See below City of Kennesaw road/parking lot closures, paving notices, other traffic alerts and updates to the sanitation schedule. 


Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Series

The following road closures support the Kennesaw Grand Prix Race Series on the following Saturdays: May 13th, June 10th, September 9th, October 28th:

Main Street will be closed from Watts Drive to Cherokee Street from 6:00 – 10:00 AM

The following roads will be closed at Main Street from 7:00 – 9:30 AM: J.O. Stephenson Avenue, Cherokee Street, Lewis Street, Moon Station Road, Dallas Street, Whitfield Place, Park Drive, Knightsbridge Road, Paulding Street, Jiles Road, Rutledge Road NW, Cathey Lane

Kennesaw Police will be on-site to monitor traffic and allow cross traffic at Knightsbridge and Jiles Road while ensuring the safety of runners and walkers.


Downtown Kennesaw Candy Crawl 

The Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority (KDDA) and Kennesaw Downtown Merchants Association (KDMA) will host the annual Candy Crawl event in downtown Kennesaw on Friday, October 27, 2023. Staff proposes closing J.O. Stephenson Avenue between Dallas Street and Little General Cloggers Lane from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2023.

The Candy Crawl includes trick-or-treating with downtown merchants and a family-fun festival with games, live music, and kid-friendly activities. Moving the festival portion to J.O. Stephenson will reduce the number of event-specific pedestrians on Main Street during Friday rush hour, consolidate the festival/entertainment events in one location, and increase safety for event attendees. In addition, this closure will allow traffic flow to continue downtown in an efficient manner.


A Day with Santa Event & Parade (December 2nd)

Event Timeline

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Vendor/Sponsor Load In
12:30 PM Vendor/Sponsor Load In Ends
1:00 PM Event Officially Begins
2:00 PM Parade Begins
3:00 PM Parade Ends
5:45 PM Tree Lighting Program
6:00 PM Tree is Lit-Event Officially Ends

Proposed Road Closures:

The following road closures support the A Day with Santa Event and Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2:

Main St. will be closed from Park Dr. to Watts Dr. 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Cherokee St. will be closed from Big Shanty Dr. to Main St. 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Watts Dr. will be closed from Main St. to Park Dr. 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Park Dr. Main St. entrance will be closed 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

The following roads will not have access to Main St. during the Parade from 1:45 PM -3:30 PM: Park Dr., Lewis St., Dallas St., Whitfield Pl., J.O. Stephenson Ave. NW, Moon Station Rd., J.O. Stephenson Ave., Cherokee Str NW, Watts Dr.
Dallas St. will be closed at Main St. from 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM.

Main St. will be closed from Summers St to J.O. Stephenson Ave. 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Watts Dr. will be closed from Little General Cloggers Ln to Main St 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

The City parking lot at Tunnel Plaza will be closed on Saturday, December 2nd until 8:00 PM.
Revival Residents will have access to apartment complex from the Watts Drive entrance except during the parade. They will have access to the Main Street entrance during the parade.


Sanitation Holiday Schedule

Trash collection will be interrupted for the following six holidays only: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For Monday holidays, trash/recycle routes during the entire week following these holidays will be picked up one day later. For holidays that fall midweek, collections on the days of that week after the holiday will be delayed until the next day (for example, if the holiday is Tuesday, the Tuesday routes are picked up Wednesday, Wednesday picked up Thursday, etc. for the remainder of the week). If any of these six holidays fall on a weekend, there will be no change in the collection schedule.

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Please see Cobb County DOT for information about closures and restrictions.