5/1/18

MAY-Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities



May
Alpharetta Farmers Market
Two South Main Street-Alpharetta(Parking Lot At City Hall)
Fruits and Vegetables, fresh flowers and plants for the home.
Saturdays 8 am to 12:30 pm.
Visit Alpharetta Farmers Market Web Site

May
Fiesta Atlanta-Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Head downtown for a Latino-themed festival that celebrates Hispanic culture. Features include live performances, Latin food, arts and crafts.
www.FiestaAtlanta.com

May
Cherokee Master Gardeners Presentations
Learn the secrets of a Master Gardener through weekly demonstrations in the city of Ball Ground and Canton GA
Visit UGA Extension Office Site for scedules of events.

May
Marietta Greek Festival
Experience homemade Greek Foods, music, dancing, and imported jewelry and gifts.

May
Ask A Master Gardener Of Forsyth
City of Cumming Events.
Master gardener plant sale.
Visit for more information Forsyth County Master Gardener Site

May
Snellville Days
This city-sponsored festival features over 150 handmade crafts and food vendors, a childrens activity area, live entertainment, a dog and dics show, and historical display.
Snellville Web Site

May
Cumming Playhouse
Spring and Summer Events.
Visit Cumming Playhouse Info.

May
Project 9-6-1 Cinco Party
Verizon Amphitheatre-Alpharetta GA
Visit www.Project961.com

May
Sweet Auburn Springfest
With food and merchandise vendors, entertainers, art, music, and more, this is boasted to be the largest street festival in the Southeast.
Sweet Auburn Web Site

May
Cumming Celebrates Quilts
Cumming Georgia
Historic Brannon-Heard House
Cumming Piecemaker Quilt Guild
Treats and music on the wrap around porch.
Visit Piecemaker Quilts Info.

May
Annual MayDay Celebration At Serenbe
www.Serenbe.com
Annual event at the unique and sustainable community of Serenbe. Filled with artist, vendors, live music, food from the communities restaurants, produce stand, grocery, and activities for the whole family.

May
Classic Car Show In Historic Downtown
Norcross, Georgia- www.NorcrossGA.net

May
Ventures Horse Show
Wills Park Equestrian Center.
Southeastern Hunter Jumper Series of locally rated shows and Southeastern Classic Series of USEF rated shows. Free admission.
More Information www.HorseShowVentures.com

May
Concerts In The Park
May - October
Norcross, Georgia from 7:30p.m.-9:30p.m.
www.NorcrossGa.net

May
Mothers Day At Atlanta Botonical Garden
High Tea Time in the Garden!
Reservations are required-404-370-0856
Catered by Sun In My Belly.
www.SunInMyBelly.com

May
Annual Taste of Alpharetta
Old Milton Parkway at Willis Park.
The Taste of Alpharetta. Over 60 restaurants will participate. Sample foods from Alpharetta's finest restaurants. Enjoy kid's activities and rides. Visit arts and crafts show and businesses showcasing their product. Live entertainment will be scheduled on three stages.
Alpharetta Web Site

May
Jasper Optimist Club Scholarship FundBenifit Golf Tournament
Bent Tree Golf Course
706-692-6920

May
The Duck Derby Concert On The Lawn
Cartersville
This event will include a music concert, car show, games and inflatables for the kids. Bring your own lawn chair or blankets. For more information visit www.advochild.org

May
Annual Mayor's Challenge Road Race
Alpharetta
Mayor's Challenge Road Race
The race is a 5K/10K Peachtree Qualifier for the serious runner as well as a Fun Run/Walk for the whole family. The race proceeds support the Alpharetta Rotary. Visit Register on Active Site

May
Fulton County Schools/Last day of School

May
Rockin At The River
Roswell
Chattahoochee Nature Center
An Evening of Southern Music to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. A Paid Patron party includes cocktails, elegant hors d'oeuvres and music as well as a silent auction. Visit Chattahoochee Nature Center Web Site

May
Mothers Day

May
Memorial Day

May
Shake at the Lake at Piedmont Park
Georgia Shakespeare brings the classics to this annual event on the pier at Lake Clara Meer. Tickets are free but must be claimed the day of the show at the park visitor's center. For more information Visit:www.gashakespeare.org

Summer
Atlanta Jazz Festival
This 30-year tradition usually scatters performances -- free and ticketed -- throughout May, and it culminates Labor Day weekend in Piedmont Park. For Details:www.atlantajazzfestival

Events for May

Georgia Renaissance Festival Info and Georgia Renaissance Festival Web Site

May
Decatur Arts Festival
Featuring Entertainment and performing arts, food, literary arts festival and a film festival.
www.DecaturartsAlliance.org

May
LABYRINTH NIGHT
Stillwell Theatre. Kennesaw State University. Free. The KSU College of the Arts joins the worldwide labyrinth movement by welcoming the community to walk its canvas labyrinth. Call 770-423-6650 for information or visit www.kennesaw.edu

May
FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. World War II found Americans fighting for liberty both on the battlefield and on the home front. Learn more about the life of the soldiers who fought in the war for freedom in the 1940’s/ Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit www.SoutherMuseum.org for information.

May
MAY-RETTA DAZE AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Wide variety of artists and craftspeople, children's activities. Free admission and parking. For more information, please call 770-794-5601

May
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Depot. Downtown Kennesaw. Free. Young rockers prepare to “strike a chord” as band after band take the stage to compete for stardom at the Kennesaw Youth Councils’ Battle of the Bands. Call 770-424-8274 for information.

May
Alpharetta Junior Womans Club
Events And Info. On Alpharetta Junior Womans Club of Alpharetta

May
ANNUAL DOGGY DASH
The Annual Doggy Dash is a 2 mile jog/walk for pups and their people, to benefit the Paulding Humane Society. Contests, shopping, silent auction, eats and raffles for great prizes! Location: Florence Road, the Silver Comet Trail Head in Powder Springs, GA.

May
WEDDING SHOWCASES
Courtyard Atlanta Airport North. Free. Register at www.awishow.com. Call 678-251-7350 for information.

May
HOMESCHOOL DAY
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Children of all ages who are home schooled can explore the Museum’s exhibits at a special rate. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.

May
MOMMY And ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.comfor information.

May
COBB RELAY FOR LIFE
This event benefits the American Cancer Society
Please contact the Cobb County ACS office directly to volunteer at (770) 429- 0089. All event details can be found at www.cobbrelay.org

May
ANNUAL MOTHERS DAY GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
Cobb Civic Center. Marietta. Over 30 dealers. Free parking and admission. Auction at on Saturday. Visit www.gamineral.org for more information

May
FREE SUMMER CONCERT
Village Green. Smyrna. Get a contemporary twist. This concert is stepping out in classic Smyrna style. Call
770-434-6600 or visit www.smyrnacity.com for information.

May
HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Join us for a lecture. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.

May
MVAA FREE SUMMER STAR OUTDOOR CONCERT
The Art Place. Marietta. Free. Join us for great entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Call 770-509-2700 or visit www.theartplace.us for information.

May
Lake Allatoona @ Dallas Landing
For more information please visit
www.prowakeboardtour.com or
www.acworthtourism.org

May
MARIETTA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Locations- Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd
Marietta, GA 30008. For more information visit www.jackgrass.com

May
SPRAYBERRY COMMUNITY FUNFEST
Fun and entertainment for the whole family. 97.1 The River music, Home Depot kids clinics, end of the season football game, bench-a-thon, 24' climbing wall, tricycle-a-thon, driving simulators by the Safe America Foundation, K9 demonstrations, agility (frisbee) dog demonstrations, many other interactive games and activities plus food and more. Benefits the Sprayberry High School football program. Tickets Available. Time: 10am - 6pm For more information, please visit www.sprayberryfest.org

May
BELLIES IN BLOOM
The Georgai Beirth Network will host this Annual event. An exposition providing support, education and significant information on birth interventions for parents and pregnant wormen. This is for birth professionals and birthing families. For more information, please visit www.bellies-in-bloom.com or call 678-264-4944

May
ALL ABOARD DAYS
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm. $8 admission. Activities include “train rides,” children’s railroad stories, model railroad displays and more. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.

May
2008 COBB CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO And AFTER HOURS
Cobb Galleria Centre. Atlanta. 4-7pm. Free & open to the public. The 2008 Cobb Chamber Business Expo & After Hours, brought to you by the Cobb Chamber and United Community Bank, is one of the largest chamber sponsored business expositions in the area. Network with hundreds of potential customers, vendors, executives and other business owners. This one-day event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions. For more information call 770-980-2000.

May
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com/ for information.

