Local Spotlight: Serenbe May Day

Serenbe May Day Festival
Serenbe May Day Festival

Festival season in Atlanta is in full swing and as spring continues, more of Atlanta’s neighborhoods will celebrate with festivals unique to each area. Serenbe will mark the beginning of spring with its signature event, the 11th annual May Day Festival on May 1.

In many cultures, May Day is a tradition that welcomes springtime with festivities that include dancing and singing with the iconic maypole. The maypole, a tall wooden stick with colorful ribbons and flowers tied to the top, is used during the maypole dance to celebrate the vitality of nature. True to the community itself, Serenbe incorporates its model for active and healthy lifestyles into this holiday.

"Our annual May Day Festival is important to Serenbe as a tradition to celebrate nature and the rebirth of spring - from blooming flowers to fresh produce off our farm, to the spirit of the community coming together around the maypole for dancing," said Steve Nygren, founder, Serenbe.

The festival includes more than 30 different vendors, food trucks, artists, strolling performers, live music and handmade and homegrown goods from across the Southeast. Children will also enjoy face painting, pony rides, inflatable slides and a dunk tank. Visitors to Serenbe can enjoy the festival on foot, rent a bike to explore the community for the day or even experience the countryside horseback.