SWEET AUBURN SPRING FEST
Steps from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthplace, The King Center and the Sweet Auburn Historic District is a celebration of all things Sweet Auburn at Springfest, in its 33rd year. On Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, May 14, from 1 to 8 p.m., visitors to this vibrant neighborhood festival can enjoy an international food court, merchandise and crafts booths, music and a kids zone, while also trying their luck on a mechanical bull and a 150-foot zipline.
Festival activities take place on John Wesley Dobbs between Jessie Hill Jr. Drive and Hilliard Street, as well as along Bell and Fort streets and part of Auburn Avenue, all of which will be closed to cars. Sign up for a walking tour of the historic landmarks, and pay respects to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King at their crypts outside The King Center during the festival as well.