Big Shanty Festival
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
One event on April 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Sponsor: The Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw. Title Sponsor: Superior Plumbing; Presenting Sponsors: Georgia Grown, LGE Community Credit Union and Window World.
What: The Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival presented by Georgia Grown features over 250 Arts & Crafts booths, 25 food booths, entertainment stages, Kids’ activities as well as live acoustic music in the Food Court throughout the weekend. Something for the entire
family! Returning this year is the Georgia Grown Member Village highlighting goods and products from all over the state of Georgia.
When: Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 12:00 -5:00 PM
Where: Downtown Kennesaw, Georgia — Heading north on 1-75 take Exit #273 Wade Green Road, turn left (heading west) follow approximately two miles and you will run right into the Festival.
FREE SHUTTLES: One 40-passenger bus will be running from Swift-Cantrell Park to the festival grounds during event hours – both Saturday & Sunday.
Parking: Available at Adams Park & Swift-Cantrell Park
Parade: A parade will kick off the festival at 9:30 AM on Saturday, April 22. Crowds line the streets of downtown Kennesaw to cheer on the more than 2,000 kids that participate. These kids represent every sports association and school in the area. Local businesses, the winners of various beauty pageants, and Allatoona, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, Harrison and North Cobb High School marching bands also add to the festivities.
Entertainment: Peter Hart of Atlanta Puppetry appeals to everyone in the audience with unique marionettes and puppet characters that sing, dance, juggle, play fiddle, break apart and come back together, squirt water, and are even launched by catapult across the stage! Patrons will enjoy interacting with Peter & his puppets through musical and comical performances.
Acoustic sounds for your listening pleasure: Scott Thompson of Peachtree Station will be performing all the songs you know and love. Come, sing a long, relax and enjoy great music with the family.
Local performance/dance groups & acoustic music throughout the day.
Information: 770-423-1330 or www.kennesawbusiness.org
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