Memorial Day celebration to feature balloon launch, beer tent

SNELLVILLE – More than 1,200 LED-lit balloons will be launched May 23 to honor veterans at a Memorial Day celebration.



The event, which will also feature a veterans program, live music and a beer tent, will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Towne Green on Oak Road. 

The veterans program will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the opening of the Veterans Memorial Craft Beer Garden presented by Lincoln Fill Station at 5 p.m. Live music will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. with the Rockingbirds and Atlanta legend Ron Kimble, followed by the balloon launch at dusk. Balloons can be purchased for $5 at sponsor businesses Lincoln Fill Station, Wild Wing Café, United Community Bank, Mellow Mushroom, Main Street Restaurant, Fratelli’s Pizzeria and RiceBox. Entry to the beer garden is $20, $15 for veterans. The entry fee gets visitors 16 beer samples and a commemorative glass. Proceeds will benefit the Snellville Veterans Memorial. There will also be military displays and food trucks.

For more information visit the Snellville Veterans Memorial Facebook page at