It’s April and its time for the 48th annual Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival.  Check out the particulars about this family fun event!  PS – let Mother Nature know – we want pleasant sunny days!


The Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw along with the Title Sponsor: Superior Plumbing and Presenting Sponsors: LGE Community Credit Union, Georgia Grown and Window World will host the 48th Annual Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21 in downtown Kennesaw.

The Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival features over 250 Arts & Crafts booths, 25 food booths, two entertainment stage, kids activities, as well as live acoustic music in the Food Court throughout the weekend.  Something for the entire family!

The festival is providing a FREE SHUTTLE to and from the downtown area. One 40 passenger bus will be running from Swift-Cantrell Park to festival grounds during event hours – both Saturday & Sunday.  Parking: Available at Adams Park, Kennesaw First Baptist Church & Swift-Cantrell Park. Admission is free to the festival.

The Festival is sponsored by the Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw.  Superior Plumbing is the title sponsor and LGE Community Credit Union, Georgia Grown and Window World are the presenting sponsors.  For more information call 770-423-1330 or email missy@jrmmanagement.com.  See you there!  Pictured above: The crowds enjoying a beautiful day at last year’s festival.

We Love a Parade – JOIN US

The Big Shanty Festival PARADE – will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The Parade features fabulous floats and proud marchers – plus winners of many pageants along with Allatoona, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb High School Bands. So grab your sister, brother, neighbors, friends, round up your church group, scout group, bring your business vehicles and let’s all parade down Main Street. It is an exciting way to start the Festival. You know you will see everyone you know in Kennesaw that weekend! To participate in the parade – down load application form at kennesawbusiness.org/bsf fill out and email to Missy@JRMManagement.com


As a reminder the city allows Main Street to be closed for the Festival. This provides a much safer environment for folks to get back and forth between city hall and the depot/museum area. The Kennesaw Business Association will host an information tent, right in the middle of Main St., So if you are looking for a particular booth, someone at the Information tent will be able to tell you which section they are in.
If you have questions, stop by and see the KBA booth . Parents you might want to suggest to your kids, that if you get separated during the festival to meet each other at the Information booth. Let your child have your cell phone number, and someone from the booth can call and tell you that your child is there.

For forty-eight years the Kennesaw Business Association and the City of Kennesaw have worked together to make this Festival a success and fun for everyone. The Kennesaw Business Association takes this time to publicly thank everyone at the City, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, the elected officials for their support and their help.

Street Closings

The following streets will be closed starting Friday, April 19 at 6:00 pm until Sunday April 21 at 8:00pm. J O Stephenson Ave. (runs in front of city hall and Cherokee Street in front of the museum. Big Shanty Drive; Watts Drive from Dallas St. to Main St.; Lewis St. from Dallas St. to Main St. Starting Saturday morning at 6:00 am until Sunday at 8:00pm. Main Street will be closed from Summer St. to Moon Station Rd.



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