Peachtree City throws a fun party for its 60th birthday

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Hundreds of party-goers enjoyed a day of food, rides and balloon-twisting at Drake Field in Peachtree City in observance of the founding of Peachtree City 60 years ago. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Hundreds of party-goers enjoyed a day of food, rides and balloon-twisting at Drake Field in Peachtree City in observance of the founding of Peachtree City 60 years ago. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a perfect day for an outdoor birthday party. And Drake Field was the ideal setting on March 9 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Peachtree City.

“This is Peachtree City on a Saturday afternoon,” said Councilman Mike King, who was at the “Celebrate Peachtree City” event, along with other members of the Peachtree City Council.

It was difficult to estimate the large crowd at the event, that easily ran into the many hundreds on that sunny afternoon. There were long lines for the various activities spread across Drake Field, and for the food trucks assembled near the parking lot.

The event ran from 2-9 p.m. A sampling of the activities included live music, plenty of food, a Ferris wheel for the kids, a train, extreme bungee and paddleboats traversing Lake Peachtree.

The afternoon was also a time for families and friends to spread a blanket and visit with their neighbors while watching the activities or listening to the live music.

After the sun set, “The Greatest Showman” was shown on an outdoor screen.

Below, parents and children play and talk at Drake Field near City Hall Plaza in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parents and children play and talk at Drake Field near City Hall Plaza in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Parents and children play and talk at Drake Field near City Hall Plaza in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Below, hundreds ate from food trucks, sat on the green grass of a revitalized Drake Field, and helped celebrate the city’s big anniversary. Photos/Ben Nelms.

One of the many entertainments at the 60th birthday celebration was a pint-sized passenger train. In the background is a miniature Ferris wheel that stayed busy going in circles all Saturday afternoon, as well as other scenes of festive enjoyment. Photos/Ben Nelms.
One of the many entertainments at the 60th birthday celebration was a pint-sized passenger train. In the background is a miniature Ferris wheel that stayed busy going in circles all Saturday afternoon, as well as other scenes of festive enjoyment. Photos/Ben Nelms.