Experience Lawrenceville

Downtown Square
Things To Do
There's something for everyone in Downtown Lawrenceville! A historical town that attracts visitors from across the Southeast - many of whom end up establishing roots here.  With many old and new places to visit and activities to enjoy, Lawrenceville has an abundance of entertainment, dining, and shopping for all ages and interests.
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Aurora Theatre


For many years, public groups and private citizens have been fulfilling a mission to maintain the appeal and vitality of our Downtown District and local neighborhoods. One of the first of those initiatives was to welcome the Aurora Theatre to the Downtown Square. Located at 128 E Pike Street, Gwinnett's ONLY professional theatre is now housed in a historic former church.  The Aurora Theatre houses two performance spaces, boasts 5,000 season ticket holders, produces 850 events annually and entertains 80,000 visitors. Offering Broadway plays and musicals on one stage and contemporary theatre on another, Aurora also produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children's programs, Georgia Ghost Tours, and Atlanta's only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Aurora.  

In addition to professional live On Stage Performances - from musicals to Shakespearean plays to children's theatre - the Aurora also offers rich array of year-round entertainment and activities:

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Baseball

If you haven't been to a hometown baseball game, our own Gwinnett Stripers Minor League team will fill you with spirit and pride. The state-of-the-art stadium, Coolray Field, gives you a wide range of seating options-from blankets on the lawn to fan boxes.  Lawrenceville's own Slow Pour Brewing Company partnering with Coolray Field to create Slow Pour Brewing Taproom.  Click here to read more. 



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Historic Courthouse, Female Seminary and Isaac Adair House


For a step back in time, the Historic Courthouse - considered one of the top 30 places in America for wedding receptions - and the Female Seminary and Isaac Adair House each provide a fascinating peek into the past. Preserving the nostalgic character of the area, antique shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and a full menu of restaurants, many of which are housed in revitalized buildings, warmly invite you to drop by.


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Infinite Energy Center

A short drive away is the Infinite Energy Center, which attracts world-renowned artists and entertainers. The Center also accommodates numerous special events. Within the civic center complex is the Arena, official home of the Atlanta Gladiators professional ice hockey team. 

Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of unique cultural opportunities presented at the Children's Art Museum, with a variety of classes for youngsters, and the intimate Performing Arts Center, where a number of groups, including the Gwinnett Ballet, perform.



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Public Library

For some peace and quiet, the Lawrenceville Branch Library has free Wi-Fi and an outstanding selection of books, movies, and music for entertainment, enrichment, work, or school.



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Recreational Venues


With strong community input guiding its development, Rhodes Jordan Park, at 100 Crogan Street, is among Gwinnett County's highly rated recreational venues. Conveniently located in the county seat, this newly renovated 162-acre park sports a beautiful 22-acre lake surrounded by trails, pavilions, benches, and playground. It also features a tennis center with eight lighted courts, football field, outdoor horseshoe pits, baseball/softball fields, soccer complex, outdoor basketball courts, double gym and a super-fun outdoor pool! 

The Community Recreation Center features meeting rooms, dance studio, gym, game room. and a community room with catering kitchen. Individuals and groups may also reserve various Rhodes Jordan Park facilities for planned special events.


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Shopping


How about a bargain shopping day? Whether you want to browse, buy, or have some fun recreation, Sugarloaf Mills features plenty of options with discount stores of high-end retailers and manufacturers, an 18-show movie theater, medieval dinner theatre, family bowling, carousel rides, and more-all under one roof!