Upcoming Events

Movies Under the Stars | August 19
7:00 pm – Trolls
8:45 pm – The Princess Bride

Hoofin' for Habitat 5K | August 26, 7:30 am
Support Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity while getting your workout in at the Hoofin' For Habitat 5K, Fun Run and Walk. Run, walk or stroll at this family-friendly event suitable for all ability levels.

Love Rolls Walk/Festival | August 26, 4:00 pm
A new Suwanee event supporting Love Rolls, a nonprofit focused on collecting toilet paper for the homeless, founded by former Suwanee Youth Leader Kendall Robinson.

Food Truck Friday | September 1, 5:30 pm
Hosted by the Suwanee Youth Leaders, the theme of this Food Truck Friday is All-American!
Tentative food truck line-up:
Atlanta Burger Truck, Big C's Chicago Chicken, Brooke Lynn's Own Sticks & Cones, Cousins Maine Lobster, Five Finger Philly, Fruit Smashers, Hey French Fries, Just Smokin' Around, Lo-Co Motion, King of Pops, Mac the Cheese

Proposed Millage Rate to Remain at 4.93

The City of Suwanee began the new fiscal year July 1 with a $12.9 million balanced operating budget. This year's budget represents a 4.2 percent increase over the $12.4 million adopted budget for the recently ended 2017 fiscal year.

The City of Suwanee has proposed a millage rate of 4.93 mills, the same proposed rate used in the proposed FY 2018 budget and the same rate used by the City over the past four years. 

Because the proposed rate is anticipated to generate a 4.96 percent increase in property tax revenue, due to rising property values, the City will hold three public hearings at City Hall on August 10 at 5:30 pm and August 22 at 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm before adopting the millage rate.

For more information regarding the City of Suwanee's FY2018 budget, please click on the Open Budget icon at the bottom right side of the Suwanee.com homepage.

Candidate Qualifying Dates Set for Council Posts
Fechas Establecidas de Candidatos Calificados para Puestos del Consejo

Qualifying for City Council positions expected to be on the ballot on November 7 will take place August 21-23, 2017. Anyone interested in being elected to a four-year term as a City Councilmember must first officially qualify at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the dates specified.

City Council posts 3, 4, and 5 are up for election this fall. Post 3 is currently filled by Linnea Miller; Post 4 is served by Beth Hilscher, and Post 5 by Dan Foster. All City Council positions are voted on city-wide.

The qualifying fee is $270 for City Council positions. Qualified candidates must have been a City of Suwanee resident for at least 180 days and a registered voter. Click here for additional information.

Haga chic aquí para más información sobre el voto.

Citizens Police Academy Seeking a Few Good Men & Women

The City of Suwanee Police Department will host a 10-week Citizens Police Academy session in order to strengthen the relationship between citizens and the police, and offer a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of police officers.

The class runs for ten weeks beginning on September 18 through November 20 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Suwanee Police Substation & Training Center. Some of the classes included in this training will be Active Shooter Response, Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Crime Prevention, and Narcotics Identification. This program also includes a ride along with a Suwanee Police Officer.

Applications must be received no later than September 7 at 5:00 p.m. Contact Officer Richard Pope at 770-904-7641 for an application.

Suwanee Fest 2017

Suwanee Fest returns to Town Center Park September 16 and 17! Nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors, 15 entertainment acts, and one amazing parade are just some of the highlights of this beloved fall tradition. New to the event this year:

  • Topgolf Man Cave
  • Celebrity appearance by Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater (Sunday only)
  • Headliner The Molly Ringwalds

For more information, visit www.SuwaneeFest.com.


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.

Suwanee SculpTour on Otocast

Ready to experience Suwanee SculpTour in a whole new way? Download Otocast (for free!) on your smart phone and hear about each piece in the 2017-19 exhibit, directly from the artists themselves!

Otocast guides facilitate discovery of recommended "points of interest" in any geography and encourage exploration of the surrounding area, which in turn increases engagement and benefits local businesses and economy. The Otocast app is currently being used to let people access over 1,900 points of interest across almost 100 guides for public art, historic sites, murals, landmarks, architecture, monuments, and other points-of-interest that get people more engaged with their surroundings, encourage exploration, and spend more time enjoying the area. 

The guides sort themselves based on location, so using it in your area will show your guide at the top of the list, with other nearby guides following – like having a BFF who knows all the cool facts and stories about the things you want to see!

Welcome Center

You've seen them all over town – now you can have your very own! Suwanee summer 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!

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 13. The market is open 8 am-noon Saturdays through September 30.

"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."

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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  • Better Buford Highway Project
    Better Buford Highway Project
  • Suwanee Fest 2016
    Suwanee Fest 2016
  • Suwanee August Concert + Wing Fest 2016
    Suwanee August Concert + Wing Fest 2016
  • 'Guess Who's Coming to Cocktails' 2016
    'Guess Who's Coming to Cocktails' 2016
  • Suwanee Fest 2015
    Suwanee Fest 2015
  • Suwanee Fest Sept. 19 & 20
    Suwanee Fest Sept. 19 & 20
  • Celebrating 10+ Rockin' Years at Town Center Park
    Celebrating 10+ Rockin' Years at Town Center Park
  • What Does A Leader Look Like?
    What Does A Leader Look Like?
  • City of Suwanee's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    City of Suwanee's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Suwanee, Georgia: A Little Edgy
    Suwanee, Georgia: A Little Edgy
  • What's Your Big Idea? Suwanee's 20/20 Vision Strategic Plan
    What's Your Big Idea? Suwanee's 20/20 Vision Strategic Plan