Lights at the Landing
This holiday season, Acworth is excited to host a new holiday tradition for the city. Lights at the Landing is a walk-through holiday light spectacular that will take place at Dallas Landing Park for six festive weeks. The light show will run from Friday, November 26 – Sunday, January 2. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event.
The layout and placement of the lighting will be on the lake-side of the park, opposite where houses back up to the parking lot. Parking will be inside the park.
The event will take place each evening from November 26 – January 2 during the following hours:
Sunday-Thursday, 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Letters From Santa
Stop by the Acworth Community Center between November 29 - December 16 to drop off your letter to Santa in our big red mailbox. We'll deliver all of the letters to the North Pole on behalf of the City of Acworth, and he'll write your family back!
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The City of Acworth invites everyone to join us for our 10th Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 1, the fourth night of Chanukah, at 6:00 p.m. at Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee Street, Acworth 30101. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood.
The eight day Jewish holiday commemorates the Jewish Maccabees' military victory over Syrian-Greek oppression more than 2,000 years ago. During Chanukah, Jews across the world celebrate the miracle of light that burnt for eight days out of a single-days-worth of oil found in the Temple. One Chanukah candle is lit the first night, November 28, and an additional candle is lit each successive night. The holiday is a celebration of religious freedom and hope.
For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Jeff Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Acworth, along with their partner NorthStar Church is excited to host this year's Santa’s Arrival! Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Acworth on Center Street on Friday, December 3, 2021. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances and activities until 8:30 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season. Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on the Plaza behind Henry's. Enjoy pictures with Mr. Claus, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Pictures with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 p.m. There will not be a photographer onsite, so please plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment.
Christmas in Acworth
Santa will return to the Depot in Historic Downtown Acworth for photos on Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Photos are free, but be sure to bring your own camera as there will not be a photographer on site. Free horse and carriage rides will be available on Saturday, December 11 at City Hall on Center Street.
Breakfast with the Grinch
You can register for this event HERE.
Santa's Gonna Ringa-Ding-Ding
Fancy a phone call from the big guy in red? We’re collecting requests to send to Santa himself so your little ones can speak to the North Pole directly! Registration for this event can be found under the "Register Now" section of our home page. Spots are limited. Santa will be calling Acworth on the evenings of December 14 & 15.
Acworth Christmas Golf Cart Parade
Join Acworth on Saturday, December 18 for its first ever Christmas Golf Cart Parade! The parade begins at Cauble Park at 2:00 p.m. Participation is free, but registration is required to join the parade line-up. It's time to bust out the garland, lights, and tinsel to make your golf cart as festive as it can get. The parade has fantastic downtown route zooming through neighborhoods to spread holiday cheer! Tell your friends and neighbors to line the streets. This one is going to be a good one!
To register your golf cart for the event, click here.
For a map of the parade route, click here.
Martin Luther King Day of Service
The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host the 9th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and 11th Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 17, 2022.
For additional information, please contact Jordon Gonzalez at email@example.com
Special Olympics Polar Plunge
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge, hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Georgia, will take place at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park on February 19, 2022.
The purpose behind the Polar Plunge is to support and spread awareness for the 27,115 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. Many states across the nation participate in this annual event through the efforts of their Law Enforcement Torch Run program. The Polar Plunge is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run event.
Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate! Participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including best costume, highest individual fundraiser, highest team fundraiser, and many more.
Visit www.specialolympicsga.org for more information on Special Olympics Georgia.
Daddy Daughter Dance
The City of Acworth will host a Daddy Daughter Dance at Tanyard Creek Overlook on a Saturday in February 2022!
For further information, please contact Jordon Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acworth Egg Hunt
The City of Acworth and Freedom Church would like to invite your family to experience an egg hunt like you’ve never seen before! The event will take place on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Acworth Sports Complex, located at 4000 South Main St. The egg hunt will be held on the baseball fields and we ask all participants to please park on the baseball side of the complex. We will have concessions and activities before the hunt so make sure you arrive early.
