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

january

Roswell

Roswell Wedding Showcase
roswellweddings.com

february

Chattahoochee Challenge 10 K Race and Fun Run.

Daffodil Show at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Roswell

Roswell Roots

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

march

Bulloch

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

april

Roswell Cycling Festival
Roswell Cycling Festival

  • Roswell Criterium
  • Mayor’s Ride
  • Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Roswell
Don’t miss the fun and excitement of this high speeds race that offers fun for the entire family. The day begins with the Mayor’s Ride and activities also include a Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo, along with pro-men and pro-women’s races.

Down to Earth Kid’s Fest

EarthCelebrate Earth Day with the Chattahoochee Nature Center. www.chattnaturecenter.org

may

ColorsColors Festival of Arts – Mother’s Day Weekend

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.

Thank you to
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For sponsoring the 2014 Colors Chalk Art

Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony & Picnic

RoswellGeorgia’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

june

Possum Trot 10K & One Mile Fun RunPossum

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

Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & FestivalBack

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

june cont’d.

HospitalityHospitality Highway Century
June 29, 2014 – 7AM

Be a part of history as we shut down GA 400 for the Hospitality Highway Century! www.ga400century.com
Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee Butterfly Festival

Chattahoochee Butterfly Festival Information

july

august

september

RoswellRoswell Arts Festival
3rd Saturday in September

More information with vendor application. Artists from throughout the southeastern U.S. offer their creations for show and sale. www.roswellartsfestival.com

october

Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta/Roswell
October 18 & 19
Gran Fondo Italia
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

november

december

2013ChristmasRoswell_cropped_1.jpgChristmas 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.

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