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2012 Spring/Summer list of festivals

Now that the weather has warmed up, you've put away your winter clothes and remembered how nice it is to wear scandals again, it's time to enjoy the sunshine -- and you'll have plenty of opportunities around the county. Here's a list of some festivals in Gwinnett happening through August.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Auburn offers free family friendly movies once a month until November. Concessions are available for purchase.

-- When: The second Saturday of every month

-- Where: Downtown Auburn

-- May 12: "Aladdin"

-- June 9: "Jurassic Park"

-- July 14: "Forrest Gump"

-- Aug. 11: "The Iron Giant"

HISTORIC BUFORD SPRING FESTIVAL

Enjoy the new season with chili cook-offs, live music and other stage performances as the city of Buford celebrates 139 years.

-- When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

-- Where: Downtown Buford

MALL OF GEORGIA'S MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AND CONCERT SERIES

Weekends through the summer will feature a concert with local talent and an outdoor movie.

-- When: Band begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by movies around 9:30 p.m. or sundown

-- May 26: 12 oz. Prophets, followed by movie "The Smurfs"

-- June 2: Midnite Cruzer, followed by movie "Hugo"

-- June 9: HERO, then "Jack & Jill"

-- June 16: 3 Way Street, then "Alvin & The Chipmunks ChipWrecked"

-- June 23: Drowning Creek, then "Dolphin Tale"

-- June 30: Mike Veal Band, then "We Bought A Zoo"

-- July 4: Mall of Georgia's 10th Annual Fabulous Fourth Lights Up Gwinnett

-- July 14: Foxes & Fossils, then "Monte Carlo"

-- July 21: Line 6, then "Glee: The Concert Movie"

-- July 28: The Ron Jonsons, then "Soul Surfer"

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

This annual festival celebrates all of the arts, including the performing arts, which are a big part of the event's overall programming.

-- When: Gala at 7 p.m. Friday, festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

-- Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St., Duluth

FLICKS ON THE BRICKS

Outdoor movie event throughout the summer.

-- When: Activities begin at 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk

-- Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St., Duluth

-- June 9: "Puss in Boots"

-- July 13: "E.T. -- the Extra-Terrestrial"

-- Aug. 11: "Mamma Mia"

SUMMERSTAGE CONCERT SERIES

Live music at the park with outside drinks and beverages encouraged, including beer and wine.

-- When: 7 p.m. July 27 with Glow Band, 2 to 11 p.m. Aug. 25 with Atlanta Rhythm Section

-- Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St., Duluth

MOONLIGHT AND MUSIC CONCERT SERIES

From May to September, concerts are help of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn. Each concert offers various styles of music. Concert-goers can bring a picnic.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. every fourth Friday

Where: Historic Gwinnett Courthouse lawn, 185 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville

Schedule: May 25: Sons of Sailors, a Jimmy Buffet cover band

June 22: Grains of Sand

July 27: Shawn Mullins

Aug. 24: Abbey Road LIVE!, a Beatles tribute band

Sept. 28: The Highballs, an '80s cover band

AMERICAN INDIAN FESTIVAL

A celebration of American Indian includes storytelling, flute playing, poetry readings, dancing, plus arts and crafts.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26-28

Where: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

FOLK FEST 2012

Showcase the work of self-taught artists, Southern folk pottery and more at one of the largest folk art shows in the country.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19

Where: North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross

Cost: $15 on Aug. 15, $7 Aug. 18 and 19. Children 16 and under are free

SNELLVILLE DAYS

This annual craft festival will feature more than 150 craft and food vendors, children's activities and entertainment throughout Briscoe Park

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. SundayWhere: Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville

Sugar Hill

REELS AT ROBINSON

Outdoor movie event for families at E.E. Robinson Park.

When: Movies start at dusk on May 18, June 15, July 27. Movies to be announced.

Where: E.E. Robinson Park, 850 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill

ART ON A LIMB

Throughout the month of May, two pieces of original artwork by Dacula based artist Sandra Nissen will be hidden along the Suwanee Creek Greenway and other trails. And remember: Finders, keepers.

When: Once daily in May

Where: Suwanee Creek Greenway, 1170 Buford Highway, Suwanee

HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT OF JAZZ

Area schools come together to perform jazz music.

When: 7 p.m. May 11

Where: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

ARTS IN THE PARK

Art event with vendors from all over the state and country to sell their wares and pieces.

When: 11 a.m. May 19

Where: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

BROADWAY IN THE PARK

This year, Suwanee Performing Arts presents "Little Mermaid, Jr." and Filligan's Island.

When: 8 p.m. July 27-28

Where: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

* Some event information may not be available by press time. Please stay updated on all events online at www.gwinnettdailypost.com.