GA 400 Highway Bicycle Ride 2016

GA 400 Highway Bicycle Ride 2016 will be the eight edition as GA 400 is temporarily closed for this popular event! This annual event will be on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

The ride stages at Sky Zone and starts at exit 7 of Georgia Route 400, and will wind through Sandy Springs, Milton, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and other scenic areas of North Fulton. There are 9-mile, 22-mile (Flatter), 45 mile, 62-mile, and 101-mile options.

The 100 mile ride is over 5,500 feet of climbing up short steep hills that build your base strength! Perfect training for that fall triathlon, or that late season race, or maybe you just want to burn over 8,400 calories! The 60 Mile ride also ascends 3900 feet and will climb the “Three Sisters” same as the 100 milers do. The Three sisters are three short climbs near the end of the ride in Roswell. You will have cheering fans as you pedal squares up the Big Sister in Mountain Park and Middle Sister as you pound your way through Wildwood Springs and finally you will roll up the Little Sister in Waverly Hall. Look for the local kids to have lemonade stands as an excuse to stop or use the cheers of neighbors to help you up the hill.

The start/ finish point is located in the SkyZone parking lot, next to the Publix, in the Kings Market shopping center, in Roswell. The address is 1425 Market Blvd. Roswell, GA 30076.

  • Registration for all riders will open at 5:30 a.m.
  • Anyone who arrives after 6:30 a.m. will not be allowed to ride on GA 400.
  • Exiting the start point and entering Ga. 400:
    • Take a right onto Market Blvd.
    • Turn left onto Holcomb Bride Rd.
    • Turn left onto Ga. 400 South
  • All persons involved with the ride – cyclists, fans, volunteers, staff, etc. – should only park their vehicles in the SkyZone parking lot , NOT in front of Publix. Additional parking will also be available in the former Comp. USA parking lot, located off of Market Blvd., in the same shopping center.

If you want to join in the fun, it’s not too late. Click here to register for the 2016 GA 400 Highway Bicycle Ride.

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BBQ and Bluegrass at Barrington

Barrinton Hall

BBQ and Bluegrass at Roswell’s Barrington Hall is a great way to enjoy the Fourth of July! The Mill Kitchen and Bar is bringing the wonderful BBQ – with family fun games & crafts on the lawn too. So grab your favorite lawn chairs and head on down.

The King family, who built Barrington Hall hosted a 4th of July Barbecue every year for their friends and neighbors. Now Barrington Hall has brought this annual tradition back & we’d love to share it with all of you.

This will be the second annual 4th of July celebration Barrington Hall hosts. There will be barbecue, beer, soft drinks and desserts for sale. The music is free of charge. A children’s area will keep the youngsters occupied with games and crafts. Come on over and enjoy this laid back and musical 4th of July celebration. Call 770-640-3855 for more information.

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17th Annual Roswell 4th of July Extravaganza

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display. The City of Roswell will once again host a huge community celebration of our nation’s Independence Day at the annual 4th of July Extravaganza, which will take place on Monday, July 4 at Sweet Apple Elementary School.

Please note this is a location change from its originally scheduled location at Roswell High School.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy giant inflatables, carnival games, food trucks, face painting, and other family-friendly activities.

Live music will begin at 6 p.m. with the Last Call Band, and then Banks and Shane will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks will begin at dark.

Sweet Apple Elementary School (a drug-, alcohol-, and tobacco-free zone) is located at 12025 Etris Rd.

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2016 Possum Trot 10K Race

2016 possum trot 10k

The possum is running for the 38th time on Saturday, June 18, 2016 to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center! The Possum Trot 10K race is an amazing race on a smooth, certified course with scenic views of the Chattahoochee River, and the event features both a 10K race and a 1 mile fun run. The 10K race begins at 7:00 AM, with the 1 mile Fun Run following at 7:05 AM.

Discounted registration rate of $30 if you register by June 15th. Onsite registration is $40 for the 10K and $15 for the One Mile Fun Run. All participants receive race number with chip time; FREE admission to CNC ALL DAY race day; Post-race party; T-shirt; Great swag in a re-usable race bag!

Post Race festivities and awards presentations take place in the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion with free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center included. This is one of the best qualifier races for the 2016 Peachtree Road Race as it is mostly a flat course that can be completed with a fast pace. All proceeds benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Allow time to walk from St. Francis School parking lot on Willeo Road at Azalea.

Overall and Masters Male and Female finishers in 13 age groups receive awards at the ceremony held at the conclusion of the race.


Click here to register for the 2016 Possum Trot 10K race.

