Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2015

christmas in castleIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA, Alpharetta and Dawsonville for the 2015 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas!

Blink Midwinter is a residential synchronized Christmas lights display in Cumming, GA. It is located at: 7020 Cole Court, Cumming, Georgia 30028. Blinkmidwinter.com is a Christmas light display that supports local charities. They blink Christmas lights to music every night from dark til 10. Once here dial 92.7 on your radio. It’s a great way to enjoy a little Christmas spirit with the family and support a wonderful charity. General Information: The show runs from Thanksgiving night through January 1st. Times TBA.

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 3rd through Dec 26th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Red Hawk Christmas is another Christmas light show in Dawsonville, GA. This show has not yet announced its schedule. TBD. If possible, they’ll post an update on our Facebook page if the show is not running for any reason. A Residential Animated Christmas Light Show Located in Dawsonville GA. Link to their house –http://goo.gl/E8Qp5N. They have an Animated Christmas Light Show at their home in North Georgia. This year they have 10,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non profit that gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Located at 173 Aplomado Lane West, Dawsonville, GA 30534. The show will run, but may be turned off in heavy rain.

The Soroka Family Lights has over 16,000 lights with 176 Channels synchronized to your favorite Christmas songs.  Tune to Channel 103.1 FM.  Light show starts at dusk and goes until 10pm.  Always adding more lights and songs up till Christmas.  Need to add another 4,000 lights so we can get over 20,000 this year.  The show may be off during heavy rains.  Located in Forest Brooke subdivision just a mile west of Ga 400 exit 13 located at 5460 Sandstone Ct. Cumming, GA.

Lanier Islands Christmas – 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA. November 27 – January 3 nightly from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Magical Nights of Lights and Winter Adventure!

Drive across the Lanier Islands bridge and into a world of lights! Magical Nights of Lights, our Christmas classic, continues when the sun sets on Lanier Islands this holiday season. Twinkling lights come to life, transforming the landscape with pictures of Christmas wishes, millions of twinkling lights color the Islands throughout the holidays at our Magical Nights of Lights. Journey to Santa’s Holiday Village, where kids can share their Christmas wishes with the big man himself, and grab a photo memory of their special meeting. While you’re here, shop for that special Christmas gift for someone in your circle of friends and family.

In December, a live nativity, presented by area churches, adds a special touch to your Christmas celebration. Tune in with your smart phone or radio to hear songs of the season and enhance the experience with our brand new companion app! The magic is back at Lanier Islands.

Daily admission to Lanier Islands Christmas includes the drive through our twinkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour. Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (select dates). Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers.

Enjoy a brand new adventure this year with Winter Adventure:  a snow-packed winter playland perfect for building a snowman, delightful tubing and thrilling sledding! Winter Adventure is the perfect adventure for the family that will keep them thrilled throughout the day. We’ve transformed the summer landscape of LanierWorld and made it ready for winter! Where else can you zoom down slides on sleds and snow tube in a wave pool? We’ve also created large snow play areas where you can build a snow fort and defend it with an army of snowmen and snowballs.

Let your imagination run wild here at Winter Adventure! We’ve actually let our own imagination run wild this year as we’ve created 2 exciting new attractions you won’t find anywhere else around: Bubble Skating and Knockerball. Glide across our synthetic rink while having a bubble party or hit the Knockerball court at Sunset Cove for a crazy game where players each wear a giant inflatable ball.

Save BIG with our COMBO PACK ticket options that include not only Winter Adventure, but also Magical Nights of Lights and unlimited carnival rides! Opens November 27, 2015.

Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa Events in Forsyth County, GA for December 2015

breakfast with santa forsyth county gaThere are a few Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa events going on in and around Forsyth County, GA. Here are a few places where you can see the jolly man!

Also check out our list of holiday fairs, festivals and bazaars where Santa may appear.

Friday, December 4

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Start the weekend off on Friday at the Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12
Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
Christmas in Cumming Events
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 11th at 4 PM – 9 PM. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 11th at 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12 PM – 3 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 11th at 7 PM – 9 PM

Saturday, December 12

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Lanier United Methodist Church invites you to have breakfast with Santa! There are two dining times of 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Picture will be taken that can be purchased on Shutterfly. They will also have crafts for the kids while they wait to see Santa. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance.

