Food Trucks & Jazz Hands

May 6 is Food Truck Friday's annual 'Night of Jazz,' featuring the jazz bands of the three high schools that call Suwanee home: Collins Hill, North Gwinnett, and Peachtree Ridge. Along with our special guests, the Duluth High School Jazz Band, these ensembles will delight and entertain you with the best in big-band jazz. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Food Trucks scheduled to appear:

1. King of Pops
2. Yolis
3. Bustin' Butts
4. Cousins Maine Lobster
5. Hail Caesar
6. Fry Guy
7. Grubbin' out
8. Heavenly Dolce
9. Simply Done Hot Mini Donuts
10. Urban Taali
11. Viet-Nomie's

 

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."

Open Call for Suwanee Fest Logo Designs

The City of Suwanee is looking for designers, artists, and creative people in general to submit logo designs for the 2016 Suwanee Fest. The designer of the winning logo will see his or her design on official festival t-shirts and marketing posters, as well as receive a $500 prize.

The competition is open to professional and amateur designers of all ages. Designs may be hand-drawn or computer-generated. Entries should be submitted in printed and electronic format. The deadline for submissions is April 29. See suwaneefest.com for additional guidelines and an entry form.

The theme for the 2016 festival, to be celebrated September 17 and 18, is "Super City, Super People."

Attention Parents!

Did you know that seven out of every ten children are either in the wrong safety seat for their size and age, or in an improperly installed car seat? Child restraint systems are used incorrectly about 72% of the time and can increase a child's risk of injury during a crash.

The Suwanee Police will be doing child safety seat checks on Wednesday, May 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Walmart on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. These officers are certified in the proper installation and use of child car seats and have received training as child safety technicians. These specially-trained officers are also available for car seat inspections by appointment to Suwanee citizens. Suwanee residents may contact Capt. Cass Mooney at 770-945-8995 or seu@suwanee.com to request an inspection of their child safety seats.

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.

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 rpope@suwanee.com or 770-904-7641.

Going to the Dogs

Town Center Park goes to the dogs once again when Star 94 brings Woofstock to Suwanee on Saturday, May 7. Atlanta's largest "Pet Party in the Park" features pet adoptions and contests, dock diving dogs, hundreds of vendors, inflatables for kids, and Frisbee, agility, and high jump demonstrations for canines. The event will also feature live music from Star 94 artists.

The tail-wagging fun starts at noon and continues until 7 p.m.

Arts in the Park

The North Gwinnett Arts Association's (NGAA) annual Arts in the Park festival is on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Town Center Park will be filled with the work of about 60 juried artists, onsite artist demos, and several create-it-yourself community art projects, as well as music and food trucks.

Community art activities include paint-a-wreck, create (Jackson) Pollock-like artwork, and DIY tie-dye shirts. The event features about ten professional street artists who will create temporary 3D chalk drawings around Town Center Park. In addition, there is a chalk art competition, open to elementary, middle, and high school students, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is available at suwaneeartsinthepark.com.

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

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.

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