May
GLOVER PARK EVENING CONCERT SERIES
Glover Park. Marietta Square. 8pm. Free. The place to be in Marietta the last Friday evening of each month April through August. The park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy and listen to music under the stars. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

May
20TH CENTURY VETERANS MEMORIAL
Heart of Smyrna. 10am. Free. The Smyrna ceremony is organized by members of the community and it is those members of the community who officiate. They wish for you to join them on this day to honor and appreciate sacrifices and our commitment to peace through strength and sacrifice. Call 770-434-6600 or visit www.SmyrnaCity.com for information.



4/1/18

APRIL-Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities





April
Opening Day At Turner Field
April means Baseball, so support the Braves on their Season Home Opener. Braves souvenirs are handed out to early bird fans while fun on the field keeps kids entertained. Turner Field 404-522-7630.
Atlanta Braves Website

April
Spring Fun Break
Family Fun Break. Family events and interactive activities are sceduled every day of Spring Break from egg hunts to arts and crafts. Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690.
Stone Mountain Park

April
Community Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Rossie Brundage Park
Norcross Ga Website

April
Corners To Crossing 10K Run And Street Dance
Norcross Ga Website

April
Annual Touch a Truck
Children can see, touch, and explore their favorite BIG TRUCKS at the Annual Touch A Truck event at North Park. Featured vehicles include a fire truck, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler, limo, police vehicles, and more. Children will enjoy playing in the CONSTRUCTION ZONE where they can build their own creation with nails and wood. Food vendors will be on site selling concessions.

April
Alpharetta Arts StreetFest
Streets closed in historic downtown. Fine arts, original crafts, children's activities, performances and musical entertainment.

April
Spring break Fulton County Schools

April
Alpharetta Arts Street Fest
Usually held between 10:00am-6:00pm Milton Ave. in Historic Downtown

April
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Held every year, this arts festival features more than 200 jewelry makers, painters, sculptors and other artists from around the country. The free event is held in Piedmont Park. Visit www.dogwood.org

April
Atlanta Film Festival
About 150 independent films will unspool, mostly at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. There also are parties, appearances by directors and some stars, and juried competitions. It's not Cannes, but it's easier to get to. www.atlantafilmfestival.com

April
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Knights and barmaids alike can frolic like it's the 16th century. The festival is chock-full of Tudor delights, period dress, food and craft demonstrations. It runs Saturdays and Sundays through and is just 8 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Visit www.garenfest.com

April
Atlanta SteepleChase
Atlanta Steeplechase

April
Blue Ridge Mountain Race
Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race

April
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Only the dragons are missing as jsesters, knights and other merrymakes come to Georgia and relive the olden days of Camelot
Georgia Renaissance Festival

Taste of Marietta

Tour of Georiga, 2005

April
Annual Cobb CVB and Cobb Sports Council Golf Tournament
Location: City Club Marietta. Come see why it's the best golf tournament in metro Atlanta. This tournament helps support tourism in Cobb County and part of the proceeds will be benefiting Chattahoochee Technical College's Hospitality Program. For more information about playing and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the tournament page by clicking the link below or by calling 800-451-3480. Golf Tournament On Cobb Site

April
Festival Of Flowers at Biltmore
Featuring springtime splendor in the gardens and Biltmore House.
www.biltmore.com

April
Earth Day
Events include the Earth Day Kids Fest
www.inmanpark.org

April
Inman Park Fest
Visit:
www.inmanpark.org fest

April
Easter Egg Hunt On The Square
Decatur Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Decatur Business Association
Visit: www.decaturdba.com

April
Earth Day In Oakhurst
Visit This Decatur Event
www.decaturga.com

April
Jazz Nights At Scottish Rite
Held Once A Week In April
www.OakhurstJazzNights.com

3/1/18

MARCH-Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities



March
Atlanta Parent Camp Expo.
678-222-1915
www.AtlantaParent.com

March
Conyors Cherry Blossom Festival
770-602-2606
www.ConyorsCherryBlossomFest.com

March
Family Day
The Atanta Opera gives families a hands-on introduction to the lyrical are of storytelling.
404-881-8801
www.AtlanaOpera.org

March
Purim Carnival
Come in a Custume, play games with prizes, and enhoy a Megilah reading, eating harnantaschen and more.
770-396-3250
www.AtlantaJCC.org

March
St. Patricks Day Festival
Join in the celebration and enjoy the entertainment, vendors,festive food, dancing and more.
www.Underground-Atlanta.com

March
Alpharetta Marathon
Start time at 7:00 am. The Alpharetta Marathon And Half Marathon should start on Main Street in downtown Alpharetta in front of City Hall. This annual run will take competitors through the some of the finest scenery in all of North Fulton County. Athletes will be treated to a course complete with rolling hills and great on site support through every mile of both the Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. Competitors will be entertained by music bands along the course as you head to the finish line.

March
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2nd Sunday

March
Atlanta HOME SHOW
Georgia World Congress Center
770-798-1997
www.AtlantaHomeShow.com
(2011 Held In April)

March
St. Patricks Day

March
Passover

March
Good Friday

March
Easter March / St. Patrick's Day Parade
More than 200 units will be part of the parade, which starts usually at noon. The route should begin at Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill and end at Underground Atlanta. Visit website for more information. www.StPatsParadeAtlanta.com

March
Earth Hour
Decatur GA Event, Visit www.EarthHour.com

March
ING Marathon Cherring Challenge
Decatur GA Event, Visit www.INGGgeorgiaMarathon.com

2/1/18

FEBRUARY-Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities

FEBRUARY

February
Atanta Parent Camp Expo
Atlanta Parent Camp

February
Big Apple Circus
You will be entertained by clowns and other European-inspired circus acts at this one-ring circus.
Big Apple Circus

February
Braves Winter FanFest
At this meet and greet, Braves fans can meet their sports heros face to face, get autographs and more.
Atlanta Braves Web Site

February
Family Fest
Parents-to-be and veterans alike can explore an array of baby and child porducts while kids enjoy live entertainment, a sports corner, carnival rides and more.
Family Fest

February
Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival
Come celebrate the possible coming of spring with jugglers from around the world, yo-yo competitions, live music and more.
Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival

February
UniverSoul Circus
Featuring traditional circus acts set to gospel, jazz, and blues music. UniverSoul proclaims itself to be the only African-American-Owned Circus.
UniverSoul Circus Web Site

Early February
Southeastern Flower Show
Look to showcased experts for inspiration and advice on landscaping, flower arranging, conservation and more at this regional gardening and floral expo at the Cobb Galleria.Southeastern Flower Show

February
Black History Month Events
Celebrate Black History month with educational events held at the Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, The King Center and the MLK Historical site.
Atlanta History Center
Fernbank Web Site
The King Center
MLK Historical Site

February 14th
Valentines Day

February 15th
Presidents Day

February Early in Month
Mardi Gras on Main!
The merchants in Downtown Woodstock will kick off February in style with Mardi Gras On Main early Febuary. This two-day event will bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to Downtown Woodstock. The event will include street musicians, artists, and other Mardi Gras themed activities. Participating merchants will have Mardi Gras themed activities or products at their stores/restaurants.
-Check out the The Woodstock Visitors Center at Historic Dean.

February-Zing Zang Zoom
Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus
Lions, tigers and clowns take over Philips Arena when the circus comes to town. Tickets range from $14 to $130 and are available through ticketmaster.com or by calling 404-249-6400. www.Ringling.com

February
Atlanta Home And Garden Show
Sometimes held late February or March. Visit website for more details.
Atlanta Home And Garden Show

February
For What Is Going On In Decatur
Visit Decature Web Site

1/1/18

JANUARY-Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities

JANUARY
December Through January
Ice Skating in Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating rink at Centennial Olympic Park is an annual holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy covered observation seating, theatrical lighting on the real ice and holiday music. Admission and skate rental.
Centennial Park Website for more information.

January
Special Olympics Georgia Winter Indoor Games
Athletes in this annual event compete in various sports, from floor hockey and basketball to bowling and powerlifting.
Special Olympics GA Website

January
Winter Storytelling Festival
Come in from the cold and enjoy a few heart-warming tales as entertainers explore this age-old form of sharing cultures and history through Storytelling.
Kennesaw State University Web Site

January mid month
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week
A week of events celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. kicks off in January with a meeting. The celebration culminates, MLK Day, with a march and rally beginning at 1 p.m. and a breakfast/brunch. Visit Martin Luther King March for more information.

January
Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park
Opening December 26 and weekends through March 7, Snow Mountain is Atlanta’s only snow park. A 400’ tubing hill and a SnowZone filled of activities make your snow-filled experience complete. And Little Angels is the perfect spot for your smallest snow bunnies.
Visit Stone Mountain Park Website for more information.

Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) continues its tradition of great storytelling through cinematic masterpieces, presented in January. As the largest film festival in Atlanta, movie-goers have the opportunity to view the featured films at Atlanta-area locations. Visit website for more information.
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Website

January
Annual WeatherFest
Annual WeatherFest - Free of Charge and Open to All!
Teachers, students, families! Mark your calendar for the American Meteorological Society’s Annual WeatherFest, a cool, super-size science fair to teach you all about the weather, climate and related fields.
What is WeatherFest? - WeatherFest is an interactive four-hour science and weather fair designed to instill a love for math and science in children of all ages and to spark a young person’s interest in this area so they may consider a career in these and other science and engineering fields. WeatherFest is for everyone. They’ll have nearly 60 cool and interactive science exhibits including hands-on experiments, educational information, career guides and much more.
Visit Weatherfest Web Site Info

January
Atlanta Winter Bridal Show
The Winter Atlanta Bridal Show, Unlike the traditional bridal show that only includes exhibits, door prizes and a fashion show, The Atlanta Bridal Show offers more. Attendees are able to attend seminars on the wedding planning experience. Topics include Wedding Insurance & Budgeting, Honeymoon Travel & Getting The Best Deals, Selecting Affordable (And Reusable) Bridesmaids’ Gowns, and more.
Atlanta Winter Bridal Show Website


January or February
Southeastern Flower Show
Look to showcased experts for inspiration and advice on landscaping, flower arranging, conservation and more at this regional gardening and floral expo at the Georgia World Congress Center. Flower Show Website

January
Community Donation of Coats and Blankets
United Way Web Site

January
Recycle your Christmas Tree
Bring One For The Chipper!
Keep Georgia Beautiful Website

January
Atlanta Boat Show
Atlanta Boat Show Website

12/1/17

DECEMBER -Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities



December
Alpharetta Tree Lighting Ceremony
All the magic of Christmas glistens at the annual lighting of the City of Alpharetta’s live spruce with 10,000 white lights. Live holiday music with James Casto, children’s music and dance performances, and the reading of a Christmas classic with Mayor Arthur Letchas and his wife Sally. A “TOP 20” event by Southeast Tourism Society!

Late December
1st Day Of Winter

December
Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker
The Atlanta Ballet will produce and perform this annual holiday classic during the Christmas Season.
Fox Theatre

December
Chanukah Begins At Sundown

December
Children's Healthcare Christmas Parade
Giant balloons and favorite cartoon character inflatables make their way down Atlanta streets in the annual Christmas parade sponsored by the hospital.
More Information

December 25th
Christmas

December
Ice Skating At Centennial Olympic Park
This activity is great for children of all ages.
Centennial Olympic Park

December 31st
Chick-fil-A Bowl
The annual college bowl game, held the week between Christmas and New Year's, is preceded by a parade with balloons and floats as well as cheerleaders, mascots and marching bands from the participating universities. The parade takes place downtown, and the game is played at the Georgia Dome. Chick-Fil-A-Bowl

December 31st
Peach Drop
Atlanta's answer to New Year's Eve in Times Square. Thousands brave the (relative) cold to crowd into and around Underground Atlanta for an evening of live music and other performances. An 800-pound lighted peach rings in the new year at midnight. Peach Drop

December
North Georgia's Santa Claus And More December Events

December
Macy's Pink Pig
Celebrate the season with a traditional Atlanta landmark and ride on this pink oinker under the Pink Pig tent at Lenox Mall. Proceeds are given to various non-profit orgainizations.
Macy's Pink Pig

December
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. Traditional holiday melodies performed by area schools, choral groups and churches. Call 770-435-2206 or visit Cumberland Mall for information.

December
Magical Nights Of Lights
Drive Through the Park and view thousands of light displays, with the road ending at the Holiday Village for hot chocolate and Christmas crafts. Lake Lanier.
Lake Lanier Islands Web Site

December
COBB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT
The Dozier Centre for the Performing Arts. Kennesaw. 3pm. Admission $15-$35. Enjoy holiday favorites. Call 770-429-7016 or visit Cobb Symphony for information.

December
Historic MARIETTA Events
Historic Marietta. Call the Marietta Welcome Center for ticket information at 770-426-1115 or visit Marietta Square

December
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Atlanta History Center. Mon.-Sat. 10am-5:30pm; Sun. 12-5:30pm. $15 Adults; $12 Seniors 65 and up and students 13 and up. $10 children ages 4-12, members & children under 3 are Free. New to the Atlanta History Center this year! More than 60 designer trees and wreaths will be on display and for sale. Shop early at the on-site holiday gift shop. Call 404-814-4000 or visit Atlanta History Center for information.

December
HOMESCHOOL DAY
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-2pm. Children of all ages who are homeschooled can explore the Museum’s exhibits for a special rate. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit Southern Museum for information.

December
PET AND FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. Shoppers and their families can have a picture taken with their pets and Santa. Reservations recommended. Call 770-435-2206 or visit Cumberland Mall.com
for information.

December
LIGHTING OF THE CITY TREE
The Depot. Kennesaw. Free. 7-8pm. If you love the lights and sounds of the holidays, then grab your winter coat and join your friends and neighbors for the annual City of Kennesaw’s Lighting if the City Tree ceremony. Call 770-422-9714 or visit Kennesaw Web Site for information.

December
A DAY WITH SANTA AND SANTA PARADE
Downtown Kennesaw. Free. 11:30am-3pm. Parade starts at noon. Santa’s arrival takes place with a parade down Main Street featuring designer holiday floats, music, marching bands and of course, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and live reindeer. Call 770-422-9714 or visit City of Kennesaw Web Site for information.

December
SANTA’S ARRIVAL
Downtown Acworth. 6:30pm. Free. Bring the family for a night of Christmas festivities. Call 770-974-3112 or visit Acworth Web Site
for information.

December
CANDY CANE HUNT
Mable House Art Center. Mableton. Free. A time for children to enjoy crafts, hot chocolate, popcorn, roasted marshmallows and entertainment, followed by a hunt for candy canes. Call 770-819-3285 for information. Mable House

December
SATURDAY WITH SANTA
Smyrna Welcome Center. 11am-2pm. $10 per child. For kids four to 10 years-crafts, baking and lunch with Santa. This is a popular event and space fill sup fast! Muse pre-register by calling 770-319-2538.

December
TIBETAN MONKS CONSTRUCT WISDOM MANDALA
Unity North Atlanta Church, Marietta. Noon - 7pm. Free to all . Stop in at your leisure to watch Tibetan monks as they create the Wisdom Mandala, sacred sand art, and then buy Tibetan wares at the on-site shop. The Mandala, an intricate design filled with ancient spiritual symbolism, is constructed with millions of grains of 19 different colors of sand. Visit Unity North for photos and information or call 678-819-9100.

December
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit Southern Museum for information.

December
ATLANTA BALALAIKA SOCIETY
Emerson UU Church. Marietta. 7:30pm. Advance purchase $12. At the door $15. Authentic Russian musicians in costume. Colorful traditions and balalaika instruments explained by director Cooper, of Kiev, Ukraine. Call 770-704-0333 for information.

December
HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” AND CAROLS OF THE SEASON
First Presbyterian Church. Marietta. Free. 4pm. Celebrate the season as the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra present Handel’s “Messiah” and Carols of the Season. Call 770-427-0293 for more information.

December
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Free with Museum admission. Visitors will get a unique viewpoint at A Civil War Christmas. The Lacy Hotel will be dressed in Civil War style Christmas decorations. Children will make their own special decorations for the tree as the 125th Ohio Volunteer infantry will be encamped out front. Call 770-427-2117 or visit Southern Museum for information.

December
CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
Atlanta History Center. Atlanta. $10 for adult members; $5 for children members; $15 for non-member adults; $7 for non-member children. Reservations requested. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy the winter landscape of the Atlanta History Center at dusk as beautiful candlelit paths illuminate gardens, trails and historic homes with holiday cheer. Call 404-814-4000 or visit Atlanta History Center for information

December
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Marietta. Fri.-Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm. A show that will get you into the holiday spirit. A Christmas show with all of your favorite holiday music. Call 770-528-8490 for information.

December
THE COBB WIND SYMPHONY PRESENTS SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Kell High School Auditorium. Marietta. 3pm. Free. Call 678-305-7148 or visit Cobb Wind Symphony for information.

December
ANNUAL PJ PARTY WITH SANTA
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. 6-9pm. Children and parents can come to the event dressed in their pajamas and be entertained by Santa with story-time, milk and cookies, activities and much more. Each child will receive a special gift. Families can also pose for pictures with Santa, in their pajamas. Call 770-435-2206 or visit Cumberland Mall for information.

December
CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
Atlanta History Center. Atlanta. $10 for adult members; $5 for children members; $15 for non-member adults; $7 for non-member children. Reservations requested. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy the winter landscape of the Atlanta History Center at dusk as beautiful candlelit paths illuminate gardens, trails and historic homes with holiday cheer. Call 404-814-4000 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com for information.

