Marietta Art Walk

Labor Day Weekend at Home


Staying in town for the weekend, lots to do including camping, fishing, biking, bar-b-cuing and…

FRI SEP 1 – ART WALK – Marietta Square Art Walk continues Friday from 5pm to 9pm. Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing all the Arts.  The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeate every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square. Event-goers will enjoy live music throughout The Square, including at Hemingway’s Bar & Grill and Stockyard Burger & Bones.   Local, original photography, painting, sculpture and more will be on display along the sidewalks throughout town.  For more information visit

FRI SEP 1 – DK GALLERY SEPTEMBER SHOW – An Opening Reception and Art Walk will be hosted by dk Gallery from 5-9, for “A Thousand Words” which will highlight dk Gallery artists who incorporate words, poetry, and/or song in their work. Expect to see artwork that showcases many literary art forms including collaged letters from magazines, poetry, and the artists’ handwritten notes on the pieces. Art Talk & Poetry Reading will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 2-4 pm. A Thousand Words show will end Saturday, September 30.  dk Gallery is located at 25 West Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060.

SAT-MON SEP 2-4 – ART IN THE PARK FESTIVAL – The 31st Annual Marietta Art in the Park will showcase 175+ fine artists and plenty of entertainment for the entire family in historic Marietta Square. For the first time, Art in the Park includes the One Piece Project, a benefit for nonprofit organizations and celebration of art and beauty. Held in Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square, Art in the Park offers Free Festival Admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets within walking distance of the festival.

SUN-MON SEP 3-4 – NOSHFEST – NOSHFEST….more than just food is presented by Temple Kol Emeth.  NOSHFEST is a “taste” event with samples sold from $1 to $5. Admission to the event is FREE and we are encouraging everyone to bring two non-perishable items to donate for MUST Ministries.  Also enjoy arts & crafts, kids activities, cooking demos, and more. Temple Kol Emeth is located at 1415 Old Canton Road in Marietta, GA 30062.   Open Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00; Monday: 11:00 am to 4:00. For more information contact Bill Watson at 770-423-1330 or   Find us on Facebook search: NOSHFEST and on-line at

Family fun Events in Cobb County – Sept 2-12

Waiting for Fall?  In the meantime – take a look for the family fun events going on in Cobb County Kennesaw/Acworth and Marietta.  Most are free!

artteen1FRI SEPT 2 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK – 5:00-9:00 pm.  Free self-guided walking tour.  Come and enjoy live music, original local photography, painting, sculpture and more.  For more information visit

SAT-MON SEPT 3-5 – ART IN THE PARK – 10am-5pm each day, Welcoming nearly 175 artists from throughout the country as well as some talented local folks. With fine arts and crafts available for purchase, Art in the Park offers visitors a fun opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and even see some of the works in progress. Admission is free and so is covered parking! More information is available at!

THU SEPT 8 – DETOX YOUR LIFE SEMINAR – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs. This is a Free Seminar, however Registration is required. Presented by Dr. Eriece Harris of Maximized Living. To learn more about Dr. Eriece Harris visit Call 770-528-8200 to make a reservation.

flagFRI-SUN SEPT 9-11 – FIELD OF FLAGS – Friday, September 9 8:00 – 10:30 – Freedom Concert at the Square in Marietta featuring the Time Bandits with Special Guests. Saturday, September 10 9:30 a.m. – Gathering for Flag Procession. Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. – Flag Processional from Grace Community Church to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Sunday, September 11 8:00 – Memorial Service at the mountain.

Taste_of_Smyrna7SAT SEPT 10 – TASTE OF KENNESAW – 11am-8pm in downtown Kennesaw. Free admission with over 40 restaurants samples from $1-$4, California Dreaming Beer Garden, entertainment ending with a concert by the Mustangs at 6pm, Kid’s Zone. Carrabba’s Culinary Throw Down competition. Visit or call 770-423-1330 for more info.

SAT SEPT 10 – KMHS BAND MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER – Kennesaw Mountain Band is hosting their first ever mattress fundraising sale! Come see the great selection of new, brand name mattresses and score 30-50% off retail prices. All sizes available! Delivery is available too. 10am-5pm at Kennesaw Mountain High School Cafeteria at 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd.

SAT – SUN SEPT 10-11 – 5TH ANNUAL “PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT” – Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will host the 5th Annual “Plein Air Paint Out.” From local homes and gardens to the dynamic architecture of downtown, Historic Marietta has many picturesque scenes perfect for plein air (outdoor) painting. Spend two days painting, then participate in a juried exhibition and art sale at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. For more information, please visit the “Artist Opportunties” page at

SAT SEPT 10 – SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – The Dave Krache Foundation is bringing back its popular softball tournament this Fall at Al Bishop Softball Complex.  Registration is open and team captains can visit to register their team. Proceeds go to support The Dave Krache Foundation’s mission: Helping local kids in need play the sports they love.

SAT SEPT 10 – BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR YOUTH MUSEUM – Annual Barbecue in the Woods and Silent Auction from, 5pm-8pm at 649 Cheatham Hill Drive, Marietta, GA 30064.  Come enjoy live music while dining on delicious BBQ  provided by Sam Huff’s BBQ-1 (served until 7pm).  Tickets are $50/adult and $15/child (6-12).   Please call the museum at 770-427-2563 for tickets.

SAT SEPT 10 – HUMMINGBIRD BANDING EVENT – From 8-11am at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, hosted by the “Hummingbird Whisperer” Julia Elliott. The banding is a rain or shine event. Due to very limited parking on-site, shuttles will be running from Adams Park (Ben Robertson Community Center). Visit or call 770-919-0248 for complete details. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.

