26 May Marietta Events That Will Make This a Summer to Remember
Marietta’s event calendar is a robust collection of festivals, concerts and more. Here are a few events you won’t want to miss this summer.
Hosted by the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild, the Georgia Celebrates Quilts quilt show will take place at the Cobb County Civic Center June 9-11, 2022. This event is Georgia’s largest continuing juried and judged quilt show. GCQ 2022, the 18th biennial quilt show and market, will play host to over 300 quilts by artists from all over Georgia. The show will feature all types of quilts ranging from traditional bed coverings to artful wall quilts. Nationally certified judges will award over $4,000 in cash prizes. Visitors can see quilts, shop vendors, and participate in raffles. Don’t forget to check out the corresponding quilt tour. Tickets can be purchased here.
Commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, Juneteenth is observed annually on June 19th and is known by many as the country’s “second independence Day”. The Cobb County Branch of the NAACP will host a 3-day celebration of the holiday in Glover Park in the Marietta Square. Beginning Friday, June 17, visitors can enjoy a night of R&B at the Evening Under the Stars Concert. Saturday, June 18 will be packed with can’t-miss activities, vendors, and entertainment including a special performance by Grammy Award-winning artist, Le’Andria Johnson. Wrap up the weekend with a showing of the film The Pursuit of Happiness to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19th. Juneteenth weekend is free for all to attend.
Celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Marietta in the Marietta Square on Monday, July 4th. Kick off the holiday with the Let Freedom Ring Parade at 10am and enjoy all-day activities until the fireworks show at dark. The festivities also include multiple concerts, a bell ringing ceremony and more. This year’s parade will include 110 entries and 2,000 participants with an estimated crowd of 30,000 spectators. Arts & crafts, a kid’s zone, festival food and more can be enjoyed at the event. A limited number of concert tables are available for purchase as of June 1. The 2022 City of Marietta 4th of July Celebration is sure to be one of the best ever. You won’t want to miss it!
Christmas in July
We have been informed that Santa Claus will be returning to the Marietta Square this summer for a Christmas in July celebration! While we do not yet have all of the details, we do know that the event will take place on July 23 in Glover Park. In addition to taking pictures with Santa from 10am-2pm, families can enjoy Christmas all around the square and at the farmers and artisans markets. The day will also include specials, raffles and giveaways. Both Marietta City Schools and Cobb Christmas will be taking donations at the event. Enjoy some mid-summer cheer and celebrate Christmas in July in Marietta!
The Glover Park Summer Concert Series has returned with an incredible lineup of performers. Taking place on the last Friday of every month, the series runs each summer from April to September. Spectators can enjoy a range of tunes including pop, R&B, 70s, beach and country. All concerts are free and begin at 8pm. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed inside of the park. Tables, tarps and plastic ground coverings are prohibited, but a select number of concert tables become available for purchase for each concert on the first business day of that month.