The Sweetwater 420 Festival is produced by Sweetwater Brewing Company, and is held in Candler Park. The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization organizes the 5K road race on Saturday morning (which benefits CPNO!), but not the festival itself.
Most of what follows is from the festival web site. Please visit the web site for more information.
Attending The Festival
DATES & TIMES
This weekend's festival hours are:
Friday, April 20th from 4:20 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, April 21st from Noon to 10 PM
Sunday, April 22nd from 12:30 PM to 7 PM
5K ROAD RACE
The Sweetwater 5K road race on Saturday morning is SOLD OUT. Racers, please find information here.
Candler Park neighbors: please note this is a large race with 2,000+ runners. Residents should expect road closures and delays on Saturday morning. The race begins at Epworth Church at 9 am, and finishes at Mary Lin. Please go here for a course map and detailed start & finish information.
FESTIVAL ADMISSION & ACTIVITIES
Free admission for live music, activities, food. The complete line-up of bands, kids' activities and comedy tent acts can be found here. Festival goers who are 21+ and with a valid ID can purchase a $5 wristband to responsibly enjoy beer. Portion of proceeds from wristband sales are donated to Park Pride to benefit Candler Park.
Due to the size of the SweetWater 420 Fest, the festival now falls under a city ordinance that no longer allows dogs at the event. Please do not bring your dog or you will not be allowed in.
Please go here for a schedule of kids' activities. Activities include a Home Depot workshop, circus camp, moon jumps and kids jam zone.
Parking and Other Concerns
If you are blocked in during festival weekend because festival-goers are parked illegally, please call the Atlanta Police Department at 911.
Sweetwater festival organizers have attempted to address parking issues in two ways: 1) Posting No Parking signs along roads near the park, and 2) Providing parking passes to residents without off-street parking within a two-block radius of the park. Those residents should already have received their parking passes (this assumes the resident requested a pass by April 1, in response to the announcement in the March Messenger and on the web site). Please be sure to put this pass on your dash during festival weekend. Any questions, pleaes contact Kristen Sheehan.
For other concerns, please visit the festival web site's Contact Us page, or email event organizer Jenn Bensch.
Call For Volunteers - We Need Your Help!
Neighbors, we really need your help filling a few important volunteer spots for the 5K road race, one of CPNO's largest fundraisers. There are still spots to fill on Saturday morning before / during / after the 5K race. There are also several NEW spots during festival weekend, handing out wrist-bands to 5K racers who want to go to the festival. It's easy and fun, and it helps the neighborhood.
See the remaining volunteer positions here. Just click the yellow button to sign up.