Spring Jonquil Festival
- Date: 04/28/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Spring Jonquil Festival April 28 & 29, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The City of Smyrna welcomes all on the weekend of April 28 & 29. The Spring Jonquil Festival is held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, Georgia next to the fabulous Market Village. The Spring Jonquil Festival features over 175 arts & crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children's activities. Bring the family and shop, play, eat, drink and just have a great day together.
Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. The interactive children's area includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, and more. So whether it’s your child or the child in you, there are plenty of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Friends of the Smyrna Library will have their book sale during the Spring Jonquil festival, so plan to get some phenomenal deals on all your favorite books.
Grizzly Experience is an educational demonstration. The experience offers an up close and personal look into the life of the Alaskan Grizzly Bear. Throughout the day patrons will witness Tonk, Yogi, and Maggie interacting with their handler and showing the amazing bond between bear and man. Many of the natural behaviors of the bears will be highlighted and bear safety will be discussed and presented. You will learn what to do when you encounter a bear in the wild, learn about bear species in North America and also learn more about how bears are trained for movies. www.grizzlyexperience.com
Information about the experience organizers, what they do and the bears: All of the bears are rescued from facility's that either did not have room for them or could no longer care for them. They also work with state agencies in effort to help rehab and rescue wild bears that become a nuisance. In the wild the average life span for a brown bear is typically 10-15 years. In captivity they have been known to live over 50 years. Long-term care for bears who have been in captivity can become a challenge and is part of the reason for the need for rescue and rehab. The organization behind the show is part of solutions for bears who have gotten into trouble or circumstance that is counter to their wellbeing.
The show is strictly educational and extremely sensitive to animal rights and care. They have structured the show to be more of a playtime session for the bears where they bring all three out at the same time and let them play while they talk about them and bear safety as well as getting them to perform a few natural behaviors. The strictly educational experience includes information on what to do if one encounters bears or a bear in the wild (or a wild bear in your neighborhood habitat) and other information about bear behavior.
At home on their ranch, where the bears live, they are currently expanding the bears’ natural habitat from almost two acres to four acres. They are also in the midst of building the official black bear rehab center for the state of Florida.
Robocars: are an unique and fun range of brightly colored, life size, transforming robot vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors). Operator driven, they walk and drive creating endless excitement and photo opportunities for the whole family.
AND THERE'S MORE...
Visit the Crawfish Boil hosted by the Merchants in the Market Village on Saturday from 11 p.m. - 10:45 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
For directions: Take I-75 to Exit 260 (Windy Hill Rd.) head west approximately 3 miles to Atlanta Rd., turn left onto Atlanta Rd. and the festival will be one mile on the right.
200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival Information
JRM Management Services - 770-423-1330
Bill Watson firstname.lastname@example.org