August Family-Friendly Events! 1

Need a distraction from all the back-to-school craziness?  See below for some great local events to take your mind off of it all and relax.  At least for a little while, anyway.  Happy August!



Let’s Get Crafty – American Girl Store

Date: August 2nd
Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM
Location:  American Girl Doll Store, 1202 North Point Circle
Description: Fun and free craft! Each month will feature a different craft and theme, including: Girl of the Year, Contemporary Characters, BeForever, and more.

Food Truck Alley

Date: August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 31st
Time: 5PM
Location: Roswell St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Description: Street lined with food trucks and fun for the family

Old Soldier’s Day Parade

Date: August 5th
Time: 9:15AM
Location: Wills Park, 11915 Wills Rd Alpharetta, GA 30004
Description:  Parade celebrating the city’s war veterans.  Program, parade, floats, High School bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road, at the conclusion of the parade. With so much to celebrate, take this day to recognize the living memory of all veterans of war.

Book Sale

Date: August 5th
Time: 10AM-4PM
Location: 10 Park Plaza, next to Alpharetta City Hall, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Description: Outdoor book sale on the veranda of the new Alpharetta library.  The books are priced resonably (most are $1 or less) are generously donated so each month they are able to display a wide variety of used books in all genres.

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Movies at Newtown Park

Date: August 12th
Time: Movie starts at dusk. Pre-Show activities begin at 7 p.m.
Location: 3150 Old Alabama Rd.
Description: Screening of the movie “Moana.”  Families are encouraged to bring blankets and relax as they watch the movie.  Foodtrucks are scheduled for each of the Movies at Newtown Park events!

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 26th
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Location: Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, 3150 Old Alabama Road
Description: Classical music concert, part of the city-sponsored Summer Concerts. Food and non-alcoholic drinks may be brought in, and vendors provide a variety of catered food and beverages, including beer and wine.


Creekside MOPS Baby & Kids Consignment Sale

Date: August 11th
Time: 9AM
Location: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041
Description: Thousands of deals from clothing to furniture to toys, etc.

Kid Care Expo

Date: Aug 19
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Lanier Technical College Conference Center,  3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd Cumming, GA 30041
Description: Meet and greet healthcare providers and other child specific community resources face to face. This event is perfect for picking a pediatrician, dentist, or pediatric specialist for your child.

Solar Eclipse Viewing and Activities

Date: August 21st
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location:  Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street Cumming, Georgia 30040
Description: Enjoy hands-on activities, educational displays and videos, plus crafts in our meeting room. At 2:20 p.m., we’ll provide special glasses and go outside to watch the solar eclipse.

Going Home to Dixie

Date: August 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th
Time: 3pm or 8pm
Location: 131 Elm Street, Cumming, GA 30040
Description: Live performance of a the Going Home to Dixie Musical at the Forsyth Central High School Performing Arts Center


Food Truck Friday

Date: August 4
Time: 5:30-9:30 pm
Location: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Avenue
Description:  One of the last few Food Truck Fridays of the summer!  Food trucks open at 5:30 pm; music begins at 7:00 pm.

Lambert Afternoon Farmer’s Market

Date: August 5th
Time: 4PM-7PM
Location: 805 Nichols Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Description: Farm fresh produce, organic foods, local honey, baked goods, bath n body products, and much more!

August Concert and Wing Festival

Date: August 12
Time: 5:00-10:00 pm
Location: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Avenue
Description:  Concert featuring Two Takes, New Mantra, and Spin Doctors, and wing-eating contest beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Movies Under the Starts – Double Feature

Date:  August 19
Time: 7:00-11:00 pm
Location: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Avenue
Description:  Double feature, with Trolls & The Princess Bride.  Family movie will begin at 7pm; the second will start about 8:45 pm.

Hoofin’ for Habitat

Date: August 26
Time: 7:30-10:00 am
Location: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Avenue
Description:  Sponsored by the Gwinnett Women’s Council of REALTORS®, the Hoofin’ For Habitat 5k Fun Run is in it’s 7th year, raising funds to support Gwinnett HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.


Date: August 1st-31st
Time: Any time
Location: Suwanee Town Center Park
Description: The 5th installment of the ongoing sculpture exhibit


School Supply Drive

Date: By August 5th
Time: Any
Location: 33 Buford Village Way, Buford, GA
Description: Drop school supply donations off at several vendors, benefiting Buford children in need

Museum Spotlight: Can You Spare a Dime?

Date:  August 5th
Time:  Museum Spotlight Hike is at 11:00am and 2:00pm and the Blue Planet Sensory Theater is shown at 12:00pm 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Location: 2020 Cleanwater Drive, Buford, GA 30519
Description:  Learn how farms and businesses during the Great Depression dealt with the economic crisis. Explore what daily life was like for families living in our region.

The Originally You Back to School Bash

Date: August 12th
Time: 5PM-8PM
Location: 2723 North Bogan Road Northeast, Buford, GA 30519
Description: Fun and entertainment for families including prizes and bullying awareness

Movie Night at Karate World

Date: August 12th (register by August 5th)
Time: 6PM-10PM
Location: 1625 Buford Highway NE, Buford, GA 30518
Description: Movie, games, food, lightsaber training, and more

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