Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dunwoody Lemonade Days, The Best Event in Dunwoody

Dunwoody has many great events.  The Margarita thing, the Butterfly thing, the Arts Festival Lady gig on Mother's Day weekend, Light Up Dunwoody, Tree Cutting Day, Taste of Dunwoody, all nice events.  But no event brings out more action than Lemonade Days by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust.

Lemonade Days is the #1 event of the year for kids 5-15.  Peachtree Charter Middle School is the biggest supplier of attendees, but all the local elementary and middle schools contribute.

TIP #1
If you enjoy the rides you really need to go Wednesday and Thursday nights.
On Saturday night it will be a 30 minute wait for the big rides.  Wednesday night there is no wait.  Thursday night a couple of minutes wait.  With the DeKalb schools having CRCT testing this week, that signals the end of the school year.  The CRCT scores are irrelevant to your kid's future so let them attend Lemonade Days during the week.  A recent SACS study showed attending Lemonade Days reduces test anxiety.

If you want to hang out and be seen among the elite of Dunwoody teens and tweens, Friday and Saturday nights are best.

Dunwoody PD has a nice presence at this event and I've never seen any issues.  Lots of parent around.

This year Lemonade Days takes it to the next level with more FREE music:

Live Music

This year's Lemonade Days has a great lineup of FREE music! The performing stage will be set up inside a tent partly funded by the Dunwoody Visitors and Convention Bureau, providing shelter and seating for all guests. The tent and seating will be available for families seeking a break from the heat or a quieter place to eat lunch during the day, before the music starts. Admittance into the festival grounds at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody is free of charge. Concerts are also free; guests will have the opportunity to make a special donation to the Donaldson-Bannister House if they choose.
5:00 - MJCCA Little Sparks gymnastics team
5:00 - Missing Cat, Already Taken
7:30pm - The Affenders
8:30pm - Blind Crush - A band that plays a wide variety of music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s.

1:30 Distortion
2:30 Jeannie Caryn
4:00 - Suessical the Musical
4:30 Vanderlyn Dancers
8:00pm - The Bruce Jones Band - Truly a band for everyone, the BJB simply rocks the house and covers the best songs throughout time.

12:00 PCMS Blue Shadow Jazz Band
1:00 ADHD
2:30 MJCCA Ballerinas
3:30 Housebroken- Atlanta's power rock classics

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