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07augAll DayOlympics 25th Anniversary CelebrationLake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

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Olympics 25th Anniversary Celebration

The fire of the Olympic spirit will sparkle again Aug. 7th as Gainesville celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Date: August 7, 2021


8:00 am – Porch to Torch 5K / 1-mile: Follow the course run by local Olympic torchbearers, plus interactive mini-Olympic Village. (to sign up: Gainesville/PorchtoTorch5K), City Park, 549 Glenwood Ave. NE., Gainesville, $30

6:00 – 10:00 pm – Evening Gala – Gates open at 6:00 pm – Sample International food, beverages, and music, plus main stage concert and fireworks, Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd. Gainesville, $100 individuals, Sponsorships available and range from $750 to $1,500.

8:00 pm – “We’ve Got the Beat” – a Georgia band playing tunes from Abba to Zac Brown

Fireworks – the evening concludes with fireworks over the site where Olympic contenders raced a quarter-century ago.

Location: Lake Lanier Olympic Park

For more info: see Lake Lanier Olympic Park Calendar, 1-855-536-1996, or email:, For Sponsorship info: Robyn Lynch 770-297-5499,


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