By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Snellville Days Parade to kick off two-day festival

SNELLVILLE – Batman will be the grand marshal of the 42nd Annual Snellville Days Parade scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. May 2.

This year’s theme is “superheroes”. The parade will feature horses and knights from Medieval Times, group floats, three marching bands, mascots including Chopper from the Gwinnett Braves, Maximus from the Gwinnett Gladiators and STAT the Cat. Also set to appear are clowns, stilt walkers, politicians, cheerleaders, beauty queens, superheroes, free give-a-ways and more. 

Batman will be making a special appearance in his Batmobile. 

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the former Kmart parking lot on Wisteria Drive, travel to North Road, turn left and left again at the Post Office travel up Oak Road until it reaches the Grand Stand at City Hall. 

Organizations that would like to be a part of this year’s parade can contact Parade Chair Mayor Kelly Kautz at kkautz@snellville.org to submit a float application or visit www.snellvilledays.com. There is a $600 cash prize for the best float, $400 for second place and $200 for third place. 

Snellville’s biggest festival, Snellville Days will open following the parade.

“The Snellville Days Festival is in its 42nd year and was originally created as a one-day fundraiser event for Briscoe Park,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Platt. “It has now grown into a two-day event with 15,000 to 25,000 attendee’s every year. We have always tried to keep the community feel in the festival no matter how much it has grown or continues to grow. We have local groups and individuals performing on the main stage all weekend and new this year we will have Karaoke on Saturday.  

“In trying to keep the community involved, this year we had a contest in the local high schools to have the students create the design for this year’s festival T-shirt.  This event brings in many people from the surrounding cities and all over the metro area, but our Snellville citizens and business owners are the ones we want to feel the most welcome and most appreciated.”

The event will place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2 and 12 to 5 p.m. May 3. More than 150 craft, food, sponsor and civic vendors will be on site. There will also be live entertainment including music by Red Roots and Hero the Band as well as pig races and an acrobatic dog show. 

Admission and parking for Snellville Days is free. There will be a free shuttle available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2. Two shuttles will be running from the south parking lot of the Baptist Church of Snellville on Highway 78 to the main entrance of the park.

Snellville Days is at T.W. Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway. 
For more information visit www.snellvilledays.com.