Bleeding Gray + Blue Weekend
WHAT: The Bleeding Gray + Blue Weekend will feature several events throughout the weekend. On Sept. 20, there will be Homefront Days at Marietta museums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the unveiling of the Civil War Driving App at noon and music around the Square from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Sept.21 there will be the Marietta Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to noon, Marietta StreetFest in the Square from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Homefront Days at Marietta museums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guided tours of downtown Civil War Hospital sites, Marietta Grassroots Music Festival in the Park from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and fireworks over downtown Marietta at 9 p.m. On Sept. 22, the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Confederate Cemetery, there will be the Marietta Square Farmers Market from noon to 3 p.m., a program and unveiling of public art at 1 p.m., Living History Tours with reenactors from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a Movie Premiere at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre with concessions and exhibits from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the screening of “Kennesaw: One Last Mountain” from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHEN: Sept. 20-22
WHERE: Downtown Marietta
The Wizard of Oz’s 75th Anniversary Event
WHAT: Simon Property Group will celebrate The Wizard of Oz’s 75th Anniversary with an event hosted by Simon Kidgits Club at Town Center at Cobb mall. Families can participate in a variety of The Wizard of Oz inspired activities. Children who attend will receive a map which leads to various stations featuring viewings of film clips, craft-making and coloring activities, cut-out character photo opportunities and exclusive moviefocused giveaways. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from The Wizard of Oz to receive exclusive Rubie’s Trickor- Treat Pail, while supplies last.
WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Center Court, Town Center at Cobb mall, 400 Ernest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw
INFO: (770) 424-9486 or www.towncenteratcobb.com
The Big Weekend – Bird ‘n Butterfly-a-thon 2013
WHAT: Hosted by the Friends of Price Park and the Atlanta Audubon Society, the event is timed for the peak of fall bird migration and with the meadow in full bloom. Participants can take advantage of bird and butterfly walks in the park with the Atlanta Audubon Society, Master Birders and butterfly experts throughout the weekend. Binoculars and identification charts will be available to borrow. Free, but the event is also a fundraiser like a walk-a-thon. Instead of raising funds per miles walked, participants can raise funds per bird or butterfly species identified. Anyone who raises at least $10 will be eligible for prizes like a three month membership to Northwest Family YMCA or passes to Smith-Gilbert Gardens. There are many categories of competition so children to beginners to expert birders will have a chance to win. There will also be an all-ages photography contest and children’s art contest.
WHEN: Sunday and Monday
WHERE: Leone Hall Price Park, 4715 Stilesboro Road NW, Kennesaw, 30152
22nd Annual Marietta Streetfest
WHAT: Formerly known as the Marietta Antique Street Festival, the event is a fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History and features Georgia antique dealers, artisans, attractions, the Marietta Square Farmers Market, the Trash or Treasure Show, the Hubcaps and History Marietta Classic Car Show and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival.
WHEN: Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Glover Park, Marietta Square
INFO: Marietta Parks and Recreation Department (770) 794-5601
Paws in the Park
WHAT: Paws in the Park, sponsored by Keep Kennesaw Beautiful in celebration of dogs, will have service dog demonstrations, vendor booths and a Doggie Parade.
WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw