Peachtree Corners ready for its two-day festival


• What: Peachtree Corners Festival

• When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

• Where: At the intersection of The Corners Parkway and Woodhill Drive, Peachtree Corners

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.peachtreecornersfestival.org


File Photo Lawyer Philip Catalano of Cruser & Mitchell LLP falls into the water after getting dunked in a dunk tank during the Peachtree Corners Festival which kicked off the celebration of becoming a new city in Peachtree Corners last year.

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- With most of its initial growing pains behind building its city, Peachtree Corners is ready to celebrate its third annual Peachtree Corners Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

For two days, there is live music and entertainment, local vendors and activities for the kids -- just to name a few.

To kick off the event, athletes and pancake lovers will unite.

At 7:30 a.m., athletes and early birds gear up for the 5K run through the streets of Peachtree Corners. The route starts at Peachtree Elementary School at 5995 Crooked Creek Road, down Jay Bird Alley, takes a right onto Spalding Drive, another right on Engineering Drive and right again on Peachtree Parkway. The race ends with two more rights back to the school.

Runners receive a complimentary T-shirt and other free swag at the end of the race and the top runners will take home special rewards.

Afterward, racers and other hungry people can chow down on a selection of pancakes cooked up by members of the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club. All proceeds from the breakfast go to Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign and to fund Peachtree Corners Rotary Club service projects in the area.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, a car show will be parked at the festival. The automobiles are judged in classes, including Chevy, Mopar, Ford, BOPC, foreign, truck, rat, Top 15, Top 5 (2000 and newer) and Best of Show in car and bike. Door prizes and trophies will be given out to the winners.

Throughout the entire festival, there is live entertainment from Leonard Blush Trio, Jordan Rager, New South Jazz, Mike Wood, Gypsies on Parole and others. Inflatables and other activities will be in the kid's area to keep the young ones busy during the day.

When you get hungry, local restaurants will be present, including K&C Concessions, La Nonna's, Gigi's Cupcakes, Pearson Farms, Soul Good BBQ, Johnny's New York Pizza and Speide, along with others.