On Wednesday, April 15, the normally quiet paths of Brook Run Park will come alive with carnival rides, food trucks, and live music as the 16th annual Lemonade Days begins. Over 80,000 people are expected, along with brand new features, music, and food vendors.
If food is your favorite festival activity, you won’t want to miss Lemonade Days 2015. In addition to the classic carnival fare of cotton candy, funnel cakes, and pretzels, attendees will find Italian, Japanese, Greek, BBQ, quesadillas, custom hot dogs, and numerous dessert options. While the kids are playing at the carnival, spend some quality time with your partner enjoying wine and beer by Vino Venue and Moondog Growlers.
Additionally, Lisa Victory, Director of Lemonade Days, is happy to announce that Carnival Eats, a Cooking Channel favorite, will be filming a segment at Dunwoody’s own Lemonade Days. The show airs across both the United States and Canada and features the delicious and unique food that is offered at carnivals and festivals.
While making your way into the park, stop by the arts and crafts tents – after a brief respite in 2014, the vendors are back and ready to provide festival goers with quality, locally made goods. You’ll find anything from local honey to children’s hair accessories, woodworking to embroidered art.
Everyone loves the classic carnival rides; bumper cars, the Ferris wheel, and spinning teacups are always amongst the favorites. Lemonade Days offers much more, however. Inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, a dunk tank – there is no end to the fun and activities for children and adults alike. This year, there will be a section of smaller rides especially for the youngest Lemonade Days visitors, which will make family time much easier. Live music, an important part of any outdoor festival, begins Friday night at 5 p.m. and goes until Saturday at 10 p.m. Many of the acts are local musicians, so make sure to venture over to the live music stage and support your fellow Atlantans. End the weekend with a display of antique and classic cars, organized by the Dunwoody Driving Club.
Social media is a big part of the 2015 Lemonade Days. A new feature this year is the Lemonade Days hashtag, #Ldays15. Use this hashtag when posting on social media and you’ll be able to see all of the other amazing photos taken at Lemonade Days. Find them on Facebook, Twitter (@LemonadeDays), and Instagram (LemonadeDaysDunwoody), and don’t forget to check out the website for valuable, last minute updates and information.
When the dogwoods bloom and the weather warms, every Dunwoody resident knows that Lemonade Days is right around the corner. Families make the time to visit every day of the festival. Kids ride the carnival rides over and over again. Warm spring nights are spent under the Dunwoody stars, listening to live music. 2015 is shaping up to be the best Lemonade Days yet, so put on your flip flops, put the kids into the car, and come make some priceless memories at Dunwoody’s Lemonade Days.