Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/23

Halcyon invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new at the mixed-use village

April showers bring May flowers and that rings true at Halcyon, Forsyth County’s mixed-use village. To celebrate the warm weather, Halcyon is hosting a calendar full of events throughout May. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a margarita in hand at one of the many parties hosted by Halcyon restaurants. The Spring Artists Market returns with a variety of more than 55 talented artisans. Kick off the weekend at Halcyon singing and dancing along to live music at Groovin’ on the Green. The animals of North Georgia Wildlife Park are returning this month for Farm Animal Yoga on Village Green. This Mother’s Day, treat the mother figure in your life to a tasty brunch at one of the delicious eateries in the village. There’s plenty to do and something for everyone at Halcyon in May.

The full May events schedule is outlined below:

Halcyon Kids Club

Wednesdays in May from 10 a.m. – noon

Preschoolers are invited to play and make new friends at Halcyon’s free Kids Club! Enjoy rotating activities each week ranging from arts and crafts, dance, animal encounters, story time, puppet shows, music and so much more. Themes and activities vary each week and will be announced on Halcyon’s Facebook page and Instagram stories. A parent or guardian is required to stay with each child during the event. Afterwards, enjoy lunch or a sweet treat at one of Halcyon’s kid-friendly restaurants. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo Festival at Eclipse di Luna

Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Indulge in a taco station, delicious drink specials from multiple bars and Mexican souvenir giveaways at Eclipse di Luna’s Cinco de Mayo festival! Several DJs will be spinning energetic tunes from 1 p.m. until 2 a.m. along with live music performed by a local band from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at HOBNOB

Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab your crew and head over to HOBNOB’s Cinco de Mayo party! Guests can take advantage of the flavorful taco and margarita specials on the patio bar. Dance the night away to Catalina Sabrosa, a live Latin seven-piece band. Reservations are encouraged, but are not required. There will be no cover fee for entrance. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at CT Cantina & Taqueria

Friday, May 5 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Join CT Cantina & Taqueria for the third annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival! Enjoy delicious premium margaritas, CT’s classic menu items, hot dogs from The Original Hot Dog Factory and tunes spun by DJ The Black Amigo. Bring the little ones for exciting entertainment and activities, including thrilling stilt walkers, talented jugglers, balloon twisters, fire baton twirlers and face painting. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Groovin’ on the Green

Fridays and Saturdays in May from 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the weekend by dancing and singing along to live musical performances on Village Green. Enjoy local musicians across a variety of genres playing top hits. On the last Saturday of each month, Cherry Street Brewpub will host live music on its patio adjacent to Village Green. Guests can treat themselves to a craft brew and groove to live music playing all around the village! Halcyon has an open container policy, however outside food or beverages are prohibited. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Spring Artists Market

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Halcyon’s Spring Artists Market returns with more than 55 talented local artisans! From jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, home decor, pet products and candles, it’ll be impossible to leave without taking home something new – especially with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and year-end teacher gifts around the corner. Stay for the day and shop around Halcyon’s locally owned boutiques while enjoying live music. In addition, guests can enjoy a permanent jewelry pop-up, fresh flower vendors or take home a new furry best friend when Furkids Animal Rescue is onsite. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.  

Yappy Hour

Thursday, May 11 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Bring your furry friend and join Halcyon on Village Green for Yappy Hour on Thursdays of each month! Enjoy delicious treats, doggy booze and adorable, adoptable pups from Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Farm Animal Yoga

Saturday, May 13 at 10 and 11 a.m. 

Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring live animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a relaxing session of yoga appropriate for all skill levels, accompanied by adorable furry friends. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and are welcome to pause and take photos with the animals during the session. For more information or to fill out the waiver prior to class, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Mother’s Day Weekend at Halcyon

Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14

Celebrate the mother figure in your life with an outing to Halcyon! The mixed-use village is hosting a weekend full of activities to make it a Mother’s Day weekend to remember. Get your groove on at Groovin’ on the Green with live musical performances by Aspen Countryman on Friday, former The Voice contestant Sasha Hurtado on Saturday and talented violinist Michelle Winters on Sunday. On Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., show off your inner yogi and share some laughs with adorable goats and other animals at Farm Animal Yoga on Village Green. Gussied Up Flower Truck will also be on Village Green building fresh flower bouquets on Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Cap off the special weekend indulging in a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch at one of the delicious restaurants at Halcyon! For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Tea & Tutus Event at Tutu School

Sunday, May 14th at 4:00 PM

Enjoy a mother daughter day at Tutu School’s Tea & Tutu’s event! Each ticket purchase includes one cookie and a cookie decorating class with It’s a Sweet Life Bakery, a tutu from Tutu School, an adorable tea party, a sweet photoshoot with the mother figure you’re celebrating and a special Mother’s Day craft. Additional cookies to decorate are available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event ticketing page.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Cherry Street Brewpub

Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cherry Street Brewpub has partnered with Society Boutique for a special Mother’s Day brunch! Enjoy mimosas and classic brunch menu items while shopping at Society Boutique’s pop-up booth with permanent jewelry. Available online is a special bundle for $179 that includes your brunch reservation, two permanent bracelets to match with mom, two mimosas and two brunch entrees. Tax and tip are included in the total price. After brunch, enjoy live music on Village Green from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

The Hacker Run 5k & Dog Dash

Sunday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.

The Hacker 5k and Dog Dash is held in memory of local community supporter Jeffrey Hacker, who passed away after completing a 5k race in June 2019. The community is invited to participate and bring their dogs to run or walk with them. Registered dogs will receive a custom race bandana and a finisher medal. Humans will receive a medal and a long sleeve tee. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations, on a leash of 6 feet or less in length and non-aggressive. Proceeds from the race will directly benefit the Humane Society of Forsyth County, an organization Jeffrey was a passionate supporter of. For more information or to register, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page