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Celebrate the Fourth of July all Weekend!

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FRI JULY 3 KENNESAW’S FOURTH OF JULY – The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, Independence Day celebration will be held on Friday, July 3, and will feature FREE, high-energy live music and  talented entertainers, plus one of the biggest and brightest star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. From 6 – 7:30 pm on the DEPARTUREfeature stage in Depot Park, the United States Air Force Band of the West’s Concert Band will perform. This 45 member ensemble of Air Force professional musicians have a music repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring classical and Broadway music as well as Sousa marches and popular hits. From 8 – 9:30 pm, DEPARTURE, arguably the best, most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, plays all the hits of the ‘80s rock super group. The Atlanta-based band was voted “Best Local Entertainer” in 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.  This event is free.

flashbackSAT JULY 4 – ACWORTH’S FOURTH OF JULY, Let Freedom Ring Live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music with the Shreeps from 4-5; Paul Hand Band will start at 5:15 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:40 p.m. Stay for more FLASHBACK until 11:00 pm. Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.

audienceSAT JULY 4 MARIETTA’S FOURTH OF JULY 10-10. Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and Superior Plumbing fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from different local entertainers and even Universal Republic Nashville Records country star- David Fanning presented by 94.9 The Bull.  Plan on spending the day and enjoy shopping over 100 craft vendors, food concessions, a Kid’s Zone, concerts and fireworks.  Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm.

SAT. JULY 4 POWDER SPRINGS FOURTH OF JULY 4:00 PM. Festivities start in downtown Powder Springs at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free concerts, and Free Fireworks. Patriotic Program and Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

July 4th Starts the 3rd in Cobb County, 2014

fireworks1Staying in Town?  Lots to do to celebrate our Country’s Independence in Cobb County

THURS JULY 3 KENNESAW’S FOURTH OF JULY – The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, Independence Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 3, and will feature FREE, high-energy live music and  talented entertainers, plus one of the biggest and brightest star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. The “Night Fever” of the 1970s disco era meets the “British Rock Invasion” of the 1960s when Stayin’ Alive and Satisfaction take the stage on Thursday, July at the City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America. Stayin’ Alive takes the state at   6:00 p.m., followed by Satisfaction.  Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.  This event is free.

FRI JULY 4 – ACWORTH’S FOURTH OF JULY, Live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music with the Paul Hand Band will start at 5:00 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.

FRI JULY 4 MARIETTA’S FOURTH OF JULY 10-10. Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and Superior Plumbing fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from different local entertainers and even Universal Republic Nashville Records country star- Greg Bates presented by 94.9 The Bull.  Plan on spending the day and enjoy shopping over 100 craft vendors, food concessions, a Kid’s Zone, concerts and fireworks.  Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm.

FRI. JULY 4 POWDER SPRINGS FOURTH OF JULY 4:00 PM. Festivities start in downtown Powder Springs at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free concerts, and Free Fireworks. Patriotic Program and Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

ART-Barks and Purrs- June 21

kidsCobb Animal Control staff will host its third annual ART-Barks and Purrs 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 21. This is part of continuing efforts to find homes for the homeless animals of Cobb County. The festival is designed to bring people to the shelter via an exciting event.

Staff and volunteers, along with local rescue groups, all work together to get the animals in new homes. At the event, more than 30 local arts and crafts vendors that have animal related art will be on hand. The free, fun and family-friendly festival will be held at the shelter, 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, and include great raffle prizes, special adoption rates and food. Participants are encouraged to bring an unexpired and unopened dog or cat food donation to help the community.

The Marietta Daily Journal has an excellent article on this program.  To read the article click here. MDJ Art-Barks and Purrs.

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Whole Hawg Happenin BBQ and Music Fest

WHOLEHAWG1The great barbecue of the South is the focus of the Annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ – a BBQ & Music Fest taking place on the Marietta Square on September 29, 2013 from 11am to 6pm.

All proceeds of the Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest benefit the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, The Gone with the Wind Museum and The Marietta Museum of History.

The best metro Atlanta area restaurants and caterers will be on hand offering samples of their tasty bbq and other dishes while a variety of bands will be playing throughout the day.

Attendance is free and tastes of BBQ range from $.50 – $5.00. There will be live music all day, a Classic Car Show, Arts and Crafts, a Beer Garden, and a huge Kids Corner!  And Banks and Shane will take the stage from 4 till 6 pm.

