Tickets on sale for Gwinnett’s final bicentennial party on Dec. 15

Tickets are now on sale for the final birthday party to mark Gwinnett County’s bicentennial. The event will be held on the evening of Dec. 15 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. (Special Photo)

Events related to Gwinnett County’s bicentennial have been going on all year, but the party that those events have been leading up to is nearly three weeks away, and officials are now selling tickets for the gala.

Gwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration Party will be held the night of Dec. 15 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. The event will cap off the county’s year-long bicentennial celebration while marking Gwinnett’s actual 200th birthday.

“The evening celebration will commemorate the history and contributions of those who helped shape Gwinnett County, recognize the community’s present-day change agents and highlight Gwinnett’s bright future for generations to enjoy,” organizers said on the website for the party.

There will be two parts to the party, the first of which will be a cultural cocktail party at 6 p.m. in the Tommy P. Hughes Grand Ballroom, followed by the celebration dinner at 7 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Individual tickets cost $125 and a table for 10 costs $1,250. Tickets can be purchased at

One of the main parts of the event will be the conclusion of the Gwinnett Bicentennial Torch Relay, with the torch being carried into the party. Organizers are also promising to have performances from local cultural groups, a recognition of trailblazers from the past as well as accomplishments and “blowing out the candles on 200 years of Gwinnett success.”

That is not the only event that officials will hold on Dec. 15, however, to mark the exact anniversary of Gwinnett County’s founding.

A Family Cultural Birthday Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, which is located on the Infinite Energy Center campus. This party, which will be free for families to attend, will give attendees a chance to learn about birthday customs from various cultural groups that are represented in the county’s diverse population.

Attendees will get to see cultural performances and ice sculpting demonstrations, watch a Gwinnett docuseries, make cultural crafts, interact with “world-renowed characters” and enjoy campfire s’mores, birthday cupcakes, storytelling and an interactive globe that children will be invited to touch and leave their fingerprints.

There will also be food trucks, which will be selling food to attendees.

The Infinite Energy Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

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