Festivals and a county fair are among the highlights if you're looking for something family-oriented to do in Gwinnett this weekend. Several events celebrate the county's diversity with music, food, shopping and other activities.
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Check out the following four events coming up in Gwinnett:
Suwanee is accepting applications for 2018 events like the August Concert and Wing Fest with the Spin Doctors. Courtesy City of Suwanee
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Suwanee Fest. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and noon Sunday, Sept. 16. Free admission, with extra charge for kids' rides, etc. Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway, Suwanee. https://suwaneefest.com/.
Celebrate Suwanee at this two-day festival, which features a parade, nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors and plenty of entertainment acts ranging from acrobats to solo artists.
JapanFest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. https://www.japanfest.org.
Join in celebrating the culture and people of Japan as well as the strong bonds between Americans and Japanese in Georgia. Shop for Japanese goods, explore an anime village, sample authentic Japanese food and enjoy performances throughout the day. A children's area is also available.
Gateway International Food and Music Festival. 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross. http://aplacetoimagine.com/.
Experience the world in a day in this celebration of Gwinnett's diverse communities. Performances, food, a craft market and a kids' zone are just a few of the fun activities that highlight the different nationalities and communities that are represented in the area.
The Gwinnett County Fair gets underway on Sept. 13.
Photo: From Gwinnett County Fairgrounds Facebook page/For the AJC
Gwinnett County Fair. Sept. 13-23. Admission is cash only: $10 for ages 12-64, $5 for seniors age 65 and older and youth age 6-11, free for kids 5 and under with a paid adult. Ride tickets are extra. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. https://gwinnettcountyfair.com/.
Join in the excitement at one of Georgia's largest fairs as you hop on carnival rides, check out the fun houses, play games and visit livestock exhibits. And of course, make sure to save room for some decadently delicious and probably fried fair food.
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