New Towne Green to open with Beach Blast, concert on May 21st

Snellville – A Saturday ceremony will officially open the new Towne Green, followed by the annual Beach Blast and the first concert of the season. 

City officials will gather for a ribbon-cutting and a city sign reveal at 2 p.m. on the new Towne Green in front of City Hall. 

The Towne Green underwent a makeover in recent months. Improvements include a protective, knee-high wall that doubles as seating around the Green. In the center is a sundial that tells those who stand on it the time. There is also new foliage, signage, electrical outlets and a dog-friendly three-tiered water fountain.

“The Towne Green provides Snellville with a safe community gathering space that further promotes a walkable, engaging Towne Center,” said Eric Van Otteren, city Economic Development director. 

After the ribbon-cutting, stay for fun in the sun and 70 tons of sand on Oak Road for the Beach Blast. 

There will be a water slide, inflatables, bungee jump, train rides, food and water runners to keep attendees busy all day. There will be games for kids with DJ Lee from 2 to 5 p.m. The Gold Standard Band will take the stage from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Say “Hi” to STAT the CAT and celebrate his second birthday. Chopper of the Gwinnett Braves and some other mascot friends will also be there to celebrate.

There is a threat of inclement weather. Should it rain, check the city's Facebook page for updates.