The fourth annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival attracted large crowds to Blackburn Park on March 24 where people listened to live music, checked out the expanded artists’ vendors section, watched dogs play and do tricks, stood in long lines for corn dogs and barbecue, and families played with children in a large area filled with bounce houses and other games.
Large crowds packed the artist market at Blackburn Park during the Cherry Blossom Festival. (Dyana Bagby)
The festivities continued Sunday, March 25. Musical guests include Edwin McCain and Five for Fighting.
Photos Dyana Bagby
The festival began with a ribbon cutting with, in center, Councilmember Joe Gebbia, former mayor Rebecca Chase Williams, state Sen. Fran Millar and Councilmember Linley Jones.
Montgomery Elementary chorus members sang Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and others as part of the opening ceremony.
Country artist Craig Morgan performed his music to a large crowd at Blackburn Park at the end of the day.
Jordan Dean, left, Charlayna Braxton and Lily Engelman enjoy Craig Morgan’s performance.
Listening to Craig Morgan.
Mayor John Ernst and his sons.
Sunil and Raakhee Ghei of Dunwoody with their pup, Bugatti.
Kevin Gordon creates a balloon sculpture as Katie Lin and Shiyan Lin watch.
Deborah Mosher, or Sweet Pea the Clown and Markey, entertains dozens of kids with big bubbles.
From left are Tammy Brown, Mia Hamilton, Dexter Griffin, Philisha Gibson, Johnathan Brown and Tony Brown.
Mia Hamilton, 10, reaches the top of the climbing wall.
Tate Renshaw, 7, creates sand art.
Chamblee Charter High School students at the fest, from left, are Saray Gonzalez, Pamela Quintero, Meredith Pollette and Jay Baker.
Kelsey Benson, far left, with Meredith White and Abby Jones taste samples at the Merrily Gardens booth.
Brookhaven Emergency Management Coordinator Paul White, far left, with Communications Director Burke Brennan and Management Policy Analyst David Delgado.
Keith Anderson performed his country hits.
Country singer Keith Anderson.
Sarah McTaggart, lead singer for Transviolet.
Jeff Beal, far left, John Sowers and John-Paul Glenky chat during the car show. They are standing behind Sowers’ 2017 Audi R8 Spyder.
Dinesh Katragada, left, and his wife, Hima, try to convince their son, Vedh, 2, to pet a parrot.