Published September 11, 2018
The 27th annual Marietta StreetFest focuses on the family with many free activities including more than 75 arts & crafts booths, the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, a kid-friendly activity zone and Tiny Tot Town, the Toy Box Trot fun run and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Marietta StreetFest takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Sept. 16 in the historic Marietta Square.
THE ARTS Within Artist Alley and Jewelry Row, 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 one-of-a-kind items throughout the festival from local, as well as national artists.
KIDS Since becoming a two-day event, Marietta StreetFest has expanded the offerings for younger festival attendees. Kids Korner kicks off on Saturday with the Toy Box Trot followed by kid-friendly entertainment and a plethora of inflatables and free interactive art stations and games. For toddlers, Tiny Tot Town features pint-size toys, a mini inflatable slide and cardboard houses. A small fee applies to some activities.
VINTAGE CARS The 14th-annual Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, which features a wide variety of interesting and amazing classic cars, will be held on Saturday only and weather permitting. Multiple awards will be given along with one award for People’s Choice. The winners will be announced at the festival on Saturday at 3 p.m.
MUSIC 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
TOT TROT 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 15. Race registration is available at: www.toyboxtrot.com.
Certain features have limited hours:
Arts & Crafts Vendor Market: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids Korner: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hubcaps & History Classic Car Show: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Toy Box Trot: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Marietta Grassroots Music Festival: Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square. Additional parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets.
Attendance at Marietta StreetFest is free! Free admission to Marietta Museum of History during the festival weekend!
Established in 1992, the Marietta StreetFest is an annual fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Located just west of the square in the historic Kennesaw House, the Marietta Museum of History houses the largest collection of artifacts relating to Marietta and Cobb County’s history.
Festival Map & More Information: http://mariettastreetfest.com/