Sun, May 14|
Sweet Auburn Festival: Springfest 2023
Springfest 2023 hosted by the Legendary Sweet Auburn Festival! Come join us, Cookie Tingz will be selling the best cookies in Georgia! Cookie Tingz will also sell the best brownies in Georgia!
Time & Location
May 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Springfest 2023, 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
About the event
Concentrated along a short mile and a half of Auburn Avenue, the Sweet Auburn Historic District reflects the history, heritage and achievements of Atlanta's African Americans. The name Sweet Auburn was coined by John Wesley Dobbs, referring to the "richest Negro street in the world." Like other black communities throughout the country, Sweet Auburn's success was intricately tied to the residential patterns forced on African Americans during the early 20th century--the result of restrictive laws in southern states which enforced segregation of the races, known as Jim Crow laws. It was here that many African Americans established businesses, congregations, and social organizations.