Festivals and Events

The Events of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust


Camp Flashback will let campers experience history by doing the ordinary things the original children of the farm would have done. They will get the feel of living in the past as they learn by doing, without iPads or cell phones.  Can you imagine?  Actual experiences rather than virtual ones.

Weeks 1 & 3 (June 18- 22; July 9 – 13)

Family Life & Transportation will include activities such as creating paper and quill pen, sewing, quilting, weaving, exploring period bikes, railroad, wagons, and horses.

Weeks 2 & 4 (June 25- 29; July 16 – 20)

School Days, Games & Music will include activities such as calligraphy, learning about and using chalk and slate, making and playing 19th century games, singing and playing musical instruments.




This year marks the 20th anniversary of the tornado that tragically destroyed entire neighborhoods in Dunwoody.  Though devastating to many homes, the community came together with a new-found strength to rebuild and to preserve what had not been destroyed, thus paving the way for the creation of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust.

Presented by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Lemonade Days will run from Wednesday, April 18th through Sunday, April 22nd.  Lemonade Days is DPT’s primary fund-raising event, with profits from the festival going to the rehabilitation and maintenance of the historic 1870 Donaldson-Bannister House and Gardens.

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

Join us in October for a month of family fun in Dunwoody at Apple Cider Days.  Four weekends, 3 locations, offering something for everyone!

Apple Cider Days Schedule of Events


Legends & Lore in Dunwoody

dunwoody legends and lore

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

Music in the Meadow

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.


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!