Things to Do 2Residents know Kennesaw as a great place to live, learn, work and play. The city’s combination of small town charm, a great location in northern Cobb County, and plenty of parks, green spaces and cultural facilities, offers an outstanding quality of life. Neighboring Kennesaw State University, the third largest university in Georgia, offers not only outstanding educational programs but also excellent sports and entertainment options.

Visit Smith-Gilbert Gardens and take a leisurely stroll through verdant plants, flowers, and original sculptures. Or take in the downtown attractions around Depot Park and learn about Civil War history at the Smithsonian affiliated Southern Museum. Pack a picnic lunch and head to Swift-Cantrell Park, watch the skateboarders on the Street League certified plaza and in the bowl and flow course, and don’t forget to let Rover run in the dog park. And Kennesaw has a well earned reputation for putting on the best festivals in the area, including the annual Big Shanty Arts & Crafts Festival and the Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.

Enjoy a wide variety of shopping and dining opportunities in the city as well as in the nearby Barrett Parkway/Town Center Community Improvement District.

Interested in some really cool festivals, activities, and programs offering recreation and entertainment for the whole family? Find the events calendar on our homepage!

It’s all right here in Kennesaw. Enjoy!

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