Gwinnett Area Festivals 2015

 

April 2015

 

Saturday, April 18

Granite Grasshopper Festival Stone Mountain

The Granite Grasshopper Festival is a 5K, music, arts and crafts, and BBQ competition all rolled in to one giant day of fun! Saturday, April 18 will start early with a 5K through Stone Mountain Village and Stone Mountain Park. Immediately following the 5K, the stage will crank up with eight bands throughout the day. All day long, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their wares and kids will be able to take a ride on the train or try out the bungee run! Check out the Backyard BBQ Competition in the Municipal Parking lot and don't forget to vote for your favorite!

Saturday, April 25

Grayson Day Festival - Grayson

Grayson Day 2014 was the largest and most successful festival to date! This year we had 211 food, craft and commercial vendors in addition to 8 FREE inflatables provided by Spacewalk of Snellville, a FREE trackless train sponsored by the Grayson Day Festival and a FREE Spaceball sponsored by Precision Planning. We were able to honor four amazing children who are wish recipients through Make-A-Wish Georgia as our Grand Marshalls and their floats, provided by Grayson Orthodontics, Grayson Elementary School, Katie and Chip Mitchell of Elevation Realty and The Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce were truly spectacular.year, the festival took on a campaign to raise funds to provide Grayson area children with their wishes through Make-A-Wish Georgia and we are pleased to announce that the community of Grayson was able to collect a total of $40,659.72. This is the total of all donations from local businesses, residents, school groups and even people and businesses that are not in Grayson but felt compelled to contribute. We want to express our sincere appreciation for everyone who worked hard to make this campaign so successful. Team Grayson, as we now affectionately call this wonderful community, exceeded our wildest expectations and we are so proud

 

MAY 2015

 

Saturday, May 2

Snellville Days Snellville

We welcome you to attend Snellville's City celebration featuring over 150 handmade craft/food vendors, children's activity area, continuous live entertainment, and MUCH MORE... Lots of fun for the entire family!
***FREE ADMISSION***
***FREE PARKING***

Briscoe Park on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. Festival Map below

 

Saturday, May 9

Barefoot in the Park Duluth

Barefoot in the Park is A Fine Artist Market with Performances and Flavors and we are proud to celebrate our Tenth consecutive year of bringing some of the most outstanding regional artists, entertainment, and flavors to Greater Atlanta and Northeast Georgia.

We focus on educating our communities in the arts through a fun, approachable and a non-intimidating festival-like environment. Proceeds from Barefoot In The Park go to our Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Each year we provide scholarships to area fine visual and performing arts students. Since the beginning, The Arts Education Scholarship Fund has granted over $53,000 in arts scholarships awards and $5,000 in artist awards. Barefoot in the Park is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. All Donations are tax deductible.

 

Friday, May 15 thru Friday August 21

Music & Scoops Fridays Lawrenceville

Join us for a FREE night of musical entertainment and ice cream of course! It would be summer without cool sounds and cool treats. Lawn games, kids fair booths and food vendors.

 

Saturday, May 16

Suwanee Arts in the Park Suwanee

The North Gwinnett Arts Association and City of Suwanee will host the fifth annual Arts in the Park celebration on Saturday, May 16. Thousands of people will come to Suwanee Town Center Park to celebrate, appreciate and witness art in all its various, wonderful forms, from fine art to performance art.

Arts in the Park has been a part of Suwanee Town Center since 2010. This fine art extravaganza features an artists market, chalkwalk competition, other performing talents, writers and delectable food.

This event is free to the public with free parking

 

 

JUNE 2015

 

Friday, June 12 thru Friday August 14

Summer Brown Bag Concerts Lawrenceville

Join us on the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse of our annual lunchtime concerts. Enjoy the music of favorites Havana Son, Scott Douglas on Steel Drums and a musical performance of Princess and the Pea. Free to attend! Pack a lunch and bring the kids! Fridays 11-1. Face painting, Krazy Hair, kids craft, lawn, games

 

Saturday, June 13

5th Annual Peachtree Corners Festival Norcross

Join us for the Fifth Annual Peachtree Corners Festival, June 13 from 10 am to 6 pm and June 14 from noon to 5 pm. This year there will be even more fun! Lots of arts and crafts vendors, plenty of yummy food, delightful musical entertainment, awesome children's activities, a stunning car show and to start it all off, an invigorating 5K race/fun run. Located on tree-lined The Corners Parkway, the festival offers free admission and on-site free parking. No shuttle buses needed!

