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Posted on: March 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021 Food Truck Friday season returns March 12

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 3, 2021) – Been craving some fun in the sun? You’re in luck! The City of Gainesville’s 2021 event season opens in mid-March with the return of Food Truck Friday.

The latest five-course serving of Food Truck Friday kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, offering attendees a generous lineup of food and beverage trucks to choose from. The series will run once a month through August, with events scheduled April 9, May 14, June 11 and Aug. 13.

“For the fifth year in a row, Lake Lanier Olympic Park is excited to bring back our most anticipated spring and summer series, Food Truck Friday,” said Gainesville Tourism Director Robyn Lynch. “Look for great live music, a variety of food trucks and kids’ activities.”

The following food trucks are expected at the March event: Tap It Growlers, offering beer and wine; Downtown Drafts, also offering beer and wine; Bill’s Grills on Wheels, offering American classics; All Around The World, offering world fare; Let’s Taco Bout It, offering saucy tacos, loaded nachos and fries; Sherry's Bait & Barbecue, offering smoked and sauced barbecue; Pass the Plates, offering flavorful pitas; Frozen Frenzee, offering refreshing shaved ice; and Juke N Jive Creamery, offering creamy, melt-in-your-mouth scoops of ice cream.

Now with the 2020 season of Food Truck Friday under his belt, Lake Lanier Olympic Park Special Events Manager Eric Larsen said he’s looking forward to a second helping of the community-favorite event.

“We have great vendors eager to come back and some fun new additions,” Larsen said. “It really is a great way to wind down the week with a relaxing evening on our plaza.”

Gainesville-based Dave Anderson Band will take the stage from 6-9 p.m. to energize the crowd, getting them on their feet and dancing to the beat. The band caters to all music lovers with a diverse set of original songs, as well as countless classics, whether it’s Memphis soul, Nashville chicken pick'n, smooth R&B, Motown or classic Southern rock.

Those who attend, including vendors, will be encouraged to wear masks or face coverings, unless eating or drinking; practice social distancing (6 feet, please!); and wash/sanitize their hands often.

To encourage social distancing, tables – and sanitation stations – will be spaced out throughout the venue, offering attendees the opportunity to enjoy their food and/or beverage, but safely.

While event organizers will be taking every precaution to ensure social distancing and appropriate hygiene takes place, attendees will also have a chance to do their part.

Those interested in making the most of their night out may reserve in advance private lakeside seating, which includes a table on the grandstands with seating for six. A fee of $35 secures your table, which includes four seat cushions (for you to keep) and two end chairs, allowing ample space between your group and others. Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your reservation here.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park is located at 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 – look for the tower!

For more information, including updates, “Like” @LakeLanierOlympicVenue on Facebook or visit

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