Acworth Turkey Chase

TurkeyChaseLogo2017The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to present the 9th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk!  On Saturday, November 18, participants will enjoy an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth.  Walk, jog, or run, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome.

All participants must bring a non-perishable food item on race day to receive their race number and Acworth Turkey Chase t-shirt.  The 5K Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the 2K walk at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street in Downtown Acworth.  There will be a “Little Pilgrim” Trot for children up to age 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street. 

Pre-registration has ended.  Day-of registration will be held on-site beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the upper parking lot along Main Street in Downtown.  T-Shirts will be available while supplies last.  Please visit www.acworthturkeychase.com for more information on the event. 


Santa's Arrival
SantasArrivalLogo 2017It’s that special time again! The City of Acworth is excited to be partnering with NorthStar Church to make this year’s Santa’s Arrival the best yet!  Santa will be reaching downtown Acworth on Friday, December 1.  Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances until 8:30 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.

Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on Senator Russell Avenue. This year’s festivities will take place in front of Acworth City Hall and on the Plaza.

Enjoy pictures with Santa, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment, as there will be no photographer on-site. There will be train rides, a petting zoo, marshmallow roasting, and hot chocolate.  Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!

For questions please contact kwatt@acworth.org.  

Christmas in Acworth
Christmas-in-AcworthSaturdays in December are fun all month long!  The activities are family friendly and the perfect way to entertain the kiddos while getting some holiday shopping done.  Main Street Acworth kicks things off with a Merchants Open House on Saturday, November 25, the day after Black Friday.  This is known as Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to shop local!  Shop the sales and sample treats in our downtown stores.  On the north end of Main Street, stroll through Frana Brown Park to see the festival of trees.  Local school groups and businesses decorate Christmas trees donated by the Acworth Home Depot.

On Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9, Santa will be at the Plaza beside Acworth City Hall for pictures from 1-5 p.m. both days.  Pictures are free of charge.  Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site.  In addition to pictures, there will also be free horse and carriage rides available on Saturday, December 9 departing from the Plaza.  We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth! 

Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Menorah_no_dateThe City of Acworth invites everyone to our annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the second night of Hanukkah.   

The Menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting.  

The eight day Jewish holiday commemorates the Jewish Maccabees' military victory over Syrian-Greek oppression more than 2,000 years ago. During Hanukkah, Jews across the world celebrate the miracle of light that burnt for eight days out of a single-days-worth of oil found in the Temple. One Hanukkah candle is lit the first night, December 24, and an additional candle is lit each successive night. The holiday is a celebration of religious freedom and hope. 

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