 

July 2015

 

Saturday, July 4

4th of July Celebration Cumming Fairgrounds

Festivities include a Dance Contest, Food Vendors and Children Activities

 

Saturday, July 4

Independence Day Celebration Auburn

Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
5PM - 11PM

Downtown Auburn

 

september 2015

 

Thursday, September 10 thru Sunday, September 13

Yellow Daisy Festival Stone Mountain

Despite its growth from a small arts & crafts show to the four day event that it has become today, the Yellow Daisy Festival Presented by Humana continues to be a big show with a small-town feel. The mission of re-connecting families and friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment and good food has remained constant over the past forty-five years. Multi-generations of mothers, daughters and grandmothers meander the wooded trails together in search of the perfect item.

More than 400 artists and crafters from 38 States and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods.

Yellow Daisy Festival is free with paid parking admission. Vehicle entry to the park is $15 for a one day permit or $40 for an annual permit

 

Friday, September 11 thru Saturday, September 12

Jug Tavern Festival & BBQ Cookoff Winder

Other events during the festival include the Winder Fire Department 5K, Dixie Cruisers Car Show and live entertainment.

Admission to the cook-off and entertainment is free to the public!

Whether you're coming for the food, arts & crafts, the entertainment and carnival, to cheer-on your favorite BBQ cook team or all the above, we're glad to have you, and WELCOME TO WINDER, GEORGIA!

 

Saturday, September 19

Fair on the Square Lawrenceville

Arts & Crafts, Music, Performances, Great Food, Kid Zone, Prizes, Dance Contest

 

Saturday, September 19

Suwanee Fest - Suwanee

Celebrate community with us!

Suwanee Fest 2014, the City of Suwanee’s first two-day community festival, was a blast! Many of the approximately 55,000 participants raved about the variety and quality of arts and craft vendors, the yummy festival food, awesome performers, fun activities for children, the hometown parade that got everything started, and the open and versatile Town Center Park venue. Oh, they appreciated the beautiful weather, too. See some of their comments below.

We hope that you’ll join us again in 2015 for Suwanee’s two-day celebration of community on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Vendor applications will be posted in the spring and are typically due around June 1.

 

Saturday, September 26

Duluth Fall Festival

Vendors offer everything from paintings and photographs, wood crafts, pottery and glassware, furniture, floral arrangements and decorative accessories, baskets, adult and children's clothing, doll clothes and toys, jewelry, candles and soap, stitchery and more. Hours: Sat 9-6, Sun 9-5

 

October 2015

 

Saturday, October 3

Norcross Art Fest Norcross

The Norcross Art Fest, the first sparkling member of our Splash Festivals family, will celebrate its twelfth season on October 3 from 10AM to 6PM and October 4 from 11AM to 5PM.

The popular Art Fest, with crowds of 50,000 festival goers in 2013, makes its home on the charming streets of historic downtown Norcross. Whimsical and wildly colorful artisans from across the country exhibit their imaginative artwork amidst the enchanting shops, eateries and boutiques in the City of Norcross. Named The Festival with Personality by visitors, Norcross Art Fest continues to wow shoppers with the wide variety of fun art and fine craftsthe perfect beginning of the festive fall season. We are also proud that Norcross Art Fest won the award for Event of The Year by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau and also Best Festival by the readers of Inside Gwinnett Magazine for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

In addition to the artist market, the lively Kidz Zone awaits children of all ages with face painting, sand art, inflatables and energetic rides. Continuous entertainment on Thrasher Parks intimate stage welcomes listeners each year with oldies, blues, jazz and musical surprises. The fantastic food row always draws hungry shoppers with its large variety of tasty treats. The true superstars of Art Fest are the volunteers that treat all of the visitors as welcomed gueststhese generous people are the reason Norcross Art Fest has become the award-winning event that it is.

 

Thursday, October 8 thru Sunday, October 18

Cumming County Fair Cumming

Cumming Fair will be held on Oct. 8-18, 2015. The fair is an affordable family outing providing entertainment around every corner. There is free daily attractions, free concerts, discount days and free living history exhibits in the Heritage and Indian Villages. Hours: Monday - Thursday 4PM - 10PM; Friday 4PM - Midnight; Saturday 10 AM - Midnight; Sunday 12:30 PM - 9PM

 

Saturday, October 17

Johns Creek Arts Festival Johns Creek

Join us for the Johns Creek Arts Festival on October 17 and 18, 2015. The serene green space across from The Atlanta Athletic Club will come alive with 100 whimsical and fun artisans from around the country. This beautiful and sprawling spot overlooking Medlock Bridge Road is the perfect venue to showcase the talented artisans who will be exhibiting their paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and many more goodies. Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

 

Saturday, October 17

Sugar Rush Fall Festival Sugar Hill

Join us for a full day of excitement, family, games, food and more. Hours: 11am-5pm

 

Saturday, October 24

Hay Day Cumming

The annual Hay Day takes place on the farm every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter. There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, horse rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm. Free parking and admission. Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Crafts Games for Kids, Cake Walk, Plate Lunches, Homemade Baked Goods, Vendors, Raffle Prizes, and more. Hours: 11:00am-4:00pm

 

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