The 26th annual Marietta StreetFest, September 16-17, focuses on the family with many free activities including arts & crafts booths, the Hubcaps and History Classic Show, a kid-friendly activity zone, the Toy Box Trot fun run and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Each year, the festival draws more than 20,000 people to the Marietta Square, amid a variety of local shops, dining options, and historic sites.
ART/CRAFT Marietta StreetFest features arts and crafts from more than 75 vendors. From handcrafted items such as paintings, jewelry and pottery to market items such as jellies, jams and sauces, visitors will discover unique items throughout the festival from local, as well as national artists.
MUSIC StreetFest attendees can grab their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and support local musicians. Organized by the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival, musical performances at Marietta StreetFest feature original music in a variety of genres by bands and singer/songwriters throughout the metro Atlanta area. www.grassrootsfest.com
CARS Everyone loves casting a vote in the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, scheduled for Saturday only and will feature a wide variety of classic cars. Winners are selected by popular vote and will be announced at the festival on Saturday at 3 p.m.
KIDS Marietta StreetFest includes plenty of kid-sized fun! The Kids Korner features “make and take” art stations, interactive games, inflatable slides and bounce houses. Young attendees can purchase a $5 wristband for unlimited play on the inflatables. Attendees will have the opportunity to color in the 6-by-20-ft. Monster Mural presented by the N. Georgia State Fair. The Tiny Tot Town is designed for the wee-little ones with tike toys, mini slide and pint size houses plus much more.
RACE The Saturday morning Toy Box Trot, a one-mile fun run, is open to all ages. At the completion of the race, each participant will select a toy, with the goal of continuing to encourage active play and serving as a fun memory of the accomplishment of finishing the run. The Life University Women’s Soccer Team will run alongside tiny participants as “rays of encouragement.” Information booths with activity stations will be set up in the race area, and fun activities are planned all morning. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16. For race registration, visit www.active.com (Toy Box Trot)
WHEN Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Certain features have limited hours:
Arts & Crafts Vendor Market: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids Korner: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hubcaps & History Classic Car Show: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
Toy Box Trot: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Marietta Grassroots Music Festival: Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
LOCATION Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square
50 N. Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
Free Festival Admission
PARKING Free parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets within walking distance of the festival.
FEES Attendance at Marietta StreetFest is free!
Free admission to Marietta Museum of History during the festival weekend!
WHO Established in 1992, the Marietta StreetFest is an annual fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Located just west of the square in the historic Kennesaw House, the Marietta Museum of History houses the largest collection of artifacts relating to Marietta and Cobb County’s history.
Festival Map & More Information: www.mariettahistory.org/festival/index.html