Summer Events in Marietta

event on Marietta SquareMarietta real estate is a hot commodity in the north Atlanta housing market, thanks in large part to the city’s vibrant and welcoming culture. Centered around the famed Marietta Square, historic downtown Marietta is home to many of the region’s best events and attractions. As the balmy nights of summer roll around, be sure to get out and explore all that Marietta has to offer.

Below, take a look at our roundup of the best summer events in Marietta, Georgia, from your experienced Realtors Barry Wolfert and Lisa Wrenn of the Wolfert & Wrenn Real Estate Team with Keller Williams.

Yoga on the Square in Marietta

Head to the Marietta Square on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to enjoy free monthly yoga classes! Local yoga instructors will lead the class, which is appropriate for all skill levels. If you’ve been wanting to try yoga for the first time, this event is a great way to give it a shot. Do remember to bring your own mat, and check the weather before you go. In case of rain, the event moves to the nearby Lawrence Street Recreation Center.  

Cobb County Juneteenth Weekend Extravaganza

Celebrate Juneteenth in Marietta at this weekend-long event. Taking place June 13th through June 15th, the celebration will include live music, spoken word performances, vendors, food, dancing, and more.

 4th of July Celebration in Marietta

Don’t miss Marietta’s Fourth in the Park event! Starting Friday, July 4th at 10 am, this celebration will kick off with a parade, followed by free concerts and museum tours, an art fair, delicious food, carnival games, and of course a stunning fireworks display!

Free Concert Series at Glover Park

Glover Park on the Marietta Square is home to one of the city’s most popular events, the free summer concert series! The monthly concerts cover a wide range of music and take place on the last Friday of each month. Upcoming shows will feature Motown, Top 40, Big Band, Country, and more.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the show for free, or get some friends together and reserve a table! Many of the restaurants around the Square offer delicious to-go specials so you can enjoy your dinner in the park.

Do you want to be a part of the fun? Looking for the perfect home in Marietta? If so, call us today to get started with your Marietta real estate search.

 

Photo by Marietta Public Information Office via Flickr CC 2.0

Spring Events in Marietta

Marietta food festival at Glover ParkThe official beginning of spring is just around the corner, but here in Marietta we are already seeing the signs as trees and flowers blossom all over town. Spring is the perfect time of year to head outside and enjoy the weather, and Marietta delivers with a great calendar of events for all ages.

Upcoming Marietta Events

Marietta Square Farmers Market– Shop locally grown and hand made produce, flowers, honey, preserves, baked goods, herbs, plants, dog biscuits, and much more. Get your knives and tools sharpened, relax with some fresh-squeezed lemonade, or learn about a new veggie or grain from the friendly local vendors.

  • Open Saturday year round, 9 am-noon; open Sunday afternoons starting in April
  • Historic Marietta Square

Sope Creek Spring Fever 5K– Participate in a 5k or a 1-mile family fun run to benefit Sope Creek Elementary School! The 1 mile fun run will take place on campus, while the 5K course meanders through portions of Sibley Forest and Old Paper Mill. There will also be a festival with lots of activities for kids.

  • Saturday, April 26th, 5 pm
  • Sope Creek Elementary School, Marietta
  • Registration fee: $20 before March 25th, $25 after

Taste of Marietta– This annual food festival draws local residents and visitors alike to Marietta Square, where attendees can try dishes from Cobb County restaurants and catering companies. Each “taste” costs $0.50-$5.00. This event is a perfect way to expand your culinary horizons and find some delicious new restaurants in Marietta!

  • Sunday, April 27th, 11 am-7 pm
  • Historic Marietta Square
  • Free admission

May-Retta Daze– Marietta’s vibrant arts community is on full display during this two-day fine arts and crafts festival. In addition to an artist market featuring local and regional talent, the festival also includes live entertainment and children’s activities.

  • Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd-4th
  • Historic Marietta Square
  • Free admission

Photo via Flickr

Register Now for Spring/Summer Activities in North Atlanta

child with soccer ballThe north Atlanta real estate market has a lot to offer families with children, from excellent local schools to community events and cultural attractions. Another thing Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell, and other north Fulton and Cobb County communities have in common is an extensive selection of programs and classes offered by their respective parks and recreation departments.

Programs are offered for almost any age, and cover a wide variety of activities, from adult and youth sports leagues, to swimming and golf lessons, to art classes and much more. Registration is open now for many of these art and athletics programs, so find your city and sign up today!