Each year the hunt consists of 50,000 eggs! You won’t want to miss out on the fun or the Easter Bunny’s amazing arrival.
For more information contact Jessy Patterson at email@example.com
Acworth Art Fest
The historic district on Main Street in downtown Acworth provides a delightful backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays decorate our charming streets with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art, and much more!
At the Acworth Art Fest, the always energetic Kidz Zone is filled with fun activities that make smiles bloom. This vibrant playland is an exhilarating place to be for young people and their happy parents. Of course, there is wonderful food from Acworth’s own eateries, and shoppers will also find delectable treats in the food court to satisfy their taste buds.
The City’s art scene is growing, downtown shops and galleries are hopping, and the Acworth Art Fest is the sweet cherry on top of our delicious and enchanting community!
The Acworth Art Fest will return in April of 2022.
For more information please click here.
Live at Logan Farm Park
Join us for some live music at Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street) Saturday, April 23, 2022! The Acworth Arts Alliance will be partnering with the City of Acworth to bring you Live at Logan Farm Park featuring a free concert.
Live at Logan Farm Park is the annual Acworth Arts Alliance and the Acworth Art House fundraiser. Event proceeds support the Acworth Arts Alliance, specifically to fund a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in art as well as to fund arts initiatives in underfunded programs and among the underserved in our community.
For more information on this event or to purchase a table, please visit www.acworthartsalliance.org.
Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival
The North Cobb Rotary Club, City of Acworth, and the Georgia Barbecue Association partner each year to bring you the Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival presented by Superior Plumbing. This event will be held at Logan Farm Park on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All proceeds from this event are distributed amongst several local charities, so everyone come out and help make a difference in your community!
This two-day event features a Friday night concert under the stars and a BBQ competition on Saturday! Teams from all over the Southeast compete in professional and amateur divisions to see who will take home the title. For a small fee, you can taste your way through some of the best BBQ in the Southeast!
Parking will not be available at the park so please park downtown.
For more information on this event, please visit www.smokeonthelake.org.
Acworth Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Atlanta and Loving Arms are teaming up to bring you the Acworth Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, May 14, 2022! Dragon Boating is an up-and-coming sport, soon to be an Olympic sport. Many communities hold dragon boat races as a different means to benefit charitable organizations within the community.
These festivals are fun-filled days for all ages featuring corporate and community teams racing in 46-foot long ornamental dragon boats. Race day combines various cultural activities with food and fun for spectators and participants. People love the thrill, the teamwork, the adrenaline, and positive interaction in the boat. People who never thought of themselves as athletes can thrive in a dragon boat and discover a challenging alternative to other sports, which is why this is currently the fastest-growing water sport!
To learn more about this sport or to get involved, please visit www.acworthdragonboatfest.com
Memorial Day Ceremony
A ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country will be held on a Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Cauble Park at Patriots Point. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event.
For more information on the event contact Jeff Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-917-1234.
July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Let freedom ring! The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association are proud to present one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Metro Atlanta.
Each year on July 4th, live music and fireworks take place at Cauble Park. Live music will start at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on weather).
If you do not have a parking pass or if the parking is full, you will need to park downtown and walk down to the park. Shuttles will not be running for this event. Handicap parking will be available at McCall Primary School and there will be a shuttle provided for handicap attendees. Handicap shuttles begin at noon.
Pizza, Pints & Pigskins
Pizza, Pints, and Pigskins will take place September 10, 2022. We look forward to seeing everyone next year at Logan Farm Park.
For more information on the event call 770-917-1234.
Mother-Son Camp Out
The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to host the Mother-Son Camp Out at Proctor Landing Park. This event is open to mothers and their sons, 13 and under. Participants will camp alongside the beautiful Lake Allatoona while learning about camping etiquette, campfire building, knot tying and a variety of other outdoor activities! There will be outdoor education for the next generation!
The campout will take place in September, 2022.
You can register for the event here.
For further information, please contact Jordon Gonzalez at here.
Cars on the Lake
The 2022 Save Acworth History Cars on the Lake Classic Car and Bike Show will be held at Dallas Landing Park in September, 2022. Admission is Free.
