Major Events & Festivals
As a small wheel in the movement of a clock is turned rapidly by the cogs of a larger wheel making slower revolutions, so the seasons are turned by the years … each one bringing its own special tradition.
– From ‘Faces & Songs’ by Barry Etris
Roswell Wedding Showcase
A Festival of Black History and Culture – Numerous events taking place during the month of February that celebrate Roswell’s African American culture and heritage. www.roswellroots.com
Great American Coverup Annual Quilt Show
This is a perfect outing for fabric lovers to explore quilts ranging from antique to contemporary. Over 200 of them will fill this lovely historic house!
As in years past, the Guild will have daily demonstrations showing the latest quilting techniques. www.bullochhall.org/quilt-show.html
- Roswell Criterium
- Mayor’s Ride
- Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo
- 2014 Cycling Brochure
- Roswell Mayor’s Ride
Down to Earth Kid’s Fest
Celebrate Earth Day with the Chattahoochee Nature Center. www.chattnaturecenter.org
A juried arts show with artists from throughout the southeastern US. Food, arts and crafts for sale, children’s activities, and dance & music performances from the bandstand.
Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony & Picnic
Georgia’s largest Memorial Day Celebration, held on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Military displays, Military Ceremony, concert on the lawn follows the ceremony. www.roswellmemorialday.com
One of Atlanta’s longest-running and most well-known qualifiers for the Peachtree Road Race. www.chattnaturecenter.org
Annual Roswell Lavender Festival
Inspired by Miss Evelyn Simpson, Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen! come celebrate summer with all things lavender. From aroma therapy to shortbread cookies, discover the many varieties, uses, and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. Demonstrations, kid’s activities, vendors, food, music, samples of lavender recipes, and many more surprises!
On the grounds of Historic Barrington Hall. For more information call (770) 640-3855 or visit www.southerntrilogy.com
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the city of Roswell and the National Park Service present our annual race from Garrard Landing to Riverside Park, site of our free and family-friendly festival with music headliner Jimmy Hall and Band – featuring the frontman of Wet Willie (of Keep on Smilin’ fame). We’ll have kid-friendly activities such as face-painting and access to the park’s Splash ‘N Play. www.chattahoochee.org/river-race-festival.php
Be a part of history as we shut down GA 400 for the Hospitality Highway Century! www.ga400century.com
Chattahoochee Butterfly Festival
Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta/Roswell
October 18 & 19
The Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta-Roswell is the first cycling event in the South that joins recreational cycling and the Italian lifestyle, the ride will showcase the excellence of Italian food, wine, tourism and culture. See Roswell’s Special Lodging Rates. www.thegranfondoitalia.com.
Youth Day Parade & Celebration
2nd Saturday in October
An annual event since 1950. Parade followed by outdoor festival in Roswell Area Park. www.roswellgov.com
Christmas In Roswell
We invite you, your family & friends, to enjoy Roswell during the holiday season as history comes alive, tours are abundant, and we festively celebrate our art and culture. You will find the perfect activity to create special memories of the season for each member of the family. More information with holiday schedule.