Parks & Recreation

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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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Salute to America @ Downtown Kennesaw and Depot Park
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The City of Kennesaw’s 2017 pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks is one of the biggest and best in North Georgia! Salute to America eventgoers will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors and plenty of activities for the kids. Admission is FREE.

This year’s headliner is Don’t Look Back–The Boston Experience, who will be performing all of the legendary rock band’s classic songs on the Depot Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.

A limited number of tables located in front of the Depot Stage can be reserved for only $75 per table. With the exception of reserved tables, all seating will be general admission, so bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chairs.

For more information, visit

The Sports Fanatic 5K @ Downtown Kennesaw
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am

Register online at, or in person at Big Peach Running Co. – Kennesaw. Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.; the 5K race begins at 8 a.m.

Hero Run 5K @ Downtown Kennesaw
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am

Register online at, or in person at Big Peach Running Co. – Kennesaw. Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.; the 5K race begins at 8 a.m.

Program Palooza @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

City slickers and cowpokes alike are invited to saddle up for a fun-filled, western-themed open house party. Meet Kennesaw Parks & Recreation program instructors, observe and participate in live demonstrations, and learn all about dozens of new and exciting recreation activities that will be offered this fall—from sports, dance and fitness programs to arts & crafts and adult enrichment classes. Attendees are encouraged to dress in western attire and try their hand at a variety of FREE activities such as cattle roping, gold panning, and a kid-friendly shooting gallery. Refreshments will be available from the chuck wagon and watering hole (while supplies last). A discount will be offered for registration accepted on-site during the event.

Outdoor Movie – Zootopia @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

It doesn’t get much better than FREE, family-friendly movies in the park! Walt Disney Pictures’ Zootopia (rated PG) will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown.

Arrive at 6 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment, giveaways and outdoor fun. For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. Visit for updates.

Additional movies in the City of Kennesaw’s 2017 Outdoor Movie Series include Finding Dory (rated PG) on Saturday, May 13; and The Secret Life of Pets (rated PG) on Saturday, June 3.

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