Marietta

In addition to sports leagues, classes, and summer programs, Marietta also has lots of fun community events, many of which center around historic Marietta Square. Upcoming special events in Marietta include:

  • February 9th:  Daddy Daughter Dance
  • February 11th: Yoga on the Square
  • February 28th: Mardigras 5k/1k Race

Alpharetta

Registration recently opened for Alpharetta classes and camps for spring and summer 2014. Priority registration is open now for City of Alpharetta residents and City of Milton residents who participated in the same recreation program during the most recent session. Registration for City of Milton residents starts February 5th, and Open Registration begins on February 12th. Also, check out Wall2Wall sports for a wide variety of camps and activities.

Roswell

Spring enrollment is open for Roswell activities, and summer and fall activity registration is coming up soon. City of Roswell residents can register for summer/fall 2014 activities on March 24th, and others can register on March 31st. There are lots of exciting activities to choose from, including adult and child lessons and sports leagues, from sand volleyball and stand up paddle boarding to parents’ morning out and family karate.

If you’re still looking for the perfect place to settle down in north Atlanta, call Barry Wolfert & Lisa Wrenn today! We live, work, and play in north Atlanta, so we have the experience and market knowledge to help you find a home you’ll love in a community you’ll love even more.

Photo by Chip Griffin via Flickr CC 2.0

 

Scare Up Some Halloween Fun in Marietta and Kennesaw!

Kennesaw, GA Owl-O-WeenCobb County is one of metro Atlanta’s best residential areas, especially the cities of Marietta and Kennesaw. With historic downtown neighborhoods and lots of community events, it’s no wonder home buyers flock to these Atlanta suburbs. If you are looking for some fun fall activities in north Atlanta, check out these autumn and Halloween events in Cobb County.

Marietta

Tomorrow is Marietta’s Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival, which will feature an artists’ market, games, activities, costume contests, and much more. There’s even a pet costume contest for your furry friends!

Of course, no discussion of Atlanta Halloween events would be complete without some zombies! As the home of The Walking Dead, we take our zombies seriously, so you will not want to miss the Marietta Zombie Walk tomorrow. Bring canned goods to benefit local families in need, and stay for a good, old-fashioned monster movie “drive-in” double feature in Glover Park!

The Ghosts of Marietta Walking Tour is an excellent way to get your fix of spooky fun and learn more about Marietta’s interesting history. The tours will take place daily from October 19th through November 2nd.

Kennesaw

If you’re looking for a family-friendly Halloween event in Kennesaw, Owl-O-Ween is unbeatable. This unique Halloween event will take place from 4 to midnight on October 26th at Kennesaw State and will feature hot air balloons, creating a magical atmosphere that attendees of all ages will love. In addition to tethered hot air balloon rides and a balloon glow after dark, the event will feature live music, sporting events, a costume contest, and roving performers ranging from magicians and stilt walkers to fire eaters and contortionists. Tasty treats will be available from local food trucks and vendors at the harvest market, and there will even be local craft beer, wine, “Owler Growlers,” and other “grown up” beverages.

So how will you be celebrating the season in Cobb County? We’d love to hear from you in the comments or on our Facebook page!

If you are looking to buy a home in Marietta or Kennesaw, our Cobb County real estate team can help. Contact Barry Wolfert and Lisa Wrenn today! As experienced north Atlanta real estate agents, we have the local market knowledge and industry experience to help you successfully sell your home for top dollar.
 

Image via Owl-O-Ween

 

 

3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Kennesaw, Georgia

things to do in KennesawIf you are looking at homes for sale in Kennesaw and other north Atlanta real estate, you have many great options. We’ve discussed the popularity of Marietta and Roswell real estate, but today we’re going to share some reasons why you should include Kennesaw real estate in your search.

Convenient Access to Atlanta

Kennesaw is located just 28 miles from downtown Atlanta, with easy access via I-75. It’s one of the best north Atlanta suburbs for those who want to enjoy the best of both worlds- close proximity to the city, with a welcoming, small-town feel.

Kennesaw Parks

Outdoor enthusiasts and families with kids will love living in Kennesaw thanks to the excellent park system. A number of city parks provide playgrounds, jogging trails, dog parks, picnic facilities, sports fields, and recreational green space. There’s even a skate park in the works, and the Parks and Recreation Department offers a great selection of activities for kids and adults.

The City of Kennesaw also owns Smith-Gilbert Gardens, one of metro Atlanta’s best botanical gardens and a popular destination for art and horticulture lovers. The stunning grounds and impressive sculpture collection make this a must-see Kennesaw attraction.

