Beat the Heat in Johns Creek – Your Sweat-Free Summer Guide

Where's The Scoop?

Written by George Sawaya

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The summer is a season for staying active and having a good time. But between the heat, bugs, and sunburn, outdoor opportunities can come at a cost.

This summer, Johns Creek is hosting tons of indoor and late evening activities, treats, and musical delights destined to entertain and rejuvenate without too much unnecessary sweating.  

Between art classes, local brews, gourmet ice cream, and a series of summer concerts, Johns Creek has something for everybody.

The only question you have to answer is: where to start?

Where's the Scoop?
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Where’s the Scoop? – Gourmet Ice Cream

Ice cream is the classic summer remedy, the cure for what ails the sun-kissed. Thai-inspired rolled ice cream is bound to become your new favorite at Where’s the Scoop? in Johns Creek.

Made from scratch daily and served alongside gooey bubble tea or expertly brewed coffee, the rolled ice cream at Where’s the Scoop? truly earns the distinction “gourmet.”

Serving tightly coiled rolls of ice cream topped in fresh fruit, chocolate shards, sprinkles, and just about everything in between, Where’s the Scoop? is as much a summertime experience as summertime indulgence.  

Six Bridges Brewing
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Six Bridges Brewing – Local Brews

If your ideal strategy for cooling off includes a pint of local beer and a game on TV, then Six Bridges Brewing has what you need.  

For a beverage as radiant as the summer sun, Six Bridges offers their Shelby Golden Ale. And for the traditional drinker with a taste for innovation, the Sour Continuum Berliner Weisse brewed with pomegranate will keep you coming back.

Stouts, sours, pale ales, and wheat beers, at Six Bridges Brewing you can try them all in the comfort of shade.

Johns Creek Arts Center
Johns Creek Arts Center

Johns Creek Art Center – Classes for the Creatively Inclined

Nothing commemorates a summer well-spent quite like a handmade, personally invented memento. The Johns Creek Art Center gives you everything you need to expand your talents and flex your creative muscles.  

Offering classes for adults and children alike, the Art Center can guide your individual summer spirit through oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting along with colored pencil sketches and pencil drawings.  

If you’re looking to create something for the mantle, ceramic arts classes will have you shaping and sculpting, while jewelry-making classes will have you making the hottest new summer accessories. This summer, exercise your creativity and your spirit by visiting the Johns Creek Art Center.

Johns Creek Summer Concert Series
Johns Creek Summer Concert Series

Johns Creek Summer Concert Series

The sound of summer is grateful and easy, as roiling and melodic as the season itself. This summer, you can make new musical memories with the Johns Creek summer concert series at the Mark Burkhalter Park Amphitheater.
Aside from the open-air amphitheater, eager attendees can spread out a blanket, unfold a chair, and visit any one of the local vendors for a cold drink or hot meal. Beer and wine are served on site, and the terraced lawn serves as natural auditorium seating. Billboard and top-40 singer-songwriter Edwin McCain takes to the stage on August 3rd, while TRIBUTE plays the best of the Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton on September 7th.

The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra closes out the series in elegant fashion on October 5th, so there’s still plenty of time to grab the lawn chairs and head down to the park.

Hyatt Place Johns Creek
Hyatt Place Johns Creek

Johns Creek Beats the Heat

Sure, summertime is about fun in the sun, but everybody needs a break! This summer, take advantage of these great seasonal activities in the shade! For information about comfy accommodations to round out your trip (complete with air-conditioning, of course!), click here today!

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