Cobb County is always the best place to be, but especially in August, with all its fun events coming up.
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.
Smyrna Fresh Produce & Music 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 (August 5th this month). 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.artwalkmarietta.com or call 770-429-1115.
Smyrna Birthday Celebration: Takes place August 6th, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., at Village Green (200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna). The annual happening is tons of fun, and with fireworks at the end! Celebrate the birth of Smyrna with family and friends. High-energy music, festival foods, birthday, festivities, a giant birthday cake by McEntyre’s Bakery, and a kids’ entertainment area to add to the excitement! The Mustangs open, and Banks & Shane brings it home. For more information, call 770-434-6600.
Vinings Jubilee Summer Concert Series: Saturday, August 13th, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Tower Stage (4300 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta). Featuring Summer Swing with the Atlanta Soul Party Band. Free!
Mable House Candlelite Concert: August 20th from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., at 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton. Atlanta natives Copious Jones will perfom; they’ve performed in front of thousands around Atlanta, and nationwide. Gates open at 7.
Glover Park Concert Series: Takes place on the last Friday evening of each month from April to September (August 26th 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. 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). August 26th show: Infinity Show Band. For more information, call 770 794-5601.
City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches Barbeque Festival: August 26th from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., and August 27th from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. At Adams Park (2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw). Check out up-and-coming artists and established talent on three stages of entertainment while chowing down on some of the best festival food in the Southeast. Shop, eat, drink and interact with over 200 vendors and exhibitors. Keep the little ones laughing and playing for hours in the Kid Zone — a family-friendly playground of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions. Saturday’s activities will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30pm. Free! For more information, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com or call 770-422-9714. Cobb county Cobb county Cobb county
Courtesy of Our Town Monthly magazine, August 2016 edition