Veterans Day celebrations get underway in North Fulton this weekend, and you can also take the family to a literary festival or holiday marketplace.
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The following are four events worth checking out in North Fulton this weekend:
Veterans Day Celebration Concert. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Free. The Green at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 770-730-5600. https://citysprings.com/events/veterans-day-celebration-concert/
Celebrate Veterans Day with music from Yankton, a Nashville group that will play popular as well as patriotic songs. Food and drinks will be offered for sale, and concert-goers can park for free in the City Springs parking deck.
Milton Literary Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Free. Milton City Hall Complex, 2006 Heritage Walk, Milton. https://miltonliteraryfestival.weebly.com/.
The festival's keynote speaker, Winston Groom, is best known for writing Forrest Gump and will be promoting his new book, The Allies: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill and the Unlikely Alliance that Won World War II. Over 90 authors, publishers, storytellers, journalists and service providers will attend the festival, and hands-on activities will be available for the kids.
Veterans Day Car Show. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Free. 201 Wills Road, Alpharetta. 678-462-9023. http://www.legion201.org/.
American Legion Post 201 will sponsor a Veterans Day car show that also features food, live music, children's activities and a vendor village.
Elegant Elf Marketplace. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. Conference Center at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. http://www.sandyspringsga.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5074/162.
More than 85 vendors will offer handcrafted items, artistic creations and gourmet delights for sale.
North Fulton puts the emphasis on food-related fun this week, featuring Sandy Springs restaurant deals, Turkish food and a Christmas cookie class for parents and kids. And if you need to work off a few calories after feasting, a 5K is also planned in Alpharetta.
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