July 4th is a big day for celebrations and events in Cobb County, but there’s also some other things going on this month as well.
Smyrna Rotary: Meets at Brawner Hall every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. for one hour of fellowship, info about great service projects in Smyrna, nationally, internationally, and excellent speakers. Upcoming speakers include Judge Ann Harris, Bob Barr, Otis Brumby, and Ron Fennel. Smyrna Rotary is made up of neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens who unite for the common good, and with a passion for community service. To attend a meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays: at Taylor-Brawner Park (3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, 30080) Tuesdays from 5:00 -9:00 p.m. The City of Smyrna, Georgia Power, and Cobb Travel & Tourism have powered up to bring you this event, along with lots of entertainment and fun. Visit www.facebook.com/cityofsmyrnaga for latest news, and weekly lineups.
Tween Time at Smyrna Public Library: Every Tuesday through July at 6 p.m. in the meeting room. Tween Time activities are designed for children 8-12. Each child must have a responsible adult who remains inside the library for the duration of the program. Sponsored by the Smyrna Public Library and the Friends of Smyrna Public Library.
Smyrna Business Exchange: At Smyrna Community Center every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. It’s Smyrna’s premier close-contact networking group that represents over 30 local businesses and growing. It has met weekly for almost a decade, and its members pass business referrals to one another over a light continental breakfast. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for a complimentary visit, contact current President Jeff Smith at email@example.com.
Smyrna Fresh Produce Market: In the Smyrna First Baptist Church parking lot (1275 Church Street, Smyrna, 30080) on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon. It’s a local farmers’ market where you can stock up on all your fresh fruits and veggies. To participate as a market vendor, contact Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863.
The Marietta Square Farmers Market: Gathers an average of over 60 vendors on Saturdays and over 25 on Sundays. Offers a variety of fresh, locally grown, seasonal produce, and garden products. The Marietta Farmers Market is open every Saturday April through December from 9 a.m.-noon, and on Sundays May through October, from 12-3 p.m. For more information, visit their website at: www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mariettasquarefarmersmarket or call (770) 499-9393.
Marietta Square Art Walk: (formerly the First Friday Art Walk) The Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour showcasing local original art. Enjoy late-night shopping, patio dining, fine art and live music around every corner. Local artists are hosted by Marietta Square area restaurants, galleries, museums, venues and boutiques; participating venues display an official Art Walk banner in their window. Takes place in historic Marietta Square on the first Friday of each month from March to November (July 1st this month). 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.artwalkmarietta.com or call 770-429-1115.
Kennesaw 4th of July Celebration: July 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. The pre-Independence Day celebration includes live music, family-friendly activities and food vendors. Performers will include TUSK, The 80otors and The Blast Band. Free. For more information, visit http://www.kennesawjuly3.com/ or call 770-422-9714.
Acworth 4th of July Celebration: July 4th, starting at 4 p.m. at Acworth Beach (2293 Beach Street, Acworth). Bring your kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or canoe! The annual celebration will feature live music and food vendors. Shuttle service is available. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-917-1234.
Marietta 4th of July Celebration: July 4th in Marietta Square. Parade and festival start at 10 a.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 a.m. The city of Marietta’s annual Fourth in the Park celebration will include the Marietta Freedom Parade, free live concerts, museum tours, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and a fireworks finale. Presley Sullivan and Marietta native and ‘The Voice’ semifinalist Zach Seabaugh will perform. Free. For more information, visit http://www.marietta.com/fourth-of-july or call 770-794-5601.
Powder Springs 4th of July Celebration: July 4th, at 4 p.m. in Powder Springs Town Square (4484 Marietta St., Powder Springs). There will be kid-friendly events, including bounce houses and slides, food vendors, and performances by DJ Samuel of the Sweet Auburn Festival. For more information, call 770-423-1330.
Mable House Complex Food Truck: At the Mable House Arts Center (5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, 30126) July 13th, from 5-8 p.m. Presented by the South Cobb Alliance. Enjoy great food, entertainment, and the arts. For more information, call 770-819-3185.
Kaiser Permanente Free Movie Series at Mable House Ampitheatre: At 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, on July 15th and 29th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the movie The Croods (July 15th) and The Good Dinosaur (July 29th) begin at dusk. Rain or shine. Bring your own food or purchase from concessions. Free event!
Smyrna Summer Concert Series-The Get Right Band: At Village Green Circle, Smyrna, on July 16th from 7-10 p.m. The band’s sound is alternate root, combining catchy, clever songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation. They sound like the Black Keys, Jack White, Sublime, James Brown, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Free admission.
Glover Park Concert Series: Enjoy music under the stars, and be sure to bring a picnic and blankets or set up your lawn chairs after 4 pm (no tarps or tents). Takes place on the last Friday evening of each month from April to September (July 29th this month). Personal tables can be set up in the street on North Park Square after 6 p.m. but not in Glover Park. The free outdoor concerts take place at 8 p.m. rain or shine. July 29th show: Members Only, an ’80’s party band. For more information, call (770) 794-5601.
Movies by Moonlight: At Taylor-Brawner Park (3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, 30080). On Saturday, July 30th will be Inside Out. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 770-431-2842. cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county cobb county
Courtesy of Our Town Monthly magazine, July 2016 edition