If you would like to enter a classic car or bike in the show for a $25 fee, please contact Mack Turner at 770-546-7511. Proceeds benefit the Save Acworth History Foundation. More information can be found at www.saveacworthhistory.org.
Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month continues Acworth’s Concert on the Green series with a festival highlighting Hispanic Cultures within our community. This event will feature a variety of Hispanic food vendors, music, and dance groups in a fun, family friendly atmosphere! Mariachi Mexico Atlanta will perform prior to Rafael Patino and his group El Guero y su Sierra Santa. Bring the family out, and enjoy the evening celebrating together!
For more information on the event call 770-917-1234.
Concierto en el Green: La celebración del Mes de la Cultura Hispana continúa con la serie Concierto sobre en el Green de Acworth con un festival que destaca las culturas hispanas dentro de nuestra comunidad. ¡Este evento contará con una variedad de vendedores de comida hispana, grupos de música y baile en un ambiente divertido y familiar! Mariachi México Atlanta se presentara y después Rafael Patiño y su grupo, seguido por El Guero y su Sierra Santa. ¡Traiga a la familia y disfruten celebrando juntos!
Para obtener más información sobre el evento, llame al 770-917-1234.
Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up
Volunteers come out each year to help remove litter and debris from the shores of the lake. The next clean up will take place on October 2, 2021. The event is sponsored by the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, the Acworth Lake Authority, and the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority. This is a great project for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community groups and anyone who wants to help keep Lake Acworth clean.
This event is part of the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up.
For more information contact Nick Fryman at email@example.com or call 770-917-1234.
Taste of Acworth
The Taste of Acworth will take place again in October, 2022. Thanks to all who came out and made this such a great event for 2021!
The City of Acworth partners with the Acworth Business Association and JRM Management to host this event on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. This event benefits numerous local schools and charities in our community. Approximately 18,000 visitors taste their way through this collection of delicacies every year and it is expected to evolve tremendously! There are over 120 booths from local restaurants and businesses, plus two live entertainment stages!
For information about sponsoring the event, renting an arts and crafts booth or being a food vendor contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330.
Come out to Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street) for a spooky good time! The 2022 Acworth Halloween JamBOOree will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the large field in front of the playground. There will be games, rides, food, music, and lots of fun! Get the whole family dressed up, as there will also be a costume contest for the kids!
For more information call 770-917-1234.
Classic Car Cruises
Classic Car Cruises are held three times a year during the Spring, Fall, and Summer months.
Main Street in downtown Acworth is lined with classic cars from days gone by. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. No entry fee is required, but a $5 donation to a local charity is requested to enter the cruise.
There is no charge for the general public to attend the event.
For more information contact Jeff Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-917-1234.
Veterans Day Ceremony
The City of Acworth is proud to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country, as well as those who are now serving. Acworth is honored to have these brave men and women living in our community and what better way to honor them than to host a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11.
If you have not seen the Veterans Memorial at Patriot's Point at Cauble Park, make sure you take an opportunity to stop by. The service flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard surround the American Flag. The concrete dome structure is surrounded by a paver walkway with engraved pavers. In addition to serving as Post Commander, he also holds many other elected positions and appointments within the VFW to include the VFW Department of Georgia District 1 Surgeon, District 1 Programs Chairperson, and District 1 Student Veterans Coordinator.
Order forms can be picked up at the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department Office, Acworth City Hall, or downloaded by clicking here. Please contact Edwin Lacher at email@example.com or call 770-917-1234 for any additional information.
Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Fest
The City of Acworth partners with Atlanta Beer Festivals each year to bring you this annual event! The next Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Festival will take place at Logan Farm Park in November, 2022. Participants will come out and enjoy over 100 craft beers, live music, great food, wine, and TONS of fun! This event is for people 21 and older, no kids or pets will be allowed. Registration is required for this event and limited tickets are available. Registration will include event entry, a souvenir cup, all beer samples, and entertainment.
For all additional details and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.acworthbeerwinefest.com
Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk