Martin Luther King Day of Service
The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host the 7th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and 9th Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. Festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a unity walk from the Roberts School Community and Education Center to the Acworth Community Center. There, a ceremony will follow with Kit Cummings of the Power of Peace Project as the featured speaker. The Acworth Achievers Mentoring and After School Program invites everyone to join them for a service project at Brookwood Christian School immediately following the program.
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Special Olympics Polar Plunge
The 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 22. 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 27,115 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.
Visit www.specialolympicsga.org for more information on Special Olympics Georgia.
Daddy Daughter Dance
This event is open to all girls up to 13 years of age with their dad or adult male chaperone. The dance will be held on a Saturday, March 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each year has a unique theme for dads and daughters to enjoy. A DJ will be providing music for the "couples" to dance the night away and light refreshments will be provided. There will also be a photographer set up for optional pictures. All daughters will receive a special gift to remember the night.
Day of Registration will only be held if space is available and increased rates will apply. In order to guarantee your child a spot at the dance, please make sure to pre-register! Day of Registrations will receive a Welcome Gift and Going Away Gift only if supplies last.
Acworth Egg Hunt
Each year, the City of Acworth hosts an egg hunt like you've never seen before! The event will take place on Friday, March 3 at the Acworth Sports Complex, located at 4000 South Main St. The Easter Egg Hunts will be held on the baseball fields.
Each year the hunt consists of 50,000 eggs and you won’t want to miss out on the fun!
The Acworth Egg Hunt is broken down into five age groups and the start times will alternate between fields. Below you will find the schedule breakdown for the event:
- 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)
Acworth Art Fest
The 2020 Acworth Art Fest will take place on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Each April, the historic district on Main Street in downtown Acworth provides a delightful backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays decorate our charming streets with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more!
At the Acworth Art Fest, the always energetic Kidz Zone is filled with fun activities that make smiles bloom. This vibrant play land is the exhilarating place to be for young people and their happy parents. Of course, there is wonderful food from Acworth’s own eateries, and shoppers will also find delectable treats in the food court to satisfy their taste buds.
The City’s art scene is growing, downtown shops and galleries are hopping, and the Acworth Art Fest is the sweet cherry on top of our delicious and enchanting community!
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Acworth Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Atlanta and Loving Arms are teaming up to bring you the Acworth Dragon Boat Festival! This event will be held at Dallas Landing Park on Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dragon Boating is an up and coming sport, soon to be an Olympic sport. Many communities hold dragon boat races as a different means to benefit charitable organizations within the community.
These festivals are fun filled days for all ages featuring corporate and community teams racing in 46-foot long ornamental dragon boats. Race day combines various cultural activities with food and fun for spectators and participants. People love the thrill, the teamwork, the adrenaline, and positive interaction in the boat. People who never thought of themselves as athletes can thrive in a dragon boat and discover a challenging alternative to other sports, which is why this is currently the fastest growing water sport!
To learn more about this sport or to get involved, please visit: www.acworthdragonboatfestival.com.
Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival
The North Cobb Rotary Club, City of Acworth, and the Georgia Barbecue Association partner each year to bring you the Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival presented by Superior Plumbing. This event will be held on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 of 2020 at Cauble Park. All proceeds from this event are distributed amongst several local charities, so everyone come out and help make a difference in your community!
This two day event features a Friday night concert under the stars and a BBQ competition on Saturday! Teams from all over the Southeast compete in professional and amateur divisions to see who will take home the title. For a small fee, you can taste your way through some of the best BBQ in the Southeast!
Parking will not be available at the park so please park downtown and use the provided shuttles.
For more information on this event, please visit www.smokeonthelake.org.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country is held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event.
For more information on the event contact Jeff Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-917-1234.
July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Let freedom ring! The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association are proud to present one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Metro Atlanta.
Each year on July 4th, there will be live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music will start at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Admission to the event and concert is free! Tables are available to purchase for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass, so please plan on arriving early.
If you do not have a parking pass or if the parking is full, you will need to park downtown and walk down to the park.
For more information on the event call 770-917-1234.
Pizza, Pints & Pigskins
Pizza, Pizza everywhere!! Pizzerias from all over Cobb County will converge on Logan Farm Park for food, fun and games on a Saturday in September from noon to 10 PM. Each restaurant will serve their best pizza dish along with other yummy fare. Bring the whole family to eat, play in our huge Kid’s Zone, listen to your favorite music, grab a cold beverage from the beer garden, relax and have fun! Help us judge the best pizza, most creative, and a myriad of other pizza contests.
People’s Choice Award goes to …… come help us decide! Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday with the family besides tasting each pizzeria’s best and deciding who will take home the trophy? There will also be a Judge’s Choice and Most Creative.At Pizza, Pints & Pigskins, games will be televised, ice cold beer will be served in the Beer Garden, and the kid zone will be packed full of obstacle courses, bungee jumps, and more! The night will end with a concert from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tables reservations will be available for the concert.
For more information on the event call 770-917-1234.
