Orchard Grand Opening

The City of Suwanee is proud to announce the grand opening celebration of the first public orchard and playground in the Southeast: The Orchard at White Street Park. A true celebration of hard work, the grand opening event on October 22 from 2-4:00 p.m. will feature a ribbon cutting, guided tours, activities for kids and adults, prizes and giveaways, the unveiling of donation plaques, and more.

The Orchard at White Street Park is a fully functional orchard that will be open to the community. Designed to provide families with a fun and engaging space that changes through the seasons, encourages creative and self-guided outdoor play, and grows fresh fruit, the Orchard also includes lawn areas for relaxation and play, a pavilion, winding pathways, and natural children's play features throughout the one-acre site.

Upcoming Events

Alive! Festival & FUN Club 5K | October 21, 9 am
Benefiting Project Green, festival attendees will learn how to integrate health and wellness plus natural, organic, and green products into environmentally responsible eco living and to create a positive impact on the world as a whole.

Jonny & Xena "Spread the Words" 5K | October 28, 9 am
The mission of Jonny and Xena's "Spread the Words" Foundation is to improve the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities. Jonny & Xena "spread the words" of kindness, acceptance, hope, and understanding through educational programs.

Annandale Extra Mile 5K | November 4, 8 am
A fundraising and disabilities awareness campaign, this 5K honors and celebrates individuals and families living with and affected by developmental disabilities and those that have experienced a traumatic brain injury.

Suwanee Classic Car Show | November 5, 10 am
Hosted by the North Gwinnett Arts Association, the award-winning Suwanee Classic Car Show will showcase many types of classic cars, race cars, Paint-A-Wreck, and include a presentation for our veterans. Admission is free.

Early Voting

Advance Voting will be from Monday, October 16, 2017 through Friday, November 3, 2017 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Suwanee City Hall, 330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA 30024. To request an application for an ABSENTEE BALLOT, you may call 770-945-8996. La Votación Anticipada será del lunes 16 de Octubre de 2017 a viernes, 3 de Noviembre de 2017 durante las horas de 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. en el Ayuntamiento de Suwanee, 330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA 30024. Para solicitar una solicitud para una BOLETA AUSENTE, usted puede llamar al 770-945-8996.

Study to Remove Traffic Signal

In an effort to create safer, less congested, and more efficient access to I-85, the City of Suwanee is undertaking a traffic study to determine the feasibility of removing the traffic signal at the intersection of Sawmill Drive and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Since 2014, there have been more than 80 vehicle crashes with over 30 injuries at this particular intersection.

The plans call for connecting the raised concrete medians on either side of the intersection along Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, making it so drivers can only turn right onto or off of Sawmill Drive (eliminating the need for a traffic signal), extend the dedicated left turn lane for I-85 northbound, and ultimately allow for more efficient timing of other traffic signals.

The process for the proposed median break closing and traffic signal removal requires undertaking a temporary 90-day closure of the median break, which will likely begin in October. Public comments can be made at Signalstudy@suwanee.com. Information provided to this e-mail address will be collected as part of the study process. Click here for more detailed information.

Trek or Treat Moves to Sims Lake Park

Summer may be over, but the City of Suwanee's event calendar is heating up! Perhaps the most beloved event of the year with the younger segment of our population is Trek or Treat. All the little princesses, monsters, super heroes, and witches will have the opportunity to do a costume test run at the annual favorite on Saturday, October 28 from 1-3 pm at Sims Lake Park.

The event, designed for children ten and younger, includes fall festival-style games, music, contests, and inflatables. Costumes aren't required, but strongly encouraged. Parker the Dog will, of course, be there in costume. We've even added a professional pumpkin carver, who will demonstrate his skills at the event!

Overflow parking will be available at Level Creek Elementary School – just a quick stroll from Sims Lake Park!

Suwanee Wine Fest

November 4 marks the 5th Annual Suwanee Wine Festival in Town Center Park, brought to you by organizers of the award-winning Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest. From noon-5:00 pm, local wine experts will assist in hand-selecting over 100 premium wines from around the world. Back by popular demand, the Georgia craft beer tent will also feature unlimited samples of your favorite local brews and a big TV screen showing the "game of the day."

General Admission ticket-holders will receive: unlimited wine & craft beer samples, complimentary food samples, live entertainment, delicious food for purchase, and a variety of activities + shopping experiences provided by vendors.

VIP ticket-holders receive everything included with General Admission PLUS one hour early entry to beat the lines, a private tasting & dining tent with higher-end wines to sample, wine education offerings, a fully-catered meal and an exclusive Suwanee Wine Fest t-shirt + goody bag.

For more information, visit SuwaneeWineFest.com.

Winter Farmers Market Returns

Rejoice, localvores — Suwanee is extending the Farmers Market through the winter months! The Farmers Market will continue on the second Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. from October through April at Town Center Park. Stop by and enjoy fresh local winter produce, such as lettuces, greens, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, baked goods, and a variety of other delicious, local flavors.


Solis Town Center

Town Center is Growing!

Big things are happening around town! Have you noticed some dirt moved, trees coming down, and general construction activity around downtown and Suwanee Town Center? We asked our citizens what they wanted, and they said, "More Town Center" – so we're giving it to them!

Solis Town Center Terwilliger Pappas began development of Solis Town Center, a modern 4-5 story mixed-use development adjacent to Suwanee Town Center.


Town Center
Park Expansion

Buford Highway

Buford Highway The Georgia Department of Transportation and City of Suwanee have partnered to develop a better Buford Highway that will handle a similar volume of traffic, but in a way that slows down vehicles while accommodating pedestrians and cyclists.

Town Center Park Expansion The design of the yet-to-be-named park is influenced by the style and quality of Town Center Park, but will have its own unique character, personality, and purpose.

Pierce's Corner The 6,000-square-foot building, constructed around 1909, is expected to be used for retail and/or restaurant purposes.

Click here for more details and updates on these, and other projects around our community.

Purchase Your Suwanee Swag at the Welcome Center

You've seen them all over town – now you can have your very own! Suwanee swag is available at the Welcome Center, located at the North Gwinnett Arts Association at 3930 Charleston Market Street in Town Center. Show your love of the goats, proudly declare that you arted, or choose from a number of other Suwanee items. Show your Suwanee pride!

Welcome Center hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 5:00

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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