Debuting this weekend, the first annual Johns Creek Arts Festival will boast more than 120 artists showcasing and selling their wares to an expected to an expected 20,000 visitors.
But it's not just about the art – "It will be an event for the entire family," Grant Hickey, the city's communication director, told Patch earlier this month.
In addition to artists tents, food vendors will be on site, and an expansive Kids Zone will entertain children with artistic activities, rides and inflatables.
Here's what you need to know to properly enjoy the event:
LOCATION & PARKING:
The festival is taking place on the fields across from the Atlanta Athletic Club (1390 Bobby Jones Drive, intersection with Medlock Bridge Road). Ample parking will be available, with local Boy Scouts directing traffic. A donation will help support their project. Handicapped parking will also be available.
Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Pet parade: Saturday, noon
- Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra & fireworks: Saturday, 7 p.m.
- Georgia-Florida Game: Worried about missing the big match-up? Not to worry, look for the tent with TVs airing the game.
Sunday hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Children's Costume Parade: Sunday, 11 a.m.
A food court will boast an assortment of food, snacks, drinks and adult beverages. On Saturday, the food court will remain open until 8 so attendees can grab a bite before the JCSO concert. (Alcoholic beverages may not be brought in to the festival, but will be available for purchase.)
ATMS & RESTROOMS:
ATMs and restrooms will be located throughout the venue - look for the signs or ask a volunteer.
Leashed pets are welcome.
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