Thousands of guests strolled and celebrated down Canton St. for the first Alive in Roswell since October 2019.

The event brought thousands of guests and was a welcomed affair after more than a year of virtual or cancelled events. Alive in Roswell saw more than 100 vendors, spread across Canton Street, East Alley, and Roswell Town Square, all accessible by the city’s free trolley service thanks to Wellstar.

“We were so excited to bring back Alive in Roswell!” Roswell Special Events Manager Chris Ward said. “After this difficult year, people were eager to finally get out into an open, free, and fun environment to spend time with family and friends. It’s no wonder that we hosted our largest crowd to date—with more than 7,000 people coming to the event.”

Packed with food, drinks and live music, Alive in Roswell is every third Thursday of the month from July through October, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Gate City Brewing Co. and Carl Black of Roswell and is one of several city-run events to return post COVID-19, including Music on the Hill and Riverside Sounds.

The next Alive in Roswell will be Aug. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information and maps, visit

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