Festivals offer outdoor fun

LAWRENCEVILLE - It's not even May, but Gwinnett is already getting into the spirit of a summer full of outdoor events.

Lawrenceville will celebrate the arts with its Art on the Historic Courthouse Square on Saturday and Sunday. About 60 exhibitors will sell photography, painting, jewelry, woodwork and other arts and crafts. The event is presented by the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association and the Dunwoody Arts and Crafts Guild.

In addition to the arts and crafts, there will be an array of kid-friendly activities. Patrons can browse the offerings on the square and then dine at one of the surrounding downtown restaurants. The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The 27th annual Grayson Day festival on Saturday will offer children's activities, arts and crafts, food and entertainment at the Grayson Park pavilion. The main attraction is the hometown parade, which will be led by grand marshal Nell Foster, a 100-year-old who is a member of the Grayson High School class of 1925. The free festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.