Atlanta’s Premiere Spring Event: Atlanta Dogwood Festival

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Dogwood Art FestivalReady for some weekend fun and a chance to support the arts? Then head to Lenox Square this weekend for the 72nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. We know you will miss the verdant surroundings of Piedmont Park, but the organizers of this festival are ready to welcome you to this accessible and classy new location.

Here are some details taken from a story in the Atlanta Constitution-Journal:
ATLANTA, Ga. — For its 72nd year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has added Friends of Dogwood Events that will allow festival goers to enjoy a private restaurant tasting, beverage samples and even access to private restrooms during the festival. The perks continue throughout the year with a variety of Friends of Dogwood events and partnerships with other organizations.

WHERE:
Lenox Square

The 72nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place April 4, 5 and 6, 2008 at the new site, the outdoor forecourt at Lenox Square, conveniently located near the Lenox and Buckhead MARTA stations. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501-3c non-profit organization dedicated to providing the annual springtime celebration of arts and entertainment. For more details visit: www.dogwood.org.

WHAT ELSE:

Dogwood Festival Artist Preview Event and Weekend Access to Friends of Dogwood Private Tent

Friends of Dogwood Hospitality Tent Access: Friday-SundayRestaurant Sampling: Friday 2 – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.

Limited Tickets: $30 per person for access to EITHER the Artist Preview Event OR one of the Friends of Dogwood events (April 4 – 6)

$50 per person for access to April 3 Preview Event and Friday, Saturday OR Sunday Access to Friends of Dogwood Hospitality Tent at festival

Friends of Dogwood Hospitality tickets include:
* Sampling from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants including: Maggianos, Roy’s and other local favorites.
* Cheeses presented by Cabot Cheese
* 2 Beer/Wine Drink Tickets
* Annual Membership to Friends of Dogwood Program including invitations to year-round events and discounted tickets to partner cultural events
* Access to private restrooms onsite at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival
* Chair massage services during the festival

Tickets available at www.dogwood.org or by calling 404-817-6642

With the Thursday night preview and onsite VIP tent, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival inaugurates a new chapter in the Friends of Dogwood history. Beginning during the festival and lasting throughout the year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will sponsor ongoing events and partner with cultural events around the city to raise funds and awareness for the festival and arts in Atlanta more broadly. Annual memberships to Friends of Dogwood are available and include access to special Dogwood events as well as discounts to partnering events.

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