December
GEORGIA SERVICE ACADEMIES MILITARY BAND
Renaissance Waverly Hotel. Atlanta. 6pm-midnight. By invitation & reservations only. Honoring the midshipmen and cadets from the State of Georgia who are attending the United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Air Force Academy, Unites States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Call 404-847-9726 for information.

December 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Downtown Smyrna. Bring in a new Smyrna year with fireworks at midnight on the Village Green! Call 770-434-6600 or visit Smyrna City for information.

11/1/17

NOVEMBER -Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities



November
Sunday Daylight Savings Time Ends

November
Harvest Festival
Take a day trip in time to the pre-industrial South and see how people managed without electricty, cell phones, and more.
Westville Website

November
General Election Day Tuesday

November
Indian Festival And Pow Wow
Native Americans from across the country will gather to celebrate and showcase their heritage.
Ossahatchee Website

November
Veterans Day

November
Lighting Of The Great Tree
On Thanksgiving night, crowds gather at Macy's to sing carols and watch the lighting of a giant tree decorated with ornaments the size of soccer balls. Lenox Square Mall.
770-913-5639.

November
Thursday Thanksgiving Day

November
A-Maize-Ing We Go!
A-Maize-ing We Will Go!

November
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit www.Southern Museum for information.

November
FIRST FRIDAYS
Downtown Acworth. 5-10pm. The merchants of historic downtown Acworth stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Call 770-974-3112 or visit Acworth Web Site for information.

November
“LIFE THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER”
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 10am-5pm. Call for weekend hours. Senior citizen photography exhibit. Call 770-514-5930 or visit The Art Station-Big Shanty for information.

November
COAST TO COAST RELAY TO RAISE OVER $1 MILLION FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
Marriott Evergreen Conference Center and Resort. Stone Mountain. 1-3pm. Participants will pass the torch in Atlanta for the Annual coast-to-coast relay to raise over $1 million for Children’s Miracle Network. Proceeds form the Atlanta, GA legs will directly benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Visit The Torch Relay for information.

November
HOMESCHOOL DAY
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-2pm. Children of all ages who are homeschooled can explore the Museum’s exhibits for a special rate. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit Southern Museum for information.

November
Mt. ZION CRAFT SHOW
Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 9am to 4pm
The event will be located at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA.
The show features 52 crafters, door prize, silent auction, bake sale including fresh baked apple pies and cookies baked on site. There is even a casserole pool (Saturday only). The show is sponsored by the Mt. Zion United Methodist Women; all proceeds benefit local and church mission projects/charities. There is no charge for admission. For more information, please call 770-971-1465.

November
CHILDREN’S HISTORY WORKSHOP-PHOTOGRAPHER’S STUDIO
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-12pm. $10 per child; Museum members $7. New series of hands-on workshops helps bring history to life for children ages 7 and up. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit Southern Museum for information.

November
COBB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTERWORKS
The Dozier Centre for the Performing Arts. Kennesaw. Sat. 3pm; Sun. 8pm. Admission $15-$35. Audiences will find humor in Haydyn’s Symphony #45, often nicknamed Farewell, as musicians leave the stage one-by-one during the performance. Call 770-429-7016 or visit Cobb Symphony for information.

November
OUT OF THE DARK
Kennesaw State University’s Studio Theater. Call 770-423-6650 or visit Kennesaw Web Site
for information.

November
COBB COUNTY GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW
Cobb County Civic Center. Fri. & sat. 10am-6pm. Sun. 10am-5pm. Free. Retail sale of rocks, fossils, gem stones, and finished jewelry. Demonstrations, door prizes and exhibits. Call 770-427-1108 for information.

November
CUMBERLAND MALL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & SANTA’S ARRIVAL
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. 5-8pm. Enjoy holiday entertainment, refreshments, giveaways, and family activities. Call 770-435-2206 or visit Cumberland Mall for information.

November
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT THE WORLD OF COCA-COLA!
New World of Coca-Cola Green Space. Atlanta. 10am-6pm. The Holiday Caravan kicks off the holiday season in style outside the NEW World of Coca-Cola! Don’t miss these brilliantly illuminated trucks decorated with thousands of twinkling lights. You can also write and send a greeting to Santa’s Workshop by dropping it in the Toys for Tots North Pole Outpost located at the Caravan site. For every letter received during the tour, Coca-Cola will donate $1 to Toys for Tots, up to $25,000. Get your FREE picture with Santa (to be redeemed online)! Call 404-676-5151 or visit World Of Coca-Cola for information.

November
PET AND FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. Shoppers and their families can have a picture taken with their pets and Santa. Reservations recommended. Call 770-435-2206 or visit Cumberland Mall for information.

November
GOBBLE JOG
Marietta Square. Marietta. 7:30am. $25 early registration; $35 day of the race. 5k/10k road race. Certified race course. Peachtree road race qualifier. This event benefits Must Ministries. Call 678-218-4515 for information.

November
COMING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Downtown Smyrna. 6-9pm. Free. Tree lighting and holiday celebration. Call 770-431-2842 or visit Smyrna City Web Site for information.

November
PET AND FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. Shoppers and their families can have a picture taken with their pets and Santa. Reservations recommended. Call 770-435-2206 or visit www.cumberlandmall.com for information.

November
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES-A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A 19TH CENTURY CHILD
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit www.Southern Museum for information.

November
VININGS JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Atlanta. 6-8pm. Free. A community holiday celebration with music, family entertainment, holiday treats and Santa Claus. Sponsored by Paces Properties, Vinings Civic Club and Vinings Jubilee merchants. For more information call 770-438-8080.

November
Stone Mountain Christmas
This holiday event features live shows, train rides and hightly Snowfall and Fireworks Celebration with a special appearance by Santa and friends. Kids can grab a tube and slide down Coca-Cola Snow Mountain or enjoy the snow play area. Stone Mountain Park.
Stone Mountain Park Website

November-December
THE GEORGIA BALLET PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Cobb County Civic Center. Marietta. Fri. 7pm; Sat. 2pm & 7pm; Sun. 1:30pm & 5:30pm. Admission $24.50-$31.50. The Georgia Ballet professional company and more than 140 students present this colorful production of dancing sugar plums, giant mice, exotic candies, and magical snowflakes that will get you in the spirit for the season. Call 770-528-0881 or visit Georgia Ballet for information.

November-December
THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 10am-5pm. Call for weekend hours. An opportunity to purchase original art work and one of a kind handmade crafts presented by the North Cobb Arts League. Call 770-514-5930 or visit Art Station Cobb for information.

10/1/17

OCTOBER -Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities

October
Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest
A celebration of the fall harvest with colorful scarecrows made by local school children lining Main Street. Bring the family for barbecue and live folk music! Hay rides, face painting, storytelling and fall children’s crafts. Alpharetta Farmers Market fresh produce and live scarecrows add to the seasonal fun.

Octobber
American Adventures Fall Family Festival
Haunted Hayrides, stroytelling, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treat street and a pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays all month long. These special events are in the parks regular rides and attractions.
Six Flags Website

October
Norcross Art Fest In Historic Downtown
Visit Norcross Ga Website

October
Flag Day-Atlanta Pride
This outdoor party attracts thousands -- gay, straight and in between -- to Piedmont Park for a weekend of music, inspirational and political messages and drinking. A parade down Peachtree Street features nearly naked dancers, preachers, politicians, transsexuals and celebrities, making it one of the largest gay-themed festivals in the country. www.atlantapride.org

October
Pumpkin Festival
Celebrate the season's greatest gourd with Stone Mountain's pumpkin tree, a pumpkin patch and talking pumpkins. Arts and crafts, train rides, live entertainment and a pumpkin pie eating contest add even more fun at Stone Mountain Park.
Stone Mountain Park Website

October
the3day.org

October
Taste Of Atlanta
This 2 day outdoor food festival features cuisine from more than 70 local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Atlantic Station.
Taste Of Atlanta Website

October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October
Atlanta Greek Festival
This 4 day festival is dedicated to celebrating Greek Culture with traditional foods, arts, music and dance, all orgainized by members of the Cathedral Congregation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation.
Atlanta Greek Festival Website

October
Columbus Day

October
Atlanta Parent Magazines Family Block Party
Tons of arts and crafts activities, great food and entertaining characters make this festival a must for fall.
Atlanta Parent Website

October
Halloween

October
Corn Mazes
Acres of puzzling entertainment for you and your family can be found at mazes throughout the area including Cagle's Dairy Maize, Kernal Kob Corn Maze, Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch and Washington Farms.