Multiple Dates

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides.
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.

Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday and photos with Santa every Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in December. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

Breakfast with Santa at Lanier Islands – Enjoy this year’s Breakfast with Santa buffet with made to order Omelets and Waffles, Fresh Baked Biscuits with Homemade Sausage Gravy, delicious breakfast pastries and MORE! Santa Claus and his Elves will hand out candy and trinkets, and be available for pictures with children. Guests will also be able to enjoy Elf face painting during Breakfast with Santa.

Legacy Lodge has Christmas shopping available at the gift shop. This year, we’ll also have a Cookie Decorating Class for an additional cost available at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Hours:  9 am – 11:30 am (last seating)
Dates: November 28th & 29th, December 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th – 24th. Call 770.945.8787 for more information.

 

Phone Calls from Santa!

Santa Will Be Calling Local Children Again this Year

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation presenting program December 8-9

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Santa’s Calling program. Santa has set aside two special evenings to call children ages 3 through 10 to listen to their personal Christmas wishes. The phone calls will take place on Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Santa is very busy during this time of year. If the first phone call does not go through, Santa will try one more time.

To receive a free phone call, please register by December 4. Registration forms are available online at www.forsythco.com/parks or at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park. For more information, please visit www.forsythco.com/parks or call (770) 205-4646. Please note this is not a social services gift request.

Santa Events Near Forsyth County

Get your holiday photo taken for free at the Alpharetta Welcome Center, 178 South Main Street, Suite 200, on December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop in for an individual or family photo with Santa and have the photo printed and emailed to you to share with friends and family. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. No reservations required. No pets please. The photographer will be using a “green screen” so it is recommended that attendees not wear green. For more information on the event visit www.awesomealpharetta.com or email Layne Mitchell at layne@awesomealpharetta.com. The Alpharetta Welcome Center is located at 178 South Main Street, Suite 200 and is the best source for information on Alpharetta and all that it offers in the way of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation, for visitors and residents alike.  Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Welcome Center call 678-297-2811.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 31 – August 2, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy tax free weekend for Georgia! Today and tomorrow, take advantage of the tax free deals for back to school shopping.

Here’s a roundup of some fun things to do for our last weekend of summer vacation! It just went way too fast.

Friday, July 31

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Ken Scott’s Super Hero Magic Show  – Back by popular demand! Prepare to be amazed and astounded by magician Ken Scott. Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country, too. He has even performed at The White House! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

3:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – The Ken Scott Magic Show  – Back by popular demand!  Prepare to be amazed and astounded by magician Ken Scott. Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country, too. He has even performed at The White House! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

7:00 PM – Cumming Library – Ken Scott’s Super Hero Magic Show  – Back by popular demand!  Prepare to be amazed and astounded by magician Ken Scott. Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country, too. He has even performed at The White House! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

7:00 PM Get Pop-Cultured: Dr. Seuss Spectacular! Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us in a celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss. There’s fun to be done! Events and activities galore to be explored on our Barnes & Noble book floor!

Saturday, August 1

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a chalkboard door hanger!

  • Come learn how to make a chalkboard door hnager
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Michaels Kids Club – Make a rain stick! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Cumming Dance Academy Back to School Bash – Victory Square off Bethelview Road. Bring your family and tiny dancers and join us as we say goodbye to summer!  CDA will be performing and giving away FREE dance classes and goodies!  Firehouse Barbershop & Salon will be offering kids haircuts for just $9.99!  Ice Cream Social will be selling ice cream and frozen ice for $3.00!  El Ivey Photography will also be attending and offering $20 off a family portrait session (up to 5 people).  This and much more!

11:00 AM Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Story time. Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Join us for a fun-filled Storytime.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Belk Back to School Kidfest – Come join us for face painting, balloon artist, refreshments, prizes and fashion show. We are looking for child models to be in our 2:00 fashion show. Models receive 20% the outfit they choose to model in our show. Enjoy music by DJ Warren, crafts from Giggle Studio and activities with Hoops N’ Sands. Looking for participants in our Kidfest Model Search Contest, winners will have the opportunity to appear in a Belk catalogue!

