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Ultimate Guide to the Smyrna Jonquil Festival

The Smyrna Jonquil Festival is a free local festival that’s full of arts, crafts, local businesses, food, and fun! Here’s my guide to the Smyrna Jonquil Festival.

Every year in the spring, Downtown Smyrna hosts the Smyrna Jonquil Festival at the Village Green. This is a FREE family-friendly event you won’t want to miss!

The 2024 Smyrna Jonquil Festival will take place on Saturday April 27, 2024 and on Sunday April 28, 2024.

Smyrna Market Village

What to Expect at the Smyrna Jonquil Festival

Here’s what you can expect at the 2024 Smyrna Jonquil Festival:

  • 150 arts and crafts booths
  • 12 food booths
  • children’s activities
  • local entertainment stage
Smyrna Jonquil Festival

The festival takes place at the newly redesigned Village Green, with more booths and shops available in the Market Village and running along King Street.

Every year, the Jonquil Festival has around 150 arts and crafts booths, around 12 food booths, local Smyrna businesses, an entertainment stage, and a lots of children’s activities.

The Jonquil Festival is great for a day of family fun, even the family dog, and best of all — it’s free!

The 2024 Smyrna Jonquil Festival takes place April 27-28, 2024.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Where to Park

Parking is also free at the Smyrna Jonquil Festival!

You can find parking around the Market Village, behind City Hall and the Smyrna Public Library, on the neighborhood roads surrounding the area, all the way down to the Smyrna First United Methodist Church parking lot.

We’ve never had any trouble finding parking for the festival.

A Grizzly Experience at the Smyrna Jonquil Festival

What to Do at the Smyrna Jonquil Festival


The Smyrna Jonquil Festival has a variety of entertainment, from the kids’ area to shows and performances. There are a bunch of areas for kids to play: the main kids’ area is on the Village Green with games and bouncy castles and inflatable obstacle course “rides”. There are more of these “rides” by the food, and there are also games at the Market Village. You will have to purchase tickets to get on the “rides” though.

The shows and performances are great as well. You can expect to see acts like escape artists who are able to get out of a straight jacket; life-size, transforming robot vehicles; K9 Sports entertainers performing high jumps and catching Frisbees; and even an educational experience that teaches about bear safety.

And pretty much every year, you can watch Peter Hart’s puppet show. This guy is at almost every Atlanta festival, and kids and adults alike love his show. He makes marionettes and puppets sing, dance, juggle, play the fiddle, and catapult across the stage.

Smyrna Jonquil Festival Entertainment


With 150 arts and crafts booths, there’s plenty of shopping at the Jonquil Festival. Vendors have unique hand-made items from wood work to organic beauty supplies.

Local businesses set up at the festival, and plenty of them give away freebies. You can also find pet adoption booths as well.

Food & Drinks

The food vendors at the festival are cash only. If you forgot to bring spare cash, there are ATMs set up nearby. The vendors sell your usual festival food fare: fried Oreos, fried chicken, pizza, funnel cakes. There are also other fun foods to try like the noodle vendor, Jamaican vendor, New Orleans vendor, and lots of dessert options.

The Jonquil Festival sells beer at the end of the food vendor walk. The bars and restaurants are also open at the Market Village during the festival.

Smyrna has a new open container policy for the downtown area, which means you can walk around the Jonquil Festival with alcohol, and you can walk around the downtown restaurant district with open containers from bars and restaurants any time now!

Smyrna Jonquil Festival Info

Dates: April 27-28, 2024

Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Address: 200 Village Green Cir, Smyrna, GA 30080

Parking: Free parking is available at the Smyrna Market Village parking lots, at the City Hall and Library parking lots, and at the Smyrna First United Methodist Church.

What Is a Jonquil?


If you’re new to Smyrna, the Jonquil City, you might be wondering what the heck a jonquil even is.

A jonquil is a yellow trumpet-shaped flower with dark green tube-shaped leaves that are in the same family as daffodils.

You’ll find jonquils all around Smyrna because ever since they were brought to the area in the late 1800’s, the flowers have popped up each spring with very little care. Here’s hoping I can keep my jonquils blooming each spring so I can be part of the tradition!

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A Guide to the Smyrna Jonquil Festivals

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  1. What a charming place and celebration! It sounds like small-town England Fête where there is so much to do, and you don’t realise when the day has gone!

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