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The 41st annual Superior Plumbing/Big Shanty Festival returns to downtown Kennesaw April 22-23. The family-friendly festival, co-sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business Association (KBA), is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in northern Georgia, offering more than 200 booths of crafters and artisans as well as live entertainment on several stages, children’s activities and more than 40 food options. A parade down Main Street opens the festival on Saturday at 9:30 am featuring local high school bands, colorful floats and over 2,000 young marchers.
Among the other attractions will be a Civil War encampment in Depot Park; a Kids’ Zone with inflatables; Kristen Johnson, aka Lady Houdini, an escape artist who has successfully performed thousands of public feats and broken Harry Houdini’s record for the most water escapes ever; K-9s in Flight, a non-stop, action-packed performance showcasing K-9 dock diving, high jump and Frisbee; Walking TreeMan, over 12-feet tall and barely distinguishable from the real trees, strolling through the festival; and performances by local dance and demonstration teams and school choruses.
During the festival, roads in downtown Kennesaw will be closed beginning at 6 pm on Friday, April 21 and will reopen at 8 pm Sunday. A list of the closures can be found at kennesaw-ga.gov. The festival hours are Saturday, April 22 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, April 23 from 12 – 5 pm.
Admission to the festival is free. Parking downtown will be limited by the road construction in progress around City Hall. Parking is available at Adams Park; shuttle busses will run from Swift-Cantrell Park and from Kennesaw Crossing Shopping Center (Cobb Parkway at North Roberts Road) to the event. For more information, call Peter Jezerinac or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330 or visit kennesawbusiness.org.
Summer camps help kids thrive with opportunities to explore interests, build confidence, meet new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime. Speak with local providers and get the scoop on the best summer camp experience for your kids—from sports and arts camps to science and day camps. A discount will be offered for registration accepted on-site during the event.
Life Rolls On is hosting an adaptive skate clinic called “They Will Skate Again” on Saturday April 29 from 9 pm – 2 pm at Kennesaw Skatepark. The purpose of the event is to help people with various disabilities enjoy a day of freedom, joy and independence.
9am Registration Check in
10 am-10:30 am Welcome Speech and Safety Briefing
10:30 am-12:00 pm Adaptive Skate Clinic
12:30pm-2pm Adaptive Skate Clinic
Work session (if needed) begins at 6:30 pm; the meeting starts at 7 pm.