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad is open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 24 – July 26, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe second to last weekend of summer is here for Forsyth County folks. Here’s a roundup of some fun things to do in Cumming, GA.

Friday, July 24

1:00 pm – Cumming Library – Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey – Meet hawks, owls, and falcons in this outside show where you’ll see the birds’ flying techniques.  Learn educational facts and interesting details about each bird, including learning about their unique personalities! All ages welcome and registration is not required. Note:  Weather permitting, this show will be held outdoors.

7:00 pm – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Get Pop-Cultured: Fangirl Friday. Fangirls unite and celebrate fandom! Get introduced to the Women of Marvel, enjoy cosplay, giveaways and much more! Join us to explore favorite fandoms: Marvelites, Sherlockians, Star Warriors, Tolkienites, Potterheads, Whedonites, Batgirls, etc.

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music concert. Steve Gulley and New PinnacleWe are excited to have Steve bring his great band to SMM for some top-notch bluegrass. Tickets are $10. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, July 25

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Forsyth Central High School Lady Bulldogs Softball Team will be having a car wash at Citizens Bank. 651 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Cumming, GA 30040.

9:00 am – Terrariums and Fairy Gardens – Pike Nurseries, Cumming, GA – Beat the heat, and plant a miniature garden to enjoy indoors. During this free class, our experts will teach you the basics of terrariums and fairy gardens and show you how to plant a tiny greenhouse for your home.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – CORE Missions Summer Bazaar – Come join us at our first annual Summer Bazaar. We will have will have a variety of vendors selling different items from make up to jewelry. Along with some homemade items for sell as well. We are also holding a yard sale and offering BBQ plates for $6.50. This event is to help raise money for C.O.R.E. Missions. 3790 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Antioch Baptist Church’s first Back to School Bash will have inflatables, a puppet show, music classes, lunch and Bible lessons. “There is no cost for the event, which is targeted towards students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The church’s youth director, Jamie Raper, said parents are welcome to drop their children off or stay for the event. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and activities will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be provided with free school supplies as they are leaving at the end of the day.” Located at 2465 Antioch Road in Cumming.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Michaels Kids Club – Make a button frame! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Superhero Movie Marathon at The Park: The Avengers  – Celebrate the end of summer with an all-day movie event! Cool off, enjoy snacks, and watch some of our favorite superhero flicks! Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Rated PG-13; 143 minutes. All ages are welcome to attend today’s movie marathon. Parents please note that these titles are all rated PG-13. Hampton Park Library Meeting Room.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Stuff the Bus – Cumming Wal-mart – Who’s going to ‪#‎StuffTheBus‬ with United Way Forsyth tomorrow at the Cumming Walmart from 11am-1pm!?! Please share this post and help us spread the word! http://bit.ly/VDaB6z

11:00 am – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth Story Time – To the Sea – Travel along on an adventure with Tim as he meets a blue whale and helps him find his way home in a reading of this delightful story about the power of friendship, To the Sea by Cale Atkinson.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Humane Society of Forsyth County Puppy Palooza Adoption Event at the Humane Society Thrift Store.

12:45 PM – Hampton Park Library – Superhero Movie Marathon at The Park: Captain America: The Winter Soldier  – Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Rated PG-13; 136 minutes.

3:15 PM – Hampton Park Library- Superhero Movie Marathon at The Park: Guardians of the Galaxy  – A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Rated PG-13; 121 minutes.

7:00 PM Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Get Pop-Cultured: Vinyl Day Trivia Contest. How well do you know your music? Join us for an all genre decade hopping Vinyl music Trivia Contest. This is one trivia contest you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, July 26

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Superhero Finale Party – Celebrate the end of a super summer with an out-of-this-world Superhero Party! We’ll have games, crafts, and of course, superheroes! Come dressed in your superhero best and meet some beloved superheroes listed below! All ages welcome and registration is not required.

