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.
Acwoof's & Waves
Bring your furry friend and enjoy a day in the water, sand, and sun at Dallas Landing Park! This doggie beach day takes place on a Saturday in September. The event will consist of two time slots for dogs of all sizes. Small/Medium breeds (dogs under 30 lbs.) and Medium/Large breeds (dogs over 30 lbs.). This event is open to all non-aggressive dogs who are spayed/neutered and current on their shots.
Acworth doesn’t normally allow dogs on the sandy beach areas so you won’t want to miss out on this unique event! No need to bring swimwear for yourself or family members. The swim area will be open for K-9 swimmers only.
Please contact Michelle Berryman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this event.
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Acworth Art Fest
The Acworth Art Fest is a two day celebration of whimsical and vibrant art in the springtime! Each April, the historic district on Main Street in downtown Acworth is 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 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.acworthcraftbeerfest.com.
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 a Saturday in May 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.
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 the Friday night two weeks before Easter Sunday 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)
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.
For more information contact Jeff Chase at email@example.com or call 770-917-1234.
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 in the spring 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.
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.
For more information contact Nick Fryman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-917-1234.
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! There will also be a FREE hayride!
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.
For more information contact Michelle Berryman at email@example.com 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 4:00 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.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country is held on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend 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.
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The City of Acworth holds the Menorah Lighting Ceremony in December of each year 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.
For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Jeff Chase at email@example.com.
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.
The City of Acworth is excited each year to make Santa’s Arrival the best yet! Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Acworth on Senator Russell Avenue on the first Friday in December each year. 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.
For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Kim Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is held in May of each year 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.
Taste of Acworth
The Taste of Acworth is an annual event that takes place one Saturday in October from 10:00 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.
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 email@example.com or call 770-917-1234 for any additional information.