DiG Deep: A Year in Lilburn

There are a million and one ways to celebrate every season, and the city of Lilburn hosts an event for each one. Lilburn City Park, downtown’s crown jewel, is the community’s go-to event venue, and the turnout is always impressive. The best thing about small-town charm in a city like Lilburn is you’ll never meet a stranger. Friends, lovers, family and visitors alike are always welcome to join the fun.

It’s the first of the year, and the city has planned 365 days of exciting events. So, the next time you have a yearning to get out, grab a cooler, a lawn chair and a friend and hit the road to Lilburn!

Rock the Park: June – September
With Agavero Parkside mixing the margs and bands from the likes of Elton Live, a Sir Elton John tribute band, and The Tony Howard Show, a country, soul and rock and roll group, rocking the stage, all you have to bring to Lilburn’s Rock the Park series is a pair of dancing shoes! With Agavero close by serving premium food, the splash pad offering kid-friendly entertainment all night long and the amphitheater holding all the action, endless entertainment options exist without ever leaving the park.

Don’t fret if you miss a show; they happen every month. So, keep an eye on the city’s event calendar to plan your summer shows.


Sparkle in the Park – Fourth of July
This firework extravaganza kicks things up a notch for Independence Day. Hosted in the bustling Lilburn City Park, Sparkle in the Park is Lilburn’s busiest event of the year. Gwinnettians come from across the county to take in the spectacle of fabulous fireworks. With a special musical performance, inflatables, free face painting, balloon artists and many dining options from Cuban to fair food to smoothies to sweets, this is no ordinary night out in Lilburn.

Lilburn Daze – October
Lilburn’s only arts and crafts festival happens during the crisp days of early October when the weather is perfect for striking creative inspiration. Lilburn City Park plays host again, this time with gorgeous fall colors. Don’t miss dozens of crafty vendors, many of whom are local residents, a selection of flavorful food trucks, a doggy dazzle paw-rade, train rides and fun for the whole family. Admission, parking and shuttle transportation are all free!

Monsters and Movies on Main – October
Shift your attention from Lilburn City Park’s entertainment-hosting amphitheater to the giant inflatable movie screen that pops up in the middle of the park one night a year. There’s no better time for a spooky movie under the stars than Halloween. So, grab your fellow goblins and ghouls, dress to the nines (in your best Halloween costume, of course) and get ready for a night of kid-friendly scares.

In addition to the movie, kids can participate in a costume contest, pumpkin painting and, thanks to the vendors, a little early trick-or-treating.


Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting – December
Lilburn City Park is just as magical, if not more, when the holidays come to town. Kick off the season with an illuminating tree lighting and a Christmas parade surrounded by friends and family in downtown Lilburn. The parade, filled with community member floats, begins in the early evening, travels down Main Street, and ends in the festive City Park.

When the parade ends, the countdown to Christmas begins as everyone eagerly anticipates the lighting of the town Christmas tree, which marks the official beginning of the holiday season in Lilburn. Visitors can enjoy selfies with Santa, train rides and a series of joyful performances at the park.

For the city of Lilburn’s packed events calendar, visit cityoflilburn.com/calendar.aspx.