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Labor Day Weekend in Cobb

August 31, 2012

Labor Day is historically a day to celebrate the handworkers throughout America. It is a weekend known for kicking off football season and the close of summer. Whether you are looking forward to your first weekend on the gridiron or just excited about a day to relax and enjoy the last few official days of summer, Cobb has plenty to offer this holiday weekend.  Here are a few ideas: 

Saturday, September 1 – Marietta Art in the Park “Chalk-it-Up!” 2012 – Marietta Cobb  Museum
of Art – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 Artists of all ages will “Chalk-it-Up!” during the 26th Annual Art in the Park Festival. Participants will create dynamic chalk art work on sidewalk squares along Anderson Street, which is adjacent to The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art and one block off the Marietta Square. For rules and specifications, visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. Registration is required.

Saturday, September 1 – Celebrate Freedom Atlanta – Jim R. Miller Park – 5K/10K starts at 7:30 a.m., Concerts start at 8 a.m., Fireworks at 11 p.m. Join 104.7 the Fish at the largest free one-day concert in Atlanta. Artists include Switchfoot, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Kutless, Jars of Clay and others. Other activities include WinShape Foundation exhibit, Celebrate Wellness expo with Progressive Medical and Humana, Ultimate Air Dogs performance and LEGOLAND Master Builder Competition. Don’t forget sunscreen! Visit www.celebratefreedomatlanta.com for more information. 

Saturday, September 1 – Art in the Park – Glover Park in Marietta Square – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to experience the 26th Annual Art in the Park Festival Labor Day Weekend. This fine art extravaganza is proud to be a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society since 2007. The festival will feature 150 artists, whose works include paintings, photography, pottery, graphics, sculptures and jewelry. Visit www.artparkmarietta.com for more information.

Saturday, September 1 – Warrior Way 5K – Acworth Beach Cauble Park – 7:30 a.m. Come out and support the North Cobb High School Cross Country Team by running the Warrior Way 5K. Visit www.northcobbcrosscountry.com to register.

Saturday, September 1 – Love the Lake Festival and Parade – Cauble Park – Olympic themed Parade at 9:30 a.m., Festival at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Labor Day weekend festival near downtown Acworth feature over 150 arts and crafts vendors, 30 food vendors and live entertainment. Visit www.acworth.com/love-the-lake-festival for more information.

Saturday, September 1 – Back to the Future – Earl Smith Strand Theatre – 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Catch a free movie classic at the Strand. First come first seated, so be sure to get there early. Lobby will open at 7 p.m. Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for more information.

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