The Outdoor Movie Series is three free movies hosted by Kennesaw Parks & Recreation in May, June, and July at Swift-Cantrell Park. This year, we are showing DreamWorks Animation Studios: Shrek (PG) on May 17, Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (PG) on June 21 and Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13) on July 19. Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen on a large field at the park after sundown. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, and chairs for their own comfort. There will be activities for the kids and vendors on site beginning at 6:00 PM

Thank you, Sponsors!


Schedule & Information

Event Begins – 6:00 PM
• Visit with sponsors for a chance to win prizes
• Food Vendors
• Music
• Lawn Games
• Inflatables
• Activities in front of the big screen: hula-hoop contests, tug of war, sack races and more.
Movie Begins – Sundown (Typically Between 8:00 – 9:00 PM)

Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, etc. for their own comfort. No high-backed chairs, umbrellas, tents, pop-up canopies, etc. that could block the view of the movie for others.


May 17, 2024
DreamWorks Animation: Shrek (PG)
Runtime: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
June 21, 2024
Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (PG)
Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes

July 19, 2024
Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13)
Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes

VIP Tent

VIP Tents are available for rental at each movie. Four VIP tents will be available. The VIP Tent rental includes a 10’x10’ tent installed by Parks & Recreation staff, a 6’ table and 6 chairs. Tents will be placed towards the back of the viewing area, as to not block the view of other attendees. Tent rentals are $50. VIP tent renters can check in early beginning at 5:00 PM. and the tents will remain up until the end of the movie.

Tents can be reserved on our registration website, CivicRec. Please select “Special Events” and then “Outdoor Movie Series” to see a full list of opportunities.

Location & Parking

The City of Kennesaw's Outdoor Movie Series will take place in Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 HWY, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Parking will be available on-site.

Food, Beverage & Merchandise vendors


In addition to providing activities for event goers, our goal is to offer a variety of food items, unique merchandise and unusual gifts for sale. Vendor options are outlined below. For questions about vending please email our Event Coordinator, Kayla Trubey at

ARTS & CRAFTS, FARMERS MARKET AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE VENDORS - One 10' x 10' booth space for the sale of general merchandise can be reserved for $50. Examples include candles, t-shirts, cookware and antiques.

NON-PROFIT VENDORS - One 10' x 10' booth space can be reserved by non-profit organizations for $50. Examples include the sale of raffle tickets or other fundraising activities.

FOOD-BEVERAGE VENDORS - One 10' x 10' booth space for the sale of food and beverage items can be reserved for $50 for a single item or $100 for multiple items.

On the day of the event, vendors are required to be set up by 5:30 PM (thirty minutes prior to the event start time). Activities will conclude at sundown when the movie begins. Vendors will be required to remain open for the duration of the activities and have the choice to leave or stay for the movie.

More than one booth space can be reserved for vendors requiring additional space. Event staff will make final decisions on vendors. Booth locations will be allocated at the discretion of event staff.

We invite you to submit a vendor application on our registration website, CivicRec. Please select “Special Events” to see a full list of vendor opportunities.


The City of Kennesaw's 2024 Outdoor Movie Series would not be possible without the support of local businesses and organizations.

For more information on Sponsorship, please email our Partnerships & Events Specialist, Mara Clauson.

Download the Sponsorship Application


Kennesaw Parks & Recreation seeks willing hearts and helping hands to assist with the set-up, execution, and breakdown of event activities.Volunteer registration for each Outdoor Movie will open one month prior to each event.

We invite you to explore our list of volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a volunteer shift on our registration website, CivicRec. Please select “Volunteer Opportunities” to see a full list of volunteer opportunities.

For questions, please email our Partnerships & Events Specialist, Mara Clauson.


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Contact us

Questions about sponsorship & volunteers:
Mara Clauson
(770) 422-9714 x3197

Questions about event:
Kayla Trubey
(770) 422-9714 x3223

Mailing/Street Address
City of Kennesaw
Parks & Recreation Department
2753 Watts Drive
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Tel: (770) 422-9714
Fax: (678) 460-3373