From high school football to kids clothes shopping to Elvis,
there’s plenty to do this weekend in and around Gwinnett County.
- For more event info, check out Explore Gwinnett's Gwinnett Weekends calendar attached to this file.
Here’s some of what’s scheduled, according to local websites, including Explore Gwinnett (Gwinnett Visitor's and Convention Bureau):
High School Football
The games don’t count in the standings, but preseason
scrimmages are a great first taste of how crazy we are about high school
football. Games scheduled Friday, according to Georgia High School Football
Daily: Berkmar at Buford, Collins Hill at Archer, Duluth at Dacula, Grayson at
Gainesville, Lambert at Lanier, Loganville at Johnson-Gainesville, Lovejoy at
Peachtree Ridge, McNair at Meadowcreek, Parkview at Mill Creek, Shiloh at
Rockdale, South Gwinnett at Mountain View, Stephenson at North Gwinnett,
Wesleyan at Pace Academy, Woodward Academy at Greater Atlanta Christian.
Running through Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, this semi-annual sale brings thousands of shoppers looking for deals on slightly used clothing. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14-15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug, .
Briscoe Park in Snellville becomes an outdoor theater Saturday, Aug. 17, for Popcorn in the Park. The featured movie is “Oz, the Great and Powerful.” Event starts at 7 p.m. and is free.
New Dawn Theater in Duluth hosts “Tribute to Elvis,” featuring Mark Pitt. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets (678-887-5015) are $10-$15.
More Live Music
Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee has live bluegrass Saturday at 8 p.m. with the band “Counterpoint.” ($15 donation; 770-945-5628). ... "Bobby and the Aristocrats” play MoTown and disco at Thrasher Park in Norcross Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ... "Groovin’ on the Green” at the Loganville Town Green is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and features “Critical Velocity.”
Want Something Quieter?
Learn about fall planting in a raised garden bed at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Lilburn Community Garden. Tony Gobert of Gwinnett Technical College will share tips.