Major Events & Festivals

Annual Events

January

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Annual Roswell Wedding Showcase

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February

Roswell Roots
Roswell Roots

A celebration of Black History & Culture
www.roswellroots.com

March

Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show – Historic Bulloch Hall

www.bullochhall.org

Roswell Beer Festival

Historic Town Square

www.roswellbeerfestival.com

April

Annual Roswell Azalea Festival
Roswell Azalea Festival

Held Annually in April of each year. www.roswellazaleafestival.com

Annual Garden Faire at Bulloch Hall

Each year the North Fulton Master Gardeners present a one-stop shop for everything you need to make your gardening dreams a reality! Pass-a-long plants, fleatique, garden vendors, garden art, bird houses, bake sale, food vendors, and live music. Website

Roswell Cycling Festival
April 22-30, 2017
A week long biking celebration of all things cycling in the first Georgia city to receive the prestigious League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Community designation.  Recreational rides, educational events and thrilling races highlights this exciting, action-packed event. www.roswellcyclingfestival.com

Tea with Beatrix Potter at Barrington Hall
April, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This springtime tradition features beloved author “Beatrix Potter,” played by Atlanta actress, Holly Stevenson, as she brings to life her friends Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Tom Kitten and others, through captivating story-telling and puppet mastery. Tea will be served in the formal garden, along with lots of games. Attendance is limited and admission is $10 per person. For reservations, call Barrington Hall at 770-640-3855. www.southerntrilogy.com

May

Down Home Derby – To benefit Child Development Association. A fun Kentucky Derby-style event with great food, dancing, games and loads of fun. www.cdakids.org

Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony & Picnic
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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

Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival

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Every year, paddlers of all ages and skill levels take to the water in June for the Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival. Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service and the city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee River and fosters a sense of community around the river.

June

Annual Flying Butterfly Festival


Admission: $12 General Public/$8 CNC Members/Free for children Ages 2 and under. website

Roswell Lavender Festival

June 11, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Barrington Hall presents its fifth annual Roswell Lavender Festival. This annual festival was inspired by Ms. Evelyn Simpson, Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen. Join us as we celebrate summer with all things lavender. Discover the many varieties, uses and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. Demonstrations, children’s activities, antiques, vendors, food samples, music and many more surprises. On the grounds of Historic Barrington Hall. Free to the public.

Possum Trot 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run


www.chattnaturecenter.org

Magnolia Ball to benefit Bulloch Hall

July

Ga 400 Hospitality Highway Bike Ride
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Come ride your bike on the forbidden Hwy GA 400. We close all lanes so you can ride safely and get the thrill of a lifetime. Imagine as you soar down the entrance ramp at Holcomb Bridge and you get the greatest feeling of freedom as you take to the Hwy.

August

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’
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The Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ is the premier event for ice cream lovers and families. Taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream – dive into ice cream eating contests – enjoy live music – and let the kids work off their energy in the Kid’s Korner. Historic Town Square www.thedrakehouse.orgwww.missmarysicecream.org

September

Annual Roswell Arts Festival
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3rd Weekend annually

Fine Art and Original Crafts highlight the event. Entertainment featuring local singers, dance companies, and children’s entertainers begins daily at noon on both days of the festival. Children’s painting, sand art, and other activities are also available. Food vendors on site. Free shuttle from City Hall parking lot. www.roswellartsfestival.com

Annual Home School Day

Held at the Southern Trilogy Sites. www.visitroswellga.com

October

2nd Saturday Annual Youth Day Parade

A tradition for over 65 years Presented by Roswell Recreation & Parks Department

Annual Roswell Wine Festival
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Take a leisurely stroll along Canton Street to sample wines from favorite local restaurants and businesses. Ticket holders will receive complimentary wine tastings at all participating establishments and a commemorative glass. Proceeds benefit local charity. Get your tickets early as this popular event has sold out every year.

November – December

Christmas In Roswell
Christmas in Roswell 2016

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.

The Nutcracker

Presented by Roswell Dance Theatre. Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St. Various times and special events including VIP Reception, Girl Scout performances, Sugar Plum Breakfasts teas, school shows and public performances. 770-998-0259; www.tysod.com

With over 350 cast members, this holiday tradition will have Sugarplums dancing in your head! The oldest and largest Nutcracker production in the north metro area, under the direction of Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz. Dancing cupcakes, mice, soldiers, and an array of favorite characters enchant children and adults. A holiday favorite for all ages.

On-Going and Show Events

January – December

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First Friday Art Walks

April – September

3rd Thursday of each month
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Enjoy the historic Town Square for a family-friendly atmosphere with live band, gourmet food trucks on Park Square and plenty of other fun activities to highlight the evening. www.aliveatthesquare.com

April – October

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Alive in Roswell

Known as the best street party in the metro Atlanta area. Live music, food, displays and shopping make this event a fun and family friendly event. Trolley shuttles from the parking lot of City Hall to Canton Street, free of charge. Shops and restaurants offer discounts and specials, and live music plays throughout the district. Alive in Roswell

May – October

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1st Saturday of each month
Riverside Sounds Concert Series at Riverside Park

Free. Bring your own picnic or purchase delicious food at the food trucks on site, then sit back and enjoy some fantastic live music. Check the website for a full listing of performers. www.RoswellRiversideSounds.com

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