Welcome to Heritage Sandy Springs, the nonprofit organization that builds community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs. Heritage Sandy Springs manages and operates Heritage Green, the four-acre park in the heart of Sandy Springs and home of the original springs, the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, and the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. Heritage Sandy Springs enriches the quality of life for Sandy Springs residents and visitors through cultural, historical and educational opportunities.
2014 Sandy Springs Festival
The Sandy Springs Festival, the beloved community tradition and largest community event in Sandy Springs returns for its 29th year on September 20 - 21 at Heritage Green, in the Heart of Sandy Springs! Join Heritage Sandy Springs for two days of fine art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, 10k/5k, classic rides, children's activities, delicious food, and much more! Find out more here.
Blue & Gray Saturdays
This summer, see history come alive with re-enactors depicting life during the Civil War. On August 30, join us for the last installment of Blue & Gray Saturdays as Union soldiers share their stories of warfare. Learn about Civil War life with period re-enactors and enjoy the new exhibition "The Civil War in Sandy Springs". 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the below dates, Free admission, great for the entire family!
The Civil War in Sandy Springs Now Open
"The Civil War in Sandy Springs”, at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum tells the previously untold story of the Civil War in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
In the turbulent summer of 1864, the Union Army occupied the small farming community of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Those weeks changed the lives of every family that lived through them. “The Civil War in Sandy Springs” explores their story. From never before published diaries and newly discovered letters, the firsthand accounts and struggles of local people can be understood for the first time. Family heirlooms and artifacts treasured for 150 years are on display along with the actual guns and cannon shells that terrorized the community during the long summer of occupation. “The Civil War in Sandy Springs” will be on view at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum from April 30, 2014 through April 1, 2015. Museum Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Admission. Get more information.
Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market Now Open Every Saturday
The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market is now open for the 2014 season, held Saturday mornings at 235 Sandy Springs Circle (corner of Sandy Springs Circle and Johnson Ferry Road).
The Farmers Market will run every Saturday, April - November, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Each Saturday market features live music and nearly 50 vendors offering an abundance of fresh, local produce, along with pasture-raised meat and pork products, farm fresh eggs and dairy products, and a wide variety of prepared foods. HSS is proud to continue the success of the Sandy Springs Farmer's Market. Sandy Springs was originally founded as a farming community, so in many ways this wonderful weekly community event will celebrate the roots of our community's history. Get more information.
Bogey & The Viceroy To Conclude 2014 Concerts by the Springs Series
Atlanta-based Bogey & The Viceroy will conclude the 2014 Concerts by the Springs series on Sunday, September 14. Born and raised in New Orleans, bandleader Bogey Thornton is a powerful vocalist and talented musician. But more than that, he is an entertainer. Bogey's backing band, The Viceroy, is comprised of Atlanta music scene veterans. These handsome troubadours ply their trade with much derring-do. From swinging Sinatra to retro hits of the 60's, 70's, 80's and current chart-toppers, Bogey & the Viceroy performances lead to packed dance floors and great times! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the concert from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Picnics and coolers welcome; no outside tables please. Smoking is not permitted. The only pets permitted are special-assist animals. Food, beer, wine, and drinks will be available for purchase. Free admisison, donations welcome. Parking available in designated lots off Sandy Springs Place and at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center. No parking at City Walk (Kroger) or Centre Court (former ACE) shopping centers, these are for retail customers only and you will be towed.
Concerts by the Springs is a summer tradition in the Sandy Springs community. Presented to the public free of charge by Heritage Sandy Springs, each summer brings five great performances by artists representing a variety of popular music. Get more information.
Packway Handle Band Closes Out Rhythm & Brews Season
Rhythm and Brews, the monthly happy hour concert series that celebrates craft beer and local music deeply rooted in the region, concludes in August with a performance by Packway Handle Band. Originating out of Athens, GA, The Packway Handle Band serves up "a dark and passionate folk aesthetic…with a side of blood” [Sarah Hagerman, jambase.com]. The five members of Packway have wowed audiences for over a decade with near perfect 4-part harmonies and seemingly boundless on-stage synergy. Their performance is focused around a tight cluster of microphones surrounded by an arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments: banjo, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, and an ever-changing array of percussive accessories, sometimes called “The Rattletrap.” Packway’s sound is steeped in old-fashioned bluegrass, but they hold a niche in the American music realm that’s all their own. Heritage Sandy Springs open-air "Rhythm and Brews" concerts series features both up-and-coming and established artists whose origins are deeply rooted in the region. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 13 - 20, free for ages 12 and under. Gates open at 6:00, Concert 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Regional craft beer, wine, and drinks are available for purchase. Food from Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery available for purcahse. Coolers, picnics, blankets and chairs are welcome. No pets or smoking. Get more information.