A FITTING EVENT FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING

Given the 140 cherry blossom trees that were planted in Blackburn Park back in 2014, the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival was an ideal name for a new annual event that sprang up at the park the following year. Now in its third year, the festival will draw visitors to the park on March 25 and 26 for a wide range of activities, including an arts and crafts market, a children’s village with bouncy houses and face painting, a 5K run and 1K walk, a classic car show, a pet parade and costume contest, and live musical performances (previous acts have included local favorites The Whiskey Gentry and Nashville groups Humming House and The Southern Gothic). Yummy eats and drinks will be available from a host of food trucks as well. Bring the family for a weekend filled with the fruits of spring. – Jill Becker

BROOKHAVEN CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
March 25 and 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free
Blackburn Park
3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Brookhaven 30319
brookcherryfest.org