❤︎ Weekend Events April 12th - 14th ❤︎ 

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From festivals and art shows to concerts and farmers markets, there is always something to do in YOUR community!

Here are the top 5 things happening in North West Atlanta this weekend.

1) Big Shanty Festival

April 13th & 14th - Kennesaw

Downtown Kennesaw is host to the annual Big Shanty Festival on April 13 and 14, 2019.  The festival combines the best of the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with today’s fun filled activities. Over 70,000 attendees will enjoy the more than 250 booths with arts & crafts, food vendors, merchants, and live entertainment.

This year’s event offers great entertainment on different stages and a variety of foods to please everyone’s palate. The Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival kicks off with a parade on Saturday at 9:30 am. The parade features floats, high school bands, marchers, and over 1,000 youngsters representing every sport association in the area. The Parade will start at Adams Park and continue down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw.

2) Cobb PARKS Spring EGGstravaganza

April 13th - Marietta

Cobb County’s largest egg hunt will be held from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Al Bishop Softball Complex in Marietta. This family-friendly event is free. Activities will include egg hunts, art activities, live entertainment, inflatables, games, food concessions and vendors.

There will be four egg hunts by age groups, then the last hunt for anyone who missed their time.

3) Easter EGGlow

April 12th - Marietta

Bring your flashlights and baskets to this year’s glow in the dark egg hunt!  Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities invites all families to this FREE city event. The fields at Franklin Gateway Soccer Complex will be loaded with thousands of eggs for children to scramble and find just after the sun goes down. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!

4) 83rd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 12th - 13th - Atlanta

This April, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will celebrate its 83rd year of providing Atlantans and visitors with three days of fine art, live entertainment and outdoor enjoyment.

Hosted by the festival’s nonprofit organization, it is the third oldest fine arts festival in the country and the longest-running festival in Atlanta.

Attendees can peruse the Artist Market, catch music from up-and-coming bands, see international entertainment and partake in festival fare and midway rides. It's no wonder this event is the city's official kickoff to spring!

5) Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

April 13th - Atlanta

The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is BACK for 2019 and it's going to be our cheesiest fest yet!

Join us to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure. 🍞🧀🍻

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