Posted: Tuesday, September 17th 2013 at 1:20pm
Suwanee Day is Sat.; new parade route
SUWANEE - A parade will kick off Suwanee Day festivities this Saturday as usual, but participants will be marching to a different route.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Stonecypher Road heading up Main Street, then east on Suwanee Dam, and down Buford Highway, in front of Town Center Park, and ending at Chicago Avenue.
This year’s parade theme is: 30 Years of Celebrating Suwanee – Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Looking to the Future. Collins Hill High School graduate Kyle Maynard, a speaker, author, and award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, is the 2013 grand marshal. In January 2012, Maynard became the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.
Part art festival, part music/entertainment festival, and partly a fun-for-all-ages event, Suwanee Day will be held from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at Town Center Park. In addition to the kick-off parade, the day’s festivities also include arts & crafts vendors, yummy festival food, on-stage entertainment, inflatable rides, free Fastball concert, and fireworks.
Off-site parking and free shuttles to Town Center Park will be available. The shuttle service will run from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., with limited service during the parade, from approximately 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Off-site parking is available at:
Shadowbrook Baptist Church - 4187 Suwanee Dam Road
Southeastern Freight - 3655 Windsor Park Drive (Near the intersection of Buford Highway & McGinnis Ferry Road)
IMPORTANT: Enter from Buford Highway only.
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