Acworth Art Fest
April 11th - 12th
Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Main Street - Acworth
The historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is a delightful backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays will again decorate the beautiful street with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more!
At Acworth Art Fest, a magical Kidz Zone will be filled with creative activities that are sure to make children smile. This vibrant play land is the exciting place to be for young people. Of course, there will be wonderful food from Acworth’s own eateries, and shoppers will also find delectable treats to satisfy their taste buds—corn dogs anyone? Don’t miss it!
April 17th - Friday; 8:00pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen
John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts – with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy.
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Smoke on the Mountain
April 17th - May 3rd
Every Thursday - Sunday
Theater in the Square
The Marietta Players favorite director, Blaine Clotfelter, brings the story of the Sanders Family, back to the Theatre in the Square! Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938.
The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” — telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true — and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
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50th Annual Atlanta Steeplechase
April 18th - Saturday
Kingston Downs - Cartersville
Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
The Atlanta Steeplechase is an incredible day of horse racing, tailgating, picnicking and family fun set in the Bartow County countryside. It is an all day event that includes live music, an air show, petting zoo, pony rides, shopping and of course the thrilling sport of steeplechase. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The Atlanta Steeplechase benefits the UGA Vet School and Camp Southern Ground.
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Century Bank Entertainment Series
April 18th - Saturday; 7:00pm
Grand Theatre, Cartersville
Born in Newnan, Georgia, Doug Stone is a contemporary country star who found his mark in music as a lonesome baritone balladeer. At age seven he opened for Loretta Lynn, and debuted on the charts in 1990 with the single, "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),". Stone followed with twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990-1995, including four Number Ones and eleven Top Ten singles. Doug Stone and his full band will make their debut as one of The Grand Theatre's most requested artists.
All tickets are reserved seating: Orchestra $25.00, Balcony $20.00. Call or stop by The Grand Theatre ticket office to purchase.
For Additional Information, Call 770-386-7343
Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival
April 18th - 19th
Saturday; 10:00am to 6:00pm // Sunday; 12:00pm to 5:00pm
2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave. - Kennesaw
Come enjoy the 39th annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival April 18 and 19. The downtown Kennesaw area will be transformed into a giant family-friendly festival. There will be a variety of activities to entertain all ages.
While at the Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival take time to wander through more than 250 booths featuring a vast array of one-of-a-kind and homemade crafts. The Big Shanty Festival has grown through the years to become one of the largest arts and crafts shows.
The Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival is held in downtown Kennesaw on both sides of Main Street (Highway 293) and is co-sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business Association (a non-profit organization). For more information call Peter Jezerinac or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330.
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival
April 25th - 26th
Saturday; 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday; 12:00pm to 5:00pm
The Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival features over 175 Arts & Crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children's activities. The Jonquils will be in bloom in the midst of spring time in Smyrna. Bring the family and shop, play, eat, drink and just have a great day together.
Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include: cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. The huge interactive children's area includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, and more. So whether it’s your child or the child in you, there are plenty of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
20th Annual Taste of Marietta
April 26th -- Sunday
11:00am to 7:00pm
More than 70 vendors will showcase their best dishes, including Italian, seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts, which range in cost from 50 cents to $5, at the 20th annual Taste of Marietta on the Marietta Square.
For More Information, Call 770-429-1115