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OCTOBER
first friday downtown cartersville

First Friday Downtown Cartersville
October 3rd - College Tailgate Party
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Cartersville

 

Various businesses will remain open allowing patrons to shop, dine and play in downtown Cartersville. More than a dozen shops and eateries participate regularly and many musicians get together throughout downtown for informal jam sessions.

 

Hosted by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority. For more information, call 770-607-3480

first friday art walk marietta square

Marietta Square First Friday Art Walk
October 3rd - Friday
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Marietta Square

 

Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the Historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their businesses from 5pm to 9pm on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine. Look for a variety of the arts to be represented by painters, dancers, musicians, performers and other artisans along the sidewalks throughout the Square.

 

Additional Information Here

woodstock friday nite live

Friday Night Live "Oktoberfest"
October 3rd - Friday
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Woodstock

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Downtown Woodstock! Grab a brew with your crew and have a blast too! Live music will be featured on the sidewalks around Downtown Woodstock.

 

$100 Downtown Gift Certificate Giveaway. Every $10 you spend at a Downtown business during Friday Night Live can enter you into a drawing for a $100 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate. Just bring your receipt for any purchase made at a Downtown business during the event to the Woodstock Visitors Center to enter the contest. For example if your spend $50 you will be entered 5 times into the drawing

great locomotive chase festival adairsville ga

46th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival
October 3rd - 5th
Friday, 10:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Adairsville Historic Square
downtown Adairsville

 

Arts and crafts festival in the town that witnessed Andrews' Raiders Civil War escapade. Today the entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy carnival rides, crafts and vendor booths, music and entertainment, food, plus a parade, pageants, and evening concerts.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-773-3451

powder springs day

2014 Powder Springs Day
October 4th - Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Powder Springs Park

 

Powder Springs Day will kick-off with a huge parade through downtown featuring competing neighborhoods, bands, youth groups, beauty queens, floats and more. The Day will give you all Powder Springs has to offer, there will be arts & crafts, delicious food, entertainment, kid’s activities, community groups and much, much more.

ac3 hip hop festival atlanta

2014 A3C Hip Hop Festival
October 8th - 12th
Wednesday - Sunday
Atlanta

 

A3C [All 3 Coasts], one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US, is in its 9th year. Originally a local hip-hop showcase, this all-ages event now takes place over 5 days in October with music, live performances, educational sessions, film screenings, art installations and more.

 

Additional Information Here

atlanta greek festival

Atlanta Greek Festival
October 9th - 12th
Thursday; 5pm to 10:00pm
Friday; 11:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday; 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday; 11:00am to 7:00pm
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2500 Clairmont Road - Atlanta

 

Experience the rich 2000-year old culture and history of Greece at the Atlanta Greek Festival. Enjoy authentic dishes and music performances, history chats, traditional dances and more.

 

Additional Information Here

taste of acworth 2014

Taste of Acworth
October 11th - Saturday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Historic District on Main Street

 

The festivities will allow 150 booths from local restaurants and businesses demonstrate what they do best. There will be two live entertainment stages providing live music and demonstrations from local talent throughout the day. The infamous dog show is scheduled at 3:00pm and a fun fashion show at noon. Children will have plenty to do with inflatables, quad bungee, and challenging games located in the kid zone.

 

Admission is FREE! An array of diverse restaurants will be offering food samples from $1:00 to $4.00 to satisfy every palate. Parking will be available throughout town at McCall Primary School , Acworth Methodist Church , and Acworth First Baptist Church. Come hungry, bring the kids, bring the pooch, and join in the fun!

 

For More Information, Call 770-423-1330

Outdoor Movie - The Goonies
October 11th - Saturday
Movie Begins at Sundown
Free
Swift Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Highway
Kennesaw

 

The City of Kennesaw's FREE outdoor movie series at Swift-Cantrell Park returns in 2014 with a trio of box-office blockbusters. Movies will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Arrive early for entertainment, free and pay-to-play children's activities, giveaways and outdoor fun.

 

For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

Parking is available inside the park, and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School. For More Information, Call 770-422-9714.

 

Rated PG. Title subject to change; cancellations may occur due to weather conditions.

atlanta gay pride

44th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival
October 11th - 12th
Saturday - Sunday
Piedmont Park

 

Join us for the 44th Atlanta Pride Festival, the largest Pride event in the southeast and the largest event in the country to coincide with National Coming Out Day.

 

Additional Information Here

meccafest fine arts crafts festival

MeccaFest Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
October 11th - 12th / Saturday - Sunday
Carrollton

 

MeccaFest will welcome back performance artist Mark Abbati to entertain the crowds with his Living Sculptures (Something unique and different each day!) In addition, we will have swarms of Sesame Street style puppeteers roaming the festival from the UWG theatre department and a new 3-D Chalk artist, Michael Macaulay from California.

 

Many of the exhibiting artists will demonstrate their talents. The festival will feature five free children activity booths where young people can create with local artists. An entertainment stage will showcase local and regional musicians and dancers and a separate area for staged readings of poetry and short stories.

 

Additional Information Here

bacon run jim miller park marietta

The Bacon Run
October 18th - Saturday; 8:30am
Jim R. Miller Park
Marietta

 

All you can eat Bacon Run & Festival! Saturday October 18th at Jim Miller Park we have having "The Bacon Run" we have a live DJ, Costume Contest and best of all Bacon/Pork Products! After you run your 5K you can simply enjoy a time of celebration. We give a portion of the proceeds to Make a Wish Foundation.

 

Additional Information and Registration Here

villa rica car cruise

Classic Car Cruise In
October 18th -- Saturday
5:00pm
The Mill
Villa Rica - Downtown

 

Come enjoy the fun with 50/50 drawings, cakewalks, family fun for all. Cars, motorcycles, rat rods, customs, etc. Public is invited. No admission charge. All proceeds go to local charities. Additional Information Here.

wings over north georgia air show

Wings Over North Georgia
October 18th & 19th
Saturday - Sunday

 

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds take to the skies this fall at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, Oct. 18-19, 2014! The air show takes place at Richard B. Russell Airport just north of Rome, GA.

 

The event will feature a phenomenal lineup of military demonstrations, civilian performers, unique ground displays and family-friendly attractions.

 

Advance general admission and premium seating upgrade tickets are available for purchase at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.

smyrna fall jonquil festival

Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival
October 25th - 26th
Saturday; 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday; 12:00pm - 5:00pm

 

City of Smyrna's Fall Jonquil Festival is located on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna. The Fall Jonquil Festival will showcase arts and crafts by more than 150 artists/crafters from across the country.

 

The event also offers fun for the entire family to enjoy with continuous entertainment, a children's section, and a wide selection of festival foods.

chiaha harvest festival rome ga

Chiaha Harvest Fair
October 25th - 26th
Saturday - Sunday
Ridge Ferry Park
393 Riverside Parkway
Rome

 

Join us this year for the 50th Annual Chiaha Harvest Fair, a toe-tappin', cider-sippin', fun-for-everyone arts festival! This family-friendly festival offers a variety of handmade arts and crafts by more than 120 artists from around the region, with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, some of the best food around and wonderful projects for the kids throughout the weekend-long event. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in historic Georgia's Rome, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

 

Call 706-235-4542 or visit www.chiaha.org for more information.