October
Cumming Country Fair And Festival
This annual festival features exhibits, musical stages, as well as attractions, rides and more. Cumming Fairgrounds.
Cumming Fair Website

October
Day of the Dead Festival
Come celebrate this day, also know as Halloween, while learning about its origins at Atlanta History Center.
Atlanta History Center Website

October
Great Georgia Air Show
This popular event in Peachtree City features commercial and military aviation as well as civilian acrobatics and historic war birds. Organizers estimate the two-day event draws between 30,000 and 60,000. The Great Georgia Air Show

Late October
Little Five Points Halloween
The community of L5P, a hang-out for colorful characters and those who just want to be, stages an annual Halloween parade, usually a week or so before the date. You'll see costume approaches you never even imagined. Little 5 Point Halloween

October
Harvest Midtown

October
A-Maizing We Will Go!

October
Georgia Mountains Fall Festival

October
Georgia Sorghum Festival

October
Georgia Apple Festival

October
Georgia National Fair

October
CUMBERLAND MALL HOLIDAY JOB FAIR
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. Retailers will be taking applications for seasonal, full-time and part-time positions. Call 770-435-2206 or visit web site for information. Cumberland Mall for information.

October
FAMILY FRIGHT FEST
Six Flags Over Georgia. The entire park transforms into a haunted wonderland, featuring haunted houses, concerts, and games that are fun for the whole family. Call 770-948-9290 or visit Six Flags Over Georgia for information.

October
NORTH COBB ARTS LEAGUE EXHIBIT
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 10am-5pm. Call for weekend hours. Juried multi media art exhibit by members of the North Cobb Arts League. Call 770-514-5930.

October
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES-WHAT DO FREIGHT TRAINS CARRY?
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit www. Southern Museum for information.

October
FIRST FRIDAYS
Downtown Acworth. 5-10pm. The merchants of historic downtown Acworth stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Call 770-974-3112 or visit acworth.org for information.

October -December
ART OF THE GOLDEN GENERATION
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Tues.-Fri. 11am-5pm; Sat. 11am-4pm. Adults $5; Seniors/Students $3; Member Free. 6th Annual juried exhibition presented by Kennesaw State University’s CAREing Center. The CAREing Center promotes successful aging through education, applied research and service through continuing education. The Art of the Golden Generation is open to all artists who are over 50. Call 770-528-1444 or visit Marietta Cobb Art Museum for information

October
HOMESCHOOL DAY
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-2pm. Children of all ages who are homeschooled can explore the Museum’s exhibits for a special rate. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit Southern Museum for information.

October
TOP IN BLUE PERFORMS AT MABLE HOUSE AMPHITHEATRE
The United States Air Force Services will present the 2007 world tour of Tops in Blue's performance "The Fly-By" at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Tuesday, Oct. 9. The performance is a music al tribute to 60 years of proud Air Force history. Tops in Blue serves as an expeditionary unit to provide quality entertainment, with priority to Air Force personnel stationed worldwide at remote and deployed locations, while simultaneously promoting community relations, supporting recruiting efforts and serving as ambassadors for the nation and the United States Air Force. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton. For more information, visit Mable House Web Site.

October
LUNCH AND LEARN: PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY TREASURES
Marietta Museum of History. 11:30am-12:30pm. Free for members. $5 for non-members. Bring your own brown bag lunch and hear Krista McKay, MHP, the Museum Registrar share important tops on preserving your special family treasures from wedding gowns to photographs and important documents. Call 770-794-5710 or visit Marietta History for information.

October
WHITMAN COIN AND COLLECTIBLES ATLANTA EXPO
Cobb Galleria Centre. Atlanta. 10am-6pm. Free. Dealers from across the country with coins, currency, supplies and books for sale. Auctions by Stack’s and American Numismatic Rarities, educational seminars, educational exhibits, special program for young collector and book signings by the leading authors in the business. Call 404-214-4373 or visit Whitman Expo for more information.

October
INCREDIBLE PUMPKIN TRAIL
The Depot. Kennesaw. Fri. 6:30-9:30pm. Sat. 4-9pm. Free. Everyone is invited to contribute their time and talents by creating unique, colorful and playful pumpkin displays. Pumpkins will be displayed along the walking path for public viewing. Call 770-422-9714 or visit Pumpkin Trail for information.

October
FOLK TALES OF THE RAILS
The Depot. Kennesaw. 4-9pm. Free. Storytelling, music, poetry, and entertainment. This annual event presented by the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department and the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Call 770-422-9714 or visit kennesaw-ga for more information.

October
COBB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
The Dozier Centre for the Performing Arts. Kennesaw. Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm. Admission $15-$35. Benefiting Camp Hope Kidz2Leaders program. Call 770-429-7016 or visit Cobb Symphony for information.

October
MISTLETOE MARKET
Cobb Civic Center.. Thursday and Friday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-6pm. $6 one day ticket; $10 three day ticket. Marietta’s premier holiday themed gift bazaar featuring jewelry, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, home decorating items, and many other gift items! The money raised supports the efforts of the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. Call 770-422-5266 for information.

October
CENTURY EXPO-HOME AND LIFESTYLE EXPO
Cumberland Mall Atlanta. Various home, garden and lifestyle businesses and organizations will set up booths throughout the mall. Call 770-435-2206 or visit Cumberland Mall for information.

October
PREMIER PROMOTIONS FALL HOME SHOW
Town Center at Cobb. Kennesaw. During Mall Hours. Vendor set-ups that pertain to the home, landscaping and more. Call 77-424-0742 or visit Simon Mall for information.

October
HALLOWEEN HIKES
Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell. 7-10pm. $7 tickets; Children 2 and under are free. This non-scary Halloween alternative will thrill and delight you. This family friendly event, in its 22nd year, gives kids and adults a chance to re-connect to nature and enjoy the unique excitement of the season. You’ll experience the mystery of guided night hikes as you walk through the lighted Nature Center trails and meet friendly forest creatures with a tale to tell. Join us for an evening full of fun activities! For more information, call the Nature Center at 770-992-2055 ext 236.

October
CHILDREN’S HISTORY WORKSHOP-OLD TIME TOYS AND GAMES
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-4pm. $10 per child; Museum members $7 per child. Advanced registration required by Oct. 13. New series of hands-on workshops helps bring history to life for children ages 7 and up. Call 770-427-2117 x 116 or visit Southern Museum for information.

October
TASTE OF AUSTELL
Jim R. Miller Park. Marietta. 11am-7pm. Free admission. Food tasting from restaurants. Arts & Crafts. $2 parking fee. Call 678-945-4802 for information.

October
"TEE-IT-UP FOR KIDS"
Golf Tournaments benefiting Cobb Christmas
Cobb Christmas, Inc., the county's oldest and largest holiday assistance program, is planning its biggest fundraiser of the year. The Annual Cobb Christmas Golf Classic fundraiser will be Mon held at Cobblestone Golf Course and you don't want to miss all the fun! Registration begins at 11 a.m. with complimentary range balls and a light hors d'oeurvre lunch. The shotgun start to the Scramble format tournament begins at 1 p.m. The tournament concludes at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony and barbecue dinner. It promises to be a GREAT TIME, and, of course, it benefits a GREAT CAUSE! To register online, visit Cobb Christmas and click "Donate Now!"

October
ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST EXHIBIT
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 10am-5pm. Call for weekend hours. K-12 grades are the featured artists. Call 770-514-5930.

October
CASPER’S FRIENDLY CASTLE
Smyrna Community Center. 10am-12noon. Free. Friendly Halloween fun for the little ones at the happy, friendly Community Center.
Call 770-431-2842 or visit Smyrna City for information.

October
HALLOWEEN HIKES
Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell. 7-10pm. $7 tickets; Children 2 and under are free. This non-scary Halloween alternative will thrill and delight you. This family friendly event, in its 22nd year, gives kids and adults a chance to re-connect to nature and enjoy the unique excitement of the season. You’ll experience the mystery of guided night hikes as you walk through the lighted Nature Center trails and meet friendly forest creatures with a tale to tell. Join us for an evening full of fun activities! For more information, call the Nature Center at 770-992-2055 ext 236.

October
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Logan Farm Park. Acworth. Free. 5-9pm. Carnival games are set up for children to enjoy. Game tickets cost $1. Call 770-917-1234 or visit acworth.org for information.

October
FALL JONQUIL FESTIVAL
Village Green. Smyrna. Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 12-5pm. $1; under 12 & seniors are free. Featuring over 150 artists/crafters from across the country. Call 770-434-6600 or visit smyrna city for information.

October
THE GEORGIA BALLET PRESENTS: FIREBIRD
Cobb County Civic Center. Marietta. Sat. 2pm & 7pm; Sun. 2pm. Admission: $24.50-$31.50. A Russian folk tale gets a new treatment in this world premiere ballet, accompanied by George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco. Call 770-528-0880 or visit Georgia Ballet for information.

October
HALLOWEEN BOO BASH
Town Center at Cobb. Kennesaw. 6-8pm. Free. Trick or Treat! Children go from store to store and get candy. Call 770-424-9486 or visit Simon Mall for information.