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Sixth Annual Roswell Lavender Festival

Barrington Hall

Barrington Hall will be the setting for the Sixth Annual Roswell Lavender Festival on June 11, 2016 from 10:00AM -5:00PM. The 2016 Roswell Lavender Festival is sure to be bigger and better than ever. Each year the event has grown exponentially. They continue to incorporate new ideas and vendors on the grounds of Barrington Hall at this lavender infused day-long event!

Inspired by Evelyn Simpson, descendant of Barrington King, co-founder of the town, the Sixth Annual Roswell Lavender Festival honors and commemorates the beauty and variety of uses of this ancient herb in a lively family-friendly festival setting.

Barrington Hall’s lavish gardens and grounds will feature a variety of demonstration booths, vendors, hands-on crafts, and performances all paying homage to the festival’s namesake.

Activities to enjoy:

Lavender Food Samples
Demonstration Classroom
Demonstrations in the Carriage House
Children’s activities
The Zen Zone—yoga, Pilates, aromatherapy, meditation and reflexology
Music by Davin McCoy and others
A variety of vendor, featuring fine art, crafts, antiques, specialty foods, plants, and garden art
Food trucks and booths
Lavender beer—a perennial favorite!

The event takes place rain or shine. Free parking available at Roswell Presbyterian Church (north lot) with shuttle service to and from the festival. No public parking is available at Barrington Hall.

Call 770-640-3855 for further information. Admission is free.

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14th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival

14th annual back to the chattahoochee river race

Don’t miss out on the 14th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Roswell. They’re expecting more than 350 paddlers for this annual race, an 8-mile course that launches at 9 a.m. from Garrard Landing off Holcomb Bridge Road and finishes at Riverside Park.

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, June 11th, for the 14th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service and the city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee and foster a sense of community around the river that serves nearly 4 million Georgians and 70 percent of metro Atlantans.

The RACE begins at 9 a.m. at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and includes competitive and recreational categories for Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards. This 8-mile course includes exciting Class I-II rapids and concludes at Riverside Park, the site of the FREE family-friendly festival, music and awards presentation.

The FESTIVAL, held at Roswell’s Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is FREE and family friendly. The community will enjoy live music and an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers’ market vendors. Children will be treated to Frisbee dog demonstrations, face painting, balloon artists and more.

Awards will be presented in all categories at the conclusion of the race, including awards for Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration. The race also includes a Team Challenge as a way to build pride, morale and camaraderie among groups such as companies, schools, and clubs. As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the course by the SweetWater Beer Barge. Paddlers can enjoy sodas, water, or a SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and over) before going ashore.

Advance online registrations closes at noon on June 8th. Registration cost is $50 for solo boats, $70 for tandem boats. On site registration will only be available if capacity is not reached in advance. All “registered paddlers” will receive a gift bag, a race T-shirt, and a boxed lunch. Your registration includes a complimentary one-year membership with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

Click here to register for the 14th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

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17th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

17th annual flying colors butterfly festival


The 17th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival will delight everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! The 17th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 12pm – 5pm.

The cost is $12 General Public/$8 CNC Members and is a very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center!


Live Butterfly Releases—Thrill to the release of live butterflies on Saturday and Sunday

Butterfly Encounter – Explore the live butterfly exhibit in a 20×20 walk-through exhibit where you will have contact with more than 200 free-flying butterflies!


Butterfly Crafts and Face Painting – Crafts for everyone! Kids can get their faces painted with beautiful butterflies and creepy caterpillars!

Butterfly Sidewalk Art – Butterflies provide the perfect inspiration for our on-going art project. Create a “butterfly path” from the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion all the way to the “fairy village!”


Butterfly Plant Sale – Find the perfect host plants and nectar plants to take home to your garden to attract butterflies to your backyard! CNC Horticulture volunteers will be on-hand at the plant sale and in the butterfly garden to answer your questions about how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard!


Enjoy the show when butterflies land on flowers after the releases. All ages will enjoy this fun event featuring: live music; photography and entomology exhibits; arts and crafts; face painting, butterfly parades and more.

Kids can wear their butterfly costumes. Pollinator and host plants will be on sale for garden enthusiasts. Food trucks will sell snacks on site.

The popularity of the expanded “Butterfly Encounter” tented exhibit will provide visitors a close up experience to hand-feed hundreds of free flying butterflies.  This is the perfect place to get expert advice about the best pollinator and host plants to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to your own garden.  Witness nature’s marvelous pollinators and enjoy the show as butterflies land on people and flowers at each release.

Live music; photography and entomology displays; arts and crafts; plus face painting provide festival fun.  

Bring your camera to capture these fantastic, fluttering creatures up close.  Improve your photography skills while trying to capture these illusive insects with advice from Nature Photographers on hand.  Play while beautiful butterflies enchant you!  

