The City of Smyrna welcomes all to the 2016 Spring Jonquil Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Spring Jonquil Festival is held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna next to the fabulous Smyrna Market Village. The Spring Jonquil Festival features over 175 arts & crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children’s activities. Bring the family and shop, play, eat, drink and just have a great day together. Free admission!
Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include: cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. The huge interactive children’s area presented by LGE Community Credit Union includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, and more. So whether it’s your child or the child in you, there are plenty of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The festival has a history of over 27 years and will feature over 175 hand-made arts & crafts booths, local non-profits, sponsors, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods, and all types of children’s activities. They will also have local entertainment on the stage in front of the library.
Friends of the Smyrna Library will have their book sale during the Spring Jonquil festival, so plan to get some phenomenal deals on all types of books imaginable.
NEW FOR 2016: Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers Show: You are sure to squeal with excitement as you cheer on the pigs racing for the grand prize of an Oreo! You never know who might win, Brittany Spare Rib is always a favorite, but when it comes to the swimming swine, SPAMOO is the toughest one to beat.
Show times: Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
NEW FOR 2016: Tenasity Dog Agility Demonstrations: Tenasity Canine Behavior Specialists will have a Dog Agility Demonstration area for anyone who wants to see if their pooch can complete the course. This is sure to be lots of fun for pets and their owners alike! (Various times throughout the day.)
Brian Ruth Master of the Chainsaw: Watch the Master of the Chainsaw– Brian Ruth as he transforms a three-foot log in to an incredible piece of art. His art will be auctioned off each day at 4:30 p.m., come own these one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Show times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Interactive Kids Zone: Bring the kids as they are sure to be entertained with a wide variety of inflatable slides, Quad Bungee, Rockwall, bounces and much more all presented by LGE Community Credit Union.
A crowd favorite, Peter Hart will be bringing his Atlanta Puppet Show to the Spring Jonquil Festival! Peter’s festival puppet show has appeal to everyone in a family audience with unique marionettes and puppet characters that sing, dance, juggle, play fiddle, break apart and come back together, squirt water, and are even launched by catapult across the stage!
Adding the right sounds…Scott Thompson for your listening pleasure. J. Scott Thompson one of the founding members of Peachtree Station (voted Atlanta Magazine’s Best Country Band 2000) will entertain you with all your favorite songs on the Veteran’s Memorial grand lawn adjacent to the Spring Jonquil Food Court. Bring a blanket, sing-a-long, and relax in a beautiful setting with the family.
AND THERE’S MORE…
Run for fun, education and pie at the Jonquil City Jog 5K Run/Walk on Sat., April 23 at 8 a.m. The race starts and ends at Smyrna City Hall next to the Market Village and Village Green. Register online at www.Active.com. Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration will take place adjacent to Smyrna City Hall from 7:00 a.m. until race time.
Visit the Crawfish Boil hosted by the Merchants in the Market Village on Saturday from 1 p.m. – 10:45 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.