Grayson to celebrate the Best of the Best on April 30th

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The 37th Annual Grayson Day on Saturday, April 30th, will be a day of recognizing and celebrating the community’s exceptional festivals, people, and businesses.

Each year, Grayson celebrates Spring with the Grayson Day Parade and Festival. More than 200 vendors are expected to share their arts, crafts, food, music, and enterprises in Grayson Community Park. Last year, more than 5,000 people enjoyed their warm welcome to the City of Grayson and the 2016 festival is expected to be bigger than ever, according to event coordinators City Administrator Laura Cone and Mayor Allison Wilkerson.

“All of our food spots were filled early,” said Cone. “We’ve once again expanded the venue to accommodate more vendors and more free activities for the children.”

Free activities for the children include pony rides, petting farm, trackless train, space ball, inflatable bounce houses and obstacle course.

The Grayson Day Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. with the theme “Simply The Best.”

“We are very excited that so many of our small businesses and festivals were recognized as being The Best of Gwinnett by readers of Gwinnett Magazine,” said Mayor Wilkerson. “We love being home to so many exceptional and innovative small businesses. As a city, we want to also recognize that what makes our city the absolute best is our phenomenal community.”

In true Grayson form, the parade will include float entries from all of the celebrated business as well as tractors, beauty queens, little league teams, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, marching bands, and Grayson High School’s teams and cheerleaders. Anyone can be in the Grayson Day Parade; information can be found on the city’s website: www.cityofgrayson.org.

The festival ends at 4, but the fun goes through the evening. Lanier Jazz brings music to the park at 6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and dinner and enjoy the music while we set up for our first family movie in the park. “The Good Dinosaur” begins at dusk.

It’s going to be a day of celebration and fellowship … and a great day to Get Into Grayson!

37th Annual Grayson Day Parade and Festival
April 30, 2016
Parade Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Grayson Day Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lanier Jazz in the Pavilion – 6:00 p.m.
“The Good Dinosaur” – Dusk
Grayson Community Park – 475 Grayson Parkway – Grayson, GA 30017

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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