2016 Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, fireworks will illuminate the skies above the King and Queen buildings in Sandy Springs as the community comes together in celebration of our nation’s independence. Music from the band, Shiloh, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will dazzle the skies beginning at 9:45 p.m.Viewing will be at Concourse Corporate Center Lawn: Five Concourse Parkway.

Residents are encouraged to pack a snack and bring soft-sided balls, Frisbees and other kid and crowd-friendly toys. Pets, tents, outdoor cooking and personal-use sparklers are not permitted in the Concourse area.  Drones are not permitted in the Concourse and fireworks areas.

The Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration is sponsored in part by Regent Partners (Concourse Corporate Center) and Shorenstein (Palisades Office Park).


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5th Annual Stand Up for the Hooch


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The 5th Annual Stand Up For the Hooch Paddleboard race will be held on SundayJune 5, 2016 from 9am to  2pm. High Country Outfitters is proud to bring you “Stand Up for the Hooch” SUP race for the 5th consecutive year! Paddle the famous Chattahoochee River, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Cash Prizes for 6 Mile Mens 14 and Womens 12’6. Patagonia and Chaco Sandals Prizes. Yolo SUP Board Raffle! The Stand Up for the Hooch Race is a point qualifying event on the Southern Stoke Paddle Series.

The event is geared for all ages and abilities. Event features 2-mile recreational race and 6-mile expert race.

Registration is $60 for the 2 mile race, and $75 for the 6 mile race. Online registration will close at 10 pm on June 4th, 2016.

Bring your own board, or rent one (fee). All participants need to be at the race site between 7AM and 8AM. This is when you will pick up your jersey, race info, and your race #. After you have done so, please get all of your equipment ready and familiarize yourself with the race site.

High Country will provide fruit and water before the race. All participants will receive a “Lunch Ticket” that gets them lunch at “The Race Party & Award Ceremony”.

Leashed dogs welcome.

Stand Up for the Hooch takes place in the wonderful Chattahoochee River, at Morgan Falls Park Overlook. The address is: 200 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

By Popular demand, they have moved the party and awards to High Country Outfitters Buckhead location, 3906 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, immediately following the race! Lunch will be served starting at 11:30AM. The Award Ceremony will begin at 12:30PM. Lets have a big ol’ time! High Country will also have special deals on SUP boards and equipment for all who attend! Whoohoo!

Click here to register and learn more about the 5th Annual Stand Up For the Hooch Paddleboard race.


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National Kids to Parks Day 2016 in Sandy Springs

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It’s a great day to play in the park. Children in Sandy Springs can take part in a grassroots movement to reclaim America’s parks through play on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. with the National Park Trust’s (NPT) National Kids to Parks Day 2016.

For its sixth year, Sandy Springs will participate in the National Park Trust’s, National Kids to Park Day, at Hammond Park, located at 705 Hammond Drive. Sandy Springs and other cities across the nation are committing to a simple motto: “active kids are healthy kids” and National Kids to Parks Day encourages residents to use local parks and recreation sites to develop more active, healthy lifestyles.

National Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and gives adults an opportunity to better connect with the kids in their lives. Sandy Springs and other cities across the nation are committing to a simple motto: “active kids are healthy kids” and National Kids to Parks Day encourages residents to use local parks and recreation sites to develop more active, healthy lifestyles.

The National Park Trust encourages children to venture outside and explore their local parks, while discovering nature and history.

What You Need To Know

Activities for all ages will be provided by the City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department and include: obstacle course challenges, water slides, inflatables, face painting, balloon artist, raffles, DJ music, and much more.

Who: Kids of all ages and families

Program Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

When: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Hammond Park, 705 Hammond Drive 30328

There is no admission fee.

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Food That Rocks May 14, 2016


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It’s time to eat, drink and party with a purpose. The inaugural Food That Rocks, a Celebration of Sandy Springs, is set for Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7pm – 11pm.

For one night only, more than 20 of the best local restaurants will be rocking the big tent in Hammond Park, in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive festival will provide food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists, local musicians and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian’s Friends Foundation and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Food that Rocks will be under the Big Top Tents in Hammond Park at 705 Hammond Dr. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

In partnership with the Sandy Springs Restaurant Council and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Food That Rocks festival is presented by TasteATL and Taste of Atlanta, the award-winning bites and bevs festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants.

Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening from the Tommy Dean Trio, Tony Levitas and Friends and Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project.

Participating Restaurants:*

5 Seasons
Battle & Brew
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
Cafe Posh
Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe
Cibo E Beve
Dantanna’s Tavern
Food 101
Hammocks Trading Co.
Hudson Grille
Il Giallo Osteria & Bar
Maya Steaks & Seafood
Meehan’s Public House
Nancy G’s
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Rock ‘N’ Taco
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
Teela Taqueria
Three Sheets
Tin Can Fish House & Oyster Bar
Under the Cork Tree

*More to come! Restaurant list subject to change. Restaurants will serve tastes until 10pm.

Tickets are $55 per person in advance and $65 at the door if available. Visit FoodThatRocks.org for all the details and to purchase tickets.

Food That Rocks is a rain or shine event. You must be 21 or older! No refunds. No exchanges.

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2016 Concerts by the Springs

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Heritage Sandy Springs is delighted to announce the 20th Season of Concerts by the Springs, the outdoor summer concert series presented one Sunday each month, May through September. This free series is open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer.

The 2016 Concerts by the Springs season features five unforgettable performances, offering something for all ages and audiences:

May 8 – Bogey & the Viceroy (Swanky Soul and Rock ‘n Roll)
June 12 – Convoy (Classic Country Rock Tribute)
July 10 – Electric Avenue (80’s Pop Tribute)
August 14 – A1A (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
September 11 – Band X (Atlanta’s Favorite Party Band)

Concerts are held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and are located at Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road.

All tables are sold out for the full 2016 season. If you were unable to purchase a table for the season but would like to be placed on the waiting list for individual dates, please contact us via email.

Questions? Contact us via email or by calling (404) 851-9111 x1.

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2016 Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market

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The 2016 Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market will return to its location at Century Springs East at 6100 Lake Forrest Drive for another delicious and nutritious season! The

Farmers Market will run every Saturday through October 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mini-markets with shortened hours are planned for November and December, weather permitting. The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market is where friends and neighbors gather to share the experience of a community farmers market. Every Saturday morning, 45+ vendors, musicians, and local residents gather for a “first name” shopping experience.

Grab your friends, family and pets and join us Saturday morning for a truly enjoyable community gathering. Start your morning off with a cup of freshly roasted coffee and a delicious sausage biscuit, then shop for local, naturally grown produce, pasture-raised meat, farm fresh eggs, and all kinds of specialty food items. Or, just hang out at the picnic table and play games while enjoying live entertainment by one of several market musicians.

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Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2016

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The 2016 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza will be held April 16-17, 2016. Event hours are Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM in Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is a two-day outdoor Atlanta event with an emphasis on the visual arts and handcraft. Located in the heart of Sandy Springs.

The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta.

With a sensitivity of the location in mind, they’ll have some great live music performances. Enough to enjoy, but not to compete with the customers! During the Festival they will have acoustic music provided by local musicians.

The 2016 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza will have foods out of the ordinary, delicious, flavorful, and fresh for every palette. After all, they have a reputation to maintain! Beverages will be available: soft drinks, bottled water and beer.

Sandy Springs is a vibrant, upscale, family friendly community just north of Buckhead and Atlanta. This event will feature up to 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on arts activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages. Plus, there will be artistic activities for children!

The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces.

This event, hosted by Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces, is organized by artists for artists. Click here for more information on 2016 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza.

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2016 Food ‘n Fund Festival


Join in on Community Assistance Center’s 4th Annual Food ‘n Fun Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm for a fun-filled, outdoor, family event with activities and games for all ages in Sandy Springs! Join your neighbors from all walks of life gather together to raise awareness, funds and food to combat hunger and homelessness in our community while enjoying a fun day together! Bring your family and friends to the free festival! Gather a group now and plan to participate in the team events!

Team events include:

The Food Challenge, a food drive contest where schools, businesses and organizations compete with rivals to collect the most food! Teams compete for awards, winners will be announced at the Festival!
The popular Shopping Cart Decorating Contest is back!  Teams compete for the Most Creative, Most Humorous and Funniest awards!
Hunger Awareness Walk for all festival-goers, a ¼ miles around the track led by the Shopping Cart Parade!
Kids of all ages enjoy activities, games and crafts! Featuring a bouncy house, inflatable slide, balloon blast, ring toss, food bingo, Mother’s Day activities, arts and crafts, face painting, DJ music and more! Most activities are free! Carnival food available for purchase.

