Woodstock GA and Surrounding Areas Homes for Sale – Update by Red Hot Atlanta Homes

November 26, 2010

Santa is Coming to Woodstock, Ga’s Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights – Dec. 4

Woodstock, GA.s’ Christmas Jubilee and Parade is coming Dec. 4.  The festivities begin at 5:30pm with the Parade of Lights.  The parade is along Christmas Parade Dec 4 Woodstock GAMain Street beginning at Hwy. 92 and ending at Old Rope Mill Road.  The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in City Park after the parade along with a visit from the grand ole man – Santa Claus.  Awards for best parade floats and “Citizen of Year” will also be announced.

Before, during and after the parade, there will be food vendors.  In City Park, there will also be Holiday Shopping with special vendors plus photos with Santa in the Gazebo.   Free marshmallow roast with smores will also be available (Be on the look out for me there – Kathy).

Help the Woodstock Jaycees Toy Drive for Woodstock’s less fortunate children.  The Jaycees will be collecting  new unwrapped toys and monetary donations to help Santa.  What a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

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October 22, 2010

Woodstock Art and Wine Festival 2010 on Nov 6th & 7th

Downtown Woodstock GA will once again host the Woodstock Art and Wine Festival on November 6th and 7thThis lively 2 day event started in 2009 and will once again feature great art and entertainment.  Add in special kid’s events to the special wine tasting area and you have a fun weekend for the whole family!

The Festival area will be next to Pure Taqueria according to Premier Events, the producers of the event.  According to their website, more than 60 vendors are expected once again.  The wine list for tasting has not yet been posted so check back as we get closer to the event date.

Admission to the 2010 Woodstock Art and Wine Festival is free in the art and entertainment areas; wine tasting wristbands are $20 for adults.  Downtown Woodstock is always a great venue for fun events, so make your plans now!

October 8, 2010

Woodstock GA October Happenings and Events

The city of Woodstock, GA is going to be a busy place in October with several fall events.  It’s time to gather your fall jacket and walking shoes to have a great time.

First on October 14, 15, and 16 is Ghost Tales and TrailsNightly walking tours and storytelling will start at 6:30.  Tickets can be purchased on site at the gazebos in Downtown Woodstock City Park for $11 – Adults, $6 for children 12 and under.  Ticket sales are on a first come, first serve basis with the final tour starting at 9pm.  Paul Boehlert, 2 time Emmy nominee and storyteller leads a fantastic group of storytellers this historic walking tour and storytelling.  Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to Greenprints Alliance and Elm Street Cultural Art Events.  Come see Woodstock in a whole new way.

On October 23, there will be the SOBRA Woodstock Mountain Biking Festival and Grand Opening of “The Avalanche Trail“.  The festival will be at the Olde Rope Mill Park just North of Downtown from 9am to 4pm.  Activities will include group rides, mountain bike demonstrations, music and food.  This event is sponsored in part by the www.GreenprintsAlliance.org

Closing out the month is Halloween with Kids Fest 2010 on Saturday, October 30th.  This event is also at Woodstock City Park from 3pm to 7pm.  Trick or treat activities for the younger goblins and ghouls.  On hand will be a juggler, magician, dj, games, and more  At 6pm there will be a costume contest and candy give-away.  After all the Kids Fest, enjoy dinner with a downtown restaurant or park vendor.

On Saturday, October 30 in the evening hours, Woodstock Police will be distributing candy in local neighborhoods.

September 17, 2010

Woodstock GA FREE Concert – Sat, Sept. 18

The 2010 Woodstock Summer Concert Series comes to a finale Saturday, Sept. 18 with the Swinging Medillions in the Downtown Park at 7:30 pm.  It should be a great concert with a fantastic band.  Known as “The Party Band of the South”,  this group has been around since the 60s touring throughout the South.  Their most noted recording “Double Shot ( of My Babys Love)” was a million seller in 1966.    There could not be a better way to spend a Saturday evening then listening to this band. 

Before the concert at 7:30, there will shag lessons starting at 6:00pm in front of the stage.  If you never learned the Classic Carolina Shag come learn from Dewitt Hinson, North Carolina Shag Hall of Fame inductee.

On a personal note, this is group I listened to on the radio will cruising in the car on hot summer evenings and attended their events way back in the 60s.  It’s great knowing they are still appreciated and good music lives forever…Kathy

June 14, 2010

Visit Woodstock GA Farmers Market this Summer!

