Kickoff the Holiday Season in Smyrna!

joanna-kosinska-173573On Tuesday, November 28, the City of Smyrna is hosting its Annual Holiday Season Celebration and Tree Lighting, Coming Home for the Holidays. Santa will be there for the Big Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which is followed by several holiday festivities.

Included in the festivities will be a concert by a local church and school chorus groups, kids’ activities, a parade, and sitting on Santa’s lap. For information, please call or call (678) 631 – 5540. Check back for more about Smyrna events!

What: Holiday Season Kickoff Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, November 28
             5 – 8pm

Where: Smyrna Community Center
               200 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080


3rd Annual Smyrna Children’s Halloween Costume Parade

smyrna-halloween-parade.jpgThe Smyrna Police Department is hosting the third annual Smyrna Children’s Halloween Costume Parade tomorrow, Saturday, October 28. Registration is from 7:30 – 8:30am at Smyrna First Baptist Church at 1275 Church Street.

The parade is free, starts at 9am, and will travel north on King Street, around Village Green Circle and end at Veterans Memorial lawn.

Four guest judged will award a prize to the winner with the best costume in three age groups: Newborn – 2 years, ages 3 – 6, and ages 7 – 12.

In case of rain delay, the event will be at the Smyrna Community Center. There are so many Smyrna events going on this holiday season! Check back for more about Smyrna.

Smyrna Police Cruiser Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

smyrna-pink-policeNo, you don’t need to get your eyes checked if you see a pink police car in Smyrna! The Smyrna police station is doing a Beat Breast Cancer initiative by driving a hit pink police cruiser.

The car has been making the rounds to raise awareness of the disease, which hits about 1 in 8 women in the US alone. The next time the car will make an appearance will be at the Shur-Line Electrical company in the Smyrna Business Park tomorrow from 10am – 2pm.

Smyrna always has interesting things going on! Come back here to learn more about Smyrna!


Smyrna Celebrating Julia Robert’s 50th Birthday

smyrna-julia-robertsYou probably didn’t realize that one of Hollywood’s biggest starts, Julia Roberts, is actually from Smyrna! She grew up on Ridge Road and attended Campbell High School.

This weekend, Smyrna is hosting a 50th Birthday Party for her at the Smyrna Library. It is open to the public and free of charge. There will be refreshments there.

Speaker Dr. Jennifer Garlen will look back at Roberts’ life and storied career as the four time Oscar nominee reaches the midcentury mark this October.

Garlen is a writer and former English professor with a PhD in English Literature from Auburn University. She is the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching and several other books. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, where she teaches lifetime learning courses on literature, film and popular culture.

What: Celebrating Julia Roberts, Smyrna’s Superstar

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
             2 – 3 p.m.         

Where: Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
               100 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080


Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival Oct 28-29

smyrna-fall-jonquil-festival1The 2017 Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29. The admission is free, so no excuses for attending this fun event! There will be 175 hand-made arts and crafts booths, including paintings, clothing, furniture, and jewelry made by local artisans.

Friends of the Smyrna Library will be hosting a book sale, and the Keep Smyrna Beautiful group will be selling jonquil bulbs. Puppeteer Peter Hart will surely entertain the kids with his fun puppet show, and music by J. Scott Thompson will be enjoyed by all. There will tons of tasty food trucks and vendors!

There will be a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade at 9:30 on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in three age groups.

As always, the Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival is located at Smyrna Market Village, at 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, Ga 30080.


New Rooftop Restaurant Opens in Smyrna

smyrna-wadesA new restaurant just opened in Smyrna called Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium. It was started by JD Childress and Jason McClure, who previously worked at South City Kitchen and Flip Burger Boutique, respectively.

The menu features “casual American” foods such as burgers, fries, sandwiches and appetizers. There is wine, cocktails, and 12 taps featuring eight craft beers.

The family-friendly restaurant backs up to the Concord Road Linear Park. It has three bars, including one on the rooftop patio. Dogs are welcome on the downstairs patio. It will be open for lunch and dinner from 11am – 10pm Monday – Thursday and 11am – Midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11am – 9pm Sunday.

The exact address of Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium is 1061 Concord Rd. Check back for more info on Smyrna’s restaurants and businesses.


Smyrna Growler Shops Can Sell Alcohol

smyrna-growlerA unanimous decision was made by the Smyrna City Council a few weeks ago that the growler specialty shops will now be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages.

The wine and malt drinks must be consumed on the site and no more than a fourth of the growler’s shop’s gross income can come from the sale of the alcohol. Check out The Stout Brothers, a growler shop in the Smyrna Market Village.

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