They’ll have food trucks with delicious options for your picnic, selling snacks and lunch items.  


Please Carpool! There is limited parking in the CNC parking lot. There will also be free shuttle bus service available from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea and Highway 120.

Please note that there is not an ATM on site. Cash may be needed for some vendors including food.

Please note that pets are not allowed on the CNC grounds.

Questions on the 17th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival? Contact or 770-992-2055 ext. 236.

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Joe Gransden and his Jazz Quintet perform at Sundays on the River

Sundays on the River Concerts 2016

Joe Gransden and his Jazz Quintet perform June 12th at Sundays on the River Concert Series at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Get your tickets early to hear Joe Gransden and his talented jazz quintet will perform music that ranges from classic Frank Sinatra tunes to the music of Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer.  Johnny Mercer, lyricist and composer, was one of America’s most prolific and beloved songwriters. Mercer composed and co-wrote more than 1,500 songs, received 19 Academy Award nominations and co-founded Capitol Records. Joe Gransden’s classic old soul voice and trumpet solos will bring #GeorgiaMusic alive with classic tunes like Skylark and Moon River.

Purchase Tickets now, this show will sell out: $22.50 for first come, first served table seating at the pavilion and $17.50 for lawn seating.

Bring your own picnic and dine during the show at a table (decorated by you). For lawn seating, bring your own low lawn chair or blanket. Corporate Sponsorships are available. *These monthly concerts will take place on the second Sunday at the Chattahoochee Nature Center located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Georgia. Each show starts at 7:30 pm and you can arrive at 6:30 pm to enjoy the nature center and gardens prior to the concert. *Adult beverages are available for purchase at each event, but remember, BYOB is prohibited. Invite your friends to enjoy concerts close to home at the beautiful Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion where live music will fill the stage for Sunday night fun!


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Memorial Day celebration 2016

Each year, folks gather on the lawn of Roswell City Hall to honor those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. Roswell Georgia is home to the largest Memorial Day celebration in the state of Georgia.

This patriotic celebration features a military ceremony featuring guest speakers, the laying of the wreath, a 21-gun salute,honor guard, and patriotic music. A picnic with live music follows the ceremony on the grounds (BBQ available for purchase on site). The event is non-political and non-commercial in an effort to focus on the individuals who have served our nation and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Displays are open to the public starting at 10 am on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. The military ceremony begins at 11 am, and by 12:45 please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music from The Chuck Nation Band.

In 1997, twelve patriotic individuals came together to create a truly unique Memorial Day event; a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made in protecting our freedom. That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. From that humble beginning, came the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony, an event which attracts approximately 6,000-7,000 people from throughout Georgia and the southeast.

The Roswell Memorial Day celebration 2016 program includes:

  • 10:00 a.m. Displays Open to the Public
  • 10:15 a.m. Pre-Ceremony Music
    • Atlanta Wind Symphony & Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes and Drums
  • 11:00 a.m. Program start

Program Includes:

  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Invocation
  • “Lest We Forget” POW-MIA
  • Laying of the Wreath
  • 2016 Featured Speaker: Major General Ronald Johnson
  • 12:30 p.m. Conclusion of Military Program
  • 12:45 p.m. Food Tent Opens and Concert on the Lawn

After the Military Ceremony please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music by The Chuck Nation Band.

Because of large crowds and the sudden noise from the 21-Gun Salute, this event is not suitable for pets. The Roswell Memorial Day celebration 2016 will be held on the grounds of Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill Street, Roswell,GA 30075.

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Roswell Heritage Days in May

heritage days in may 2016

The City of Roswell will celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with Heritage Days in May – its annual, month-long event series featuring the people, places and events that make up our community.

“This annual tradition is a fun way for us to showcase all the historic places in Roswell and celebrate their importance to our community’s past, present and future,” said Katherine Jones, Cultural Services Manager for the Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. “We are excited for this year’s lineup of events and exhibits and encourage all our community members to participate.”

Select events include:

  • Roswell Photographic Society’s 13th Annual Roswell Heritage Juried Photographic Exhibit
  • Atlanta Wind Symphony Concert entitled “¿Habla Español?”
  • Curated exhibit featuring Civil War artifacts and other items from the City of Roswell’s archives
  • “Mommy and Me” Tea with special guest Sleeping Beauty at Bulloch Hall
  • Tea with Beatrix Potter and historic garden tours at Barrington Hall
  • Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations at Smith Plantation
  • Mother’s Day Open House at Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums (free admission)
  • Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Service with music by the Atlanta Wind Symphony at City Hall
  • Works In Clay Show and Sale at Art Center West

For a full list of events, details, and locations, download the full Heritage Days in May brochure at

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