Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 Blake Sims found his Fun Fleece booth came in quite handy on the cool, wet Sunday. But the weather didn't deter some folks ... or their furry friends. Haley Barrows and her dog Ryder take the shuttle bus to the fest. Those who did turn out found an array of arts and crafts. Durhonda Lamb puts up her mascot deer head in front of her booth. Tami Fisher sits in her booth filled with her custom-made nightlights. Artist Harry Tallman adjusts his custom lamps. Kathy Fle

Limited on-site parking at Brookhaven spring festival this year

Most people attending the free Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival next weekend will not be able to park at Blackburn Park, the city announced Monday.

On-site parking will be limited to people who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a statement from the city. All other attendees will need to park at other locations in Brookhaven and take free shuttles to Blackburn Park.

Festival-goers can park and take shuttles from these locations:

• MARTA Brookhaven Rail Station, 4047 Peachtree Road

• Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road

• Montgomery Elementary School, 3995 Ashford Dunwoody Road

• Ashford Green, 4170 Ashford Dunwoody Road

• Murphey Candler Park, 1551 West Nancy Creek Drive

And if you’re willing to take a long walk, you can also walk from the Brookhaven MARTA station.

The city urged drivers to not park in residential and retail areas around Blackburn Park.

“All visitors are welcome, but local parking regulations will be enforced,” Brookhaven said in a statement.

The city also announced the music schedule for the spring festival. The previously announced headliners Smash Mouth will take the stage Saturday at 4:30 p.m., preceded by the Spin Doctors at 3 p.m.


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On Sunday, The Marias will play at 3 p.m., followed by headliners The Wallflowers at 4:30.

After a 5K race early Saturday morning, the festival starts at 10 a.m. both days. A full lineup and schedule can be found on the festival’s website.

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