Festivals and Events
The Events of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust
Apple Cider Days
Join us in October for a month of family fun in Dunwoody at Apple Cider Days. Four weekends, 3 locations, offering something for everyone!
Legends & Lore in Dunwoody
Join Stage Door Players, the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, the Dunwoody Nature Center, and the City of Dunwoody, for this fall’s production of Legends & Lore, presented by Country Gardens Dunwoody.
“Legends & Lore” is a FREE family-friendly evening of stories drawn from the “Red Book” history of Dunwoody. Guests will step back in time to witness the stories, legends and myths that capture Dunwoody’s past as they are led through Dunwoody Park by lantern light. Come early, picnic in the meadow, and listen to period music on the public piano each evening before the show.
Shows take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th. Sunday night’s show will begin at 6:00 p.m. Guests will gather at the stage in the main meadow area for an introduction to the evening from the storyteller. From there, journey through different areas of the park for three additional stories, plays, or re-enactments of 15-20 minutes each. After the final rotation, return to the main stage for a closing presentation. Picnic areas will open one hour before show time. Seating is limited to 150 guests per show.
Friday, November 10 – setup and picnicking beginning at 6:00; show starts at 7:00
Saturday, November 11 – setup and picnicking beginning at 6:00; show starts at 7:00
Sunday, November 12 – setup and picnicking beginning at 5:00; show starts at 6:00
This FREE community event will be fun for the whole family, but tickets are limited each night. To reserve yours, visit the City of Dunwoody website at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/dunwoody-ga/catalog
Music in the Meadow, June 11, 2017
Have you heard about MUSIC IN THE MEADOW? It’s our first live concert at the DB House & Gardens.
Please join us for a concert in the afternoon performed by Peter Vogl, classical guitarist, on the lawn of the Donaldson-Bannister House and Gardens on Sunday, June 11, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Bring the family, your blanket or beach chair and spend a relaxing afternoon with us at Music in the Meadow. Feel free to bring your picnic basket and cooler to make the most of your experience.
What: MUSIC IN THE MEADOW
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Peter has performed on stage with talents such as Michael Bolton, Cee-Lo, Kelly Price, Steve Vai, Earl Klugh, Sharon Isbon, and Sleepy Brown. In collaboration with the NARAS organization he is the band leader each year at the Heroes Award Dinner in Atlanta.
Click here to see and hear a sample of music by Peter Vogl on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UdNM2hGY9A
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
That was the mantra of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) when a category F-2 tornado hit Dunwoody in the wee hours of April 9, 1998, displacing more than 1500 families and downing more than 100,000 trees.
Though DPT was a young organization, the group stepped to the forefront of recovery within days of the storm and formed the “Replant the Dunwoody Forest” initiative through its 501(c)(3) status. The group secured grants, held fundraisers, created a landscaping plan to prevent erosion issues and held educational seminars toward the replanting efforts. Proceeds allowed for the replanting of hundreds of mature hardwoods as well as more than 25,000 seedlings in common areas and private properties throughout Dunwoody.
Fundraisers during the rebuilding years following the tornado included a 5K/Fun Run and a small-scale carnival event with ring toss and balloon pop games, pony rides and a petting zoo on the lawn of the Cheek-Spruill House. In 2000, the event was moved to Brook Run Park, and was later expanded to the event we now know as Lemonade Days, to include the full-scale carnival rides and food, Battle of Bands, Dunwoody Idol and more!
Lemonade Days Visit the Lemonade Days Website
A must-attend event for Dunwoody families! Lemonade Days is a 5-day festival, complete with more than 20 rides, a midway of games and prizes and all the best in carnival-style food. A fundraiser for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Lemonade Days is held annually, the 3rd week in April in the Brook Run Park. Proceeds benefit the on-going preservation efforts of the organization. The proceeds from Lemonade Days go to continue our efforts in the rehabilitation of the Donaldson-Bannister House and Farm.
Apple Cider Days Visit the Apple Cider Days Website
A sister-event to Lemonade Days, Apple Cider Days is held each October. This event also features carnival rides, games and food. All proceeds benefit the preservation efforts of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust.