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23 May 2017

Enjoy Johns Creek's Fun Summer Activities!

Written by Mayor Mike Bodker

As we gear up for the warm summer months and all that the season brings, I want to take the opportunity to remind you to take a moment to review all the City has to offer you and your family by visiting JohnsCreekGa.gov/RecreationandParks/Special-Events. It’s important to take full advantage of every opportunity to relax and enjoy some quality time with family, friends and neighbors. Johns Creek residents have their pick of many types of fun activities including outdoor summer concerts, movies on the lawn, new athletic classes, the Farmers Market and more!

Our Summer Movie Series is centered around family-oriented films that are presented on a huge, inflatable outdoor screen at Newtown Park. Pre-show activities include inflatable moonwalk, face painting, children’s activities, give-a-ways, entertainment, food and drinks. Our kickoff movie event of the summer series on Saturday, June 10, will show the popular animated film, SING!

If you’re more of a music fan, Johns Creek Concerts in the Park are back by popular demand. Bring your family and friends to enjoy live music at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park. This series of four, family-friendly concerts are free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase from a variety of popular food trucks. Reserved table seating for up to ten in the Amphitheater is available via the City’s website, Secure.Rec1.com/GA/johns-creek-rpd/catalog. The next concert is Friday, June 23, featuring Shawn Mullins. Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative and Americana music. Best known for his GrammyTM nominated hit “Lullaby,” this well known rock star is sure to get you on your feet.

If you are really looking to get out and move, our exceptional Recreation and Parks Division offers free outdoor fitness classes at both Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Newtown Park. Classes include Tai Chi, Bar-less Barre, Yoga and Zumba®. Classes are held on Sundays beginning at 8:45am. Please be sure to check the City’s website for the full schedule of classes.

Also, the Johns Creek Farmers Market at Newtown Park is now in full swing, open every Saturday from 8:00am-12:00pm. The Market has over twenty local vendors from around the Johns Creek and north metro Atlanta area. It features the best in local and regional organic produce, pasture-raised meats, eggs and dairy and artisan-made goods.

Finally, please be sure to mark your calendars for Johns Creek’s first Independence Day celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 7:00-10:00pm, at Newtown Park.  Festivities will include live music, fun activities, food and some exceptional fireworks!

Please keep track of all of our summer activities via either the City’s website or Facebook page. I hope to see you out and about at one of our restaurants or during one of the many activities in our parks.

About the Author

Mayor Mike Bodker

Mike Bodker is the mayor of Johns Creek. 678-512-3200