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The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing public parks, facilities and recreation experiences that enrich the quality of life for area residents and visitors through dedicated staff, sound management and community involvement.


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Tree Lighting Program @ Tunnel Plaza (across the street from Revival on Main)
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Winter is a season filled with exciting activities and time-honored traditions, including the City of Kennesaw’s tree lighting program. Join the Mayor and other City officials in downtown Kennesaw as they “flip the switch” to illuminate the City’s official Christmas tree.  The free program will include festive choral music and sing-along, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer.

Event Sponsor:

Thrasher Coffee Co

A Day with Santa @ Downtown Kennesaw / Depot
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Santa’s arrival begins at noon with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, and colorfully-costumed characters. The celebration continues with a holiday host of activities including FREE snow tubing, inflatables and amusements, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite. For more information, visit

Breakfast with Santa @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Guess who’s coming to breakfast? The Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club is hosting an “all-you-care-to-eat” breakfast complete with pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and table-to-table visits with the jolly old elf himself. Two seating options are available: 8 to 9:15 a.m.; and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Advance tickets are only $6 per person, and can be purchased online [click here] or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8 per person (based on availability, space is limited). Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult’s lap.

Book, CD & DVD Swap @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop off your gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies on Thursday and Friday, January 7-8 from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted. After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations. This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.

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Valentine’s Dance Party: We ♥ NYC @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Start spreading the news! Why? Because we’re taking a bite from the “Big Apple” and bringing it to Kennesaw. This year’s Valentine’s Dance Party is all about New York City — from its iconic skyline to its legendary landmarks. Feast, play and dance the night away to all your favorite tunes spun by a professional DJ. The family-friendly event will feature an “all-you-care-to-eat” dinner with signature street food, character entertainment, a New Year’s Eve-inspired confetti countdown, and plenty of memorable photo opportunities. All adults must be accompanied by a child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Seating will be open; however, tables will be reserved for parties of six or more. Tickets are only $15 per person and can be purchased online at or at the Ben Robertson Community Center beginning December 21. Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after January 29. Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult’s lap.