- City Council Actions Summary August 15 Meeting
- Glass Recycling Now Available
- Farmers Market, Dinner at the Depot Continue Through September
- Kennesaw Earns Another Safe City Recognition
- Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Now Available
- Smith-Gilbert Gardens Butterfly Exhibit Now Open
- Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival Returns August 26-27
It’s time once again for festival fans and music lovers to converge in Kennesaw for two days of smoked and seasoned barbeque bliss!
Check out up-and-coming artists and established talent on three stages of entertainment while chowing down on some of the best festival food in the Southeast. Stroll around and savor the smells. Shop, eat, drink and interact with over 200 vendors and exhibitors. Keep the little ones laughing and playing for hours in the Kid Zone — a family-friendly playground of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions.
The festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, recognized as a Georgia State Championship event, as well as Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert contests. New for 2016 is a Kids’ Que cook-off for budding young pitmasters. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.
Saturday’s activities will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30pm.
For more information, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com.
Sample fare from dozens of Kennesaw area restaurants on Saturday, September 10 at the annual Taste of Kennesaw, held on Main Street and Depot Park downtown. Admission is free at this event co-sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business Association; food samples will range from $1 – $4.
The event begins at 11 am and will end at 8 pm. Over 40 area restaurants plan to participate and a Beer Garden will offer adult beverages. The festivities will include continuous live entertainment throughout the day.
Activities for the whole family will include live entertainment, a huge kids zone, and a beer garden. Parking will be available throughout the downtown area as well as at Adams Park and the First Baptist Church of Kennesaw. Handicapped parking will be in the lot next to the Depot.
Visit kennesawbusiness.org or call 770-423-1330 for more information.
Responsible dog ownership will be the focus of the Paws in the Park Kennesaw free interactive event. The 5th annual presentation of the event will take place at Swift-Cantrell Park on Saturday, September 17, 9 am to noon, rain or shine. It is designed to promote good behavior when walking dogs in public areas and to remind owners of the importance of proper waste disposal.
The event is hosted by Keep Kennesaw Beautiful and will feature service dog demonstrations as well as exhibits by local businesses focused on pet feeding, obedience, and adoption as well as other related services. Free samples of pet foods/products and discount offers for services will be available.
“Dog owners sometimes need to be reminded that pet waste contains harmful bacteria that can be picked up in storm water runoff and washed into drains, lakes, or ponds, causing significant water pollution,” said Keep Kennesaw Beautiful Director Miranda Jones. “This event celebrates the joy dogs bring to our lives, but also reminds us of our responsibility to pick up after our dogs and not spoil the environment for others.”
For information about becoming an event sponsor or vendor, visit kennesawpawsinthepark.com.
Work session begins at 6:30 pm, followed by 7 pm regular meeting.