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad is open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

 

 

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for July 17 – July 19, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here! Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, July 17

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic  – Finding Nemo

11:30 AM – Cumming Library  – Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy Presents “The Giant, the Beanstalk, and Jack” 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – To Kill a Mockingbird – Special Movie Screening 

7:00 PM – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Get Pop Cultured. Sign up now for our Minons Fun Event! Become a certified Minion and attend Villain-Con in our stores to help search for the most despicable villain to follow. Activities and giveaways round out the fun.

7:00 pm – Rock Camp Concert – Come out and support Forsyth County musicians! Music Authority’s second Rock Camp concert will be sure to impress including opening act Music Authority’s Rise and (rumor has it) a special guest appearance by Music Authority’s Eclipse. Help us to build a music community in Forsyth County! Tickets are $5.00 at the door. The Warehouse, 5095 Post Rd. Cumming, GA 30040.

Saturday, July 18

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Michaels Kids Club – Make a Minion wood frame! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Get pop cultured story time. Join us for a special Star Wars themed Storytime with tons of activities and crafts. The Force is strong with this event! Little Jedi dress up is encouraged!

11:15 AM – 12:45 pm – Post Road Library  – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

The 20th anniversary celebration of Norman’s Landing is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 365 Peachtree Parkway. The festivities at Norman’s Landing will include 10 percent off food and other discounts, such as $1 oysters and shrimp. There also will be a sports cage and a bounce house, and owner Bill Norman will be sitting in a dunk tank. Proceeds benefit the Forsyth County Humane Society.

2:00 PM – Cumming Library –  BIG Game Day  – play larger versions of favorite games!

7:00 PM – Barnes and Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Get pop cultured Star Wars Saturday Trivia Contest. How well do you know Star Wars? Join us for an all ages Star Wars Trivia Contest! The Force is strong with this event! Cosplay optional but highly recommended!

Sunday, July 19

2:00 PM – Barnes and Noble – Get Pop Cultured – Manga Mania. Discover this popular style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Enjoy a special offer, activities and giveaways!

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! It’s our 12th Birthday Celebration this weekend! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for July 10 – July 12, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe weekend is here! The weather will be warm and sunny. Here’s a roundup of things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, July 10

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

10:00 AM- Lowe’s Build and Grow – Our Avengers Summer continues this week with Black Widow! Register your child and they can build this Sky Cycle inspired by “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!” Watch the Animated Series Sunday Mornings on Disney XD! Visit marvelkids.com for Avengers games and more!

10:15 AM – Post Road Library  Books & Babies for Walkers 

10:30 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Dr. Magical Balloons – Join us for a fun and truly unique show with Dr. Magical Balloons! This interactive show features stories, jokes, magic, and balloon art as kids are invited to join in and become part of the show. The program is suggested for preschool and elementary ages. No registration required.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Maleficent 

1:00 PM – Cumming Library Dr. Magical Balloons – Join us for a fun and truly unique show with Dr. Magical Balloons! This interactive show features stories, jokes, magic, and balloon art as kids are invited to join in and become part of the show. The program is suggested for preschool and elementary ages. No registration required.

3:30 PM – Hampton Park Library  Dr. Magical Balloons – Join us for a fun and truly unique show with Dr. Magical Balloons! This interactive show features stories, jokes, magic, and balloon art as kids are invited to join in and become part of the show. The program is suggested for preschool and elementary ages. No registration required.

Saturday, July 11

7;00 PM – 12:00 PM – SAFFT 5K Color Outside the Lines Run

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Michaels Kids Club – Foam Printing. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. The Dark leads Orion on a night of friendly mischief (bed bouncing!) and a trip into the very heavens where Dark reign.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  – Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

1:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Teen Movie Marathon: Thor 

3:00 PM – Hampton Park Library Teen Movie Marathon: Thor: The Dark World 

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks in Forsyth County, GA 2015

Fireworks-at-Lake-Lanier-Islands-SunsetCoveThere are many fun events, parades and fireworks planned to celebrate July 4th 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!