9/1/17

SEPTEMBER -Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities



September
North Georgia State Fair
Fair foods, rides, concerts, pageants, exhibits and more flow from thie annual Marietta event. Jim R. Miller Park. Marietta. The largest fair in metro Atlanta, attracting nearly 300,000 people. Featuring free concerts, blue ribbon exhibits, farm animals and much more! Call 770-528-8989 or visit North Georgia State Fair for information.

North GA State Fair

September
JapanFest
This weekend-long festival offers visitors a wide variety of exhibitions and hands-on workshops involving traditional Japanese artistic and cultural pursuits.
Japan Fest

September
Sandy Springs Festival
This event features activities the whole family can enjoy from pony rides and sand art for the young ones to pinball and mini golf for tennagers. Parents can browse the artist market and see antique cars on display.
Sandy Springs Historic Site-404-851-1911.
Sandy Springs Festival


September
Yellow Daisy Festival
Arts and Crafts booths, as well as plenty of food and music, will line the trails of the park as over 500 vendors show their wares.
Stone Mountain Park Web Site

September
Alpharetta's FunFest & Classic Car ShowMuch more than a car show, the FunFest has something for the entire family. The Kids' Zone includes a petting zoo, arts and crafts area, rides and games. Entertainment throughout the day and evening.

September
Labor Day

September
Grandparents Day

September
Celebration Of Hope 5K Race and WalkAmerican Cancer Society at White Columns Country Club
770-664-5200

September
British Car Show In Historic Downtown
Norcross Visit Norcross Ga Web Site

September
Concerts In The Park
Norcross Visit Norcross Ga Web Site

September
Old Milton county Fair 11am-6pm Milton Center

September
1st Day of Autumn

September
Rosh Hashanah

September
Decatur Book Festival
Held Labor Day weekend the past two years at venues throughout Decatur, this festival, sponsored by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, brings together authors and fans for two days of readings, signings, panels and fun. Decatur Book Festival

Events for September

A-Maize-ing We Will Go!

Roselawn Arts Festival

Duluth Fall Festival

September
SENIORS MONTH
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. History is an ongoing process that allows each generation to pass along the stories of their lifetime. In celebration of the National Grandparents Day, the Southern Museum is offering senior citizens (60 and up) half price admission. Call 770-427-2117 X 114 or visit Southern Museum for more information.

September
ART IN THE PARK
Marietta Square. Marietta. Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm; Monday 10am-5pm. Free. Enjoy a fine art’s festival at Glover Park. Call 770-429-1115 or for information.

September
U.S. 10K CLASSIC FAMILY FESTIVAL
The Family Festival serves as the official race exposition for the U.S. 10K Classic and is the site of all pre-race activities, which include: live entertainment, artist market, race souvenirs, fitness gear, product demonstrations and sampling, huge interactive children’s area featuring games, pony rides, space walks, clowns, face painters, jugglers, batting cages and more! Visit US 10 K Classic for information.

September
KID’S CLASSIC RACES
Galleria Gardens at the Family Festival. Atlanta. 11am. $10 in advance; $15 day of registration. The U.S. 10K Classic presents the Kid’s Classic races. 5K and 1K races for children 12 and under. Individual heats run for each age group. All participants receive a free race t-shirt. Medals awarded to top five make and female winners in each race. Call 770-432-0100 or visit Atlanta Galleria Web Site for information.

September
U.S. 10K CLASSIC
Cobb Galleria Centre. The U.S. 10k Classic Atlanta’s premier multi-event road race, bringing runners, walkers, inline skaters, wheelchair athletes and professional athletes together for a single cause-raising awareness and funds for children in need. This international sporting event attracts athletes from more than 45 countries as well as the recreational athlete. Walkers welcome. Call 770-432-0100 or visit US 10k for information.

September
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES-TRAVELING BY RAIL
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit www.Southern Museum for information.

September
FIRST FRIDAYS
Downtown Acworth. 5-10pm. The merchants of historic downtown Acworth stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Call 770-974-3112 or visit www.acworth.org for information.

September
ARTIST LEAGUE OF COBB COUNTY EXHIBIT
North Cobb Arts League

September
SHERMAN’S ATLANTA CAMPAIGN IN NORTH GEORGIA BUS TOUR
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Join local historians on an engaging bus tour of sites in North Georgia that were key to Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s success in reaching his target-Atlanta. Sponsored by the Kennesaw Historical Society and the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.Southern Museum for information.

September
SUMMER CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Mable House Barnes Amphitheater. Mableton. 8pm. Free. Delta Moon will perform. Call 770-739-0189 or visit www.South Cobb Arts for information.

September
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The Depot. Downtown Kennesaw. 8pm. Join us for another great season of outdoor music. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening under the stars. The Great American Rock And Roll Revival will perform. Call 770-422-9714 or visit kennesaw-ga.gov for information.

September
MVAA FREE SUMMER STAR OUTDOOR CONCERT
The Art Place. Marietta. 7:30pm. Free. Banish Misfortune Celtic Band will perform. Call 770-509-2700 or visit The Art Place for information.

September
TOM THUMB THE GREAT
Kennesaw State University’s Stillwell Theater. Call 770-423-6650 or visit kennesaw.edu/ for information.

September
THE SPOKEN WORD: POETRY IN PERFORMANCE
Kennesaw State University’s Stillwell Theater. Call 770-423-6650 or visit kennesaw.edu for information.

September
GEORGIA CELEBRATES QUILTS
Cobb County Civic Center. Marietta. Fri.-Sat. 10am-4pm. Sun. 10am-4pm. $8 admission. Largest judged and juried quilt show in Georgia with over 400 quilts, merchant mall, demonstrations, small quilt silent auction, beautiful hand-appliqu├ęd raffle quilt and sewing machine raffle. Biennial Quilt Show sponsored by the East Cobb Quilter’s Guild. Call 404-843-1040 for information.

September
MARIETTA ANTIQUE STREET FESTIVAL
Antiques, Autos and More...
Marietta Square. Marietta. 9am-5pm. Annual event, this premiere event draws over 75 antique dealers with collectibles of all kinds for sale. Other festivities include the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, our version of the Antiques Roadshow and live entertainment. Presented by the Marietta Museum of History. Call 770-429-1115 or visit Marietta History for information.

September
SPICE OF LIFE- FOOD AND CULTURE CELEBRATION
Downtown Smyrna. Free. This fantastic annual event offers an increasing array of the culture and tastes of Smyrna. Experience tons of food from area restaurants, music and culture all over the downtown during the rich and lively mix of sight, sound and taste! Call 770-434-660 or visit Smyrna City for information.

September
A BLUE RIBBON AFFAIR
Jim R. Miller Park. Marietta. Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 12-5pm. $1 Adults; Children 12 and under are free. An arts & crafts extravaganza with more then 200 artists from across the southeast. Featuring festival foods and entertainment. Call 770-423-1330 for information.

September
COBB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MASTERWORKS
The Dozier Centre for the Performing Arts. Kennesaw. Admission $15-$35. Cobb County’s very own David Doke of Hillgrove High School Orchestra joins CSO as mandolin soloist for an evening of Rome and Hungarian folksongs. Call 770-429-7016 or visit Cobb Symphony for information.

September
COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Atlanta. 11am-5pm. Free guided tour for the public of the new Cobb Energy Centre. Call 770-916-2800 or visit Cobb Energy Centre for information.

September
TEEING OFF FOR KIDS, ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC BENEFITING SAFEPATH CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER, INC.
Bentwater Golf Club. Acworth.$150 per player. Four player Ft. Lauderdale Scramble. Enjoy a day of golf and a workday off…all to benefit SafePath. The day’s festivities will include door prizes, a silent and live auction, contest holes, raffles and an awards ceremony. Please contact Ginger Gilbert at 770-801-3469.

September
TALES FROM WOMEN LEFT BEHIND
Marietta Museum of History. 7pm. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Featuring renowned storyteller and historical interpreter Cathy Kaemmerlen. In her new book entitled Georgia Belles: Tales from Women Left Behind. Call 770-794-5710 or visit Marietta History for information.

September
ATLANTA HOME SHOW
Cobb Galleria Centre. Thursday 12-6pm; Friday 12-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 12-6pm. $10 Adults; $3 children ages 6-12; children 5 and under are free. Discover the latest in quality home and garden products and services all under one roof, and save money with show-only pricing. Call 770-998-9800 or visit Atlanta Home Show for more information.

September
SOUTHEASTERN STAMP SHOW
Cobb County Civic Center. Marietta. 10am-6pm. Free. Stamps and postal history items from dealers around the country will be for sale. Youth table will give out free stamps/materials to interest children. Call 770-488-5026 for information.

September
KENNESAW YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
Boys and girls divisions Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, plus 9 to 12th.
Location: Kennesaw High School
For more information, please visit
Kennesaw Basketball Web Site

September
MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT
Tolleson Park. Smyrna. Enjoy the dog days of summer with some movie fun under the stars. All movies are full –length feature films suitable for kids and adults of all ages. Call 770-431-2842 for movie details.

