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September 16-17, 2017

Press Release

26th ANNUAL MARIETTA STREETFEST
ART, CRAFT, MUSIC, CLASSIC CARS AND FUN RUN AT THE HISTORIC MARIETTA SQUARE!

Saturday & Sunday September 16 – 17, 2017

The 26th annual Marietta StreetFest, September 16 & 17, focuses on the family with many free activities including arts & crafts booths, the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, a Kid’s Korner and Tiny Tot Town, the Toy Box Trot fun run and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival.  Each year, the festival draws more than 20,000 people to the Marietta Square, amid a variety of local shops, dining options and historic sites.

ART/CRAFT: Marietta StreetFest features arts and crafts from more than 75 vendors. From handcrafted items such as paintings, jewelry and pottery to market items such as jellies, jams and sauces, visitors will discover unique items throughout the festival from local, as well as national artists.

MUSIC: StreetFest attendees can grab their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and support local musicians. Organized by the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival, musical performances at Marietta StreetFest feature original music in a variety of genres by bands and singer/songwriters throughout the metro Atlanta area. www.grassrootsfest.com

CARS: Everyone loves casting a vote in the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, which features a wide variety of interesting and amazing classic cars. Winners are selected by popular vote and will be announced at the festival on Saturday at 3 p.m.

MILITARY AND SPECIALITY VEHICLES:  TBA

KIDS: Marietta StreetFest includes plenty of kid-sized fun! The Kids Korner features “make and take” art stations, interactive games, inflatable slides and bounce houses. Young attendees can purchase a $5 wristband for unlimited play on the inflatables. There will be plenty of other fun and free activates, too, like an interactive Monster Mural giant coloring page, and for the smallest visitors, Tiny Tot Town offers pint-size toys, a mini-inflatable slide and cardboard houses.

RACE: The Saturday morning Toy Box Trot, a one-mile fun run, is open to all ages. At the completion of the race, each participant will select a toy, with the goal of continuing to encourage active play and serving as a fun memory of the accomplishment of finishing the run. Information booths with activity stations will be set up in the race area, and fun activities are planned prior to the race. Registration opens at 7:30 and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16. For race registration, visit www.active.com (Toy Box Trot)

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Certain features have limited hours:
Arts & Crafts Vendor Market:                                                   Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Toy Box Trot: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Kids Korner: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hubcaps & History Classic Car Show: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
Military & Specialty Vehicles Show:  Sunday, TBD
(weather permitting)
Marietta Grassroots Music Festival: Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

LOCATION: Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square
50 N. Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

PARKING:  Free parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets within walking distance of the festival.

FEES: Attendance at Marietta StreetFest is free!
Free admission to Marietta Museum of History during the festival weekend!

WHO:  Established in 1992, the Marietta StreetFest is an annual fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Located just west of the square in the historic Kennesaw House, the Marietta Museum of History houses the largest collection of artifacts relating to Marietta and Cobb County’s history.

Festival Map & More Information: www.mariettahistory.org/festival/index.html

For More Information Contact Launch Atlanta, 678-560-2466 ext 4 media@launchatlanta.com