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The Weekender: Festivals Abound Labor Day Weekend

Here are some events happening around Cobb County this Labor Day weekend.

Friday

Acworth Farmer’s Market 

What: Find locally-grown vegetables, fresh picked fruits, home baked breads and pies at the Farmer's Market in Historic Downtown Acworth.

Where: S Main St & Lemon St, Acworth, GA | Get Directions » 

When: 7 a.m.

Cost: Admission is free

Artist’s Corral at 2 Rules Fine Art 

What: 2 Rules Fine Art presents its second “Artist’s Corral” exhibit. The Artist’s Corral at 2 Rules serves as a platform for unrepresented artists to exhibit in a fine art gallery. This art show features artists who were accepted through a juried submission process.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit throughout the week and vote on their favorite artist in the show. The reception on August 31 is an opportunity for guests to meet the exhibiting artists while enjoying refreshments, live music and art.

Where:85 Church St NE, Marietta, GA | Get Directions »

When: Exhibit open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meet the artists reception, Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Saturday

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What: The annual Love the Lake Festival kicks off with an Olympic themed parade on Main Street in downtown Acworth, and you'll be able to enjoy live music and family fun by the lake at the festival Saturday through Sunday.

Where: Parade at S Main St & Lemon St, Acworth, GA | Get Directions »
Festival at , 4425 Beach St, Acworth, GA | Get Directions »

When: Parade, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1; Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, and noon-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2.

Cost: Free

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market 

What: Shop for fresh fruits and veggies every Saturday right in your own backyard.

Where: 1275 Church St SE, Smyrna, GA | Get Directions » 

When: 8 a.m.

Cost: Admission is free.

Art in the Park 

What: The 26th annual Art in the Park returns to historic Marietta Square with loads of creative outdoor fun for the entire family as well as several new features this year like the Artcar Palooza and a 3-D Artist Exhibition. The Chalk Art Competition will also be back for the second year. This outdoor event boasts plenty of enjoyment for all ages with a large Artist Market, the Children’s Art Alley, famous Painted Pots, historic sites and nearby dining.

Where: 50 N Park Sq NE, Marietta, GA | Get Directions » 

When: Saturday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 3.

Cost: Free

Sunday

Nibble and Nosh Fest 

What: Nibble and Noshfest is a two-day family festival that provides visitors with a taste of Jewish and other ethnic foods sold in “sample-size” portion.  Craft vendors will be selling their wares and all will be wowed by fabulous entertainment. A huge children activities area will keep little ones happy for hours.

Where:1415 Old Canton Rd, Marietta, GA |Get Directions » 

When: Sunday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Monday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Admission is 2 canned goods that will be donated to Must Ministries.

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