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Peachtree Corners Festival Returns in June

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Planning is in high gear for the ninth annual Peachtree Corners Festival, a free arts and crafts and concert event that draws about 15,000 people over three days. Always held on the second weekend in June, the 2019 festival is set for Friday to Sunday, June 7-9, at The Corners Office Park.

About a half mile of The Corners Parkway, from Holcomb Bridge Road to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, will be blocked off for the event.

What can you expect?

Headlining this year’s Friday night concert is Atlanta-based Rumours, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band that has appeared in major venues around the country. Runnin’ Down A Dream, an Atlanta-based Tom Petty tribute band, opens the concert. 

Once again, the festival will feature more than 100 handmade arts and crafts booths representing vendors from across the South. Among other returning attractions are car and bike shows featuring classic cars on Saturday and British cars on Sunday and the “Kids Korner” with carnival rides.

Live music will be performed throughout the festival and the ever-popular lobster food truck will be back among the food vendors. Festival visitors can expect some new twists that weren’t ready for announcement at press time.

Why have a festival?

Peachtree Corners Festival is all about bringing the community together for a good time, but its ultimate goal is to foster community pride and civic involvement. The nonprofit festival costs about $80,000 to $100,000 to stage, a sum footed almost entirely by sponsors, including the City of Peachtree Corners.

Any proceeds from the all-volunteer effort are donated to area education and beautification efforts.

Dave Huffman is in his sixth year as president of the festival. The retired electrical engineer and his wife, Laura, both Georgia Tech grads, have been Peachtree Corners residents since 1986. Their son Matthew graduates from Georgia Tech in May.

Huffman is an active volunteer, including longtime work in refugee resettlement and at Pinckneyville Middle School. Several years ago, the Festival Committee was asked to also take on the city’s holiday parade, usually held in late November, and work on the Peachtree Corners Festival begins in January every year.

“It’s a lot of work,” Huffman said of the festival. “But when you get there, and it’s going on, and you see people having a good time and eating and kids playing, it’s all worthwhile.”

Who makes it happen?

The Festival Committee roster currently includes President Dave Huffman, Vice President Debbie Mason and the following other members: Matt Collins, Lori Howard, Bonnie Marshall, Linda O’Connor, Karen Walkup, Cept Harden, Shara Crespo, Ayanna Graham, Becky Lyon and Patti Creasman.

The committee is looking for more festival volunteers. To sign up, visit peachtreecornersfestival.com

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Town Center Grand Opening Set For Saturday, April 27

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Town Center at Peachtree Corners

It’s been a long time coming – but the day to celebrate the completion of the city’s Town Center is upon us. On Saturday, April 27, the afternoon will be filled with fun activities, music, food and more as we revel in the culmination of years of planning, designing and constructing of our Town Center.

The Grand Opening of the all-new Town Green at Town Center on Saturday, April 27th from 4 pm – 9 pm.  Admission is FREE to enjoy the grand opening parade, DJ, strolling performers and a variety of food vendors. Fans can also visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center and bring food to the Town Green. 

The event finale is a concert featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section!  With 15 albums of outstanding performances and songwriting to their name, the Atlanta Rhythm Section has been a staple on the Southern Rock scene for more than 50 years. With hits such as “So Into You,” “Champagne Jam,” “Imaginary Lover,” “Homesick” and “Spooky” this show won’t disappoint!

The all new Town Green is located off Peachtree Parkway directly across from the Forum in the Town Center shopping center at 5140 Town Center Blvd.

GETTING THERE

Park and Walk

Park in the parking areas off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). You’ll cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a path – look for the signs!

Park and Ride

A FREE shuttle is available for guests who park in the parking lots off Triangle Parkway and Metric Place. (5400 Triangle Pkwy, 5430 Metric Pl, 4725 Peachtree Corners Cr, 5390 Triangle Pkwy). The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the corner of Triangle Pkwy and Metric Pl, in front of 5400 Triangle Pkwy. Free shuttles to and from the Town Green will run from 4:00pm to 12:30am.

Ride Share

We strongly encourage the use of Ride Share for the event. Ride share drop off and pick up location is The Piedmont Bank, 5100 Peachtree Parkway. 

  Event Parking Map

Prohibited Items

For the safety and convenience of all guests the following items are prohibited on the Town Green for the Grand Opening Event

  • Glass Containers
  • Fires or Barbeque Grills
  • Weapons or Firearms
  • No prior claiming of lawn spots with personal items is allowed in advance of concerts or events
  • Hard Sided or Large Coolers
  • Large or oversized bags/back packs, luggage, or duffel bags
  • Fireworks or Sparklers
  • Smoking, Vaping or use of any tobacco products
  • Illegal Substance or Drugs
  • Pets or Animals with the exception of service animals
  • Flying Objects including but not limited to: Sports Balls, Flying Discs, Beach Balls, or Drones
  • Tents, tables or staking. No items can be affixed to any park infrastructure

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What Our Neighbors are Reading – Top 5 Mystery

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This list of the most often checked out library books in Peachtree Corners is provided thanks to Elissa Checov, Manager of the Peachtree Corners Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. The information covers January and February 2019.

MYSTERY Top 5

The Reckoning by John Grisham

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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What Our Neighbors are Reading – Top 10 Fiction & Romance

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