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.

Be Prepared to Feel the Love Tonight at Broadway in the Park

Musical theatre returns to Town Center Park again this summer with Suwanee Performing Arts' Broadway in the Park presentation of Disney's The Lion King JR. and opening act Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR. on July 28 and July 29.

Broadway in the Park is the Suwanee Performing Arts' signature summer production performed in the park each July. The Town Center amphitheater is transformed into a Broadway-style stage with professional lighting, sound, costumes, sets, and our community's most talented high school, middle school, and home school students. Consulting with volunteers from the Center for Puppetry Arts, Suwanee Performing Arts will create spectacular, larger-than-life characters certain to enchant audiences of all ages and walks of life.

The rain-or-shine performances draw approximately 4,000 people per show. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but you should plan to arrive early to claim seats on the lawn and dine at local restaurants. Reserved premium seating, tables for sponsors, or general admission seating near the front of the stage is available. Contact Suwanee Performing Arts at info@suwaneeperforms.com or 678-482-6333.

If You Want to Come to August Concert, Just Go Ahead Now
Spin Doctors Headline Suwanee's August Concert & Wing Fest

Featuring all four original band members, the Spin Doctors will bring their unique 90s sound to Suwanee as they headline the annual free August Concert & Wing Festival on Saturday, August 12 beginning at 5 p.m. in Town Center Park.

Two Takes 5:30 p.m.
New Mantra 6:30 p.m.
Wing-Eating Contest 7:30 p.m.
Spin Doctors 8:15 p.m.
*All times are approximate

Wings from a variety of your favorite Suwanee restaurants will be available for purchase, as well as beer and wine from onsite vendors and Town Center merchants. Alcohol must be purchased on site – bringing your own alcohol is prohibited.

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.

August 4 Food Truck Friday Line-Up Announced

Hosted by the Suwanee Youth Leaders, the theme of this Food Truck Friday is Smile Fest – things that make you smile! Food trucks open at 5:30 pm; music by Common Grounds begins at 7:00 pm.

Tentative food truck line-up:

  • Brooke Lynn's Own Sticks & Cones
  • Daddy O'Brien's Irish Pub Ice Cream
  • Deep South Biscuit Co.
  • Flatbread Bistro
  • Island Chef
  • King of Pops
  • Nana G's Chicken & Waffles
  • Philly Connection
  • Rey's Cuban Café
  • Super Tot
  • Tex's Tacos
  • Yumbii

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 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!

Nourishment for the Mind, Body, & Soul

For the past four years, the City of Suwanee and Harvest Farm have collaborated to develop the first public orchard and playground in the Southeast.  Featuring a fully functional orchard that will be open to the community and public, the Orchard at White Street Park was 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.

In addition to trees yielding fruit, the Orchard at White Street Park also includes lawn areas for relaxation and play, a pavilion, winding pathways, and natural construction children's play features throughout the one acre site.

While the space itself is already open to the public, the orchard will continue to be planted over the next few months, largely by community volunteers. Click here for more information about the Orchard at White Street Park, volunteering, or making a donation.

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