Fun in FoCo: outdoor music and the largest bounce house event among the top things to do this weekend

John Thompson
Photo/Swaller in the Holler Facebook page)

(Forsyth County, GA) Have you made plans for the weekend? From fun in the water to crafts to chamber music, here’s a look at some events around Forsyth County to enjoy during this spring weekend.:

The second installment of Swaller in the Holler is May 14 at 6 p.m. at Warbington Farms in Cumming. The event features live music and good times for a good cause: Admission is four canned goods per person. The food drive benefits The Community Helping Place. Clint Park will be headlining, with support from the uber-talented duo, Crawford Colt. BBQ is sold by the plate, courtesy of BBQ Haven of Gainesville. This is a BYOB and lawn chair event and is strictly 18+.

The Cumming Aquatic Center is now open. The outdoor pool will be open only on weekends through May 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The outdoor pool will open daily beginning on Friday, May 27 through Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday.

A Chamber Music Song Play-in is on May 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Vickery Village Courtyard in Cumming. The event is free for spectators and $10 for participants. The event is sponsored by the Song Symphony of North Georgia.

Bounce House Atlanta will be hosting The Big Bounce & Slide at the Cumming Fairgrounds May 14-15. The event is the largest inflatable event in the state of Georgia and is the only event where not only kids can enjoy inflatables, but adults too. There will be over 28 giant water slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, bounce and slide combos, mechanical rides, games, a giant foam pit, and over 85 inflatables!! Grab a bite to eat at one of many food trucks, including The Blaxican, A Little Nauti, King Kabob, Island Chef Mobile Cafe, Meatballerz, Black Market BBQ, The Fresh Truck and Cereal and Cream! Visit to see all the inflatables. Admission is $40 per bouncer for two days, and $25 for one day. Children 2 and under are free. Hours are Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(Photo/Bouncehouse Atanta Facebook page)

Village Pediatrics is hosting its second annual Spring Fling May 14 at Vickery Village from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The event features a petting zoo, bounce houses, balloon artists, a photo booth, face painting, a candy cart plus a raffle with PRIZES announced every 30 minutes with baskets, gift cards, and giveaways from local businesses.
(Photo/Village Pediatrics Facebook page.)

Stop by Halcyon for some “Groovin’ on the Green” every Friday and Saturday this month. Take in the tunes from local musicians while enjoying food and drinks from the many restaurants at Halcyon. Get more information about the music series here.
(Photo/Halcyon Facebook page)

Farm Animal Yoga is on May 14 at 9:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the Green at Halcyon. For more information, click here.

Show of Hands - An ASL Storytime is on May 14 from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Post Road Library. The event is a storytime for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children interested in sign language, as well as CODAs and their families.

Celebrating Indian Heritage Through Dance is on May 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Post Road Library. Watch classical Indian dances performed by dancers in traditional costumes. The dance students will also talk about blending Indian and American heritages.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble at The Collection is May 14. from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit here.
(Photo/Halcyon Facebook page)

Halcyon’s Sunday Funday, happening weekly until May 29, includes live music, crafts, and vendors. Activities vary each week. Bring your furry friends along. For more information, visit here.

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