this family-friendly Festival offers a fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the warmth of Spring with a 5K, juried Artist’s Market, diverse line-up of live music, creative kids’ activities, a new Green Area and the Tour of Homes.
The Spring Fling kicks off with a winding 5K thorough Kirkwood’s tree-lined streets at 8 a.m. on Saturday.  The Festival’s Artist Market, complete with works crafted by more than 90 artists, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy the Children’s Area and its crafts and face painting with Soulshine, hula-hooping with Hoopessence, storytelling from The Wren’s Nest, the ever-popular Moonbounce and more.  Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A variety of local bands, including Atlanta favorites The Deadfields, Blair Crimmins and Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, will take the Mainstage from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Throughout the day, enjoy munchies from Kirkwood’s Urban Pie (http://urbanpieatl.com/) and local food trucks providing hot dogs, Jamaican and Caribbean fare, ice-cream and traditional Festival favorites such as pretzels, popcorn and ice-cream.  And let’s not forget the cool beverages: sodas, beer and homemade Sangria!

Explore Kirkwood’s historic homes during the Tour of Homes on May 19 and 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  You’ll see everything from Victorians to Craftsman bungalows with interior design that ranges form the traditional to funky-chic. Tour of Homes tickets are $20.

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