History and Culture

In addition to the plethora of opportunities for fitness and recreation, Kennesaw has plenty of historical and cultural attractions for residents and visitors alike. History buffs will enjoy visiting the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, as well as the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.

The Art Station- Big Shanty offers art classes for adults and children, as well as a community gallery. Kennesaw State University has a thriving arts department that features art shows, theater and dance, and music performances.

If you are interested in Cobb County real estate, including houses for sale in Kennesaw, contact me, Barry Wolfert, today.  As an Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Consultants and an experienced Realtor within the North Atlanta real estate market, I can help you find a great home that fits your lifestyle. To see Kennesaw homes for sale, head over to my listings page

Photo via the City of Kennesaw

Mark Your Calendar for Summer Events in Roswell

Roswell summer eventIf you are looking at homes for sale in Roswell, you’ll be glad to know that your new place is part of a vibrant and exciting community. There’s always something fun to do here in Roswell, Georgia, but the warm months are especially fun. Take a look at the best summer events coming up in Roswell, and mark your calendar so you don’t miss a thing!

Alive After 5– Taking place the third Thursday of each month in historic downtown Roswell, Alive After 5 is a local institution. Residents head downtown from 5-9 pm to enjoy shopping, dining, music, and activities. The next event is June 20th.

Georgia 400 Hospitality Highway Bike Ride- If you’re looking for active events in Roswell, the Hospitality Highway Bike Ride is a must. GA-400 gets shut down temporarily for the race, so you’ll get to experience it in a whole new way from your bike.

Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series- These free outdoor concerts are held monthly at Riverside Park, featuring a wide variety of musical styles. The next event takes place July 6th, with the Latin style Serenata Band.

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival- This festival takes place at one of Roswell’s many cultural attractions, the Chattahoochee Nature Center. There will be live butterfly releases, an interactive butterfly environment, and plenty of crafts and activities for the kids.

These are just a few of the upcoming highlights, so visit the Roswell events page to learn more.

If you are buying a home in historic Roswell, contact me, Barry Wolfert, Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Consultants. As an experienced real estate professional, I have the market knowledge and know how to help you navigate the ever-changing metro Atlanta real estate market. 

 

Photo via Chattahoochee Nature Center on Facebook

 

 

Marietta Square Farmers Market To Remain Open Thru December

Farmers Market in Marietta SquareThe Marietta Square Farmers Market is in full swing and so popular this year that Marietta City Council July 8 approved extending it through December 26 along North Park Square. The market takes place every Saturday – rain or shine – from 9 a.m.-noon.

“The market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, honey, breads, garlic, cheese and other such items,” market director Johnny Fulmer said.

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Marietta, Georgia Fourth of July Parade and Events

Fourth of July Celebration

Marietta, Georgia - July 4thThe city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins July 4 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

The Marietta Freedom Parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell St. Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on E. Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway.

Entries include marching units from the city of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses.

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Marietta, GA to Celebrate 175th Birthday on May 29 with Free Concert at Glover Park

Marietta is celebrating its 175th birthday all year long, and you’re invited to party with a bang at a special birthday tribute concert featuring Beatles cover band The Return May 29 at 8 p.m.  Everyone is invited to help create a birthday party atmosphere in Glover Park by decorate their tables, blankets, and lawn chairs with festive birthday decorations. A contest will pick the winners.

Free birthday cake will be served while it lasts, and there will be face painting and balloon animals for the kids.

The Glover Park Concert Series on the Marietta Square is the place to be in Marietta the last Friday evening of each month April through September. The park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy a picnic and listen to music under the stars.  Concerts are rain or shine. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up after 4 p.m. No personal tables are permitted in the park.

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16th Annual Taste of Marietta, Sun, April 26 at Marietta Square

Taste of MariettaTaste of Marietta – Sample food favorites and help feed the hungry

The 16th Annual Taste of Marietta will be Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the historic Marietta Square. At last year’s event, more than 75,000 people hit the streets to sample their favorite foods. Tastes, including Italian to seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts, range in cost from 50 cents to $4.

In addition to the food and fun, the family festival has outdoor entertainment all day, culminating with the Sunset Concert featuring “Banks & Shane.” Vintage and new cars will be on display at the Wade Ford Car Show.

“With more than 70 restaurants serving their treats and a children’s area with moonwalks, sand art, strolling characters and much more, any festival-goer is bound to have a great time,” festival coordinator Maryclaire Andres said. Festival-goers can meet some of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers at “Sports Corner,” sponsored by 790 The Zone. [Read more…]