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Lilburn Business Association Business Builders Breakfast
When: Friday, Oct 4th, 8-9 am
Where: Antiques in Old Town, 93 Main St., Lilburn, GA 30047
Register: Meeting fee is $5 and includes breakfast. Registration strongly suggested for food planning. Register Online!
Hugh Wilkerson, Lilburn's Historian, will share a bit about the history of our town. His store, Antiques in Old Town, has been in his family for some time and survived the great fire.
Speaker: Emil Powella
Topic: "It's easier to maintain than obtain"
Mr. Powella retired from a long career in marketing working for several major petroleum companies. His talk focuses on the critical need for companies to "maintain" current customers.
He currently serves on the Lilburn Planning Commission and Lilburn Merit Board. He is also the unofficial city photographer for Lilburn.
When: Tuesday, Oct 15th, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Where: Lilburn City Hall, The Preston Room
For more information: https://www.lilburnbusiness.org/
The family atmosphere at the one-day event is what keeps residents and out-of-towners coming back year after year. For many people, Lilburn Daze is like a reunion.
With great shopping opportunities, rides, games, tons of food, and entertainment, there is something to appeal to every member of the family.
-- Festival Features --
Unique Arts & Crafts
Home Depot Woodworking Workshops
Free Admission, Free Parking, & Shuttle Transportation
City Park is located at 76 Main Street, where handicap parking is available.
DOGGY DAZZLE PAWRADE
NEW THIS YEAR AT LILBURN DAZE
The costumed DOGGY DAZZLE PAW-RADE will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on the interactive stage directly across the park from the main stage. There will even be a photo booth op to take a picture with your pet. The winners will be determined by a “People’s Choice Award,” where attendees will vote on the best costume by placing dog food in jars labeled for each contestant. An eyeball count will determine the winner. The dog food will be donated, and prizes will be given to the winners and goodie bags to all the contestants! Proceeds from this event will be donated to Top Dogg Canine Foundation whose mission is to reduce the number of military families that are impacted by suicide due to mental illness. Applications to enter your pet can be found at LilburnDaze.org. COME JOIN IN THE FUN!!!!!
Premier of Oats
In the early 90’s a Christian pop rock band was formed known as The Waiting, founded by local brothers Brad and Todd Olsen. Todd, who grew up in and lives in Lilburn, made arrangements for one of the band’s first gigs to be at Lilburn Daze, the annual Arts and Crafts Festival held in Lilburn City Park. The band would be part of the entertainment lineup at the festival and it turned out to be the launch of an amazing run for the band. In the wake of that performance they went on to sign with a major record label, had several number one songs on radio nationally, released several albums and toured the country for a decade. As the members grew older and some of them married and settled down the band came off the road and parted ways. Todd is now coming back with a new general market alternative band which is called Oats - his childhood nickname. They have decided to have their Atlanta area debut at the 46th annual Lilburn Daze at 1 PM on the stage to kick off a “second act” as it was the starting point for the beginning of Todd's musical career.
Public Safety Fall Festival
Gwinnett Police and Fire and Emergency Services departments are partnering for an exciting day at the Public Safety Fall Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. First responders will show off their emergency vehicles, including a helicopter, ambulance, SWAT personnel carrier, ladder truck, and more! You can also enjoy a variety of public safety demonstrations.
The free event will take place at Coolray Field located at 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville.
Last Food Truck Tuesday!
October 8th from 5 PM to 8 PM is the last food truck Tuesday of this year. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening in Lilburn City Park!
Purchase dinner from one of the many food trucks and listen to live music at the band shell provided by McArthur.
Downtown Lilburn 5K and Fun Run
Sponsored by Chik-Fil-A
On Saturday, October 26 Join Main Street Lilburn and NG3 for the Downtown Lilburn 5K & Fun Run starting at Lilburn City Park and running along the flat Camp Creek Greenway. This is a USATF Certified course and your time in this race can be used as a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. It's flat and fast, and will be a great community event!
Runners and walkers are welcome. This event benefits NG3 & the Main Street Initiative.
After the 5K:
Free Tot Trot for little kids (5 & under)
Fun Run for kids of all ages ($5 per child) with awards.
Kids are encouraged (but not required) to wear their Halloween costumes!
8:30 a.m. - Onsite registration opens
9:30 a.m. - 5K race begins
10:30 a.m. - Kids Tot Trot (5 & under) and Fun Run (for kids of all ages)
Click here to register and for more info.
Women's Self Defense Class
The Lilburn Police Department is currently accepting applications for the November 20 & 21 Women's Self Defense Program. This popular course takes place, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free to women 18 years of age and older or ages 12-17 with a guardian. Space is limited. Click here for an application and for more details about this program.
Halloween Safety for Chaperoning Adults
Halloween is a time of ghosts, ghouls and goblins, candy, playing dress up, and the smiles on children’s faces. And we all know what we should do to keep our childran safe....but did you know, parents, that if you are our there with your kids, there are things that you can do to stay safe too! Here are 6 tips to help:
- Plan your routes in advance to avoid getting lost or becoming a target.
- Use a high powered flashlight. Stay well lit so your kids can see you and use it to lead the way.
- Don't Trick or Treat after 9:30 pm.
- So drivers can see you, put reflective tape or festive Halloween stickers on your arms or legs.
- Try to walk on sidewalks or established paths.
- Pin your contact information (name, address, phone) on the inside of your child's costume in case you get separated. And do the same to yourself.
Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!
National Historic Wynne-Russell House
Rent the House for your Event!
The intimate historic setting will make your personal event one to remember. The house is great for hosting bridal/baby showers, weddings, graduation/birthday/holiday parties, and reunions. In addition, the size and layout of the house makes it a great place to hold meetings, workshops, photo shoot and other like activities. The house has a large meeting room which can hold about 30 people with tables and chairs. The other two downstairs rooms provide additional seating and there are tents available for outside use to accomodate more guests. Click here for more information
Websites that you make like to visit to check
out their activities and events:
· The Lilburn Activities Building: (https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/)
· The Lilburn Library (https://www.gwinnettpl.org/venue/lilburn-branch/)
· The Lilburn CID
· Lilburn Arts Alliance
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