Calendar of Events for: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, GA

JUNE/JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ACWORTH KENNESAW AND MARIETTA.

FRI JUNE 18 Jurassic Park Dinosaur lovers of all ages are invited to an outdoor screening of the timeless classic Jurassic Park! This City of Acworth event will take place on the greenspace at Logan Farm Park on June 18, 2021. Festivities will open at 7:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. Concessions will be served, but visitors may bring picnics, blankets, and chairs to enjoy the show. Fun photo opportunities and giveaways will take place before the show. This event is free to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department at (770) 917-1234 or visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

FRI & SAT JUNE 18-19 MARIETTA’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION The Cobb County NAACP is pleased to host their annual Juneteenth Celebration Event on June 18-19, 2021 on the Marietta Square. Friday Evening June 18, enjoy a night of jazz, r & b, spoken word and more from 7:00 -10 pm. On Saturday, June 19, enjoy fun and fellowship as you visit over 100 vendors, enjoy our entertainment and participate in our health fair. All events rare free and open to the public. For more information call 770-425-5757 or email cobbjuneteenth@gmail.com.

SAT JUNE 19 A CELEBRATION OF UNITY Join the Kennesaw community and your Kennesaw Police Department as we celebrate our community, our diversity and our unity. Be part of this first annual outdoor event in the heart of downtown Kennesaw on Saturday June 19, 2021 from 11:00 am-3 pm. This fun-filled family event is being held at the Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main St. Come enjoy BBQ, games, activities, music, and fun, celebrating Juneteenth and community unity. Free to the Public. Sponsored by the City of Kennesaw Police Department and Hosted by the Kennesaw First Baptist Church.

SAT JUNE 19 ACWORTH’S Juneteenth Celebration In observance of June 19, 1865, when the last African-American slaves held in Confederate states were finally freed by the Union army, the City of Acworth will hold a free concert from the Total Package Band. This Concert on the Green: A Juneteenth Celebration will take place at Logan Farm Park on Saturday, June 19. The event opens at 5:00 p.m. with live music taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from Red Top Brewhouse. Limited seating is available. The City of Acworth invites the whole community to bring blankets and folding chairs and join this celebration of freedom and respect for all cultures.

MON JUNE 21 GO SKATEBOARDING DAY 6-9 pm Kennesaw Parks & Recreation invites area residents to celebrate Go Skateboarding on Monday, June 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kennesaw Skatepark, located at Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW. Parks & Rec will be providing snacks and music for the celebration and will have vendors on-site. The event is free and open to the public.For more information, visit www.kennesawparks.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

THUR JUNE 24 THE BEST OF COBB 2021 5:30-8:00 PM. at JRM Miller Park Event Center. Enjoy great food, spirits and music provided by this year’s winners. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com (type in Best of Cobb). Tickets are $20.

FRI JUNE 25 GLOVER PARK CONCERTS ARE BACK!
The City of Marietta has begun its 2021 Glover Park Concert Series on the last Friday, of the month at 8:00pm on the Marietta Square. The concerts are free, but a limited number of tables can be reserved for a fee. The concert lineup includes: June 25  –  Kasper & 911 Band (Motown/R&B), July 30 – Next Level Band (Beach/Oldies), August 27  –  Glow Band (Classic Pop), August 28  –   Paradocs (Country/Rock), September 24-The Big Chicken Beatle Band (Hits of the Beatles)Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park and tables are permitted in the street after 6:00 p.m. PARKING: Free on street parking, City Hall parking deck, 205 Lawrence St and the Care Here of Marietta parking lot, 268 Lawrence St.
QUESTIONS:  www.mariettaga.gov/concerts, 770-794-5601

SAT JUNE 26 BEYOND THE END ZONE This event will take place on Saturday, June 26, 3-7 pm. Featuring the Pledge, Pass and Punt, Triple Option with NFL superstar Darren Waller. This will be held at Mt Paran Christian School, 1275 Stanley Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30152. Beyond The End ZONE is the Davis Direction Foundation’s largest Prevention/Education event of the year. It’s the student focus event designed to prevent future Substance Use Disorder in our Youth. Your $25 ticket includes admission into the facility, the opportunity to compete, admission into the sports auction, a Pitmaster BBQ dinner beginning at 5 PM, and superstar comeback stories to inspire our youth.Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-endzone-tickets-150814453089.

ABA JULY LUNCHEON Thursday, July 1, 11:30-1:00 pm. Our Guest Speaker will be Paulding County Chief District Attorney, Jesse Evans. Sponsored by American Eagle Mortgage, Catered by Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA, 30101. Check out the program and RSVP at www.acworthbusiness.org.

THURS JULY 1 – GARDEN WITH WINGS “A Garden With Wings,” the popular pollinator exhibit at Smith-Gilbert Gardens (SGG) opens for the season on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Visitors to the pollinator garden will see an inspiring collection of annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs that attract and support native pollinators like bumblebees, hummingbirds and butterflies. The exhibit is included with Garden admission and runs through Saturday, July 31, 2021.Tickets must be purchased and reserved prior to arrival for all visitors and members. To purchase tickets, please visit https://smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site/.

FRI JULY 2 STRAND PRESENTS: Street Fighting Band – A Rolling Stones Tribute.This is an amalgamation of Atlanta rock, blues, and soul veterans, capture the raw power, swagger, and blues soaked rock n’ roll The Rolling Stones have provided for 50 years. The nation’s premier Stones tribute show features Stephen Skipper as Mick Jagger and the crackerjack ensemble delivers true to the record versions of famous Stones classics from Jumping Jack Flash to Wild Horses and everywhere in between. Tickets available at https://earlsmithstrand.org/.

CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE

SAT JULY 3 The Strand presents BIRD’S EYE PARADE VIEW 9:00 am. Beat the heat (and the crowds) by watching Marietta’s Freedom Parade pass directly underneath The Strand terrace at the Bird’s Eye Parade View! On the morning of Saturday, July 3, parade-watchers can perch on The Strand’s rooftop and enjoy a Bird’s Eye Parade View of this year’s Let Freedom Ring Parade by City of Marietta. It is recommended that guests purchase tickets in advance as the event usually sells out.Tickets available at https://earlsmithstrand.org/.

SAT JULY 3 CELEBRATE AMERICA WITH A KID’S PARADE! Families in our community are invited to participate in Kennesaw Parks & Rec’s Kid’s Parade! This year, the parade will be held on Saturday, July 3 from 12-1 PM. We’ll meet in the Commemorative Park and will walk down Main Street, ending behind City Hall. Parade participants are welcome to dress up and decorate their strollers, wagons or bicycles with a red, white and blue theme. Please no motorized vehicles. Parents must accompany their children for the entirety of the parade. This event is FREE! Register today at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog. Click on Special Events and then Salute to America.  Select Kids Parade!

SAT JULY 3 – CITY OF KENNESAW – The City of Kennesaw will host its annual Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks on Saturday, July 3 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Downtown Kennesaw. Admission to the event is free. Salute to America will feature two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will conclude with a brilliant fireworks finale, visible from Depot Park and along Main Street, at 9:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve a table, visit www.kennesawjuly3.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

SAT JULY 3 – CITY OF MARIETTA Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s Independence July 3, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade that starts at 10:00 am and celebration on the Square presented by Superior Plumbing, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta fireworks finale. Come celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from BOGEY and Viceroy starting at 8:00 on, Fireworks show will start at dark, around 9:30 pm.

SUN JULY 4 – CITY OF ACWORTH – Let freedom ring! The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association are proud to present one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Metro Atlanta. This July 4th, live music and fireworks will take place at Cauble Park. Live music begins at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on weather). Our headliners “FLASHBACK” takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. Admission to the event and concert is free! There will be food vendors on-site selling a variety of options beginning at noon. Tables are available to purchase for the July 4th concert. Online table purchases may be made at www.acworthparksandrecreation.org. Online table sales close Wednesday, June 23rd at 5:00. Tables may also be purchased in person at the Acworth Community Center through Saturday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. Table purchases include 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will grant access to park at Cauble Park if spots remain available.

FRI JULY 9 KENNESAW’S FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT – First Friday Concerts. Sponsored by The Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority and the Kennesaw Downtown Merchants Association from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The concert takes place at the Pedestrian Underpass off Main Street and is FREE – bring a chair. Tables are available for reservation for $50. Tables will seat six individuals. To reserve a table, please visit https://turquoise-otter.myshopify.com/products/first-friday-concerts-in-the-plaza-table-rentals-april-2-2021 The July concert is Friday, July 9.

TUES JULY 13 KBA Luncheon  11:30-1:00 pm. Guest speaker is Kenn Kington, Christian Comedian. Sponsored by Mission For Life Church. Our monthly luncheons are held at The Governor’s Club; 1005 Cobb Place Blvd. NW in Kennesaw. RSVP at kennesawbusiness.org.

SAT JULY 31 The STRAND presents: Strand Ole Opry’s Walk The Line at 8:00 pm. Join us for our first Strand Ole Opry of 2021 as we celebrate the music of Johnny Cash, June Carter, and more! Following in the footsteps of great southern tradition, Strand Ole Opry transports patrons to an old-time back porch sing with a live band, local singers, and storytelling. Tickets available at https://earlsmithstrand.org/

Coming in September

The STRAND PRESENTS: Menopause The Musical®
The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!® COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more. This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what more than 15 million women and fans worldwide have been laughing about for 18 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!® Tickets available at https://earlsmithstrand.org/

ONGOING EVENTS

NOW TIL OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS The Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority and the Kennesaw Downtown Merchants Association are excited to announce the inaugural First Friday Concert Series in Historic Downtown Kennesaw. The Series, which runs from now through October, will hold the next concert on Friday June 4. From 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the community is invited to stroll through the Historic Downtown area and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and live music. The concert will take place at the Pedestrian Underpass off Main Street. Tables are available for reservation for $50. Tables will seat six individuals. For more information, visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/first-friday-concert-series.

OPENING WEDNESDAYS MAY 26-AUG 11 KENNESAW FARMER’S MARKET  The Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority, and the  Kennesaw First Baptist Church, will host the 2021 Kennesaw Farmers Market on Wednesdays, with hours of operation from 3:30-7:30 p.m., and will be located in the parking lot at Kennesaw First Baptist Church. The Market will feature farmers and makers, as well as some local favorite food trucks. On a typical Market day in summer, over 20 vendors will be set up offering their best vegetables, fruits, baked goods and specialty items.Interested vendors may contact kennesawfarmersmarket@gmail.com for more information on vendor applications and scheduling. Vendors are encouraged but not required to accept electronic payments; market attendees should be aware that some vendors might accept cash only.

FRI ACWORTH FARMERS MARKET IS OPEN Shop for local at the Acworth Farmers Market every Friday morning from April 9-October 29 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The market takes place at Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street). Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey, and jams to choose from each week.  The Acworth Farmer’s Market is proudly sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority.  If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.

SAT MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Year round on Saturdays from 9am-12pm.  Takes up residence on 41 MILL STREET between Powder Springs and the Square..  Market customers have a variety of produce to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, available from the grocery store. Plus staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. Contact Market Director Johnny Fulmer at 770-499-9393 or Jfulmer@churchstreetmarket.com or visit mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.

 

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