Northeast Metro Atlanta Events and Happenings – (Gwinnett, North Forsyth Counties)

Hardly a weekend goes by without something to do in Metro Atlanta.  Here are just a few of the events taking place in Gwinnett and North Forsyth counties.

Aurora Theatre – Enjoy intimate grandeur at Lawrenceville’s professional Aurora Theatre where intimate plays, renowned musicals, children’s playhouse programs, cabarets, comedy, and much more fill the stages for your delight!

Roswell Arts District – historic Roswell is known as a haven for the arts.  Theatre, visual arts, performing arts all combine for a wonderful experience.  From working artist studios to award-winning galleries, you’re sure to find something you just can’t resist.

Anne Frank in the World” Exhibit – Located on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, this 600 photograph exhibit tells the story of young Anne Frank, from her days of freedom in the 1930’s to her hiding with her family in Amsterdam, to her 1945 death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  Learn, explore, share and remember the history and lessons of the Holocaust and its continued relevance today.

Summer Splash in Sandy Springs – Enjoy a day out on the Chattahoochee with a six-mile float down the river to a festival at the end.  Take the time to relax by yourself or bring the whole family.  Registration is free and required, boat reservations are suggested. 

Chattahoochee Nature Center – The oldest, largest private non-profit natural science learning center in the Southeast with Butterfly Garden, Bog Garden, river boardwalk,  and woodland trails in Roswell.

Gwinnett Braves – Always a hit, Lawrenceville’s Gwinnett Braves boasts 144 games per season and a family-friendly experience with tickets as low as $5.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – Inside the stone walls of an 11th Century castle, Medieval Spain comes to life as six knights, donning authentic armor, clash in a jousting tournament for the title of King’s Champion.

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve – Designed and managed as a relaxing visual, mental and spiritual oasis in a protected tree, plant and wildlife sanctuary.  Nature walks along 1-1/2 miles of walking trails.

Dunwoody 4th of July Parade – Celebrate America at Georgia’s largest Fourth of July parade in the historic Dunwoody Village.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours – A costumed storyteller leads tour groups on a 90-minute adventure highlighting the most vivid stories of the strange and supernatural.

You can find phone numbers and websites to each of these events by logging onto the Atlanta Metro Travel Association at www.VisitMetroAtlanta.com.  Have fun!

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