The Community Assistance Center’s 4th Annual Food ‘n Fun Festival will be held at North Springs Charter High School, 7447 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Admission is free for all! Fill the Pantry: Please bring a can or more of food for the CAC Food Pantry! Free Transportation with Bus Stops Around Sandy Springs!

Proceeds benefit the Community Assistance Center (CAC) and provide for local families seeking assistance from the CAC Food Panty during the summer months when the pantry often runs low on food. CAC helps neighbors in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody with the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. Click here to learn more about the festival and the Community Assistance Center.

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7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

The Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department would like to invite you to the 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s event will take place on sandy springs Daddy Daughter danceFebruary 6, 2016.

Grab your dancing shoes and don’t miss one of the City’s most popular events! The annual Daddy-Daughter Dance features music from both generations geared to the dads or father figures and daughters provided by a live DJ. The event includes dance contests, musical games, complementary snacks and refreshments, keepsake photo, door prizes and a goodie bag for each girl. Attire is business casual to semi-formal.

When it comes to father-daughter bonding time, there is hardly a better way to enjoy your relationship than spending an evening dancing and making her feel like the princess that she is.

Attire is business casual to semi formal.

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 (K-5th grade girls)

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $35 for both father/daughter, Souvenir photo included (pay additional $10 for multiple daughters) Open to all girls attending school in Sandy Springs. Registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the event is full or February 5, 2016, whichever comes first.

Location: Spalding Drive Elementary School, 130 W. Spalding Drive NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Pre-registration is required.

For more info: 770-730-5600, or email [email protected].

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2015 Heritage Winter Classics concert series

The “Heritage Winter Classics” concert series will be returning, held one Sunday evening each month, through February.  Presented by Heritage Sandy Springs, Heritage Winter Classics is an indoor concert series celebrating classical, jazz, and vocal music.

·         December 13, 2015 – The UGA Accidentals
·         January 17, 2016 – The Athens Tango Project
·         February 21, 2016 – Karla Harris Sings the Dave and Iola Brubeck Songbook with The Ted Howe Trio

December 13, 2015 welcomes the season with a holiday show performed by The UGA Accidentals, a 40 year a capella tradition from the University of Georgia. The Accidentals have competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella finals twice in the past 5 years, showing off their southern charm, snazzy dress, and pitch perfect singing ability. Their energizing performance will include holiday favorites, classics, and a few surprises.

January 17, 2016 will feature The Athens Tango Project, also from the musical university town just miles from Sandy Springs. When a group of international graduate students in music at UGA pooled their talents and cultures to form a band, The Athens Tango Project was born, taking listeners on a delightfully different trip to another part of the world. The band’s current members include an upright bass player from Argentina, a pianist from Brazil, a vocalist from Nicaragua, and a violinist from Poland. Their music is inspired and authentic as they share a passion for music that is rooted in other cultures, a great fit for the increasingly diverse community of Sandy Springs.

The series will conclude with Karla Harris Sings the Dave & Iola Brubeck Songbook with The Ted Howe Trio on February 21, 2016. Ted Howe and Karla Harris return to Heritage Winter Classics, bringing something rarely heard in shows and celebrating the music of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck: Lyrics! In this special tribute, Harris performs vocal versions of Brubeck’s iconic instrumentals, singing words written by a highly talented lyricist who also had the closest insight into Brubeck’s life and work — his wife of 70 years, Iola Brubeck. Ted Howe, a master performer, composer, arranger, producer, and teacher will be playing a Yamaha Grand Piano courtesy of Piano Distributors Atlanta.

Heritage Winter Classics will take place in Heritage Hall on the lower level of the Heritage Sandy Springs administrative at 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. Admission is $5 for members of Heritage Sandy Springs and $10 for non-members. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., performances are 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on Sandy Springs Place in designated parking lots and in the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center parking lot on Sandy Springs Circle, as well as in the Heritage Sandy Springs parking lot on Blue Stone Road. Heritage Winter Classics is sponsored by Fulton County Arts Council, the Sandy Springs Society, and Piano Distributors Atlanta. For more information call 404-851-9111 or [email protected]

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