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Sweet Auburn Springfest

Join the largest family reunion in the world as the Sweet Auburn Springfest kicks off on May 13-14, 2023 at the Historic Sweet Auburn District!


Sweet Auburn Springfest ups the ante on its 37th year anniversary with its lineup of fun, food, and activities for everyone! As one of the largest free outdoor festivals in the Southeast, this year features a huge Kids Zone, Bike Show, prizes, giveaways, Artist Market, Andretti Kart and Games, Disney Display, Adults Only Area – there’s truly something for everyone!


To ensure the safety of all participants, Sweet Auburn Springfest requests all attendees to adhere to the following protocols:


  • No weapons
  • No bikes or scooters
  • No pets 
  • This is a family event please no weapons
  • No oversized bags
  • No coolers
  • No vending without a Sweet Auburn Springfest vending permit


This annual festival aims to help revive and restore Historic Auburn Avenue to its rightful honor as the Greatest Street on the Planet by constructing the world's grandest promenade connecting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to become a center for civil and human rights, as well as to transform the Sweet Auburn Viaduct into a world-class tourist and residential destination. Moreover, it pays homage to the late founder of the festival, Charles E. Johnson


The Historic Sweet Auburn District reflects the history, heritage, and achievements of African Americans in Atlanta. The name was coined after John Wesly Dobbs  referred to it as the “richest Negro street in the world”. This is where many African Americans had the opportunity to establish businesses, congregations, and social organizations in this area.


You can also sign up to volunteer for the program to help further the initiative of the festival.