June 2017

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 for you and your family.

We live such busy and hectic lives it is important to take full advantage of every opportunity to relax and enjoy some quality time with family, friends, and neighbors.  

From visiting one of our parks to enjoying a night out at one of our diverse restaurants, there are many activities from which to choose.  Johns Creek residents have their pick of fun activities including outdoor summer concerts, movies on the lawn, new athletic classes, the Farmers Market, and more! 

Our summer movie series offers outdoor family fun centered around family-oriented films 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 kick off movie event of the summer series on Saturday, June 10, will show the popular animated film, “SING!”  

If you are 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.  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 know for his Grammy 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 a Free Outdoor Fitness Series at both Autry Mill Nature Preserve and Newtown Park.  Now including Tia Chi, other classes offered are: Bar-less Barre, Yoga, and Zumba.  Classes have already started and are held on Sundays beginning at 8:45 a.m.  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, the market is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with over twenty local vendors from around the Johns Creek and north metro Atlanta area. The market 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, 7-10 p.m. at Newtown Park.  Festivities will include live music, fun activities, food, and an exceptional fireworks display!

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