The annual Kirkwood Spring Fling Festival & Tour of Homes showcases our vibrant community and is the primary fundraiser for KNO operations. Every year between January and May, a diverse team of over two dozen community volunteers works together to organize a fun and safe event. Being 100% volunteer-run, the success of the Spring Fling depends on neighbors like you! Time commitment varies by committee, but 1hr per week is typical. Anyone interested in joining one of the below committees should reach out to the Festival Chair in the summer or fall of the preceding year.
WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOVLED!
Time commitment varies by committee, but 1hr per week is typical. Anyone interested in joining one of the below committees should reach out to the Festival Chair in the summer or fall of the preceding year. firstname.lastname@example.org
5K Road Race Committee
The morning of the festival, hundreds of runners take to the streets of Kirkwood for a USATF-certified race through the neighborhood. Responsibilities include contracting the race timing company, organizing the finish line area, acquiring prizes, and managing the race registration process.
Artist Market Committee
The festival features an extensive market highlighting local vendors and non-profits. Responsibilities include curating the market, planning load-in/load-out procedures, and managing the registration process.
BBQ/Wing Competition Committee
The annual BBQ competition has been reborn as the Best of ATL Wing Fling contest! Responsibilities include recruiting professional & individual participants, coordinating arrival & setup, staffing the judges' panel and acquiring prizes.
Nothing beats a cold beer on a warm spring day--except maybe a cup of sangria. Responsibilities include planning the beverage menu, coordinating day-of sales, and ensuring adequate water for festival-goers.
The festival features a wide variety of food tents, trucks and carts to feed hungry festival-goers. Responsibilities include selecting food vendors, planning load-in/load-out procedures, and managing the registration process.
Kids Area Committee
The kids area provides a number of fun and safe amenities to keep children entertained for hours. Responsibilities include choosing amenities with contracted suppliers, planning day-of setup & sales procedures, and monitoring safety during the festival.
This critical committee keeps the public informed and engaged in the months leading up to the festival. Responsibilities include social media & digital advertising, print materials, coordinating with local press outlets, and working with designers and vendors to control the overall look & feel of the event.
Each year the festival boasts an eclectic mix of local & regional acts. Responsibilities include curating the music program, booking bands, and running the stage during the event.
These unsung heroes with a knack for project management make the magic happen. Responsibilities include creating a site plan with input from other committees, interacting with the city, local agencies & other key stakeholders, scheduling delivery & pickup with contractors, and overseeing all day-of logistics.
Kirkwood's thriving business community loves to give back to the neighborhood, and sponsoring the festival is one big way that they can do so. Responsibilities include setting sponsorship levels, outreach, and managing relationships & deliverables throughout the planning process.
Tour of Homes Committee
Showcase the neighborhood's mix of historic & modern residences. Responsibilities include selecting homes, helping homeowners prepare for the event, managing ticket sales, and coordinating the tour.
The festival relies on hundreds of day-of volunteers working in shifts throughout the day to keep things running smoothly. Responsibilities include setting up time slots based on other committees' needs, communicating instructions to volunteers, and working the day-of volunteer check-in tent.