Visit Brookhaven, GA: festivals, food, parks and boutiques

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BROOKHAVEN, GALocated 19 miles northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and just 10 miles from downtown Atlanta, Brookhaven offers a community-focused vibe that enchants visitors and locals alike. Comprised of distinct neighborhoods, Brookhaven is reminiscent of a laid-back smaller town with all the perks and benefits of a big city. From locally-owned restaurants and walkable neighborhoods to well-preserved parks and beloved annual festival and events, there’s no shortage of entertainment for the whole family all year long.

Cherry Blossom Festival, March 26-27, 2022

Brookhaven’s unique small-town feel with big city proximity, coupled with its popular festivals and events, bring visitors back to the area year after year. Perhaps the most iconic annual event is the ever popular Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. This landmark festival offers live entertainment, a whimsical artist market featuring over 100 local and regional artisans, a Kidz Zone, Dog Lure Chasing, a classic car show, and outstanding food and beverages from local hotspots.

The 2022 festival will take place March 26-27, starting at 10 a.m. both days, in Brookhaven’s Blackburn Park and will feature a headline performance by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as well as performances throughout the weekend by several other noteworthy bands. Admission is free.

Make a weekend of visiting Brookhaven, GA

Start the weekend off with brunch(offered Saturdays and Sundays) at Haven Restaurant and Bar. This upscale neighborhood eatery featuring modern American cuisine influenced by French, continental and new Southern, opened over 15 years ago and is often referred to as a centerpiece of the community. Haven also offers lunch, dinner and drinks. The restaurant is set in a modern loft space and its dining room features rustic, cypress wood furnishings and a custom wine library wall showcasing America’s top vineyards and a bar. The chef-driven kitchen is open to the main dining room and allows guests to enjoy the action of the culinary team.  Or, if the weather is nice, dine outside on the lush patio. Haven Restaurant and Bar, 1441 Dresden Dr Ste 1, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319, 404-969-0700

Check out the Brookhaven Farmer’s Market. Many Brookhaven restaurants turn to Brookhaven Farmer’s Market to stock the kitchen with fresh, locally produced food and items from area farmers. Operating Saturdays in March through November, Brookhaven Farmers Market features over 50 vendors offering everything from fresh produce, dairy and packaged foods to bath and body products, pet food and treats as well as items from artists and crafters.

Stop at Marguerites on Dresden, a local favorite owned by a mother/daughter team sharing a passion for all things home and interior design. Shoppers will delight in interesting home décor items as well as local art and design services. Marguerites on Dresden, 1430 Dresden Drive, #100, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-841-9171

Indulge in a night cap at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub before turning in for the evening. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, 705 Town Blvd. 380A, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-816-5739

Stroll down Dresden Drive and peruse some of Brookhaven’s best shops. Whether searching for a unique find or just window shopping, visitors will enjoy browsing carefully curated items at local shops, boutiques and galleries. Pop in Brookhaven Wines to pick up that hard-to-find bottle or a favorite local wine. Featuring over 450 wines from around the world, you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy! Brookhaven Wines, 1418 Dresden Drive, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-869-5650

Hit the trails and take in the natural beauty of the area. Brookhaven is home to some of the metro area’s largest parks. Spanning 50 acres, Blackburn Park features several walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and various wide-open spaces ideal for exercise. Traveling with four-legged friends? Brookhaven Park offers a large fenced in area for puppies and dogs to roam safely as well as a playground area for the kids. Both parks are open daily, dawn to dusk. Blackburn Park, 3501 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; Brookhaven Park, 4158 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319

 

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