Out in the crowd: Gwinnett full of festivals, entertainment this weekend

LAWRENCEVILLE - It's going to be an eventful weekend in Gwinnett County. Here's a look at what's happening.


The Georgia Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Admission is $10. Visit www.georgiaquiltshow.com for more information.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" will be presented by New Dawn Theatre Company in its final weekend run at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center, 3116 Main St., Duluth. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Call 770-622-1777 for reservations.


"Spooky Tales at Twilight," part of the Aurora Theatre's Children's Playhouse schedule, will be presented by Eric Litwin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Admission is $7. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com

The Gwinnett County Public Library will hold its second annual Gwinnett Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Family Day at Hudgens Center for the Arts at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit www.artsgwinnett.org.

Buford's Salute To Freedom, a free family fall festival event honoring America's Armed Forces, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4228 Buford Drive. For more information, visit www.visitbuford.com.

Duluth's first ever Oktoberfest will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Duluth Festival Center and Town Green. The event is free. Call 770-246-8922 or visit www.duluthga.net for more information.

The second annual Taste of Suwanee, a fundraiser for the North Gwinnett High School basketball program, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Suwanee Town Center Park. For more information, visit tasteofsuwanee.com.

A Taste of Lawrenceville will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Gwinnett High School. Cost is $10 per person and proceeds benefit the Central Gwinnett High School basketball program. For more information, call 770-963-8041.

Rock N' Rib Festival will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lawrenceville. Admission is free. For more information, call 678-226-2639 or visit www.visitlawrenceville.com.

Snellville's second annual Autumn on the Green Downtown Community Concert will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the City Center Green, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville. The event will feature the Georgia State Quintet, and the event is free. For more information, visit www.snellvilledda.org.


Co-Op Concepts will present Myra J Friends at 8 p.m. Sunday at Encore, 3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.coopconcepts.com.