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Johns Creek Founders Day Parade

The Johns Creek Founders Day Parade is a kick-off to the holiday season. Some of the parade highlights include musical groups, local neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, civic clubs, and businesses.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Lakefield Drive and Johns Creek Parkway [View map] [View parking & spectator map]
Cost: FREE
Snowie Creations will be on-site selling hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts!

The Parade began in 2007 and has since become an important community tradition. The parade has grown to more than 80 units and thousands of participants, including Shriner clowns, local high school clubs and bands, and colorful floats from area businesses, organizations and neighborhoods.

Special entries from previous years include: Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Band, Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums of Stone Mountain, knights and maidens from the Teacher of the Year Trolley, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and more.

Parade FAQs

Where do I park:

Parking is available in lots located inside the parade route. If using a GPS, you can use the following addresses for parking:
11445 Johns Creek Parkway
11465 Johns Creek Parkway
11340 Lakefield Drive

Spectator Parking Map (click image for full size version)

Founders Day Parade Map

***PLEASE NOTE: If you park in one of those parking lots, you will only be able to exit the lot once the parade itself has passed by the entry/exit to those parking lots.

Where can I view the Founders Day Parade:

Spectators are welcome to line Lakefield Drive between its intersections with Johns Creek Parkway (north end near LifeTime Fitness, south end near PVR Research), as well as along the western side of Johns Creek Parkway (north end near SAIA, south end near PVR Research). 

The Reviewing Stand will be located near City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Drive. CBS46's Karyn Greer will emcee the Johns Creek Founders Day Parade from the reviewing stand. 

***Please remember to stay behind all marked parade route barricades.
Founders Day Map

I’m a Founders Day Parade participant. Where do I park?

Parade participants can park in the State Farm office building parking lot, 11350 Johns Creek Parkway. Portions of that parking lot will be used for the parade lineup/staging.
View map

Traffic/Road Closure Timeline:

  • 7:45 a.m. – Lakefield Drive closes between McGinnis Ferry Road and City Hall. Parade participants will be able to enter onto Lakefield Drive to access the parade staging area.
  • 7:45 a.m. – Johns Creek Parkway from Technology Circle to Lakefield Drive. Traffic on Johns Creek Parkway will be diverted off Johns Creek Parkway onto Technology Circle.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Lakefield Drive and sections of Johns Creek Parkway near the event parking lots will close. 

Parade Map (click image for full size version)