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The City of Kennesaw's Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks is one of the biggest and best in North Georgia! Salute to America will feature two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors and plenty of family-friendly activities.
See you there!

Thank you, sponsors!


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Music & Fireworks

6:00 PM: the Troubadour Project 

Immerse yourself in the rock anthems, iconic guitar riffs and timeless lyrics that defined a generation. This legendary band effortlessly captures the essence of the '70s rock genre, delivering a sonic journey that transcends the decades. Seamlessly blending the iconic sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Peter Frampton, Supertramp and The Eagles. Each performance is a tapestry of rock history.

The Troubadour Project is not just a tribute band; it's a celebration of the era that shaped the landscape of rock music, leaving audiences with a sense of nostalgia and a renewed appreciation for the timeless sounds of the 70s rock era.

 

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8:00 PM: Atlanta Rhythm section

For more than 50 years, members of The Atlanta Rhythm Section have entertained audiences all over the world with their hits. The members of Atlanta Rhythm Section originally came together as a session band at Studio One, an Atlanta area studio recording artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Kooper, Dickey Betts and .38 Special. The band put out 15 albums and were paired with contemporaries Lynyrd Skynyrd as the successors to the Allman Brothers - carrying the mantle of "Southern Rock" in the late 70s. But performing songs that were more musically diverse and having hits that had a softer, pop flavor, they had a sound all their own. Influenced by music coming out of England and sharing the musical stylings of groups likes The Eagles and
Fleetwood Mac, the members of ARS were accomplished musicians who constantly tried to evolve - think Steely Dan or Little Feat. With multiple gold and platinum albums to their credit, the band had 2 top 10 singles, "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover", as well as Top 40 hits including "Doraville", "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight", "Do It Or Die" and "Spooky".

Fireworks begin at 9:30 PM
The evening will conclude with a brilliant fireworks finale, visible from Depot Park and along Main Street from Summers Street to Dallas Street.
In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be re-scheduled.
 
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Location & Parking

The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America event will take place in Historic Downtown Kennesaw.

STREET CLOSINGS

  • The following road closures support the Salute to America, July 3 event:
    • The following roads will be closed from 1:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight on Wednesday, July 3:
      • Main St. closed from Lewis St. to Summers St.
      • Cherokee St. from Big Shanty Dr. to Main St.
      • J.O. Stephenson Ave. from Main St. to Dallas St.
      • Watts Dr. from Main St. to Dallas St.
      • The parking lots at Tunnel Plaza and BurgerFi will be closed 1:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight on Wednesday, July 3
      • Shirley Drive will be closed from Cherokee Street to Carruth Street from 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM for fireworks
      • Depot Park parking lot will be closed Wednesday, July 3
    • City Hall parking lot will close at 5:00 PM Wednesday, July 3

Parking

Public parking will NOT be available at Depot Park for this event. FREE public parking will be available at the following locations:

  • Adams Park & the Ben Robertson Community Center, Adams Park, 2600 Park Drive
  • Along Lewis Street, between North Main Street & Dallas Street

Handicap ONLY parking is available in the lot at the intersection of North Main Street & Moon Station Road. Limited handicap parking will be available at Depot Park.

The City of Kennesaw mobile app features a parking map for the downtown area. Using the map, app users can see what specific parking lots are open and follow directions to all downtown public parking lots using the phones’ map system. The City of Kennesaw mobile app is available on both the Apple App Store & Google Play!



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Sponsors

The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America event would not be possible without the support of local businesses and organizations.

For more information on Sponsorship, please contact Mara Clauson

mclauson@kennesaw-ga.gov | 770-422-9714

Download the Sponsorship Application

craft, merchandise, food & beverage vendors

Salute to America organizers are committed to producing a quality event for attendees with a unique assortment of exhibitors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the 2024 event, please read the following before completing the Vendor Application.

About the application:

  • Application Process: Before you apply, you will be required to create your own account with your basic information, if you have not already created one. You will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of applying.
  • SPACE DETAILS: All spaces are outdoor and approximately 10’ deep and 10’ wide for most vendors. Most spaces are on asphalt, a few are on grass. You must furnish your own tent, table and chairs.
  • FEES AND PAYMENT: Booth fees are dependent upon the size of your setup and are listed within the application. Fees will be charged to your account after you are accepted and will be due no later than Friday, June 14. Fees are non-refundable after Friday, June 14.
  • Do not complete a vendor application if you are promoting or selling a service, or if you wish to demonstrate a product and/or do not have merchandise for sale on-site during the event. If you meet these criteria, booth space is available through sponsorship packages starting at $1,000. Please refer to the Sponsorship Application for details.
  • Have more questions? Please read the vendor application for additional requirements.

About the event:

  • Submission of a Vendor Application does not guarantee participation. Vendors will receive confirmation of acceptance via e-mail.
  • Event organizers reserve the right to refuse any application for any reason and reserve the right to limit the number of vendors selling similar items or services.
  • The event is a rain or shine. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather, due to the forecast of inclement weather, or due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • Booths must be operated for the duration of the event, 6:00 – 10:00 PM.
  • Vendors will be pre-assigned booth locations, site access and set-up times.
  • Vendors will not be able to tear down prior to festival closing times. Exit times and instructions will be assigned.
  • Vendors may only sell what event organizers have approved in advance.
  • All merchandise and signage must be contained within, or attached to, your booth space.
  • Vendors are responsible for the cleanup of their booth space and removal of trash during and after the event.
  • Vendors will be expected to comply with all rules and procedures provided by event organizers.
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Volunteers



Kennesaw Parks & Recreation seeks willing hearts and helping hands to assist with the set-up, execution and breakdown of event activities.

We invite you to explore our list of volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a volunteer shift on our registration website, CivicRec. Volunteer registration for Salute to America will open one month prior to the event. Please select “Special Events,” and then “Volunteer Opportunities” to see a full list of volunteer opportunities for Salute to America.

For questions, please email our Partnership & Events Specialist.

Visit CivicRec

Contact us

Questions about sponsors & volunteers:

Mara Clauson
(770) 422-9714 x3197
mclauson@kennesaw-ga.gov

Questions about vendors, entertainment, and all other festival information:
Mary Louise Bain
(770) 422-9714 x3223
mbain@kennesaw-ga.gov

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

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