POW! ZAP! BOOM! ANNUAL SUWANEE FEST TO CELEBRATE COMMUNITY'S "SUPER CITY, SUPER PEOPLE"
Suwanee Fest has always been a family event, but this year it's an event fit for a family of super heroes. The theme of this year's annual celebration of community is "Super City, Super People," and will be reflected throughout the weekend-long festival presented by 12Stone® Church.
The community festival – named Best Festival in 2015 by the Southeast Festival and Events Association – kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 with a parade, led by a former Atlanta Falcons super hero, grand marshal Brian Finneran. The approximately one-mile parade travels up Main Street to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and then down Buford Highway to Town Center Park, where over 200 arts and crafts exhibitors and food vendors will be set up through Sunday evening.
The re-vamped family fun zone will feature plenty of complimentary activities for elementary school-aged children, including the opportunity to become an official, full-fledged super hero by completing the Suwanee Fest Super Hero Training Course. The area will feature a maze of laser beams, a weight lifting challenge, brick walls to break through and save the day, and the opportunity to be a hero for a child. Newly-minted super heroes will receive their own official Suwanee Fest super hero capes! The family fun zone also includes an array of entertainers, activities, and ticketed rides and games.
Also new to Suwanee Fest this year is the Stand at Attention Competition, benefitting programs that support military families and garnering national attention and resources for veteran suicide awareness. Stand at Attention is a fundraiser at which members of the armed services stand at attention, at length, in a public place for donations. The various military branches are represented by veterans or cadets who stand for approximately 10 hours. If more than one branch is still standing at the end of the competition, the donations are counted and the winner is determined by the branch that raised the most money.
The Town Center Park stage will be packed with entertainment from 10:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday's headliner, Michael Jackson cover band Who's Bad, takes the stage at 5:30 p.m.
Off-site parking for the festival and free shuttle service will be provided from:
Shadowbrook Baptist Church
4187 Suwanee Dam Road
Shawnee North Business Center
305 Shawnee North Drive (at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road)
3655 Windsor Park Drive
(Enter from Buford Highway only)
Festival hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Find more information, plus an interactive map, at suwaneefest.com.