An Evening in Stars Hollow awaits fans of this popular television series focusing on a small town in Connecticut and it's ecclectic citizens. Our Big Screen will feature fan favorite episodes. Vote for your favorite in our poll HERE.
No visit to Stars Hollow would be complete without a tune from the Strolling Troubadour or a dance class with Ms. Patty. We have a super fun lineup of entertainment for you whether you're a fan of the show or not.
We've converted downtown Flowery Branch into Stars Hollow for a day. Snap a selfie at one of our fan hot spots along Main Street, grab an iced coffee at Luke's Diner, find a treasure at Kim's Antiques, and take a rest at the Dragonfly Inn! We'll have a giant waterslide for kids and some yard games too.
Our Strolling Troubadour is Johnny Summers, an accomplished acoustic guitarist from Gainesville, Georgia. Be on the lookout for Johnny as he strolls the streets of "Stars Hollow" from 7-8pm
Live on our Stars Hollow Summer Fest stage, Curtis Jones of Dahlonega will delight with his bluesy acoustic guitar covers of classic favorites from 6:30-7:30pm
Jazz saxophonist Brian Ulrich will take the stage from 7:30-8:30 and fill the evening air with smooth jazz standards and pop favorites
Join in the fun of a jam session on the lawn behind the Depot with local artist David Nix and his friends gathered to riff on classic pop, rock and country favorites. 6:30-8:30
Neal Weaver with School of Rock in Buford will shred a little for us on the guitar as we prepare for our big screen event at dark. 8:30-9pm
At dark (about 9pm) we will screen two fan favorite episodes of Gilmore Girls!
You Jump, I Jump (Season 5, Ep 7) and
The Bracebridge Dinner (Season 2, Ep 10)
No Gilmore Girls theme event would be complete without noshing on a hamburger, am I right? Bill will be grilling angus beef burgers over charcoal with all the fixings - nice!
Delicious Wraps, Bowls and Philly Cheesesteaks are on the menu with this food truck. Enjoy a variety of sandwich choices including some vegetarian options.
All your barbecue faves from one giant food truck! Pork, beef and chicken sandwiches and plates plus nachos piled to the sky!
We have two delightful hot dog vendors
for this event - and their menus offer completely different takes on
the classic favorite.
Pico's - bacon wrapped dogs with
grilled peppers and onions
Jeannie's Weenies - traditional backyard style dogs with all the fixings
Stir fry bowls, spring rolls and sushi made to order from this top ranked food truck. Fresh veggies and grilled meats blend to make out of this world flavor combinations.
Just looking for a snack? We've got you covered with vendors serving: Kettle Korn, Boiled PNuts, Fried Pork Skins, Ice Cream Novelties, Edible Arrangements and Funnel Cakes
Our friends from The Branch House will be back to serve beer and wine from their bar tent. Their specialty drink of the night will be a Homemade Peach Sangria - so refreshing!
Try a tasty treat from our neighborhood mixologist at Top 100 restaurant Antebellum. Their bar on the lawn will be serving specialty themed drinks including Stars Hollow Founders Day Punch (coconut rum) and The Dragonfly (blueberry martini) Don't miss their homage to Gilmore's favorite chef "Sookie's Crudite" a perfect partner for their yummy summer cocktails.
An icy treat on a hot night? The I Smell Snow Frozen Rose sounds delightful. Our friends at Amici are bringing their tasty frozen wine cooler with fresh fruit juices to the Discover Lake Lanier mobile visitor center. Just look for the snow storm on Main Street to find them!
Of course we have many non-alcoholic drink options for you! Our vendors and downtown merchants will have bottled water, sodas, teas and coffees!
Be sure to visit Calliope Sweets for an authentic New Orleans Sno Ball (specialty themed flavors for GG fans) Liberty Candy has their coffees and homemade ice creams and Common Grounds will be open and serving all types of coffees and teas along with their delicious desserts.
Your Block Party hosts will be serving up local tourist info and also selling event souvenirs like Gilmore Girls tshirts, buttons and more.
Want to learn to be a Strolling Troubadour? School of Rock has you covered. Bringing a cool vibe to the music lesson scene in Buford with fun and informative instruction.
Visit our version of Black, White and Read at the Hall County Library's pop up library on Main Street. Check out a book, sign up for a library card or just read a book.
Hop on the bus at the corner of Boho Chic and Fashionista! The Cali Boutique is setting up curbside with the latest fashions perfect for date night in Stars Hollow!
Practice for your initiation into the Life and Death Brigade with the folks from Get Air in Gainesville. Spin their wheel and win a prize.
Join in or watch a free mini class of Zumba at Miss Patty's School of Ballet (train depot) with the gals from Fit Frenzy Studio
Hardback, paperback, comics - whatever you've got and want to swap.
Dust off those dvds and bring them in to swap out for ones you haven't seen!
Forget streaming music! Kick it old school with a stack of cds to swap
Just like the show, we'll have a community swap meet for books, dvds and cds. The rules are simple, bring in your old books, dvds and cds - get a ticket with the number of items you brought in, browse the tables for treasures and leave with the same number of items you brought in to the swap meet! Find the tents in front of Southern Grace and Lakeside Market to start swapping!