Stuff to do: Kirkwood Spring Fling, 5k Road Race and Tour of Homes - Saturday, May 14th - all day long
The 9th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling kicks off at 8am on Saturday, May 14th with a 5k Road Race. The main festival will last from 10am-11pm - the live music ending around 11pm. The festival includes music, arts and craft booths, food booths, a kids area, a tour of Kirkwood area homes and a 5k race. You can register for the 5k race on the day of the festival for $25. This is only the 2nd year the festival includes a 5k run so come out and make it an event to remember. You can find all the information you need here.
This year is exciting musically because the headlining act is Atlanta's own Drivin N' Cryin. Drivin N' Cryin have made a national name for themselves over the past 25 years and I think its exciting to have such a big name come to such a localized festival. They will appeal to folks of all ages so I really recommend you head out to see them if you can. Other music acts include Simplified, The Deadfields, The Axis, Brass Knuckle Surfer, Third Candle, Wild Rice Latin Jazz, No Parachute and Snazz. You can find information as well as sample songs of all the bands here. If you love music and the festival atmosphere then I highly recommend you make it out to see this diverse and talented group of bands.
The Tour of Homes will be on both Saturday and Sunday from 12-6. You can purchase tickets in advance for $12 or $15 the weekend of the festival. You will have access to a wide variety of homes including the brand new Fire Station 18 on Oakview Rd. Its a great chance to get an idea of the homes in the area - especially if you're in the market for a new home or plan on being the market in the future. Plus, who doesn't like going into other peoples homes?