Marietta Square

Celebrate the 4th on Marietta Square

fireworks2Grab 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 presented by Superior Plumbing, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta 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 Zach Seabaugh, a hometown boy who was a finalist on the hit television show The Voice. His popularity continues to flourish as he begins performing to growing audiences on bigger stages. Opening for Seabaugh is Presley Sullivan, a featured artist on 94.9 The Bull’s Backyard Country. Concerts are presented by 94.9 The Bull.

The Marietta Independence Day parade is scheduled to include more than 115 entries with more than 40 floats and approximately 2,000 participants. Entries include marching units from the City of Marietta, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway.

Crafts, food and carnival
Visit the Arts and crafts show with nearly 100 unique handcrafted vendors: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Enjoy lunch or dinner, or just snacking at the Food concessions: Anything to please the palate from ice products to cool you down to corndogs and BBQ to satisfy your appetite. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Great place to bring the kids! Kid’s Zone – huge interactive kids play area: 10 a.m.-dark; tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park

  • Entertainment schedule on the Stage in Glover Park
    12 noon – Scott Thompson
    2:00 – Bell ringing ceremony
    2:15 – Float Award Ceremony
    2:30 – 3:30 Atlanta Concert Band
    7- 8:00 – Presley Sullivan
    8-9:30 – 94.9 The Bull presents Zach Seabaugh
    9:30ish – Fireworks

Superior Plumbing LogoThe City of Marietta Fireworks
The City of Marietta fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be shot from the First United Methodist Church parking lot. If bad weather is expected, the fireworks may begin a few minutes early, to ensure the entire display is completed. If you want to watch the fireworks, make sure you get there early to grab a spot because traffic is expected to be heavy.

Concert Tables: Concert tables are available for purchase in 8-tops and 6-tops for $100 and $80 respectively. Tables can be claimed beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth and you can purchase one by calling 770.423.1330., or email Peter Jezerinac at

For more information contact the City of Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities at (770) 794-5601 or Peter Jezerinac at 770-423-1330; or  Sponsored by Superior Plumbing.  #ThinkMariettaSquare

Zach Seabaugh in Concert – July 4th

Zach JacketHEADS UP Zachary Taylor Seabaugh Fans. Zach’s next local concert will be 4th of July on the Marietta Square. Bring your family, friends, in-laws and out-laws and let’s give our own Country Star a warm welcome to his home town. Madison Park takes the stage at 7:00 PM and Zach Seabaugh and his band takes the stage at 8:00 pm. Fireworks about 9:30ish. This concert is free to the public and is sponsored by 94.9 The Bull. Thanks guys.

Seabaugh has been busy since his appearance on Season 9 of the hit NBC show The VOICE co-writing with Emmy winning song writer Bruce Burch and others to put together this EP of original music. He played the songs for the first time to a packed house at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA and received great reviews. The EP was produced by Paul Schoen of County Q Studios in Nashville in conjunction with Open Roads Highway Entertainment. Check out Zach’s music on iTunes.  Great songs.

Marietta’s Zach Seabaugh is fast becoming a star, known for his classic country voice, exciting stage performance and handsome charm. At 16, his talent landed him a spot on Blake Shelton’s team during Season 9 of the hit NBC television show, “The VOICE.” Seabaugh was a standout fan favorite and he finished in the top 5 out of 50,000 contestants. The show exposed him to millions of fans all over the world and his concerts have been drawing sold-out crowds ever since.  So now is your chance to see Zach in concert – on the Square, Marietta – celebrating the Fourth of July!  #ThinkMariettaSquare.

High School Musical, Jr. – at the Strand

IMG_0237High School Musical, Jr. ~ August 1st- 10th

“Get’ cha Head in the Game” and catch Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. at the Strand! Featuring the catchy songs and exciting dance numbers of the wildly popular Disney movie, the Strand’s all-student cast is “All in this Together” as they bring you the romantic-comedy story of two high school students from rival cliques that refuse to “Stick to the Status Quo” when they try out for the lead roles in their school musical.

Starring Zach Seabaugh as Troy, Allie Stewart as Gabriella, Shelbea Owen as Sharpay, Eric Worrall as Ryan, Landon Ebuna as Chad, and Kari Twyman as Taylor. High School Musical, Jr. is a Strand-produced musical directed by Meagan Williams, drama instructor at Mt. Paran Christian School. Tickets are $10 and assigned seating.  Order tickets online at  Pictured at left Zack Seabaugh and Shelbea Owen.  They are rising 10th graders at KMHS..

Four more performances:  Sunday, August 3 at 3:00 -pm.  Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday August 10 at 3:00 pm.  These kids are awesome.

Holiday Open House – Marietta Square – Nov 8

BPlogoMerchants of Historic Downtown Marietta are preparing for their annual Holiday Open House which will take place this year on November 8 from 6-9pm. This annual tradition brings the charm and kicks off the Holiday shopping season at the Square. Extended shopping hours continue every Friday evening until 8pm through December 20th. Marietta’s unique local shops offer a wide selection of gift ideas from vintage sound systems to original fine art, and everything in between.

Vintage-ology owner Karen Petelik says, “We look forward to Holiday Open House and the Candlelight Shopping evenings every year. We enjoy spoiling our customers with Holiday treats. This year a lucky shopper will win a gift basket.”

High Cottage will have those coveted Ron Ransom wooden Santa sculptures. Ransom is a renowned local wood carver with over 25 years of experience carving his delightful Santas. In addition to creating these Christmas icons, Ransom has authored ten books on wood carving. His unique artistry has earned him a spot teaching at the John C. Campbell folk school in North Carolina for the past 18 years. Ransom’s beloved carved Santas are collected by loyal fans all over the world, but they are available exclusively at High Cottage in the Marietta Square.
The Marietta Wine Market will host a wine tasting with light hors d’oeuvres on that evening and will offer featured sale items to kick off the holiday season.

