The 31st annual Sandy Springs Festival is coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, and some downtown road closures come with it.

The city announced the following road closures and parking/shuttle service information:

  • Sandy Springs Place will be closed between Sandy Springs Circle and Blue Stone Road from Sept. 16, 10 a.m. until Sept. 18, 10 p.m.
  • Hilderbrand Drive will be closed between Sandy Springs Circle and Blue Stone Drive from Sept. 16, 5 p.m. until Sept. 18, 10 p.m.
  • Sandy Springs Circle will be closed between Mount Vernon Highway and Sandy Springs Place from Sept. 16, 2 p.m. until Sept. 18, 10 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon Highway will be closed Sept. 16, 7:30-9:30 a.m. for the Doug Kessler 10K/5K Road Race.
  • In addition to the festival-related closures, Mount Vernon Highway between Sandy Springs Circle and Roswell Road remains closed for road construction.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Free shuttle service will be provided by the city and Cooper-Global Transportation at the following locations during the festival:

  • Century Springs East/West, 6000-6100 Lake Forrest Road
  • Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle
  • Northside Tower parking deck (behind Signature Bank), 6065 Roswell Road

The Sandy Springs Festival is a yearly fundraiser benefiting Heritage Sandy Springs, a nonprofit organization serving the community. For more information on the Sandy Springs Festival, see or call Heritage Sandy Springs at 404-851-9111.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

One reply on “Sandy Springs Festival road closures announced for Sept. 16-18”

  1. Given the out of control growth and impact of simple construction at Roswel Rdl and Whole Foods it seems the time to stop the closure of the main routes thru the most traveled part of this small city.

    What are we celebrating after all? Over development? Lack of leadership by part time “Mayors”? Entitlement residents who think rules apply to others not them? Calling a Medical Center “Pill Hill”? Voting in someone else’s religion house of worship? Getting rid of the lower income to make way for upper income? The 4 dozen private schools because parents blame public schools on there own lack of involvement in a child’s education? Ladies that lounge?

    Thank you Sandy Springs Private Equity Club for the massive inconvenience to everyone venturing out but not the festival.

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