Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival, the Glow It up Blue 5k, Lemonade Days 5k, and the Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament. If you’ve never been to the Big Shanty Festival, it is one event you do not want to miss. It actually takes place on April 22 and 23. It is a weekend packed with great food, arts and crafts, and local entertainment. Admission into the festival is free. The Glow It Up Blue 5k will take place on Saturday, April 22, at Barrett Summit in Kennesaw (yes it’s a busy weekend in Kennesaw). The race supports Autism awareness and begins at 8 PM. Dunwoody will be the place of the 19th annual Lemonade Days 5k, also taking place on April 22. Hosted by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT), festival proceeds are used within the community for historic preservation and education. On Monday, April 24, golfers will enjoy refreshing Fontis Water as they play in the Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament. This is the 21st tournament and proceeds benefit the Southern Museum. We rest for a few days and then are at it again the weekend of April 28. In three days we will cover the Inman Park Festival, the Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival and the Taste of Marietta. All three of these events are must do’s when it comes to springtime in Atlanta. The Inman and Smyrna festivals will take place throughout the weekend, however, you can only catch Marietta’s best tasting food on Sunday, April 30!