Thursday, July 5, 2012
Snellville residents headed to the town green to celebrate America's birthday with lots of food, music and fun. Did our photographer catch you having a fantastic Fourth of July?
Snellville Tourism and Trade presented Star-Spangled Snellville, an Independence Day celebration on the town green. The event featured bungees, inflatables and train rides for kids, a variety of food vendors and live music and activities throughout the day. Star-Spangled Snellville culminated with a fireworks display at dusk.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The city of Snellville will present its annual Fourth of July event, beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The annual fourth of July event will actually be held on the fourth of July this year.
Star-Spangled Snellville is just around the corner, and organizers are working to be sure citizens have a safe and fun time on the town green. This year, the festivities will be organized by Snellville Tourism and Trade, though in years past First Baptist Church of Snellville handled. It is being presented and sponsored by a number of groups: Summit Chase Country Club, Eastside Medical Center, the Gwinnett Citizen (sponsor), the city of Snellville (sponsor) and Hamilton Financial (sponsor). Fun begins 3 p.m. on July 4, which is Wednesday. Fireworks will shoot off at dusk. There will be entertainment, a bungee jump and train rides, along with a number of games, such as the watermelon eating contest, a cake walk and a cookie walk. …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Gear up for Snellville's newest fun, family event on May 19, and get a chance for a free cruise.
Snellville city and community leaders continue to find new ways for everyone to get together for a little bit of fun. The Snellville Beach Blast kicks off on May 19, and the proceeds from the spring event go to benefit the Snellville Citizen's Police Academy Alumni and the Snellville Rotary Club, according to Snellville Tourism & Trade's website. Event organizers also will be raffling off a five-night Caribbean cruise for two on Carnival Cruise Lines. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the event or through any member of the Snellville Citizens Police Academy Alumni or the Snellville Rotary Club. The drawing will be at 5:30 p.m., and you have to be present to win. There will be an afternoon of fun in the sun, complete with sand and music. …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau's list of things going on in Gwinnett and Stone Mountain.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Click on the pdf accompanying this article for weekend events around the county, compiled by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitor's Bureau. To enlarge, click on the magnifying glass with the plus sign in it at the bottom of the PDF.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The annual parade down Wisteria Drive kicks off two full days of family fun.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The 39th Annual Snellville Days Festival weekend is coming up soon, and festivities kick off with a parade on May 5. The annual two-day family event is expected to draw an estimated 30,000 people, according to festival organizers. Festival hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., on Saturday, May 5; and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, May 6. The parade begins on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and starts at the Wisteria Village Shopping Center. It will then wind down Wisteria Drive, North Road and Oak Road before ending at the City Hall parking lot. It is uncertain whether the city of Snellville has a grand marshal for the parade. According to an employee at the city's parks department, that information has not yet been confirmed. Cash prizes will be awarded to the …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
An estimated 3,000 runners will take to one of the most well-known streets in Snellville today -- Ronald Reagan Parkway.
Run the Reagan kicks off today, when as many as 3,000 participants are expected to take to Ronald Reagan Parkway for the annual family sporting event. It kicks off today -- February 18, 2012 -- at 9 a.m. Ronald Reagan Parkway will be closed for the festivities. Organizers say the year-long planning has been tough, but that they're ready for busy day. They hope this year's event is better than the last. Kim Maddox, a volunteer extraordinaire said they have volunteers and sponsors to thank for a smooth, albeit exhausting planning process. In addition, there's been new cooperation from the Snellville City Council and the Gwinnett Sports Commission, she said. "We are using many of our loyal vendors for tents, inflatables, DJ, awards, etc.," …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
It's the weekend again. What are YOU going to do?
1. Parkwood Farms Family Fun Halloween When/Where: October 29, 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Parkwood Farms, 2519 Parkwood Road, Snellville Why Go: It's that weekend. Halloween. And, there is certainly a lot to chose from. In Snellville, our Dr. Marilyn Peterson and Parkwood Farms will be hosting an event that will be fun for everyone. There will be horse rides for children of all abilities, gluten-free goodies, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and more all in a carnival atmosphere. Proceeds go to benefit the work of this local nonprofit. Pricing: Events are Free-$5. 2. Shiloh High Concert When/Where: October 27, 7 p.m., Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Road, Snellville Why Go: You can join a local high school for some spooky music and support …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Cheer for breast cancer awareness, get help with your marriage, have fun at Snellville's fall festival, and more!
1. Susan G. Komen's 3-Day "Living Route" When/Where: October 21-23, opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m., route begins at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain Why Go: Sixty miles is a long way. But, participants in this three-day journey, are setting out from Stone Mountain Park Friday to show their support for families affected by breast cancer. In a commitment to end breast cancer, they will walk to Turner Field in Atlanta, weaving their way throughout the city. There will be special sections along the route, where you can help cheer them on. Net proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. Pricing: Free to cheer. To make a donation to the effort, click here. 2. Love …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Halloween, the arts and breast cancer awareness take top spots in this week's planner. Here's a look at things to do this weekend in and around Snellville.
1. Scream on the Trail When/Where: October 14-31, starts at dark until 10:30 p.m., 2859 Parkwood, Snellville Why Go: If you're looking for an alternative to Netherworld that was featured in a our weekend planner last week, try this family attraction that brings spooky thrills for a super reasonable cost. There are two scare levels for the attraction, featuring one for kids (guided tour) and one for adults (full terror). You'll travel on a haunted 1/4-mile trail through the Ivy Covered Passage, the chop shop, a maze, graveyard, and more. See the trail's website here. Pricing: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. 2. New London's Dracula When/Where: October 14-31, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., New London …