Suwanee Fest 2017

Our annual two-day celebration of community 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.

Free Parking & Shuttle
Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 7 pm

Parade
Saturday only 9 am

Exhibitors, Vendors, Family Fun Zone, On-Stage Entertainment
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm

For more information, visit www.SuwaneeFest.com.

Suwanee Fest Headlined by The Molly Ringwalds

Hailing from Sheffield, England, The Molly Ringwalds – known as The World's Greatest 80's Experience – has combined their very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade ever. This legendary quintet produces the quintessential 80's experience with make-up, hair, and the musical genres of the decade. From their days of building a following at a pub located in a large portion of a big city near a small village located south of a place you've never heard of, to selling out large venues in the United States, The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable act. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is the history of the 80's! Catch them live from the Town Center Park stage on Saturday, September 16 from 5:30-7 pm.

Click here for the complete Suwanee Fest Entertainment schedule.

Suwanee Fest Parking & Shuttles

Parking is unavailable at Town Center during Suwanee Fest, and traffic in the Town Center area can be congested throughout the day. Please plan on taking the free shuttle for a hassle-free Suwanee Fest parking experience. Off-site festival parking and complimentary shuttles are available at three convenient locations:

  • Orange Lot – Shadowbrook Church, 4187 Suwanee Dam Road. *This lot features wheelchair-accessible shuttles
  • Yellow Lot – Shawnee North Business Center, 305 Shawnee North Drive at Lawrenceville Suwanee Road
  • Green Lot – Southeastern Freight, 3655 Windsor Park off of Buford Highway

The air-conditioned shuttles will run from 8am-8pm on Saturday, and from 11:30 am-7 pm on Sunday. Please note that bus service will be very limited during the parade, from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. New this year: dogs are welcome on the shuttles!

Click here for more parking information.

Suwanee Fest Parade

Usher in our beloved weekend-long Celebration of Community by joining us in the traditional one-mile parade down Main Street and into Town Center Park! The 2017 Suwanee Fest Parade will take place beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Line up and step off will occur at Stonecypher and Eva Kennedy Roads in Old Town Suwanee.

This year's parade grand marshal is former NFL and University of Georgia linebacker Randall Godfrey.  Each summer, Godfrey hosts a football camp in his hometown of Valdosta with the purpose of giving professional players a platform to speak to kids about bad choices. He also founded the Randall Godfrey Foundation to aid victims of domestic violence.

Godfrey retired from the National Football League in 2008 and now resides in Suwanee with his wife Rhonda and their three children.

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.

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 by 400 feet, and ultimately allow for more efficient timing of other traffic signals.

The signal under study for removal 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 September. 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.


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.

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."

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