Friday, July 3, 2015

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – City of Cumming fireworks show at 9:30 pm, music, children’s activities, inflatables, food and vendors and a dance contest at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free admission and parking.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

7:00 am – Totally Running – We The Runners 5k/10k/Sparkler Trot – benefits March of Dimes!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – 57th Annual City of Cumming Steam Engine Parade at the Cumming Fairgrounds. City of Cumming Square, 100 W. Court House Square, Cumming, GA 30040.
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 our annual all-American celebration of gluttony! Four challengers will compete against last year’s first-runner-up for this year’s trophy. Come watch the most exciting seven minutes of the year!  Kids’ competitions will be held for age groups Under 6, 7-10, and 11-17, with eight competitors per field. Kids will not eat for quantity–they will eat one doughnut for time. (Apply here:  http://www.dutchmonkeydoughnuts.com/#!july4th/c115j ) Entry to the event is FREE! Food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the event area, with ALL proceeds benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter.  Kids’ competitions start at 11:00 am, and the main event starts at NOON. Bring a folding chair or sunshade, and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun! Save the Date–join their Facebook event page to get updated details about the July 4th doughnut eating competition.
Sunday, July 5

ROSATIS Hotdog eating contest!!! Event details to be announced. Check Facebook page. 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:

Independence Day Celebration:

  • Thursday, July 2, see live entertainment at Sunset Cove by John Amoroso from 4-7PM and Riley Biederer from 7-11PM. .
  • Friday, July 3, Have a blast all day at LanierWorld on the rides and slides, enjoy live entertainment from 3-7PM by Craig Gleason and Samantha Stroh and Southern Machine from 7-11PM. Fireworks at 10PM.
  • Saturday, July 4, dig your toes in the sand at the Big Beach stage and rock out with live entertainment provided by KICKS 101.5. Skyelor Anderson will take the stage at 4PM and the Tiki Bros at 6:30PM. Then find yourself a cozy spot at Sunset Cove and get ready for our fireworks extravaganza! Our spectacular display will begin after dark, weather-dependent. Fireworks at 10PM.
  • Sunday, July 5, enjoy your lunch at Sunset Cove and hear more live entertainment by Johhny Summers from 2-6PM. Fireworks at 10PM.

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!

Image via Lake Lanier Islands.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 26 – June 28, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of fun things to do this last weekend of June in Forsyth County, GA.

Be careful out there in the heat and remember not to let young ones walk outside without shoes on. Also be careful with your fur babies in this heat! Feet and paws can burn on outdoor surfaces and concrete. Also drink lots of fluids and stay indoors during peak sun times. Never leave people or animals in a hot car!

Friday, June 26

9:30 am – 11:30 am – MOM’s Club Membership Drive – If you are a mom in the Cumming area, we would like to meet you! Please join us to learn more about our organization and to meet some club members. The MOMS Club® is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who work part time, but are home with their children during the day. This chapter of the MOMS Club® serves moms who live in Cumming with addresses in the zip codes of 30040 or 30028 that are south of Hwy 369/Matt Hwy. The MOMS Club® offers a variety of fun activities for mothers and their children. It also offers a great opportunity to meet other moms in the Cumming area. Please feel free to check out our MOMS Club® of Cumming, GA Facebook Page or our website. If you are interested in joining this organization or would like additional information, please email momsclubofcummingga (at) gmail (dot) com.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Passport to Imagination at Michaels. Make a fun fishing game. $5.00 per child. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a special prize after 5 stamps! Plus, You’ll have time at the end of session to doodle, play and create with the products from that week’s sponsor. Register online or in store. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August 1, 2015.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Busy Builders at Hampton Park Library. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Family Movie at Post Road Library. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies on the website!

Saturday, June 20

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make pie tic tac toe game. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. The Dark leads Orion on a night of friendly mischief (bed bouncing!) and a trip into the very heavens where Dark reign.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Free Family Fun Carnival at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family for face-painting, balloon animals, games, prizes, treats, and crafts – all free! You’ll also have a chance to try your luck at the Diamond Island Game. $5 buys you a cup of sand that is guaranteed to have a gemstone inside worth more than $5, even some sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. But one lucky cup will have a $1,000 diamond inside. Come try your luck!