September
HISTORY OF WAR: A MILITARY TIMELINE
The Depot across from the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12-4pm. Adults $5; Children $3 ages 4-12. Trace the history of wartime experiences and the evolution of weaponry and tactics in a unique living history weekend. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit Southern Museum for information.

September
Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park200+/- artist from across the country to show off their creations. Along with the art, visitors will be entertained on stages and in the street by a wide variety of musicians including Celtic harpists, flutist, jazz musicians and acoustic virtuosos. Admission is free.
visit Atlanta Festivals.

September
The Fall Leaf Festival
Downtown Cleveland Georgia
A Southern festival includes an Agri-Fest and Country Market, arts and crafts. The best homemade pie competition and a kids' area with bungee jump, bounce house, rock wall and a slide.
Visit Cleveland Better Hometown Facebook Page

September
Annual Bark and Boogie BallHosted by the Humane Society of Forsyth County
Enjoy gourmet food and dance to live music while helping to raise funds for the Humane Society of Forsyth County-a no-kill animal shelter. A silent auction at the event will include trips, weekend getaways, pet products, hotel stays and more. For more info. visit Forsyth Pets

September
Annual Music for Megan and Milto Festival
A festival including food, moonwalks, and a rock climbing. For more info. Visit Music For Megan

8/1/17

AUGUST -Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities

August or Late July
Early Learners Conference
Learn about the latest trends in homeschooling through speakers, exhibits, and seminars. Children can attend KidsZone and enjoy puppet shows, live entertainment and their own workshops.
Georgia Home School Web Site

August
Jewish Festival
This outdoor festival is designed to showcase music, foods, exhibits and dance that celebrate the Jewish culture.
www.atlantajcc.org

August
Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade And Road Race
Memorial services in front of City Hall. Parade begins immediately following the ceremony and will include bands, floats, military groups, antique vehicles, civic organizations, and more. Race will begins on Old Milton Parkway near the City Pool at Wills Park.

August
Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival
The Annual Atlanta Unground Film Festival will be held in August as part of Independent film Month in Atlanta, Georgia. Venues include Eyedrum, the goat Farm, and the Landtrust. AUFF will feature almost 100 films from across the world, and Will present a Series of Indoor and outdoor Film screenings, live music, Art, and special events including the annual Animation Attack!
The Atlanta Underground Film Festival Web Site

August
Summer Shade Festival
The festival is located along the shaded pedestrian roadways of historic L.P. Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park. The weekend is filled with a variety of featured events including the Artist Market, food vendors, the Adams Realtors 5K RUN FOR THE PARK on Saturday morning, live performance stages and a children’s fun center. And, don't forget Corks & Forks — A Fine Food & Wine Event featuring top chefs/restaurants each day and some of the coolest wines/ales to hit the market.
Annual Summer Shade Festival In Historic Grant Park

August
COLLEGE STUDENT MONTH
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Finally college students can afford to do something fun! Have price admission with a valid college ID throughout the month of August. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit SouthernMuseum.org for information.

August
Shop Till You Rock
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. Just in time for Back-to-School shopping! Georgia Sales will give you an advantage to save on certain school supplies, clothing, computers and more. Visit www.cumberlandmall.com for information
August
FIRST FRIDAYS
Downtown Acworth. 5-10pm. The merchants of historic downtown Acworth stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Call 770-974-3112 or visit acworth.org for information.

August
ATLANTA ARTIST CENTER EXHIBIT
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 10am-5pm. Juried multi media art exhibit by members of the Atlanta Artist Center. Call 770-514-5930 or visit www.artstationcobb.org for information.

August
SMYRNA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Village Green. 6-10pm. Free. Fireworks and the works! Every year this big deal gets better and better and the cake just gets bigger! Bring the entire family and celebrate the birth of our city. Call 770-434-6600 or visit smyrnacity.com for information.

August
KID’S FEST
Six Flags Over Georgia. Young children and parents will have the time of their lives at this celebration of youth and high spirits, as Six Flags transforms into a universe of kid-friendly activities and attractions. Call 770-948-9290 or visit sixflags.com for information.

August
THE GEORGIA BRIDAL SHOW
Cobb Galleria Centre. Atlanta. 12:30-5:30pm. $10. Come and see Atlanta's top bridal merchants and the South's most talked about bridal fashion show! Visit www.eliteevents.com for information.

August
MOMMY And ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit southernmuseum.org for information.

August
KENNESAW’S PIGS And PEACHES BBQ CONTEST
The Depot. Kennesaw. Free. Fri. “Anything Butt” cooking competition followed by Bluegrass music at 7pm. Sat. 12noon BBQ cooking and peach dessert contests. Cash prizes. Call 770-422-9714 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.govfor information.

August
HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 2-3pm. Free for lecture. Discover the fascinating history of the Southern Railroad with local authors Pat Cates and Dick Hillman. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit southernmuseum.org for information.

August
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The Depot. Downtown Kennesaw. 8pm. Join us for another great season of outdoor music. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening under the stars. broadBRAND, an all-girls rockin’ country group from Nashville will perform. Call 770-422-9714 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov for information.

August
MOVIES ON THE LAWN
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. Movie begins at 7pm. ET- The Extraterrestrial will be playing, Call 770-514-5930 or visit www.artstationcobb.org for information.

August
Mable House Barnes Amphitheater
Mableton. 8pm. Tickets range from $25-70. Call 770-819-3285 or visit www.mablehouse.org/amphitheatre.html for information.

August
WOMEN’S TRIATHLON
Dallas Landing Park. Acworth. 7:30am. Free. This sprint triathlon is open to women of all ages and abilities. Visit www.gamultisports.com for more information.

August
STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Kennesaw State University. Gazebo Amphitheater. 7:30pm. $5 admission. Bring your own lawn chairs and a picnic! Regina Carter will perform. Call 770-423-6650 or visit www.kennesaw.edu for information.

August-October
“BEST OF” STUDENT EXHIBITION
Kennesaw State University’s Fine Arts Gallery. Free. Exhibition of works in various media created by Kennesaw State University art students. Call 770-499-3223 or visit www.kennesaw.edu for information.

August
ANNUAL SOUTHERN ROUNDBALL CLASSIC
A men's invitational basketball tournament that brings some of the best basketball players to the ATL.Location. For more information, please visit the website at www.scroundball.com

August
MELODIES ON THE MEADOW
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. Bring your blanket or chairs to enjoy concerts on the lawn. Call 770-514-5930 or visit www.artstationcobb.org for information.

August
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.

August
GLOVER PARK EVENING CONCERT SERIES
Glover Park. Marietta Square. 8pm. Free. The place to be in Marietta the last Friday evening of each month April through August. The park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy and listen to music under the stars. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

August
COBB COUNTY CLASSIC RODEO
Jim R. Miller Park. Marietta. Children 5 and under are usually free. Call 770-684-7277 for information.

August
MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT
Tolleson Park. Smyrna. Enjoy the dog days of summer with some movie fun under the stars. All movies are full –length feature films suitable for kids and adults of all ages. Call 770-431-2842 for movie details.

August
MVAA FREE SUMMER STAR OUTDOOR CONCERT
The Art Place. Marietta. 7:30pm. Call 770-509-2700 or visit www.theartplace.us for information.

August
STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Kennesaw State University. Gazebo Amphitheater. 7:30pm. admission. Bring your own lawn chairs and a picnic! Call 770-423-6650 or visit kennesaw.edu for information.

7/1/17

JULY -Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities

July
4th of July Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park. Bring your blanket or yard chairs and picnic basket and relax under the stars. Activities include free children's game, concert by the Alpharetta City Band and other musicians. Watch a beautiful fireworks display at dusk.

July
Butterfly Festival
Kids can view and feed over 600 varieties of butterflies at these large events. Chattahoochee nature Center-Chattahoochee Nature Center Web Site and Dunwoody Nature Center Web Site

July
Fantastic Fourth Celebration
This 3 day salute to America's independence includes nightly laser shows and a traditonal fireworks display.
Stone Mountain Park Web Site

July
Salute To America Parade
Bring your family downtown to WSB's TV annual Fourth of July celebration.
WSB's Web Site

July
Summerfest
Classic children's stories are presented on stage during this summer long series. Center for Puppetry Arts.
Center For Puppetry Web Site

July
Annual Youth Fishing Derby
Children ages 5-12 are invited to test their fishing skills. Prizes for longest fish and most fish caught.

