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Saturday, September 15th - 9:00 am

Usher in our beloved weekend-long Suwanee Fest by joining us in the traditional one-mile parade down Main Street and into Town Center Park! Even if you aren’t marching as part of a club or organization, you can join the Red Wagon Brigade!

Cash Prizes!

Cash prizes are awarded each year to floats and participants in a variety of categories, including best overall entry, best reflection of theme, most creative, and most entertaining.

In celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the founding of Gwinnett County, this year’s Suwanee Fest will have a vintage Americana theme. So, we’re looking for you to party like it’s 1818 and come up with amazing themed floats, costumes, etc. that showcase the red-white-and-blue, colonial themes, or the celebration of all things Gwinnett! And, our parade will be visited by Button Gwinnett himself, joined by Parker, the city’s lovable mascot!

To Register

Select the appropriate button below and complete the form (all who register are officially entered!). Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, September 4th.

Only one leader per group needs to register.

Participating in the Red Wagon Brigade - see description at right.

Participating in the Red Wagon Brigade - see description below.

Parade Permission Form for members of GROUPS

This is to be completed by a parent or legal guardian of children who will be participants in the parade and returned to the person(s) responsible for your child during the parade (Cub Scout Leader, Band Director, Parent, etc.). This form is not required of members of the Red Wagon Brigade.


Click here to send us an email (select Parade as the subject). We will be back in touch soon.

Ye Olde Parker

Red Wagon Brigade!

New this year! Does your family yearn to be a part of the parade fun, but you’re not a member of a parade group? We invite all local community members and families to join the Red Wagon Brigade! Deck out your wagon, bike, unicycle, kids, even your pooch and red, white, and blue Americana finery and be part of this patriotic celebration!

Bring your red wagon or a decorated bicycle, stroller, or wheel chair to join in on the fun as part of our Red Wagon Brigade! Golf carts are welcome, but no cars, trucks, trailers, etc.

Route Subject to Change

Note: due to upcoming Buford Highway construction, the parade route is subject to change. We will do our best to communicate this change to registered participants as soon as we learn new information regarding construction progress.

  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners
  • Suwanee Fest 2017 Parade Winners

Suwanee Fest 2017 – Parade Winners


Best of Show


Runner Up

North Gwinnett High School Bulldog Marching Band


1st Place

National Art Honor Society

2nd Place

Oak Meadow Montessori School

3rd Place

Collins Hill Dance Company

Honorable Mention

Suwanee First United Methodist Church

Honorable Mention

Peachtree Ridge High School Robotics

Best Reflection of Theme "Community at Work"

1st Place

Suwanee Magazine

2nd Place

Cub Scout Pack 518

3rd Place

Girls Scouts – Lanier Service Unit

Honorable Mention

Legacy Academy Suwanee Dam

Most Entertaining

1st Place

Collins Hills Junior ROTC

2nd Place

North Gwinnett Middle School Bulldog Orchestra

3rd Place

Dance North, North Gwinnett High School

Honorable Mention

Jazzercise Sugar Hill – Suwanee Dam Fitness Center

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