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Spring to Life

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at Oakland for one of the best Saturdays of the year! On Saturday, April 13 celebrate spring with us at our Spring to Life family festival at Magnolia Square! Come for the Spring Plant Sale and stay for the festival. Participating in our Run LIke Hell 5K? Come early and enjoy this free event!

Schedule of Events

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Spring Plant Sale. Reservations required for shopping from 9 a.m. through noon. Open to the public from noon to 1:30 p.m.)

10 a.m., 12 p.m. &  2 p.m. – Gardens tour: Join our Horticulture tour guides for a family-friendly garden and nature tour of Oakland. Learn about plants, trees, and some of the animals that depend on them for survival.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Meet the Animal Ambassadors of AWARE Wildlife Center, hear their stories, and get tips on peaceful coexistence with wildlife.

3 p.m. – Presentation: History of Black Gardens. Join Oakland’s director of horticulture, Abra Lee, to learn about heirloom plants significant in Black gardens.

4:30 p.m. – Run Like Heck 1k – Fun Run (register here)

5 p.m. – Run Like Hell 5k (register here)


Happening throughout the day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.):

  • Meet representatives and get take-home resources from local environmental organizations:
    • Monarchs Across Georgia
    • Georgia ForestWatch
    • ReForest ATL
    • Xerces Society
    • Woods Keeper
    • Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association
    • Mushroom Club of Georgia
    • and more!
  • Crafts and games – Make your own seed paper, build a paper planter box, play bird bingo, and more!
  • Oakland gift shop
  • Vendor market
  • Food and drink

Vendor Market

Vendors interested in participating in our Spring to Life vendor market should fill out and submit  this application by March 24.


April 13
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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