Archives for June 2014

Things to Do for the Fourth of July Weekend

Fireworks at Lake Lanier Islands SunsetCoveThere are many fun events planned to celebrate the 4th of July in Cumming, GA! There is the City of Cumming’s fireworks on July 3 and the steam engine parade on July 4, a turtle race, BBQ, a doughnut eating competition, hot dog eating competition and much more!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – City of Cumming fireworks show, music, inflatables, dance contest at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Friday July 4, 2014

7:00 am – Totally Running – We Are Runners 5k/10k/Sparkler Trot – benefits March of Dimes
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – City of Cumming Steam Engine Parade and Celebration at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
11:00 am – 2:30 pm – Annual BBQ and Turtle Race at the Foster House. Join us on the fourth of July for our 11th annual BBQ and Turtle Race. BBQ will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The turtle race will be held at 1 p.m. Registration starts at noon and there’s no fee to enter. Come hungry! We will be selling BBQ plates, snow cones, t-shirts and more. 305 West Main St., Cumming. Please call 770-887-9905 or visit www.foster-house.com.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dutch Monkey Doughnuts Annual Doughnut Eating Competition. Join us for the annual celebration of American gluttony! Four challengers will compete against the two-time champion for this year’s trophy. Come watch the most exciting seven minutes of the year! Adult competitors are amateurs and have been pre-selected. The main event begins at noon, with kids’ competitions preceding it. Kids’ competitions will be for age groups Under 6, 6-10, and 11-17, with eight competitors per field. Sign-ups for kids’ competitions begin at 9am, and are first come, first served.  Adults must pre-register, kids can sign up early the day of the competition. Save the Date–join their Facebook event page to get updated details about the July 4th doughnut eating competition, and invite your friends and family! Entry is FREE! Food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site, with all proceeds benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Saturday, July 5

It’s Official!! First annual ROSATIS Hotdog eating contest!!! July 5th at 2pm in front of ROSATIS. Prizes and giveaways for all ages!!!

ALL WEEKEND

You can also catch Lake Lanier Island’s fireworks show and Fourth of July Weekend Celebration Calendar of Events:

Thursday, July 3rd – July 4th Kick Off:

Live music includes performances from Wylie Street Coyotes on the Big Beach Floating Stage from 3pm – 7pm and Johnny Summers at Sunset Cove from 5pm – 9pm.

Friday, July 4th – Red, White & Blue 4th of July Party hosted by Kicks 101.5:

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Party will be rocking Sunset Cove from 11 am – 10 pm. Entertainment includes a live remote from Kicks 101.5 from 4-7 pm. Second Hand Swagger takes the stage from 3-4:15 pm, followed by Convoy performing live from 6:30-9 pm. Fireworks light up the skies over the lake beginning at 10 pm.

Saturday, July 5th – July 4th Weekend Celebration at Lake Lanier Islands Resort continues:

Live music includes performances from Wylie Street Coyotes on the Big Beach Floating Stage from 1pm – 5pm, Gray Sartin at Gianni’s from 5pm – 9pm, and a full day of performances at Sunset Cove with Ashley Rivera taking the stage from 1pm – 5pm and Bama Gamblers from 6pm – 10pm. After dark, Paramount Pictures’ Captain America – starring Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson – lights up the screen as the weekend’s Beach Flick on Big Beach.

Sunday, July 6th –  July 4th Weekend Celebrationat Lake Lanier Islands Resort continues:

Live music includes performances from Redneck Blonde from 1pm – 5pm and Evan Greenstein from 6pm – 10pm at Sunset Cove, and Wylie Street Coyotes on the Big Beach Floating Stage from 3pm – 7pm.

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!

Image via Lake Lanier Islands.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for June 27 – June 29, 2014

Warbington Farms Screen on the GreenThe last weekend in June is here and there are lots of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Also mark your calendars for the free outdoor movies in June this summer in Vickery Village and free summer movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400!

Need more ideas? Check out our list of things to do this summer in Forsyth County. Don’t forget to sign up for a summer reading program at the Forsyth County Public LibraryBarnes & Noble and Mia’s Pizza & Eats!

Friday, June 27

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Cumming Library – Forsyth County Schools Robotics Camp Competition Day. Students from NFHS and FCHS camps competing head to head with their machines. Drop in and cheer for your favorite.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic.

11:15 am – Hampton Park Library – Elementary Einsteins Summer Storytime.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market at Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. They have fun activities for kids!

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Warbington Farms “Screen on the Green” event. The fun park opens at 5pm and includes “hey”rides, petting zoo, corn crib, tire yard, hillbilly slide, pedal cars, inflatables, playground, roller slides, and MORE! Price is $5 adults and $8 kids. Outdoor movie Barnyard starts at dark and is free with fun park admission. Bring lawn chairs or blankets!

