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Special Olympics Polar Plunge
The 2017 Special Olympics Polar Plunge hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Georgia will take place at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park on Saturday February 25. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the Plunge begins at 1:00 p.m.
The purpose behind the Polar Plunge is to support and spread awareness for the 27,110 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. Many states across the nation participate in this annual event through the efforts of their Law Enforcement Torch Run program. The Polar Plunge is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run event.
Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate! Participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including best costume, highest individual fundraiser, highest team fundraiser, and many more.
Grab some friends, get pumped and register today! Visit www.2017polarplungega.org for more information and to register.
Acworth Egg Hunt
The City of Acworth and Freedom Church would like to invite your family to experience an egg hunt like you’ve never seen before! The event will take place on Friday, April 7, two weeks before Easter Sunday at the Acworth Sports Complex, located at 4000 South Main St. The egg hunt will be held on the baseball fields and we ask all participants to please park on the baseball side of the complex. We will have concessions and activities before the hunt so make sure you arrive early.
Each year the hunt consists of 50,000 eggs and you won’t want to miss the Easter Bunnies grand entrance as he SKYDIVES into the event!
The Acworth Egg Hunt is broken down into four age groups and the start times will alternate between fields. Below you will find the schedule breakdown for this year:
- 6:30 p.m. - Gates open and concessions are available
- 7:15 p.m. – Easter Bunny Arrives
- 7:30 p.m. - 0-2 year olds (Field #1)
- 7:40 p.m. - 3-4 year olds (Field #2)
- 7:50 p.m. - 5-6 year olds (Field #3)
- 8:00 p.m. - 7-8 year olds (Field #4)
- 8:10 p.m. - 9-10 year olds (Field #1)
For additional information on this event or to volunteer, please visit www.acworthegghunt.com.
Acworth Farmers Market
The Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market will begin this season on Friday, April 7 and continue each Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon through Friday, October 27. The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street.
Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week. This year’s market will be bigger and better than previous years and shoppers won’t believe the selection of home grown goodies!
The Acworth Farmer’s Market is proudly sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.
Click here for the Vendor Application
Acworth Art Festival
The sixth annual Acworth Art Fest will take place on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is the perfect backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays will again decorate beautiful Main Street with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more! There will be a variety of art to fit everyone’s taste and budget!
At Acworth Art Fest, a magical Kidz Zone is sure to make children smile, this vibrant play land is the perfect mix of creative art projects and activities.
You will want to come hungry! There will be wonderful food from Acworth’s own eateries, and shoppers will find delectable treats to satisfy their taste buds. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Visit www.acworthartfest.com for more information on this event or to sign up as a volunteer.
Camp Acworth Summer Day Camp
Camp Acworth is based out of the Acworth Beach House at Cauble Park. Camp Acworth is for children ages 6 - 14 (Children attending 1st - 8th grade in upcoming school year). Camp consists of eight, one week sessions beginning on May 30 and concluding on July 28 (there is no camp the week of July 4). Normal camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and extended hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Campers will enjoy various outdoor activities including swimming, canoeing, hiking and archery, as well as arts and crafts and team sport activities. Each week campers go on a field trip to exciting places like Stars and Strikes, Medieval Times and the World of Coke.
Weekly guests will visit Camp Acworth and teach kids a variety of subjects, ranging from public safety to performing arts.
Registration opens on March 1 and spots do fill up quickly. Please click the link above to learn more about our summer camp program, including the field trip schedule and pricing.
Click here to register.
Preschool Sports Camp
We are excited to announce the return of our Preschool Sports Camp! This is a non-competitive program to help three and four year olds develop basic skills for sports programs in the future. The program gives children a chance to explore a variety of different sports all in one program such as soccer, t-ball, and basketball.
Camp is held on the Horizon Field at the Acworth Sports Complex every Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks beginning Tuesday, April 11. Camp will begin at 9:00 AM and will conclude at 9:45 AM. The cost is $50 for City of Acworth residents and $65 for non-residents. Every camper will receive a camp t-shirt!
Click here to register.
Adult Flag Football
The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department has the most premiere adult flag football league around. Records, statistics, player(s) of the week, write-ups and box scores are posted online after each game, and the AAFFL Cotton Bowl will end post season play.
Both men and women are welcome! We are offering two divisions this season: the Open Division (players 18 & up) and the Masters Division (players 35 & up). Register your team now and start building your team dynasty! Games begin on March 14.
Click here to register.
Acworth Horizon League - Spring Baseball
The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration is currently going on for the Spring Horizon League. The Horizon League is a non-competitive baseball league for athletes ages 5 years and older with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Games will be played on the Horizon Field at the Acworth Sports Complex. Every effort is made to return players to their prior team, however, teams will have a player limit and team placement is based on first come, first placed. Special requests can only be considered based on available space on a team prior to March 22. Register before March 22 to guarantee your jersey size.
The cost of the league is $15 per player. The deadline to register without a $10 late fee is March 22. Games for the youth and teen league begin on Saturday, April 15 and continue through Saturday, May 20. Adult games will be played on Thursday nights beginning April 13 through May 18.
For more information on the league, please visit www.acworthspecialneeds.com.
Click here to register.
Acworth Baseball Association - Spring Baseball
The goal is to instill in the children of this community the ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and a sense of teamwork so that they may become strong, healthy, well adjusted members of the community.
Games will take place at the Acworth Sports Complex. Teams are selected and practice begins the beginning of February. Opening Day is typically the second week of March.
For additional information or registration, please visit www.acworthbaseball.org.
Kennworth Girls Softball
Kennworth Park Recreation Association (KPRA) is a girls softball association. KPRA offers Fast Pitch softball programs at Cobb County's Kennworth Park. It is the association's goal to establish a program that will value sportsmanship and softball fundamental skills. Since 2006 KPRA has continued to build a program where girls have a great place to play softball in a family and community environment.
Registration for the 2017 Season is now open!
For more information or to register visit the association's website at www.kennworthbandits.com.
Logan Farm Park Expansion
Logan Farm Park is an approximately 120 acre park located in the center of the city. Previously, the park encompassed a lighted 1/3 mile walking trail around a multipurpose recreation field with the trail also extending to Cowan Road and Cherokee Street, playground, public restrooms, Amos Durr Community Ball Field, Roberts School Community Center and the Rosenwald School.
As part of the SPLOST park improvements, the city has developed another 15 acres of parkland along Cherokee and Taylor streets to expand the park. This new expansion adds additional multi-use pathways, open green space, a destination playground, group pavilion, restroom facility, and parking.