 

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 19 – June 21, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county ga“We’re having a heat wave…” Sing it with me! There are lots of ways to beat the heat this weekend and hopefully it will include water activities or air conditioning!

Here is a roundup of fun things to do for Father’s Day weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Be careful out there in the heat and remember not to let young ones walk outside without shoes on. Also be careful with your fur babies in this heat! Feet and paws can burn on outdoor surfaces and concrete. Also drink lots of fluids and stay indoors during peak sun times. Never leave people or animals in a hot car!

Friday, June 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Passport to Imagination at Michaels. Make a parrot puppet. $5.00 per child. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a special prize after 5 stamps! Plus, You’ll have time at the end of session to doodle, play and create with the products from that week’s sponsor. Register online or in store. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August 1, 2015.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Busy Builders at Hampton Library. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Family Movie at Post Road Library. Annie! Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies below!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Inflatable Zoo at Hampton Park Library. Adam Komesar will use comedy magic with a hilarious jungle safari theme to entertain and educate about animals and nature. All ages welcome and no registration is required.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Origami Fair at Sharon Forks Library. Do you love to fold? Drop in anytime and learn to fold some cool origami shapes! Registration not required. This program is for ages 8 and up.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Inflatable Zoo at Cumming Library. Adam Komesar will use comedy magic with a hilarious jungle safari theme to entertain and educate about animals and nature. All ages welcome and no registration is required.

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music concert. Brushfire – with over three decades of performing together this SMM favorite is
sure to satisfy old and new fans. Tickets are $10. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, June 20

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make knotted popsicle book. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a special Storytime celebration for Father’s Day featuring How to Surprise a Dad and How to Babysit a Grandpa.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Superhero Dad’s Movie Celebration at Cumming Library. Finding Nemo! All ages welcome, no registration required.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Humane Society Dog & Cat Adoption Event at Petco. Every Saturday we hold “Adoption Days” where the foster pets and some of HSFC pets are transported to the Petco located in Cumming, Ga. in hopes of finding good, loving, and permanent homes!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – A Taste of India at Save the Horses. Join us for a fun & tasty fundraiser. 100% of proceeds benefit the animals at SavetheHorses. Indian Food – Family Fun – Face Painting – Petting Zoo – Live Indian Music- Pony Rides – Hot Dogs
SavetheHorses, 1768 Newt Green Rd, Cumming, GA. Lets take an afternoon and support this cause and have a great time.
Pre-register on Facebook.  Adults $20 per plate and kids $12.00 per plate (includes a drink.) There is free parking at the farm.

12:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – Teen Movie Marathon: The Amazing Spider-Man. Teen programs are for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Teen Movie Marathon: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Teen programs are for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, June 21

Happy Father’s Day! Check out all of the neat places where Dad gets in free in Atlanta from Occupy My Family.

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! It’s our 12th Birthday Celebration this weekend! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 12 – June 14, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaA warm weekend is in store with temps hitting the 90s! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, June 12

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – Big Hero 6  – Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies below!

1:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Wildlife Wonders Presents: Animals Around the World. Learn about animals from around the world and see them in person, too! Every hero has a story…so what do you think these animals’ super hero abilities are?  All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

Saturday, June 13

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a Father’s Day duct tape frame. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 AM – Cumming Library – Arthur Atsma: AtsMAGIC. A magic and comedy show for families.

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s picture book of the month Touch The Brightest Star. In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink and whisper to make magic happen in the nighttime sky.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post.

1:00 pm – 4:00 PM – Michaels Fun Family Craft Time: Father’s Day tie-dye tee. Spend some craft time with Dad this year and create a colorful T-shirt. $7 per shirt, including supplies.

6:15 PM – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – A Cuban Beach Party with Havana Son – Talented Cuban performers from Havana Son will be taking us on a singing, dancing, hands-on musical tour of Latin America. Afterwards, enjoy treats and make Cuban crafts and sand art! Magical Moments by Margarita will be on hand for face painting.

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get strawberries! We will be open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. They hope to have berries till mid June. Please check their Facebook page for updates.

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!


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