City's largest beach party set for Saturday

Solomon St. will become a beach, complete with 60 tons of sand, at Saturday’s June Jam.

The beach, complete with 60 tons of sand, is coming to downtown Griffin Saturday as part of the city’s monthly Second Saturday events.

June Jam kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday with participating businesses showcasing their beach-themed apparel and home goods along with live music.

Storytime with beach-themed music begins at 10:30 a.m., and participants can shop with Disney characters Mohana and Ariel at 11:30 a.m.

Local band Mixed Tribe and Friends will perform at 1 p.m. at the Sip and Shop on North Hill St.

Georgia grown farmers and local crafters will be on hand at the Downtown Market, which will be held in the fire bay at Historic City Hall. The market will feature fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods and handmade crafts from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bennie Mobley will be playing live music on the fire bay patio beginning at 2 p.m.

June Jam’s night activities begin at 6 p.m. with Atlanta Steel Pan and Island Music followed by the Goodwood Band on Solomon Street. The live street concert will host multiple food vendors, the Grassroots Tap Trailer, and volleyball in front of Imperial Park.

Saturday night’s concert is free, but VIP tables are available for purchase. More information about the VIP tables can be found at www.2ndsat

“Patrons will also enjoy beach-themed music throughout the day while walking the downtown streets thanks to the Griffin+Spalding Business & Tourism Association, who recently provided a grant for the city to purchase and install the new downtown speaker system. The system will provide those shopping and dining with an enjoyable and upbeat environment,” Griffin Economic Development Director Patrick Kay said.

The Solomon Street public parking deck will be reserved for June Jam activities in case of rain.