Cobb County’s Must-Attend Summer Festivals and Events

Summer is the time of the year when friends and family create some of the best memories of their lives. In Cobb, the season brings a vibrant array of festivals and events that reflect the community’s spirit.

This blog will guide you through the diverse offerings that make summer in Cobb County special. Whether you’re seeking entertainment, cultural experiences, or simply a way to enjoy the warm weather, you’ll find plenty of options to explore. Let’s delve into the events that make summer in Cobb a time to remember.

Family to Park Days

When: June 20, July 11, & July 25, 2024

Where: 4485 Pineview Dr, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Family to Park Days offers free family-friendly outdoor movie nights at Thurman Springs Park throughout the summer. All movies begin at dusk, with fun activities starting at 6:30 pm. Bring your own chairs, blankets, picnic dinner, or grab food from nearby restaurants. Enjoy family time watching a variety of movies under the stars. Movie titles include popular animated films like Trolls Band Together and Kung Fu Panda 4.

Coaster Fest

When: August 17 & 18, 2024

Where: 275 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168

For thrill seekers and coaster enthusiasts, Six Flags Over Georgia hosts Coaster Fest. This unique event offers exclusive access to the park’s coasters after hours, with lower wait times. Guests can participate in behind-the-scenes tours, presentations by park staff, and even walk up the lift hills of certain coasters (for an additional fee). The event also features a 5K race that incorporates sections of the park’s coasters for a truly thrilling challenge.

Sad Summer Festival

When: July 26, 2024

Where: Battery Ave SE #500, Atlanta, GA 30339

The Sad Summer Festival returns for its fifth anniversary on July 26th at the Coca-Cola Roxy. This all-ages event is your chance to see popular emo, pop-punk, and rock bands like Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Wonder Years, and We The Kings. Whether you’re a die-hard emo fan or just looking for a great summer concert, Sad Summer Festival is sure to deliver.

Salute to America – City of Kennesaw

When: July 3, 2024

Where: Historic Downtown Kennesaw

Kennesaw’s Salute to America throws a major Independence Day celebration. The event features live music on two stages, including The Troubadour Project, a ‘70s rock tribute band, and Atlanta Rhythm Section, a Southern rock group. There’s also street entertainment, food vendors, family activities, and inflatables (for a fee). The evening concludes with a dazzling fireworks display.

Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival

When: August 16 & 17, 2024

Where: 2600 Park Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Looking for a sizzling summer tradition? Look no further than the Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival at Adams Park. This free, two-day event is a local favorite, attracting over 60,000 attendees annually. Over two delicious days, festival-goers can savor award-winning BBQs, sip on cold brews, and enjoy live music. Moreover, family-friendly activities keep everyone entertained, making this a perfect summer outing.

Sound of the Springs Concert

When: July 27, August 24, and September 28, 2024

Where: 4485 Pineview Dr, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Powder Springs’ Sounds of the Springs Concert is a must for music lovers’ summer bucket list. Held outdoors at the Hardy Family Automotive Amphitheater, this free concert series features high-energy performances by talented local artists. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, grab a bite from a nearby restaurant or food truck, and settle in for an evening of fun under the stars. Let the music take over and dance the night away!

Summer Downtown Classic Car Cruise

When: June 29, 2024

Where: 4405 Cherokee St, Acworth, GA 30101

Gear up for Acworth’s Classic Car Cruise, a top summer event in Cobb County. Held at Logan Farm Park, this cruise lets you admire classic cars while supporting a great cause. The event is free for spectators, and car owners can join for a $5 entry fee. All proceeds benefit Horizon Field, a local all-inclusive sports facility for people with special needs.

Cobb County International Festival

When: August 24, 2024

Where: 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008

The Cobb County International Festival is a vibrant celebration of diversity right in your backyard. This free event brings the world to you with captivating performances – music, dance, and storytelling from across the globe. Take a culinary adventure through international food stalls, savoring delicious dishes from every corner of the earth. The festival isn’t just for watching – get hands-on with cultural exhibits or learn traditional crafts like pottery and weaving. Kids can also join the fun with engaging activities like arts and crafts, dance workshops, and storytelling sessions.

Powder Springs 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 2024

Where: 4485 Pineview Dr, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Celebrate Independence Day at Powder Springs 4th of July Celebration. The free event runs from 6 to 10 pm on July 4th at Thurman Springs Park. Enjoy live music, a car show, patriotic vendors, and fun activities for kids. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from vendors, or you can bring your own cooler (no outside alcohol allowed). Top off the night with a dazzling fireworks display!

Atlanta Wine Walk

When: August 31, 2024

Where: 825 Battery Ave SE #600, Atlanta, GA 30339

The Atlanta Wine Walk, a beloved wine festival, is returning for its 5th year. This event offers the perfect opportunity to clink glasses with friends and savor a diverse selection of wines from local vendors. Enjoy live music and browse handcrafted goods from artisans, all within the vibrant setting of Live! at the Battery Atlanta. The Atlanta Wine Walk not only promises a delightful afternoon but also contributes to Bert’s Big Adventure, a worthy cause.

As summer unfolds in Cobb County, the variety of events and festivals ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Hopefully, this guide helps you make the most of the season and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Embrace the opportunities, connect with the community, and savor every moment of this vibrant time of year. Here’s to a memorable summer in Cobb County!

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