Antiques on the Square will have a special package deal available for the Open House that will include an Audio Technica LP60 Turntable; Dayton Audio B652 Bookshelf Speakers and Dayton Audio DTA-1 Desktop Amplifier. With the current trend toward vinyl records, this is an EXCELLENT starter system. Says Antiques on the Square owner Jim Kumpe, “it is a high-quality, easy-to-use turntable, highly rated speakers, and a very high-quality, but physically compact, amplifier. This package is small enough in size, to fit onto virtually any desktop or shelf, while capable of producing ‘big’ sound- far superior sound, and far less record wear, compared to most ‘all in one’ turntable-speaker systems. For this event, we will have a special price of $235.00 plus tax.”

Ye Olde Christmas & Candy Shoppe: In addition to their well-known delicious fudge, chocolates and nostalgia candies, Ye Olde Christmas & Candy Shoppe will feature the highly-collected Department 56 Villages, Byer’s Choice Carolers and Gingerbread Houses along with Christopher Radko ornaments for sale.

The Vineyard Gift Shop will keep the excitement going with raffles throughout the evening and a free gift with every purchase. They are known for their catering menu, and will offer tasty bites to shoppers during the Open House.
You might not traditionally think of a hair salon when you think Holiday shopping, but gift certificates to Hair Art Day Spa make great gifts! A live band and tasty treats are on tap for a festive evening.

Information on merchant activities and events in historic downtown Marietta can be found at or by contacting Mary Koronkowski at

ZOMBIE WALK – on the Square OCT 19.

zombiefamily79_nWe had hoped all was well…apparently, we were dead wrong. The undead  of  Marietta, Georgia are coming  back  again  to help  our community of the living on October 19, 2013 and  for the  third  year the zombies will bring donations to support  MUST Ministries.  This year we will be a part of the Marietta Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival October 19, 2013.  After the festival closes at 5pm the zombies will then take over for the Gathering & Infestation.  After the walk, make it a haunted evening with the family as Carnival of Doom presents a Creature Feature “drive-in” double-feature in Glover Park: Attack Of The Monsters & Night Of The Living Dead.
What’s a Zombie Walk?  A Zombie Walk is an organized  (as organized as zombies can be) public gathering of people dressed  in zombie costumes (we hope these are only costumes).  The  walks  take place in an urban center as the participants make their way around  city streets and  through  public  spaces in an orderly fashion.  In Marietta, the undead  will again roam the streets around Marietta Square in a not-so-brisk 0.8 mile stumble.  This is an undead family event.

There’s a little undead  in all of us,  so bring out your  best zombie  look and  food donations (human cash & credit card donations work) and join  the local undead  in Marietta Square.  Spectators are welcome to come play with us while helping  the local food pantry   The Gathering starts at 5pm in Glover Park after the  Festival.   The Walk starts promptly at 6pm.  Makeup artists will be on hand  during  the festival  to help bring out the undead for a monetary donation or arrive already in character using your own creativity.  More info at

Marietta Reads! Hosts 11th Annual Kickoff Event ~ Saturday, Sept. 28

MARIETTAREADSSCARECROWSMarietta Reads  Celebrates literacy and reading

Marietta Reads!, the Marietta City Schools (MCS) citywide effort to foster reading and literacy in the community, celebrates its eleventh-year anniversary Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Glover Park, 50 Park Square, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“As it has done from the start, Marietta Reads! continues to have a significant impact on reading in our schools, and in engaging our community to improve literacy,” said Jill Sims, MCS Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction. “Across the school district, we reinforce the importance of reading to all of our students every day, and Marietta Reads! makes a difference.”

The 2013 Marietta Reads! event offers a variety of literacy activities— a book fair, book costume characters, celebrity readers, school drama and dance performances, and guest appearances by Marietta Reads! mascot Mari-Etta.

‘We will also unveil the common book for our One Book Marietta initiative at the kickoff. This book will provide our entire community an opportunity to engage in reading and discussion activities related to this year’s selected book,” added Sims.
Marietta Reads! sponsors can give the gift of reading to someone else. Personal and Individual Sponsorships and Corporate/Business Sponsor contributions help purchase books, supplies, and resources necessary for implementing sound literacy programs. For more information, contact Jill Sims at (770) 422-3500 Ext. 228.

ALERT ALERT – Be on the Look Out for Keela Lynn Damiano


The Marietta Police Department has issued a BOLO for Keela Lynn Damiano, age 43, white female, 5’4″, weight 196, fair complexion, blond hair.

She is wanted for questioning in several shoplifting thefts from Marietta Square Merchants.  It is believed that she is a serial shoplifter, targeting high end boutiques in the greater Atlanta area.

Do not confront her – call 911.  Heavyset with blonde hair and frequently carries a black and white cow print purse.

Call Detective Berry at 770-794-2363 or MPD Tipline at 770-794-6990.

GSO Jazz on the Marietta Square!

JAZZPHOTOSam Skelton and the GSO Jazz present incredible big band jazz! Bring your family, friends, neighbors and refreshments and join us for a fun-filled evening of  great tunes in a beautiful outdoor setting.  No ticket is required. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in park after 4 p.m. Personal tables are not permitted in park, however, they may be set up on North Park Square after 5:30 p.m. Eat dinner and watch the show. Bring a picnic dinner (beer and wine are permitted).

GSO Jazz in the Park

June 1, 2013 * 8:00 pm

Glover Park, Marietta

Be a part of the music of our community!