TWO-DAY MARIETTA STREETFEST COMING TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SQUARE!
26th Annual Marietta StreetFest – Sept. 16 & 17, 2017
A two-day event, the 26th Annual Marietta StreetFest, held September 16-17, focuses on the family with many free activities including arts & crafts booths, the Hubcaps and History Car Show on Saturday and the Military, Motorcycles & More Cruise-In on Sunday, a kid-friendly activity zone and Tiny Tot Town, the Toy Box Trot fun run and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Each year, the festival draws more than 21,000 attendees to the Marietta Square, amid a variety of local shops, dining options and historic sites.
Marietta StreetFest features arts and crafts from more than 75 vendors. From handcrafted items such as paintings, jewelry and pottery to market items such as jellies, jams and sauces, visitors will discover unique items throughout the festival from local, as well as national artists.
Marietta StreetFest includes plenty of kid-sized fun! Kids Korner kicks off on Saturday with the Toy Box Trot followed by kid-friendly entertainment featuring Kim Armstrong and the Dance Party. There will be magic shows, juggling and more, and all of it is free to watch! Children’s Activity Row has been expanded with more inflatables and free interactive art stations and games, and there is something for the littlest attendees in the Tiny Tot Town with pint-size toys, a mini inflatable slide and cardboard houses. On Sunday, StreetFest welcomes the Bubble Lady for a magical experience.
StreetFest attendees can grab their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and support local musicians. Organized by the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival, musical performances at Marietta StreetFest feature original music in a variety of genres by bands and singer/songwriters throughout the metro Atlanta area. www.grassrootsfest.com
The Saturday morning Toy Box Trot, a one-mile fun run, is open to all ages. At the completion of the race, each participant will select a toy, with the goal of continuing to encourage active play and serving as a fun memory of the accomplishment of finishing the run. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16. Race registration is available at: http://www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/distance-running-races/toy-box-trot-1-mile-fun-run-2017.
Hubcaps & History Car Show at the Marietta Streetfest
The Marietta Museum of History is pleased to host the 13th annual Hubcaps & History Car Show on the Historic Marietta Square, Saturday, September 16th from 10am to 3pm. This fun day of vehicles on the Square is held in conjunction with the Marietta Streetfest.
Hubcaps & History was created as a fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, provide, promote and partner with our community to make it a more desirable place to work, live and play. The vehicles will be on display along South Park Square, Roswell and Atlanta Streets. The entry fee is $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. All vehicles can start lining up at 9am. If you have or know someone with a classic or specialty car or motorcycle please have them come to this great event.
Applications are available on the Streetfest website www.MariettaStreetfest.com and there will be applications available the day of the event. To find out more, call 770-794-5710 or visit www.MariettaHistory.org.