Marietta Streetfest and Fireworks – Saturday September 21.

4th OF JULY FIREWORKS AT 9 PM! ~ September 21, 2013

streetfestThe 22nd Marietta StreetFest returns to historic Marietta Square with arts & crafts, an antique car show, local musicians and plenty of fun for children. History buffs will enjoy honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the Marietta Museum of History. Civil War activities will be announced soon.

On September 21, the Marietta Museum of History presents Marietta StreetFest, a one-day event with a top-notch Arts, Crafts & Antiques Market, the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, presented by Wickham Services, the popular Jewelry Row and a chance to visit the delightful neighborhood restaurants, shops and historic sites found around the Square. This year, the festival features a new layout for even better perusing. Additionally, the City of Marietta’s July 4th Fireworks Display, postponed due to rain, will take place during the evening at Marietta StreetFest. Questions concerning the fireworks can be directed to City of Marietta at 770-794-5601 or www.marietta.gov.

Back for the second year, Marietta StreetFest includes the Extreme Children’s Zone with inflatables (require a small fee), make-n-take projects and interactive games. It’s all the fun a kid could ask for, and it’s even larger this year. Most activities are free, but some may require a fee. For adults looking for their next favorite piece of jewelry, a visit to Jewelry Row will offer more than 15 booths filled with various styles and price ranges.

This year, Marietta StreetFest is thrilled to welcome back the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival, featuring bands and singer/songwriters from throughout the metro area who will perform original music. Many bands and solo performers will create an entertaining afternoon of music of varying genres for listeners who can bring along blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic for a special afternoon and evening experience. Marietta Grassroots provides local musicians a chance to perform in front of larger crowds to gain more exposure. It was founded in 2009 as an outreach program to provide safe, family friendly events and activities with a special focus on showcasing local talent from Marietta and the surrounding communities. The Marietta Grassroots Music Festival is looking for musicians. Interested parties should visit www.mariettagrassroots.org to find out how to get involved.

Visitors the day of StreetFest will also receive free admission to the Marietta Museum of History.

Celebrate the Fourth – Right Here at Home

fireworks1WED JULY 3 KENNESAW’S FOURTH OF JULY – The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, Independence Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 3, and will feature FREE, high-energy live music and  talented entertainers, plus one of the biggest and brightest star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. Hollywood Nights, a New Jersey-based tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, will be the music headliner. The band will present a free concert on the main stage at 7:30 p.m.,  Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.

THUS JULY 4 – ACWORTH’S FOURTH OF JULY, Live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music with the Paul Hand Band will start at 5:00 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.

THUS JULY 4 MARIETTA’S FOURTH OF JULY 10-10. Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and Superior Plumbing fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from different local entertainers and even Universal Republic Nashville Records country star- Greg Bates presented by 94.9 The Bull.  Plan on spending the day and enjoy shopping over 100 craft vendors, food concessions, a Kid’s Zone, concerts and fireworks.  Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm.

THUR. JULY 4 “The Great American Family Picnic” in the park at Marietta First United Methodist Church: A Star-Spangled Fundraiser for MUST. Marietta will have its annual Independence Day fireworks show on Thursday, July 4th. Come and celebrate with family and friends in the beautiful park on the grounds of MFUMC. Reserved tables and lawn spaces with optimum fireworks views, BBQ plates, and glowing trinket sales will be offered to benefit MUST Ministries. Join us for games and children’s activities or find a quiet spot under the magnolia leaves for an afternoon chat with friends. And to top it all, you’ll have the BEST seat in town for Marietta’s spectacular fireworks! MFUMC //56 Whitlock Ave SW // Marietta, GA // 30064 // Phone: 770-429-7800.  Reserve your spot by Wednesday, June 26.

THUR. JULY 4 POWDER SPRINGS FOURTH OF JULY 4:00 PM. Festivities start in downtown Powder Springs at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free concerts, and Free Fireworks. Patriotic Program and Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Big Shanty Festival Tomorrow

generallocomotiveIt’s time to celebrate. Parade starts at 9:30. Flash Mob right after. Then stay and shop over 250 arts and craft booths, have a hamburger, a corn dog, watch our local talent entertain. See old friends, make new ones. Downtown Kennesaw! Thanks to the City of Kennesaw, the Kennesaw Business Association and all of our Festival sponsors. Enjoy!