Mother Son Camp Out
The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to offer our Mother Son Camp Out at Proctor Landing Park on a Saturday in September each year! This event is open to mothers and their sons, 13 and under. Participants will camp alongside the beautiful Lake Allatoona while learning about camping etiquette, campfire building, knot tying, games and a variety of other outdoor activities! Not an experienced camper? No worries! Volunteers will be present from the Boy Scouts of America to help the mother-son "couples" set up their campsites and assist with some of the educational sessions. Registration for this event opens the first Monday in August each year for City of Acworth residents and the second Monday in August for non-residents.
The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. with check in and campsite set up. Dinner will be provided, as well as breakfast the following morning. Participants will be responsible for providing their own snacks and camping equipment.
Classic Car Cruises
Classic Car Cruises are held three times a year during the Spring, Fall and Summer months. Those dates can be viewed on the Calendar of Events on the menu to your left.
Main Street in downtown Acworth is lined with classic cars from days gone by and some of today's best looking cars. The shows begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. No entry fee is required, but a $2 donation to a local charity is requested to enter the cruise.
There is no charge for the general public to attend the event.
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Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up
Volunteers come out each year in late September and help remove litter and debris from the shores of the lake. The event is sponsored by the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, the Acworth Lake Authority, and the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority. This is a great project for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community groups and anyone who wants to help keep Lake Acworth clean.
This event is part of the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up.
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Come out to Logan Farm Park for a spooky good time. The event is held on the Saturday before Halloween each year. For a minimal charge, each child can participate in many different games and activities where they can win candy and prizes. Costume contests, broken up into varying age groups, will be going on throughout the event!
Parking is limited. Parking will be available at Logan Farm Park and surrounding areas. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
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For sponsorship opportunities, please review the 2019 JamBOOree Sponsor Levels.
Taste of Acworth
The Taste of Acworth is an annual event that takes place one Saturday in October from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The City of Acworth partners with the Acworth Business Association and JRM Management to host this event on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. This event benefits numerous local schools and charities in our community. Approximately 18,000 visitors taste their way through this collection of delicacies every year and it is expected to evolve tremendously! There are over 120 booths from local restaurants and businesses, plus two live entertainment stages!
For information about sponsoring the event, renting an arts and crafts booth or being a food vendor contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330.
Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Fest
The City of Acworth partners with Atlanta Beer Festivals each year to bring you this annual event! The Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Festival takes place on Senator Russell Avenue in November of each year. Participants will come out and enjoy over 100 craft beers, live music, great food, wine, and TONS of fun! This event is for people 21 and older, no kids or pets will be allowed. Registration is required for this event and limited tickets are available. Registration will include event entry, a souvenir cup, all beer samples, and entertainment.
For all additional details and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.acworthbeerwinefest.com
The City of Acworth is proud to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country, as well as those who are now serving. Acworth is honored to have these brave men and women living in our community and what better way to honor them than to host a Veterans Day Ceremony. Join us on November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation's veterans.If you have not seen the Veterans Memorial at Patriot's Point at Cauble Park, make sure you take an opportunity to stop by. The service flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Cost Guard surround the American Flag. The concrete dome structure is surrounded by a paver walkway with engraved pavers.
You can honor a veteran by purchasing pavers. The pavers are available in 4x4 or 8x8 sizes. With the 4x4, you get 3 lines, each with up to 18 characters engraved on the pavers. The 8x8 comes with 4 lines, each with up to 18 characters engraved on it.
Order forms can be picked up at the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department Office, Acworth City Hall, or downloaded by clicking here. Please contact Edwin Lacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-917-1234 for any additional information.
Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk
The City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department holds the annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run and 2K Walk each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Enjoy an exhilarating 5K run though Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. Walk, jog or run, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. The run benefits the Tackle Hunger Food Drive which helps feed hundreds of local families each holiday season.
Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Acworth on Senator Russell Avenue on Friday, December 4, 2020! 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 and activities until 8:30 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season. Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!
Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on Main Street.
Enjoy pictures with Mr. Claus, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Pictures with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 p.m. There will not be a photographer onsite, so please plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment.
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Christmas in Acworth
Get in the holiday spirit and support local businesses by experiencing all the Christmas cheer Acworth has to offer. Main Street will celebrate Small Business Saturday with a Merchants Open House. Shop local and sample delicious treats in our downtown stores.
In December 2020, we will celebrate Christmas in Acworth! Santa will be in town for pictures and fun! Pictures are free of charge. Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site. We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth!
Breakfast with the Grinch
He's been on the naughty list, but he's trying to be nice. Join us for Breakfast with the Grinch at the Acworth Community Center in December 2020! Enjoy breakfast while the Grinch visits with each table for photo opportunities and to share Christmas wishes. After breakfast, the Grinch will join us as we create Grinch themed ornaments and crafts. Space is limited, must register each family member attending breakfast.
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The City of Acworth will hold the Menorah Lighting Ceremony in December during Hanukkah, to commemorate the Jewish Maccabees' military victory over Syrian-Greek oppression more than 2,000 years ago. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center officiates the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting.
The Menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth. This is a free event and no registration is required.
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