July
Concerts In The Park
May - October
Norcross From 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
July
Gwinnett Bike Fest Criterium
Visit Norcross Web Site

July
Peachtree Road Race
The world's largest 6.2-mile road race is limited to 55,000 participants, who will clog Peachtree from Lenox to Piedmont Park, a route stocked with excited fans and curb-to-curb music. Apply -- and do it promptly -- by filling out the entry form in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta Track Club Web Site

July
National Black Arts Festival
Celebrating its Anniversary, this festival of art, music and more takes place at venues around Atlanta.
National Black Arts Festival Web Site

July
www.turner.com


July
Little 5 Pointe Web Site

July
STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
Kennesaw State University. Gazebo Amphitheater. 8pm. Free. A concert of patriotic favorites featuring the Cobb Symphony Orchestra with fireworks finale. Call 770-423-6650 or visit www.kennesaw.edu for information.

July
EDUCATORS APPRECIATION MONTH
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. The Southern Museum would like to thank local educators for all their hard work throughout the year by extending free admission to educators for the month of July. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.org for information.

July
GEORGIA’S SOLDIERS IN GRAY EXHIBIT
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Free with museum admission. The fascinating story of the Civil War and the everyday soldiers involved continues to engage Americans. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.org for information.

July
TURNED FUNNY
Theatre in the Square. Marietta. Tues.-Thurs. 8pm. And; Sun. 7pm. $ admission. Fri. 8pm & Sun. 2:30pm. $3admission. Sat. 8pm. $ admission. Weekday matinees and discount preview available.Call 770-422-8369 or visit www.theatreinthesquare.com for information.

July
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES And FIREWORKS
The Depot. Downtown Kennesaw. 8pm. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening filled with music. And after the sun goes down, get ready for a fantastic aerial fireworks display to help celebrate the birth of our nation. Call 770-422-9714 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov for information.

July 4
FREEDOM PARADE AND FOURTH IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Glover Park. Marietta. 10am. Free. Celebrate July 4th by starting the day with Marietta Freedom Parade. The parade starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at the Cobb County Police Station. The fun continues at the festival on the Square culminating with a concert and fireworks. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

July 4
SALUTE TO AMERICA
Six Flags Over Georgia. Salute our nation’s heritage with four full days of All American pastimes, including fireworks July 4th. Call 770-948-9290 or visit www.sixflags.com for information.

July 4
POWDER SPRINGS JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Historic Town Square. 5pm. Fireworks, food, fun and more! Call 770.943.1666 for information.

July 4
FREEDOM PARADE AND FOURTH IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Glover Park. Marietta. 10am. Free. Celebrate July 4th by starting the day with Marietta Freedom Parade. The parade starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at the Cobb County Police Station. The fun continues at the festival on the Square culminating with a concert and fireworks. Call 770-794-5601 or visit www.mariettaga.gov for information.

July
LOVE THE LAKE CONCERT SERIES
Cauble Park. Acworth. 6pm. Free. Call 770-974-3112 or visit www.acworth.org for information.

July 4
COBB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS
Indian Hills Country Club. Marietta. 8:30pm. Free. Lounge with family and friends and enjoy a night filled with music. A patriot theme can also be heard throughout the night with familiar classics such as Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute, Sousa’s Washington Post and Stars and Stripes, and Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Call 770-429-7016 or visit www.cobbsymphony.com for information.

July
FIRST FRIDAYS
Downtown Acworth. 5-10pm. The merchants of historic downtown Acworth stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Call 770-974-3112 or visit www.acworth.org for information.

July
“A JOURNEY IN LANDSCAPES” EXHIBIT
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 10am-5pm. Call for weekend hours. Multi-media artwork by Georgia Landscape Artists. Call 770-514-5930 or visit www.ArtStationCobb.org for information.

July
MELODIES ON THE MEADOW
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 7pm. Bring your blanket or chairs to enjoy concerts on the lawn. Call 770-514-5930 or visit www.ArtStationCobb.org for information.

July
SHERIFF’S ANNUAL COBB BOILIN’
Jim R. Miller Park. Marietta. 5:30-8:30pm. $15 +/-. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Cobb County Youth Museum. Call 770-499-4611 for information.

July
“SO YOU WANT TO BE A RAILROAD ENGINEER?”
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. $40 per child: $30 for museum members. Learn about the life of a railroad engineer by experiencing it first hand! Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Call 770-427-2117 x 110 or visit www.southernmuseum.org for information.

July
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES-LET’S MAKE MUSIC
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for children ages 2-5 years old and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.

July -August
ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED SHOW
Mable House Arts Center. Mableton. Free. An exhibition of juried two and three dimensional art work in all mediums from artist throughout the nation. Call 770-739-0189 or visit www.southcobbarts.orgfor information.

July
HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES-“WESTERN & ATLANTIC RAILROAD THEN AND NOW”
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 2-3pm. Free for lecture. Follow the unique history of the Western and Atlantic railroad line that has been an integral part of the area with local historian Joe Bozeman. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.org for information.

July
FREE SUMMER CONCERT
Village Green. Smyrna. 7-10pm. Downtown Smyrna is dancing to an uptown groove. You’ve got style, you’ve got moves..so let’s DANCE. Call 770-434-6600 or visit www.smyrnacity.com for information.

July
FAMILY FISHING AND FUN
Laurel Park. Marietta. 7:30-11:30am. Free. Enjoy a morning of bank fishing with the whole family. Bring your own bait, gear and folding chairs. Fishing, hot dog lunch and prizes. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

July -September
CREATING THE THRILL: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF FAMILY FUN WITH SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Tues.-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat. 11am-4pm. Adults $5; $3 Seniors/Students; Members Free. There will be park maps, photographs, architectural renderings, pieces from old rides, puppets, old souvenirs and many more treats. Be sure not to miss this walk down memory lane. Call 770-528-1444 or visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.orgfor information.

July -December 30, 2008
GEORGIA’S SOLDIERS IN GRAY EXHIBIT
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Free with museum admission. The fascinating story of the Civil War and the everyday soldiers involved continues to engage Americans. Special guest curator David Vaughn. Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.org for information.

July
STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Kennesaw State University. Gazebo Amphitheater. 7:30pm. $5 admission. Bring your own lawn chairs and a picnic! KSU Jazz Ensemble will perform. Call 770-423-6650 or visit kennesaw.edu/arts for information.

July
WILLY WONKA MOBILE TOUR
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. The WONKAmobile is a Nationwide Mobile Sampling Tour designed to bring the joy and wonder of a traveling “Willy Wanka Candy Factory on Wheels” to kids of all ages. Call 770-435-2206 or visit www.cumberlandmall.com for information.

July
AMERICA’S NATIONAL MODEL & TALENT COMPETITION
Cumberland Mall. Atlanta. 12-6pm. Call 770-435-2206 or visit www.cumberlandmall.comfor information.

July
MVAA SUMMER STAR OUTDOOR CONCERT
The Art Place. Marietta. 7:30pm. Free. Montana Skies will perform. Tickets must be purchased. Call 770-509-2700 or visit The Art Place Web Site for information.

July
ANNUAL PEACH STATE DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB COLLECTIBLE SHOW AND SALE
Cobb County Civic Center. Marietta. Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm. $5 admission, which is good for both days. Call 770-579-9225 or visit www.psdgc.com for information.

July
CHRISTMAS IN JULY WITH ELF ON THE SHELF AUTHOR CAROL AEBERSOLD
Marietta Museum of History. 10:30am Story Time; 11am Toddler Tour. $5 per family. Featuring local author Carol Aebersold who will read her popular book entitles “ The Elf on the Shelf.” Call 770-794-5710 or visit www.mariettahistory.orgfor information.

July
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10am-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 116 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.

July
GLOVER PARK EVENING CONCERT SERIES
Glover Park. Marietta Square. 8pm. Free. The place to be in Marietta the last Friday evening of each month April through August. The park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy and listen to music under the stars. Call 770-794-5601 for information.

July
LOVE THE LAKE CONCERT SERIES
Cauble Park. Acworth. 6pm. Free. Classic Car Show at 6pm, followed by Banks & Shane at 8pm. Call 770-974-3112 or visit www.acworth.org for information

July
MELODIES ON THE MEADOW
The Art Station-Big Shanty. Kennesaw. Free. 7pm. Bring your blanket or chairs to enjoy concerts on the lawn. Call 770-514-5930 for information.

July
MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT
Tolleson Park. Smyrna. Enjoy the dog days of summer with some movie fun under the stars. All movies are full –length feature films suitable for kids and adults of all ages. Call 770-431-2842 for movie details.

July
SUMMER CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Mable House Barnes Amphitheater. Mableton. 8pm. Free. Kayla Taylor Jazz Quintet will perform. Call 770-739-0189 or visit southcobbarts.org for information.

July
STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Kennesaw State University. Gazebo Amphitheater. 7:30pm. $5 admission. Bring your own lawn chairs and a picnic! Poncho Sanchez will perform. Call 770-423-6650 or visit kennesaw.edu/arts