Red, White, Bluegrass, & Bach
At 7:00 p.m. on May 27, all eyes will be to the sky as the Fort Benning Silver Wings parachute into the Town Center Park to kick-off our annual Red, White, Bluegrass, & Bach Memorial Day Concert! Featuring the fun and patriotic music by the Main Street Orchestra, bluegrass music from Sideline, a salute to our veterans, food trucks and more – wear your red, white, and blue and come celebrate in Suwanee!
7:00 – Fort Benning Silver Wings Parachute Team
7:15 – National Anthem
7:20 – Main Street Orchestra
8:30 – Sideline
June 3 Food Truck Friday
Food Truck Fridays return to Town Center Park on Friday, June 3. Each month will feature a variety of great food and music from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm (music begins at 7 pm).
The tentative Food Truck line-up for June 3 includes:
- Bustin' Butts
- Deep South Biscuit Co.
- Buffalo's Café
- Island Chef
- Flatbread Bistro
- Freckled & Blue
- Mac the Cheese
- Tasting Maine
- Wheely Grilly
The Force is Strong this Summer in Suwanee
Movies Under the Stars is bringing double features to Town Center Park this summer. Upcoming movie nights will feature films appropriate for young children on a digital board at 7 p.m. and movie selections for slightly older audiences on a big screen beginning around 8:45 p.m.
|7:00 p.m.||8:45 p.m.|
|June 4:||Finding Nemo||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2|
|July 23:||Kung Fu Panda 3||Star Wars: The Force Awakens|
|August 6:||Zootopia||Star Wars: Return of the Jedi|
The movies are free and open to the public. Bring chairs, blankets, and snacks. No alcohol may be brought into the park, but food and beverages, including beer and wine, may be purchased from Town Center merchants.
Welcome to the Welcome Center
In a joint venture, the City of Suwanee and North Gwinnett Arts Association (NGAA) have entered into a partnership that allows the NGAA to have much-needed studio and class space in Suwanee Town Center, while also creating and staffing a welcome center for the city.
"The joint welcome and arts center allows the city to have a presence that extends beyond the normal business hours," said Marty Allen, Suwanee City Manager. "City Hall is closed on weekends and after 5 p.m., which is when a large percentage of visitors are in Town Center. A welcome center affords us the opportunity to serve as ambassadors to visitors, and leveraging a collaboration with the NGAA provides a welcoming presence."
Located at 3930 Charleston Market Street, the 2,297 square-foot facility will feature studio space, art classes and workshops, open studio time, and a gallery. The welcome center will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Newest Member of the Suwanee Community!
Introducing the brand-new Brushy Creek Greenway! A one-mile multi-use trail that connects Suwanee Dam Road at Delay Road to Stonecypher Road near Main Street, Brushy Creek Greenway is a combination of concrete and boardwalk following the Brushy Creek corridor. The shade, combined with shorter distance, makes the Greenway ideal for treks with younger children – particularly since it connects to PlayTown Suwanee and the library.
"The Brushy Creek Greenway is integral to our connected greenway system," said Marty Allen, Suwanee's City Manager. "The new trail is also in-line with the alternative transportation portion of our Downtown Suwanee Master Plan by creating more walking and biking opportunities for our citizens."
The ribbon cutting and official grand opening is on Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Brushy Creek Greenway entrance at Playtown Suwanee (425 Main Street).
A Glimpse Behind the Badge
Suwanee's Citizens Police Academy provides area residents with a hands-on glimpse behind the badge and a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of Suwanee police officers. The 10-week program will next be offered on Monday evenings, June 6 – August 15, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Classes will be at the Suwanee Police Substation/Training Center at 2966 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.
The academy offers classroom training and hands-on experiences in crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, crime prevention, and narcotics identification and provides an understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of officers.
Notarized applications are due Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m. Classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For additional information, contact Ofc. Richard Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-904-7641.
Look! At the front of the parade! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's…YOU!!
Hey kids! Do you want to be the Grand Marshal of this year's Suwanee Fest parade? The City of Suwanee is excited to announce the Suwanee Kids Super Contest, open to all K-12 students in a school that serves the City of Suwanee. In an essay or video entry, tell us about the super hero in your life: Is it a teacher or coach who has inspired you to greater heights? A parent or family member who has always encouraged you to be your best? It can be anyone – a neighbor, classmate, survivor – tell us all about the modern day heroes living right here in our community!
There are two ways to enter: submit an essay (no longer than 400 words) or a video (no longer than one minute) telling us about your superhero. Up to three winning entries may be selected. The winners will serve as grand marshals of the Suwanee Fest Parade on Saturday, September 17. For more information regarding the contest, please visit www.SuwaneeFest.com.
Farmers Market Returns
The season of fresh produce, lovely flowers, and yummy baked goods returns to Suwanee when the City's Farmers Market opens at Town Center Park Saturday, May 7. The market is open 8 am-noon Saturdays through October 1.
"The Suwanee Farmers Market has a loyal customer and farmer base," notes Suwanee Events Manager Amy Doherty. "Our market is almost as much a social event as it is an opportunity to access locally grown produce and a variety of other items, such as salsa, honey, eggs and meat, seafood, and baked goods."
Art on a Limb Returns through the Month of May
A beloved Suwanee tradition, Suwanee's annual finders-keepers, month-long Art on a Limb program will bloom along the Suwanee Creek Greenway as well as Sims Lake and White Street parks throughout the month of May. Designed to bring attention to Suwanee's arts efforts as well as its parks, two pieces of original artwork are hidden each day; those who find a piece of art along one of Suwanee's trails get to keep it.
This year's Art on a Limb pieces are a treat for both the eyes and the ears: Johns Creek artist Judy Isaak – creator of the clay birds and tiles featured in the 2013 Art on a Limb program – fashioned clay double bell wind chimes as this year's winning entry. The wind chimes are stamped with various nature motifs, as well as the Suwanee "S" and the year.