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Stone Mountain Park
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The popular destination can be seen from all over Gwinnett County.
If you've ever been to Stone Mountain, you know just how much of Atlanta you can see from the top - 60 miles out on a clear day! It's a breathtaking sight, but did you know that the mountain is visible in some pretty surprising places around Gwinnett? The large granite protrusion is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a number of apartment homes in Buckhead, Memorial Drive, and of course many backroads all over Gwinnett County. For many of us, it's the landmark we see driving down Highway 78 that tells us we're almost home. Take a minute, snap a photo of your view of the mountain and share it with us, with a caption that includes your location.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A film crew is working at the park, which has welcomed movie projects such as "The Three Stooges" before.
Stone Mountain Park is staying mum, but there's evidence -- and talk -- that a movie project is underway there. "We cannot confirm that," park spokeswoman Jeanine Jones told Patch. She did say a portion of the park, on Robert E. Lee Drive near the east gate, was closed off Wednesday. A person familiar with the film work at the park said it's the movie "Prisoners” and that film crews had created snow in the area that’s closed off. Indeed a layer of the white stuff was seen. There were signs in the park leading crews to the project, a white tent and some smaller trucks at the location, but not a lot of activity, lights or equipment late Wednesday afternoon. For more on this story, see Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The 44th Annual Yellow Daisy Festival begins at 10 a.m., Sept. 6, and lasts through Sunday, Sept. 9.
What do you know about the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park (SMP) besides the great shopping? Here are five things to keep in mind as you plan your trip - or multiple trips - to the annual event, now in its 44th year (Stone Mountain Park also answers frequently asked questions about the Yellow Daisy Festival): 1. Admission to the Yellow Daisy Festival is free BUT you must pay a vehicle entrance fee of $10 to get into Stone Mountain Park. If you've got SMP's annual parking sticker and it hasn't expired, you're good to go. 2. Leave Fido and Fluffy at home. Pets are not allowed at the Yellow Daisy Festival. 3. Plan your shopping day! Here's the festival schedule: Thursday, September 6: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, September 7: 10 a.m.-…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Folks are taking to social media to express their anticipation for the Christian music festival, which lasts June 14-16 at Stone Mountain Park.
People planning to attend the Christian music festival AtlantaFest at Stone Mountain Park are sharing their excitement on social media. Some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music as well as several inspirational speakers will be part of the festival, lasting June 14-16. Here is a complete Atlanta Fest schedule. Are you planning to attend AtlantaFest? We'd like to hear from you! You can leave a comment at the end of this article, blog about the experience on this site, or upload your photos from the event to our neighborhood picture gallery (or do all three!). Christian recording artists scheduled to attend include TobyMac; Jamie-Grace, whose father is the pastor of a Stone Mountain church, Kingdom City Church; Jonny Diaz; …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The new attraction is similar to a structure at Sea World Australia, Stone Mountain park says.
A section of Stone Mountain Park is about to get all wet. Geyser Towers is slated to open Saturday, March 31. Stone Mountain Park has said the attraction is the second installation of its kind in the world and the only one in North America to integrate water features. The other similar structure is at Sea World Australia but doesn't include water, according to the park. Closed-toe shoes are required to enjoy Geyser Towers. Guests between 32 and 40 inches tall must be accompanied by a chaperone age 16 or older. The cost is included in the park's One-Day Adventure Pass and the Mountain Membership. Stone Mountain Park said the estimated cost of the project is just under $1 million. Geyser Towers is adjacent to Sky Hike in the Crossroads area.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Things to do in and around Lilburn this long President's Day weekend.
Thirkan, An Indian classical and folk dance festival. This fundraiser for the civil war victims of Sri Lanka features traditional Indian dance styles performed by area dance schools. Saturday, Feb. 18, 4:40 p.m. at Berkmar High School, 405 Pleasant Hill Road. Tickets are $10. Dollar Day at Yellow River Game Ranch: Entrance is just $1 for all ages on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 20. Get there early -- owner Codi Reeves said this is a hugely popular destination on Dollar Days. 4525 Stone Mountain Highway, Lilburn. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cheaper by the Dozen, a new production at New London Theatre. Click here for more information and photos on Snellville Patch. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The twinkling lights are everywhere!
Just seeing the millions of bright, multi-colored lights inviting you to the Stone Mountain Park Christmas celebration from the road or parking lot is enough to bring a smile to kids' -- and adults' -- faces. Of course once you're inside, there's plenty to do and see, from cookie decorating to nightly shows and a parade, to the 4-D theater (The Polar Express) and of course the lovely Snow Angel, followed by fireworks. A trip to Stone Mountain Park Christmas could be considered a decent holiday present for the family. There are different pricing packages available, including the Christmas Family Value Pass ($31.84 per person, ages 3 and up; minimum purchase of four tickets required) which includes four Stone Mountain Christmas tickets and …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Listen to ghostly tales as you wind your way through the Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain.
One of the chilling pleasures of October in this neck of the woods is the annual “Tour of Southern Ghosts” at Stone Mountain Park produced by ART Station, Thursdays through Sundays, October 13 – 31. Nearly 15,000 visitors are expected to venture on the latern-lit tour of the authentic Antebellum Plantation where storytellers will regale audiences with both spooky and fun ghost tales. Whether you’re a skeptic, a full believer, or just enjoy a good yarn, the event featuring six professional storytellers will captivate your imagination. Each night offers different story tellers and at the end of the 45 minute trail guests are treated to hot cider and cookies and a gift shop filled with ghostly paraphernalia. The family-friendly event is …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Yes, you read right. The Oct. 1-2 event is all for a good cause: to fight cancer. Volunteers are needed; participants can still sign up, too.
You might say Stone Mountain Park will be 'bootylicious' this weekend. More than 400 recreational cyclists are expected to ride their bikes for a full day, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 through 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, for "24 Hours of Booty," LIVESTRONG's official cycling charity event -- and the only national 24-hour road cycling charity event in the U.S., according to the press release. "24 Hours of Booty" will support the Aflac Cancer Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as well as LIVESTRONG's cancer research and programs. Some 346 riders raised $160,000 last year, organizers said. The event is also held in Charlotte and Columbia, Md. Cyclist Bob Roll, once called "the best thing to happen to the Tour de France since Lance …