Santa Claus is coming to town for the Marietta Holiday Tree Lighting in historic Marietta Square on November 29th. Beginning at 5 pm, local Marietta schools choruses will be performing your favorite holiday songs. At 5:20pm, Santa Claus will be making his grand entrance for the ceremonial Marietta Holiday Tree Lighting at 6pm. The very best part of all will be afterwards, in the gazebo in Marietta Square, Santa Claus will be available to hear all of your children’s holiday wishes until 8pm.
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The Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival is blowing in on the winds of good weather! This the time of year in Marietta when you wake up in the morning to frosty breath and fallen leaves. Fall is in the air here in Cobb County and Marietta is celebrating with its annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Held in lovely Glover Park in the downtown historic Marietta Square, there will be a wide variety of arts and crafts. There will also be an area for children called Halloween Happenings with carnival games and an array of prizes that will be spooktacular!
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Get out your beach blanket or chair and get ready to celebrate sand and sun style when The Fabulous Expressions play their music at Glover Park in Marietta Square. The 2012 Glover Park Concert Series takes place on the last Friday evening of each month from April to September. The Fabulous Expressions are a beach band and will be playing on July 27th at 8:00 PM. It is sure to be a great date night or family event! Snag a great spot, pull out your pinic basket, and bask under the stars in Marietta!
Summer Concert Series- The Fabulous Expressions (Beach)
Starts: Friday, July 27th, 2012 – 8:00 pm
With all of the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, it’s easy to forget that we live in the Deep South, home to such great epics as Gone With the Wind. Well, speaking of bustles, break yours out and brush it off! Marietta is holding its annual festivities: Bells, Beaus, and Barbeque to benefit the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum. May 25th-27th, the Marietta’s Gone With the Wind Museum will pull you back in time. To start, there will be a Sock Hop complete with 50′s bands, food, and poodle skirts. Saturday in Marietta Square, there will be (well I’m going to quote from the website), “The 2012 spring festivities will, of course, include celebrities, but will appeal to the “windie” population more than ever this year. The entire “Twelve Oaks Barbecue” scene from the film will be re-created in the historic Marietta Square’s Glover Park, complete with costumes, re-enactors on horseback (to let us know that the war has begun), “Scarlett O’Hara” and her bevy of beaus, and of course, delicious barbecue with all the fixings.” Music will be playing with dancing, eating, and lots of fun to be had by all. So, take a break from your rush hour life, dust off your Southern charm, support your local Marietta merchants, but more than anything else, enjoy yourself!
Let’s Go to the Hop
Friday – May 25
Marietta Country Club
Belles, Beaus, and Barbeque
Saturday – May 26
Glover Park Marietta Square
11:00 am- 3:00 pm
For tickets, please contact:
Connie Sutherland – 770-794-5145 or
Front desk – 770-794-5576
Marietta is experiencing the Civil War all over again and in a really big way! In fact the event, Marietta’s Civil War, has so many events and facets attached to it that they will not fit into just this one blog. What I really want to do is highlight Marietta‘s spectacular celebration so that you get a taste of what to expect come mid- April! First, there will be a re-premier of the movie The Great Locomotive Chase, a glittering event to commemorate the Great Locomotive Chase and the Southern Premiere of the movie held in 1956. Thus begins Marietta’s Great Locomotive Chase Weekend beginning on April 12th and ending on April 15th. Three museums: Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum, Marietta Museum of History, Root House Museum will be joining together on the Square to show what life was like on the Civil War home front here in Marietta for Civil War Days. There will also be Civil War bands, book signings, other museum presentations, and a statue dedication to commemorate the Civil War right in Marietta Square. I’ll keep you posted, as there are more exciting Marietta events this summer to follow this one up!
April 12th- 15th
The schedule for either can be found by clicking the above links!
In the 1830s, Marietta was a small community of less than 50 people. Among the early residents is James Anderson, first postmaster of the city. Designing many north Georgia towns, he incorporated the concept of a central square as had been done in his hometown, Savannah. He used this concept in the design of Marietta.
Chosen as a stop on the railroad on the way to Atlanta, Starting in 1848 a fledgling travel industry attracted Georgia’s wealthy plantation owners to the city at the base of Kennesaw Mountain. It was then that John Glover arrived, joining Henry Cole, James Fletcher, Phillip Root, James Powers and John Denemead, among others, to build the city. Today the Square is named “Glover Park” after one of its founders, Mr. John Glover.
Today the Marietta Square is always a bustle of activity. From the art fairs, the 4th of July Parade, Taste of Marietta, hundreds of prom and wedding photographs, you are never want for something to do at the Square.
Surrounded by turn-of-the-century architecture you will love to visit the numerous specialty shops, local-run restaurants, museums and theaters.