Parks & Recreation

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
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SalutetoAmericaIf your patriotic heart beats red, white and blue, then you’ll love the City of Kennesaw’s pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks! From the United States Air Force Band of the West’s high-energy Concert Band to the sounds of DEPARTURE, the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.

Elf Trot 5K
Jul 11 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Run for Wounded Heroes 5K
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Program Palooza @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaboom! Bam! Pow! Supercharge your life and discover new ways for your family to have fun at this SUPERHERO-themed open house party. Meet Kennesaw Parks & Recreation instructors, observe and participate in program 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. A discount will be offered for registration accepted on-site during the event.

Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival @ Adams Park
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival @ Adams Park | Kennesaw | Georgia | United States

Break out your Hawaiian shirts, dust off your grass skirts, and get ready to party in paradise! In addition to a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition and Backyard BBQ contest, this year’s festival will feature over 200 vendor, exhibitor and contestant booths, an island-themed Kid Zone, tons of tasty treats to satisfy every whim, and an incredible lineup of live entertainment and street performers.

Festival hours are Friday, August 21 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.