SUN SEPT 11 – PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S SCOTTISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION – First Presbyterian Church Marietta will celebrate with the Kirkin of the Tartan at the worship service. This annual service begins in the Great Hall at 11:15 a.m. and features the North Atlanta Pipe and Drum Corps. First Presbyterian Church Marietta is located at 189 Church St, Marietta, GA 30060. Visit their website at

Gala Playbill1SUN SEPT 11 – CHARITY GALA AND AUCTION – The Davis Direction Foundation, Inc will host their annual gala beginning at 6pm at the Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School. Proceeds will support “THE ZONE” – Cobb’s first recovery community organization. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at, at  THE ZONE at 32 North Fairground St. Marietta, 30060 or at the door on the night of the GALA.

MON SEPT 12 – AMERICAN LEGION GOLF TOURNAMENT – Members of Post 304, invite our local golfers to join them in their Golf Tournament at Woodland Hill Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00 am. Check in and free range balls available at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds to benefit Veterans in Need of Assistance Fund. $100 per person or $400 per four person team. Includes golf, cart, range balls and bag lunch. Please contact Jim Blake at or call him at 770-314-7940.

A Whirlwind of Activities this Weekend!

So much to chose from – where to start!


smokeThe Barbecue season kicks off the year with one of the first competitions in north Georgia. More than 30 teams will fill up Cauble Park in downtown Acworth on Friday May 6, from 6:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday May 7, from 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and free parking can be found downtown with free shuttles running Friday night for the concert and fireworks and all day Saturday.

fireworks1Superior Plumbing is presenting the event which kicks off with a free concert and fireworks in conjunction with the Acworth Business Association and the City of Acworth on Friday May 6, The Mustangs will delight everyone, playing your country favorites on the CobbEMC Concert Stage at 8:00 p.m., presented by Day’s Chevrolet. Fireworks will shoot high in to the sky following the concert, so bring the whole family for a night you won’t soon forget! Reserved tables that seat six can be purchased for $100. Teams will compete on Friday night to see who will be crowned the Lord of the Wings Champion. This is judged by patrons of the concert Friday night, so bring the whole family and make sure you are all hungry!

Visit the teams and taste all the BBQ you desire, as the Taster’s Choice award will also be decided by patrons of the event on Saturday morning at starting at 10:00 a.m.   Tickets to taste the backyard teams BBQ will be on sale for a nominal charge. Vote with your stomach early and often to crown the winner of a Primo Grill and the title of the 2016 People’s Choice Champion.

Activities for the kids will be in the Northwest Family YMCA Kids Zone and local entertainment fills the stage from 11:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday with the awards given out at 4:00 p.m.

The Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Rotary Club of North Cobb as proceeds of the event go to the charities of the North Cobb Rotary Club, including the Acworth Special Needs Field, End Polio Now, Mountain Top Boys Home, The Men’s Extension, The Women’s Extension, MUST Ministries, Cobb Christmas, local Cobb schools and more.  For information visit and follow us on facebook.

Marietta Square Art Walk continues Friday, May 6 from 5pm to 9pm. Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing all the Arts.  The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeate every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square.
During this free, self-guided walking tour guests will enjoy gallery openings at Red Door Art Gallery & Studios, dk Gallery, Marietta Square Artists Attic, and 2 Rules Fine Art.

Event-goers will enjoy live music throughout The Square, including at Hemingway’s Bar & Grill and Stockyard Burger & Bones.   Local, original photography, painting, sculpture and more will be on display along the sidewalks throughout town.  For more information visit visit


autismtrainwill be held Saturday May 7. – The Southern Museum will host a National Train Day for Autism! The Museum will have several types of model train layouts for children of different ages and needs to tinker and play with, including wooden toy trains and remote controlled trains. There will also be in-depth circuitry workshops for those who want to learn to build their own train layouts at home. Other features include open-ended discovery stations with Legos, blocks, gears, ramps, and more! Additional questions can be directed to the Museum at 770-427-2117, or

maydazeMay-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 40th Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square will be held on May 7-8, 2016.
The festival draws artists and craftspeople from many Southern states, as well as local Georgia artists. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival also includes children’s activities and free entertainment on the stage.

The show setting is at Glover Park in the historic Marietta Square. The Square is the home of many antique and specialty stores, excellent restaurants and interesting things to do.
Admission to the festival is free. Saturday’s hours are 10-5, Sunday’s hours are 11-5. More info: Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department, 770-794-5601

The Kiwanis Club invites our community to participate in their Light the Way 5k on Sat. May 7 at 7:00 pm. Wear your glowing, flashing, sparkling, blinking running gear for this nighttime race!
Packet pickup and race-day registration begin near the track at Marietta High School at 6:00 p.m. This fun family event will kick off at 7:00 p.m. with a parade of entrants for all the participating Marietta City Schools.  The Star Spangled Banner will be at 7:25 p.m. followed by a FREE Tot Trot at 7:30 for ages 4 & Under.
The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on the Marietta High school track at 7:35 – the fee is $20. The Light the Way 5K will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is a Peachtree Qualifier – the fee is $25. Put on your glow gear and join in the fun!  There will be music and fun for the whole family!
Run, walk, or push a stroller in the 5K or 1-Mile and help the Kiwanis Club of Marietta raise funds to support literacy and “Light the Way” to Graduate Marietta! Register online at Marietta High School is located at 1171 Whitlock Ave. Marietta, GA 30064


insideoutCome Meet the Little Voice Inside Your Head.  The City of Kennesaw is excited to announce the return of its free Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park with Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out (rated PG). Arrive at 6 pm for pre-movie entertainment, giveaways, and outdoor fun. Moviegoers should bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies, or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking is available inside the park and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School.

Many more events are listed on our Calendar Page.