Saturday, June 28

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. Build a Sheep Drop Game! Score some points with your kids! Bring them into Lowe’s and they can build their very own Sheep Drop Game inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Fourth of July wood stars. Kids, have a sparkling Fourth of July! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. The Little Zebra Who Lost his Stripes story time.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Atlanta Diamond Design Free Family Fun Independence Carnival. Bring the whole family for face-painting, balloon twisting, fun games, prizes, crafts, and treats.  Plus, your chance to win a $1,000 diamond in our Diamond Island Game.  We’re located at the Collection Forsyth next to Cheeky.

2:30 pm – Cumming Library – Saturday Storytime.

New Playground in Forsyth County’s Central Park Due in September 2014

CentralParkSignIf you have visited Central Park in Forsyth County, GA recently, you have seen that the playground is gone and there is a lot of dirt everywhere.

Central Park is getting a new playground! I am so happy as it’s our favorite playground and it was literally falling apart. Thanks also to the Forsyth Herald for covering the playground’s condition in 2013.

The new playground will be made of metal and plastic instead of wood, so hopefully it will last longer and be a safer alternative for our kids.

From Forsyth County:

“A new playground is coming to Central Park, and is being funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond.

The new playground at Central Park will be metal and plastic compared to the old playground which was a wood structure. There will be an area for ages two to five and an area for ages five to twelve. The new playground will feature slides, climbers, swings and more.

Currently, required improvements to the site including improving drainage are being done by Martin Contracting. Once that work is completed, the playground will be installed. We are hopeful to have the installation complete in September.

At their May 15, 2014 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners awarded the RFP for the playground equipment at Central Park to PlayCore Wisconsin, Inc. d/b/a GameTime in an amount not to exceed $314,900.”

 

City of Cumming July 4th Celebration and Steam Engine Parade 2014

July 4 parade cumming gaOne of our favorite events in Cumming, GA besides the Country Fair in October is the July 4th celebration at the Cumming Fairgrounds. It’s small town America at its best!

The City of Cumming has the BEST 4th of July Celebration around!! Our Independence Day Celebration begins on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with various vendors including food and drink, inflatables for kids, music, wonderful fireworks display along with an all-age dance contest.

Bring your blanket, set out on the lawn and enjoy the festivities. There is no admission or parking fee for the July 3rd celebration!

On July 4th, come and enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will include steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars and many other floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday. Following the Steam Engine Parade you can take a closer look at the steam engines, tractors and cars at the Fairgrounds.

  • Thursday, July 3rd @ Cumming Fairgrounds
  • 6:00pm  – 11:00 pm –  Vendors Open (Food, Children’s Activities, Dance Contest)
  • 9:30pm  –  Fireworks Show
  • 10:00pm –  Dance Contest (all ages)
  • FREE parking and admission.
  • Friday, July 4th
  • 9:00am  –  Vendors Open For Sale (till 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am –  Parade Begins at downtown square.
  • Parade Ends at Fairgrounds At Approximately 12:00 Noon
  • 1:00pm  –  Celebration Over

Cumming Fairgrounds
235 Castleberry Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

For General information please call 770-781-3491

For vendor information please contact Tracy Helms at 770-781-3486

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 20 – June 22, 2014

lakewood antiques marketThere are lots of fun summer events in store for families this weekend in Forsyth County, GA! Check out our roundup and please comment and let us know if you hear of any other exciting things to do!

Also mark your calendars for the free outdoor movies in June this summer in Vickery Village and free summer movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400!

Need more ideas? Check out our list of things to do this summer in Forsyth County. Don’t forget to sign up for a summer reading program at the Forsyth County Public Library, Barnes & Noble and Mia’s Pizza & Eats!

Friday, June 20

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic.

11:15 am – Hampton Park Library – Elementary Einsteins Summer Storytime.

11:30 am – Cumming Library – Juggler Ron Anglin.

2:30 pm – Hampton Park Library – Family Game Day!

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market at Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. They have fun activities for kids!

Saturday, June 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: How to Train Your Dragon 2 Perler Key Chain. Kids, let your imagination take flight! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. How to Train Your Dragon story time.

11:15 am – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime.

2:30 pm – Cumming Library – Saturday Storytime.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

Michaels Passport to Imagination Museum Road Trip 2014

michaels passport to imagination 2014Starting June 16, Michaels Passport to Imagination offers a craft adventure where kids can learn about seven of the most fascinating museums in North America.

The schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm from June 16 – August 1, 2014.

It’s just $2.00 for two hours! For children ages 5 – 12 years old.

Seats are limited to speak to a store associate or visit michaels.com/passport to sign up early! See the full itinerary here.

Don’t miss the tech-free crafts and cool stuff you ‘ll learn. Let the journey begin!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 13 – June 15, 2014

fathersdayThis Father’s Day weekend there are lots of fun events in store for families in Forsyth County, GA! Check out our roundup and please comment and let us know if you hear of any other exciting things to do!

