Labor Day signals the end of summer (even though school has been in session for a month). Pioneer Days and Art in the Park are two great venues to visit. So grab the kids, tell your neighbors and enjoy a weekend in our community. Dont let this rain fool you. Spectacular weather this weekend.
PIONEER DAYS – STARTS THURSDAY
BY DALLAS GODFREY
Pioneer Days are just around the corner. The dates this year are Thursday – Monday, September 3-6. Four days of arts & crafts, Peachtree Rides & Games for all ages, and fun Carnival food.Pioneer Days is held at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville, located on Douthit Ferry Rd.
Allatoona Charities was organized in 1982, to help the needy in our community. It was in Acworth for 30 years and we outgrew our location. This is our 39th Annual Pioneer Days Craft Festival. Pioneer Days moved to Sam Smith Park in Cartersville in 2010. The venue is great for Pioneer Days, we have plenty of room. We are being told by participants that this has become an annual tradition for their family. We have Peachtree rides with us and they will have about 30 rides, games and carnival food. We also have crafts and all types of food -something for everyone. Admission for adults: $5.00. Children under 10 at no charge. Our Carnival will sell Unlimited Arm Bands $25.00 per band. For more information visit https://www.pioneerdaysga.com.
ABOUT ALLATOONA CHARITIES
Our organization loves giving back to the community. Everyone that works our event, does not receive any wages. It is all volunteer, which gives us more profit to go back into the surrounding community Pioneer Days has raised enough money for us to give five $1000.00 scholarships to Cartersville High School. We support the Battered Women and Children Shelter in Cartersville and a Children’s home in Emerson Ga. We have been able to donate money to other charitable groups to help them support their charities.
It is very rewarding to give back to the community, that I grew up in. We were around in the 80’s when there were no other groups helping the way we do.
ART IN THE PARK ON THE SQUARE IN MARIETTA
Art in the Park returns to historic Marietta Square this Labor Day weekend. As we all slowly emerge from this isolation, Art in the Park is busy preparing to emerge from this time with our best show EVER! Sunshine Artist Magazine, which is widely recognized as the artists magazine of choice listed Marietta Art in the Park Festival as the #9 in the nation in the fine Art and Design Category! While we were all disappointed to have cancelled in 2020, we are anxiously anticipating bringing the show back for all to once again enjoy in 2021! Featuring more than 175 fine art booths, this outdoor event also delights the entire family with children’s activities, live music and great food from local restaurants. Admission is free.
ART – Art in the Park is a fun and interactive way to experience a wide variety of artists working in many media. This year, the festival will feature more than 175 artists with offerings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, pottery, woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones. At the Artist Market, visitors can purchase art and learn about it in person with the artists. Some will even offer demonstrations during the festival for a real behind-the-scenes look at how to make certain pieces. All items are hand crafted by the artist and categorized as a “fine art”. No manufactured, imported items or raw materials will be allowed. Artists may only show and sell work from the category in which they have been accepted. This year’s artists come from Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES – Children’s Art Alley Lots of fun for the kids. There will be many free make and take art stations. The Interactive Art Area is located next to the Strand Theatre on Cherokee Street. There will also be a number of activities such as face painting, sand art that will require a small fee. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
CHALK ART – The children’s Chalk Spot, sponsored by THE Marietta Local is a street art display benefitting the Marietta High School Visual Arts Department and offers participants the opportunity to create their own designs on their own sidewalk spaces. This chalk art will be displayed throughout the festival, and participation is just $10 per person. The registration fee (onsite only) includes a box of chalk and coupons from local businesses, while supplies last.
Art in The Park will be held Saturday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square. Free Festival Admission. More information available at http://artparkmarietta.com/
STREET CLOSINGS: North, South, East Park Square, Roswell and Atlanta St. Closure will be in effect from Friday afternoon until Monday night
PARKING – Free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square. Additional parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets.
THUS SEPT 2 ABA AUGUST LUNCHEON Thursday, Sept 2, 11:30-1:00 pm. Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA, 30101. Come welcome Kevin Paul Scott, co-founder of ADDO, a leadership consultancy based in Atlanta.Sponsored by The Holbrook, Catered by Adriane’s Delectables. RSVP at www.acworthbusiness.org.
SAT-MON SEPT 4-6 ART IN THE PARK – Featuring more than 150 fine art booths, this outdoor event also delights the entire family with children’s activities, live music and great food from local restaurants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square Free Festival Admission. PARKING – Free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square. Additional parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets.
THUR-SUN sept 3-5, PIONEER DAYS Four days of arts & crafts, Peachtree Rides & Games for all ages, and fun Carnival food.Pioneer Days is held at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville, located on Douthit Ferry Rd. Cartersville. Unlimited rides for $25 a day. Adults $5.00, Children 10 & under free. See ad on page 5 of August Bright Side.
FRI SEPT 4- FRI SEPT 18 FIELD OF FLAGS Kennesaw National Battlefield Park. Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta through the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation, the 9/11 Field of Flags is displayed every five years and has become one of the largest commemorative events in the nation. Flag sponsorship helps to fund this project and ensure its continuation in the future. For more information visit: www.911fieldofflags.com.
TUES SEPT 7 BARK IN THE PARK. We want to make sure you know about Bark in the Park! Join Kennesaw Parks & Rec on Tuesday, September 7 at the Splash Pad at Swift-Cantrell Park, and make sure to bring your dog! Bark in the Park is our day of doggy fun after the Splash Pad has closed to humans for the season. The Splash Pad will be open at 11 AM that day for entry. At 4 PM, Parks & Rec staff will be onsite with vendors, sponsors, music, and giveaways! Bark in the Park is sponsored in part by Kennesaw Pediatrics. We hope to see you and your furry friend(s) that day!
SAT SEPT 11 PIZZA, PINTS & PIGSKINS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE SHORTAGE OF WORKERS IN THE RESTAURANTS. After much deliberation, we have decided, in agreement with our presenting partners, the City of Acworth, Superior Plumbing, and the Marietta Daily Journal, to announce that Pizza, Pints, and Pigskins scheduled to take place on September 11, 2021 will be postponed until September 10, 2022. Unfortunately, local pizza restaurants are not able to participate due to employee shortages, and we want this event to maintain the high standard of bringing the best pizza our area has to offer. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment, but we look forward to seeing everyone next year at Logan Farm Park.
TUES-SUN SEPT 14-19 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/