The 2010 Main Street Woodstock Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday, June 19 and will be open each Saturday this summer from 9am to noon excepting July 3rd.  The final Saturday for the market will be September 18th.  This year’s market is sponsored by Cherokee Bank and has secured a permanent location for the entire summer.  The market will be open just west of Main Street on Towne Lake Pkwy in the public parking lot, with lots of space for local farmers and customers to park as well.

The Farmers Market allows only local gardeners and farmers to participate and may have a sprinkling of craft vendors allowed each week.  In addition, management is working to have interesting and entertaining demonstrations each week at the market, starting with this week’s live demo of how to make a “living herb wreath”.

So check out the market- you’re bound to get fresh fruits and vegetables at a great price!

June 9, 2010

Woodstock GA’s FREE Concert Series Continues June 12

The Woodstock Summer Concert Series 13th Season continues this Friday, June 12 with The Great American Rock and Roll Revival Concert.  The concert starts at 7:30 in the City Park Downtown Woodstock.  It will be a fantastic evening for great music.  The concert features three groups, each with a special place in rock and roll history.  This free event provides residents a relaxing evening and fantastic entertainment.

According to the Woodstock Concert Series website performing are Damon as “The King”.  Damon Hendrick an Elvis Tribute Artist seems perfectly fitting for a Rock and Roll Revival.  Personally my all time favorite song is by Elvis so I am very excited.

Additionally performing is Atlanta’s Premier Classic Rock N Roll band Butch and The Buckheads. Featuring classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Butch and The Buckheads will keep everyone movin and a shakin.  The bank has performed around the world from Japan to Germany and Saudi Arabia.  Those local Buckhead guys always knew what to do.

The third group performing at the concert is The Sock Hops.  This vocal group covers the top 40 songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  You will have the chance to shag and twist to songs like The Lions Sleeps Tonight, Mustang Sally and Blue Moon.  That all sounds like great music to me.   Hope you come enjoy this Woodstock Ga event!

May 7, 2010

Catch Siete de Mayo Friday May 7 in Woodstock

Filed under: Woodstock — Tags: , , — Kathy and Ben @ 8:18 am

Unpack that Sombrero or your favorite hat as Downtown Woodstock is going “South of the Border” with a Mexican-themed Siete de Mayo party, the latest first Friday event supported by downtown merchants.  A Mariachi Band will be strolling around downtown during the event in addition to other musicians playing.

The Downtown Merchants are also having a Sombrero contest, though any type of hat will be considered for the contest and gift certificate to Pure Taqueria. Most merchants have specials planned around the event, which once again will take place from 5pm – 9pm.

So go downtown and find out what makes Woodstock fun and special!

April 28, 2010

Woodstock GA’s FREE Concert Series Kicks off May 8

Filed under: Woodstock — Tags: , , — Kathy and Ben @ 9:58 am

Now celebrating its 13th season, the Woodstock Summer Concert Series kicks off on May 8 with Sister Hazel and Memory Dean.  The concerts are all free and held at the City Park- what a great place for the entire family to relax and enjoy nationally known recording artists as well as up and coming local groups.

Sister Hazel is described as combining elements of acoustic rock, folk and jangle (?) pop on the Woodstock Concert Series website and has released seven albums, the most recent in 2009.  Memory Dean has been performing for 18 years and boast six successful albums among its accomplishments.

Other groups in this year’s lineup include Great American Rock & Roll Revival, the Atlanta Rythm Section, Chuck Wicks (you non-country music lovers might remember him from Dancing With The Stars) and the Swingin’ Medallions.

Memory Dean begins performing at 7:30pm, so get downtown early for a good spot on the lawn!

March 31, 2010

Don’t miss First Friday in Woodstock GA – it’s 80’s Night!

Filed under: Woodstock — Tags: , , — Kathy and Ben @ 7:06 pm

Get out your shoulder pads- the 80s are back!  This Friday, April 2nd is First Friday in Woodstock GA- this month featuring 80’s Night.  Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite 80s character- a $75 Gift Certificate for downtown merchants will be awarded to the winner of the contest.

Street musicians will be performing in front of some downtown stores and there will be Karaoke in front of Seven Arrows. The Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean’s Store will be playing Trivial Pursuit, which debuted in the 1980s.  And the Woodstock Market will be open Friday and Saturday from 9am – 6pm featuring more than 50 vendors.

The Right Wing Tavern will have Crossville Station, an 80s rock duo playing at 9pm- they’ll also have the Beer Garden open playing great 80s music.

The photos (excepting Dynasty, lol) are from last month’s Mardis Gras event- the weather should be great so try to make it to this fun event!

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