Sandy Springs is a city in northern Fulton County, Georgia, United States, north of Atlanta. According to the 2010 Census, Sandy Springs has a population of 93,853
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A large portion of modern Sandy Springs skyline is composed of the Concourse office towers.
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Sandy Springs offers a host of annual events each year.
The Sandy Springs Festival is the largest community event in Sandy Springs with approximately 30,000 attendees. Established in 1984, the annual Festival will celebrate its 30th year in 2015. The Festival features a juried Artist's Market, Civic and Business Expo, performances by regional acts and community bands, a children's area with crafts and activities, a teen territory with bungee jumps and inflatables, the annual Kiwanis Pet Parade, the annual Doug Kessler Lighting 10K/5K race,a food court, and more. The Festival serves as the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, a nonprofit dedicated to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs. Heritage Sandy Springs also maintains Heritage Green, a 4-acre park in the heart of Sandy Springs. The 2015 Festival will be held September 19–20, 2015.
Sandy Springs Artapalooza is the only free Fine Arts Festival that is held each year in Sandy Springs. Artists from around the county apply to participate in this event and each year anywhere from 125 to 150 notable artists from across the country have the opportunity to participate. This year the event will be held on Lake Forrest Drive - between Hammond and Mt. Vernon and will take place on April 20–21, 2013. Organizers of the event include the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces and ArtsSpring two groups that are dedicated to bringing free arts programs to the community.[
Stars and Stripes Celebration is an annual community fireworks display held over the July 4th holiday at the Concourse Corporate Center. The community gathers on the Concourse lawn, for fireworks and live music.
The Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash begins at Morgan Falls Dam and finishes at Cochran Shoals - Powers Island National Recreation Area, Sandy Springs, Georgia on July 25, 2015. Bring your kayak or raft and beat the heat with a six-mile float along the Chattahoochee River. After completing the float, enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and fun for the entire family during festivities at Powers Island. Guests can bring their own kayak, canoe or raft, or rent one from one of our local outfitters.
The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum that opened on March 20, 2010. It is dedicated to the history of the Sandy Springs community and is located in the repurposed Williams-Payne house at Heritage Green. Two notable exhibits are "Sandy Springs: Land and People" which tells the changing story of Sandy Springs as the home of Native Americans, rural farmers, and modern suburbanites and "A Land Nearby" which features a collection of 20 photographs of Georgia's Barrier Island taken by Dr. Curt Hames Jr. Sandy Springs also has a museum devoted to Anne Frank.
Sandy Springs' sixteen parks and green-spaces offer more than 950 acres of parkland.
Public schools are operated by the Fulton County School System. Elementary schools serving sections of Sandy Springs include Dunwoody Springs Charter Elementary School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, High Point Elementary School, Ison Springs Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School, Spalding Drive Charter Elementary School, and Woodland Charter Elementary School. Two middle schools, Sandy Springs Middle School and Ridgeview Charter Middle School, and two high schools, North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences and Riverwood High School, are in and serve Sandy Springs.
Private schools located in Sandy Springs include:
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System operates the Sandy Springs Branch.