Cumming City HallThe recently erected Cumming City Hall & Clock Tower has become the face of downtown Cumming. It's architecture is a modernized style reminiscent of the classic look and feel of old town Cumming. Inside, the walls tell the story of Cumming's past and present administration including a large collage of antique photographs. The City Hall hosts the City Council Chambers and administrative offices of several city departments.Read More
The Cumming FairgroundsThe Cumming Fairgrounds hosts a large spectrum of events from antique car shows to the annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival. Inside, you will find a variety of attractions and facilities including a quarter midget race track and a large, covered pavilion tailored to host events such as concerts, rodeos or large gatherings. Visit the official website for a calendar of events, booking, or any additional information. Visit Site
Lake Sidney LanierEscape to Cumming's #1 tourist attraction, Lake Sidney Lanier, located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta off GA 400. Mary Alice Park is the ideal place for boating, water sports, fishing and family fun! Read More
Aquatic Center & Water ParkCumming's latest attraction is the Aquatic Center & Water Park. Inside you will find olympic swimming pools for training and competition. During the Spring and Summer we open the outdoor water park, suitable for kids of all ages! Classes such as swimming lessons, CPR and more are available year-round. For scheduled events and additional information visit the official Aquatic Center website. Visit Site
Veterans War MemorialOur Veteran's War Memorial stands as a monument to honor the soldiers of Forsyth County who served their country when duty called. Join us on these grounds for our annual Memorial Day Ceremonies. Read More
4th of July ParadeCumming's longest standing tradition is the annual 4th of July Steam Engine Parade. This unique event draws a record number of participants, enthusiast and onlookers to celebrate our country's independence. Families, state-wide, find this to be the most thrilling event the city hosts! The colorful fanfare, food, and handfuls of candies fuel the excitement of the masses. The festivities begin mid-morning and end with a fireworks display at dusk.Read More
The Cumming PlayhouseThe playhouse hosts a variety of wholesome entertainment from plays to concerts and more. A fantastic night out for the family, with friends, or even school or church groups. Visit the official Cumming playhouse website to see this year's line-up of scheduled events, book your tickets online, or speak with a playhouse representative.Visit Site
The Brannon Heard HouseCumming's newly-restored, historical landmark is now open and available to host your next private event. Let us host your wedding receptions, holiday parties, or other upcoming celebrations! Visit our official page for pricing and availability. Visit Site
- We will now be issuing employee permits Monday through Friday from 830 to 430. Please be aware that we only have one employee who is capable of performing background checks and lunch is generally taken from 1130 to 1230. Additionally, the fee has been raised by the City of Cumming to $40.00. Our ordinance requires you to be in possession of your social security card and a Georgia driver’s license in order to obtain an employee permit. No exceptions can be made at it is explicitly required. Planning and Zoning is located on the bottom floor of the City of Cumming City Hall which is located at 100 Main Street Cumming, GA, 30040. If you wish to fill out your application before coming into the office, here is a copy of the CH CONSENT
Cumming Honors Veterans
The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America hosted Cumming’s 2016 salute to Veterans, honoring servicemen and women who have fought and served the United States in times of war and peace. The event was held Nov. 11 at the Cumming Veterans War Memorial.
While all veterans were honored during the event, special recognition was noted of those who served during the Vietnam era in honor of the 50th anniversary of the war.
“Many who served during the (Vietnam) era did not volunteer but were called into action through the draft,” noted Mayor Ford Gravitt in his welcome address. “Whether they volunteered or were drafted, all the young men and women who served during this war did so with dignity, honor and pride, and we’re all humbled to be able to recognize your service and sacrifice here today.”
Forsyth Central High School Flash of Crimson Band provided patriotic music for the event, which was led by Marty Farrell, master of ceremonies and member of the Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Students in the Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth Choir, Cumming Christian Co-Op Choir, American Heritage Girls and Trail Life Troop 1331 presented a student program to entertain and honor the veterans in attendance.
Additionally, the Forsyth County Fire Department Honor Guard presented the colors, and Capitan Jon Pirtle, Chaplain of Georgia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 121st Infantry, offered the invocation.
VVA Chapter 1030 scholarship recipient Rachel Priest, a freshman at the University of North Georgia and a Lambert High School alumna, presented her essay on Freedom.
She noted freedom is a privilege, a prize, and a sought-after commodity. “Due to the sacrifices made by soldiers and politicians, women and children in years past and present, I am able to enjoy a life full of freedom and safety,” she said.
The event’s Keynote address was offered by Retired Navy Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, whose assignments included Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Nicholas, three Tours of the Pentagon, and Commander of Fleet Activities in Japan, among others.
Payne thanked Mayor Gravitt and the City Council for recently designating Cumming a “Purple Heart City.” He said Americans’ support of those who serve “is fantastic,” but noted that while ending the draft and going to an all-volunteer force was good for the country, less than one percent of citizens serve in the military.
“The quality of our military force has never been higher and the Services are hiring. They will bring-in over 100,000 recruits this year,” he said. “It continues to be a great place to start – and whether you serve 4 years or 40, you gain skills and experiences that are hard to come by and highly valued in the civilian sector.”
Cumming Playhouse – 2016 Schedule of Events
The Return 2016
Dec 31, 2016 – 2 Shows – 3 PM and 8 PM
Tickets $25.00 / $30.00 plus 7% Ga tax
New Year’s Even With “The Return” – Beatles Tribute Band