If you're a road racer, this weekend is for you. At least six races are scheduled in Gwinnett, offering a variety of reasons to lace up your running shoes.
But there's also live music (including jazz great Spyro Gyra), tasty food and plenty of suds to wet your whistle.
Gwinnett's got it for you this weekend.
- For more event info, check out Explore Gwinnett's Gwinnett Weekends pdf attached to this file.
Here’s a quick sampling, according to local websites, and Explore Gwinnett (Gwinnett Visitor's and Convention Bureau):
- Oct. 4: Groovin' on the Green with Critical Velocity hits the Loganville Town Green. (7 p.m., 770-466-1165)
- Oct. 5: The well-known jazz band highlights the Jazz & Blues Concert Series at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater near Buford. (7 p.m., $30-$52)
- Oct. 6: The Great Gwinnett Road Run 5K is part of Paint the Mall Pink at Mall of Georgia, benefitting Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. (8 a.m., $25-$30)
Many More Runs on Oct. 5
- Run for Romance 5K near Suwanee, Oct. 5 (8 a.m., $25).
- Rock'n Rib 5K in downtown Lawrenceville to benefit the Susan G Komen 3-day for a Cure (8 a.m., $25).
- Georgia Race for Autism 10K/5K at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds (8:30 a.m., 770-904-4474).
- Tag Techie 10K/5K at Technology Park (7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. 5K, 8:15 a.m. 10K, 404-817-3333).
- We Walk, We Run, We Win 5-mile walk/run at Stone Mountain Park (8 a.m., $25).
- Oct. 5: Trinity Lutheran Church near Lilburn hosts its 11th annual celebration of everything German and community. (11 a.m.-9 p.m., $3)
- Oct. 5-6: The 35th annual Elisha Winn Fair is a Gwinnett Historical Society fundraiser for upkeep of the Elisha Winn House, at Dacula and Hurricane Shoals roads. (Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $3, 12 and under free, 770-822-5174)
- Oct. 6: The fifth annual Chattapoochee Pet Fest at the Chattapoochee Dog Park welcomes dogs and cats ... and people, too. (10 a.m.-4 p.m., free)
- Oct. 5: The Grayson Blues and Brews craft beer festival brings together two favorites at Grayson City Park. (2 p.m.-6 p.m., $30-$45, 678-985-9830)
- Oct. 5: The Historic Lawrenceville Square hosts a celebration with ribs, beer and rock 'n roll. (1 p.m.-9 p.m., 678-226-2639)
- Oct. 5-6: It's called one of the most whimsical and colorful art shows in the country, with nearly 200 artists from all over the region and country coming to downtown Norcross. (Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, 770-452-1727)
- Oct. 5: Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian near Snellville hosts food tasting and family fun. (11 a.m.-5 p.m., 770-979-2467)