Our network

WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves | Events

Title (Max 100 Characters)

WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves
WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves

DULUTH, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Suwanee Plein Air will hold their first Annual Plein Air Event on Friday, April 28, visitors are able to watch the artists at work. Some artists are eager to talk about their work while they are creating. Others are so engrossed that they may be unaware of any onlookers. Watching an artwork develop under the capable hand of an artist is a fascinating experience.

The Gwinnett Braves play Columbus on Friday night, April 29, at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Tickets range from $6 to $16. The Atlanta Braves AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, plays baseball in their 10,000 seat state-of-the-art Coolray Field on Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.

Support our areas golden people with the Gwinnett Senior Golden Games. The games provide seniors, aged 50+ years of age and older with an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports. Event locations vary throughout all Gwinnett County Parks. Admission to the games is $15.

The Athens Americana Festival will be held beginning on Wednesday, April 27 in Athens. Athens Americana is a four-night music festival featuring Athens, Georgia's finest folk, country, bluegrass, and 'Americana' acts. Opening reception and party at Hendershot's; other shows at Little Kings Shuffle Club.

The 32nd Annual Athens Twilight Criterium will be held on Friday and Saturday. The Twilight is a professional cycling event and festival fun for fans, families, and racers. The Twilight Criterium is a favorite spot on the national cycling tour circuit, both for its unique evening format and the large crowds that gather in Athens' vibrant downtown retail and entertainment district.

Be sure to send your weekend photos to photos@11alive.com and you may see yourself in our “Best Weekend Photos” posting on Monday.