Come enjoy the 42nd annual Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival April 21 and 22. 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 Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival take time to wander through more than 200 booths featuring a vast array of one-of-a-kind and homemade crafts. The Superior Plumbing Big Shanty Festival has grown through the years to become one of the largest arts and crafts shows in North Georgia.
The location of the festival plays up the rich heritage of Kennesaw and its important role in the Civil War. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History sits at the center of the festival. This Smithsonian-affiliated Museum is home to the famous “General” locomotive and encompasses the history of the downtown Kennesaw area. Stop by the enormous Kid’s Zone with inflatables big and small for kids of all ages will entertain all the kids.
You will be absolutely amazed by the free entertainment at the event this year. Lady Houdini– Kristen Johnson is no “lovely” magician’s assistant. She’s Lady Houdini, an escape artist who has successfully performed thousands of public feats and broken Harry Houdini’s record for the most water escapes ever. She is currently the only female anywhere in the world attempting the water torture cell.
This breath-taking show is presented by Loud Security Systems Inc.
The Grizzly Experience, presented by Kennesaw Mountain Veterinary Services. is an educational Grizzly Bear Show and exhibit. The Show brings an in depth up close and personal look into the life of North Americas’ most prestigious predator, the Alaskan Grizzly Bear.
Wildlife Wendy is an informative & interactive bird show containing birds from all over the world. Gaze in wonder at their vibrant colors & fun personalities. Wendy’s tropical birds will provide an up-close and personal encounter with the most entertaining species of the bird world.
Also, strolling through the festival will be the metal phenomenon known as “Robocars”. Robocars are a unique & fun range of brightly colored, life-size, transforming Robot Vehicles. Operator driven, they walk & drive creating endless excitement & photo opportunities for the whole family. Robocars is proudly presented by Carl Black of Kennesaw.
In the parking lot, adjacent to Trackside grill there will be a new Food Court featuring live music both Saturday & Sunday from the spectacular Scott Thompson. In addition, this area will feature one of our Local entertainment stages. Cobb EMC will also be providing complimentary cell phone charging stands so you will be able to stay connected & charged up throughout the day!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without outstanding local entertainment and all your favorite “festival foods”. Entertainment will include some of Kennesaw’s most talented residents performing, local dance and demonstration teams, school chorus groups, members of Great Gig Dance Studio and many more community groups on the Local Entertainment Stage. The two entertainment stages will also feature performances by many of our area schools including Baker, Chalker, Pickett’s Mill, Big Shanty and Hayes Elementary, as well as Awtrey, McClure and Barber Middle School.
To kick off the festivities – A PARADE – will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. The Parade features fabulous floats and proud marchers – more than 2,000 youngsters alone representing every sport association and school in the area, plus winners of many pageants along with Allatoona, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb High School Bands. The Parade will start at Adams Park and continue down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw.
The Superior Plumbing 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). The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, and noon-5:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 22. Admission is FREE. For more information call Jonathan Jenkins or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330.