Also mark your calendars for the free outdoor movies starting in June this summer in Vickery Village and free summer movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400!

Need more ideas? Check out our list of things to do this summer in Forsyth County.

Friday, June 13

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market at Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. They have fun activities for kids!

6:00 pm – Teen Book Club at Barnes & Noble. Join a group of your peers for a riveting discussion of some of the latest teen books. At each meeting the participants choose the next book. Find out soon what we will read next. What will you pick?

Saturday, June 14

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Mutts & More Festival at Rucker Pet, Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA. Kids activities, vendors, shopping, food, music, dog shows, low cost vaccinations, Forsyth County K-9 demonstrations, Dixie Dock Dogs, pet adoptions and more. Benefit for the Humane Society of Forsyth County!

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and GrowThe dragons are flying into Lowe’s this month! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build Toothless! DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon 2 in theaters June 13th.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Father’s Day wood frame. Create some picture perfect fun for Dad. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. Father’s Day story time. Join us in celebrating hardworking dads on June 14 at 11:00 am for Father’s Day Storytime featuring Mighty Dads. Includes activities and a Father’s Day card-making craft.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates.

11:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Kids Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds. That is what you will find at the Bill Thomas Raceway located at the Cumming Fairgrounds, home of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Racing Association (NGQMA). Saturdays between March and November, you will find boys and girls, ages 5-16, take to the track, pedal to the metal. Race on over for some wheel to wheel action!  Admission is always free and concessions are available.

Sunday, June 15 – Happy Father’s Day!

Dads get in free at LanierWorld on Father’s Day!

Dads eat free at Beef O’Brady’s on Father’s Day!

Dads play free all day at Stars & Strikes!

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 6 – June 8, 2014

Poole's Mill Park

Play at Poole’s Mill Park.

Happy summer! Check out this roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Also mark your calendars for the free outdoor movies starting in June this summer in Vickery Village and free summer movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400!

Friday, June 6

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market is here for its second year! This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market at Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check also their Facebook page for updates. They have fun activities for kids!

6:00 pm – Teen Book Club at Barnes & Noble. Page to Screen – The Fault in Our Stars. Join us for fun on the night The Fault in Our Stars is released. Dress in the the book’s colors and grab a special Hazel drink beforehand. We will have trivia games, quotes and a chance to write happy cards to kids with cancer. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, June 7

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Come learn how to build a riding lawn mower.

9:00 am – Pike Nurseries Class – Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden. Our gardening experts will share tips, techniques, and flowering plants that will help you attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden during this free class.

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am Barnes & Noble story time. Where’s My Tushy? In one little town (it is sad but it’s true), The tushies left town without leaving a clue.” What happens when all the tushies in an unusual town decide to take a vacation?

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates.

Sunday, June 8

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Fiddling on the Farm – Warbington Farms. Enjoy live bluegrass music and family fun on the farm! Bluegrass event is FREE with paid admission to the Fun Park. We will have “hey”rides, petting zoo, inflatables, playground, slides, corn crib, tire yard, roller carts, and unlimited MORE! Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music!

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open (weather permitting) Check the website for updates.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – The spray pad is open at Old Atlanta Park in Cumming, GA!

Things to Do This Summer in Cumming, GA for 2014

things to do this summer in cumming, gaLooking for some ideas of things to do this summer with kids in Forsyth County, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

There’s still time to make a summer bucket list and check off some activities! Just make it on smaller paper like an 8.5 x 11 or smaller posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes and Kids Skate Free program at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema, The Chill Hill and Sidney’s Pizza is hosting a free outdoor movie at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Carmike Kids Summer Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA. Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses. There is a new Farmer’s Produce Market going in at 4310 Settendown Village Road, Cumming, GA 30041 and opens in mid-June 2014.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book or free pizza from Mia’sBarnes & NobleFCPL all have reading programs through the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at MichaelsHome Depot and Lowe’s this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A are buy one ticket, get one free on Wednesdays. Publix and QT also have discount coupons.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit a farm. See an Alpaca farm right here in Cumming, GA (call before you visit). Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events. Warbington Farms is a fun place to visit for strawberry season and in the fall.

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?

Mutts and More Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mutts and More Festival at Rucker PetThe 4th Annual Mutts & More Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Rucker Pet, 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA.

It’s for the wonderful Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA, a no-kill shelter!

Kids activities, vendors, shopping, food, music, dog shows, low cost vaccinations, Forsyth County K9 demonstrations, Dixie Dock Dogs & pet adoptions. Enter your pet in a dog show! Jump your mutt into the pool for $10.00!

Get your pet vaccinated at the Rabies Vaccine & Microchip Clinic. Microchip $20.00, All dog vaccinations $12.00. 

For more info contact muttsandmorefestival @ gmail.com

 

 


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