Events

Events

Annual End of Summer Celebration

Usually the Sunday before Labor Day
Held at Centennial High School (a drug, alcohol and tobacco freeschool). Featuring: Music, Carnival Games (Proceeds support many Centennial Clubs) and Spectacular Fireworks at Dark. Food Provided by Shane’s Ribshack. Cotton Candy, Ice Cream and more. Sponsored by Aurora Cineplex and The Fringe, Hands on Family Chiropractic, Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Fulton County Schools.

Annual Big Creek Park Mountain Bike Family Festival

Held in October
Held on National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day; Activities will include bike games, group rides, skills clinics, bike demonstrations and a scavenger hunt with great prizes. Meet at Big Creek Parking lotoff of Old Alabama Road. Please see www.rambo-mtb.org for details.

Family Movie Series at Riverside ParkFree Movie Series Sponsored by Movies Under the Stars

Beginning every Memorial Day weekend
With our B98.5 Movie. Bring a picnic,chairs and blankets. Movies begin at Dark; Concession available;Watch for our Memorial Day Weekend B98.5 FM movie announcement
to Kick-Off the Summer Series in May. For details call 770-594-6134

Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade

Held In October
Parade usually begins at 10 am: This event honors and supports the youth of Roswell. Parade line up is at Roswell First Baptist Church and ends in Roswell Area Park. With a new theme every year the parade is always funand unique. Make sure little ones bring a bag to catch all the candy thrown from the floats all up and down the route.  Parade applications are made available in August at the Parks & Recreation Department at City Hall. Walk over to the Smith Plantation After for Farm Days at Smith Plantation with a petting zoo, demonstrations, activities, and food available for sale.

Annual Historic Roswell 5K Road Race

Held in October
For runners and walkers; begins at 9:45am, on Mimosa Blvd., prior to the Youth Day Parade in October.  Race course goes through Roswell’s beautiful historic district and ends in the Roswell Area Park. Volunteers needed!! For more information call 770-641-3760 or register online at www.active.com.

Family Fun on the Farm

Held in October
Cagle Dairy tour includes a hayride, herding demonstration, feeding baby calves, cows being milked, and more. The bus will leave the BillJohnson Community Activity Building promptly at 10:00 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch. All Ages

Great Pumpkin Carve

Held In October
Save your mess of carving a pumpkin at home and come to East Roswell! We supply the pumpkins, carving kits, patterns, and even refreshments! All Ages. Held at East Roswell Park.

Heck of a Hayride

Held In November
This old fashioned family outing will begin with a hayride around thepark and end with roasting marshmallows and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa around the campfire. EVERYONE must be registered to attend.All ages Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Roswell Area Park Lake behind the Visual ArtsCenter.

Family Campout

Held in November
Family camping experience at Hembree Park Campsites; bring your camping gear we’ll provide the s’mores, hotdogs, hot chocolate,breakfast treats and a nice warm campfire. Led by several experienced campers who help make this a great family event.Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call770-641-3760. All Ages.

Halloween Fun House

Held in October
Fun for ages 8 and under at our FREE Halloween Fun House atEast Roswell Recreation Center Children will enjoy face painting,carnival games, inflatables, hayrides, and more. Concessions will be available for purchase. East Roswell Recreation Center Interested in volunteering or sponsoring this event call 770-594-6134 orlmcconnell@roswellgov.com

Back to School Bash

Held in August
Held at Riverside ParkThis family event includes a cookout, access to the sprayground and a reserved seating area for the B98.5 Movie starting at dark.Gingerbread DecoratingHeld in DecemberWe provide the house and all the supplies so come decorate your own gourmet gingerbread house any way you wish. Registration is PER house. Ages 5 & up. Held at East Roswell Recreation Center.

The City of Roswell presents the ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS & EXTRAVAGANZA

Carnival games and activities begin at 5:30 p.m.Stage Performances By Local Bands, and Food for Sale

FIREWORKS AT DARK

Held At Roswell High School (a drug, alcohol and tobacco free zone) Call 770-641-3705 for more information.

Annual Candy Cane Hunt

Held in December
We begin the evening with a pizza dinner and then it’s off to hunt for all types of candy canes; be sure to bring your flashlight and something to gather your candy canes in! Parents AND children must register to attend. All Ages Held at East Roswell Recreation Center

Breakfast With Santa

Held in December
Continental breakfast; music, games, dancing; face painting; crafts;entertainment; and Santa Claus! Space is limited, so register early.All Ages; Held at Bill Johnson CAB

Roswell’s Annual Holiday Celebration and Lighting of the Square

Held in December
This family event includes carolers from local schools, lighting of TownSquare, a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and a special visit for everyone, Santa Claus! Pictures with Santa available at a nominal fee; holiday shuttle bus is available to the gift shop.

Santa’s Secret Gift Shop

Held in December
Opens immediately after lighting of the square! Take holiday shuttle to the Adult Recreation Center; children ages 12 and younger can shop,Activities: button making, balloons, coloring and more. Saturday, you can park at the Adult Recreation Center and ride the holiday bus for FREE! to the lighting of Town Square. Shuttle starts at 4:00pm. Pictures available with Santa on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Gifts at affordable prices and proceeds benefit the Roswell Ramblers Senior Club. Concessions available – Held at Adult Recreation Center.

Father/Daughter Valentine Dance

Held in February
Music, games, entertainment, refreshments, and dancing; All girls and an adult male escort are welcome. All Ages Held at Bill Johnson CAB1850s

HEIRLOOM HOLIDAYS… A “LIVING HISTORY”WEEKEND CELEBRATION IN HISTORIC ROSWELL

Held in December
Join us for a weekend of events including living history, a tour of historic homes, a period dinner, special holiday bizarre, a bonfire and much more! Stroll the street from house to house and encounter“living history” interpreters along your way…..portraying various well known figures from Roswell’s past. Enjoy a luxurious period dinner at the wonderful Great Oaks or dine at select restaurants along Canton Street Saturday evening and be rewarded if you do so in period dress! We’ll be offering a Period Dress Workshop months in advance to teach you how to make your own.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Held in March or April
Continental breakfast, music, entertainment, games, activities and a visit with the Easter Bunny. All Ages. Held at Bill Johnson CAB.

Flashlight Egg hunt

Held in March or April
Come out for an adventure as we hunt eggs in the dark with nothing but your flashlights! This is a family event, so EVERYONE must register to attend and all children MUST be accompanied by an adult. All Ages. Held at East Roswell Recreation Center.

Family Campout

Held in March
Grab your camping gear and join us for the Spring Family Campout where we provide the s’mores, hotdogs, hot chocolate, breakfast treats and a nice warm campfire. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All Ages. Held at Hembree Park

Memorial Day Ceremony

Held on Memorial Day
Held on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Unite with us in honoring the meaning of Memorial Day.Highlights include:Atlanta Wind Symphony Armed Forces Tribute Laying of the Wreath21-Gun Salute and much more.For details go to www.roswellmemorialday.com

Kid’s Dog Show

Held in May
Awards for Most Obedient, Best Trick in One Minute, Largest, Smallest, Best Costume…and Best in Show! Dogs must be at least one year old. Ages 5-15. Held at Bill Johnson CAB.

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES AT RIVERSIDE PARK

1st Saturday of the Month (May-October)7:00PM – 9:00PM
Free shuttle from additional parking at Azalea Park, 203 Azalea Drive, Don White Memorial Park – 925 Riverside RoadFood trucks will be onsite for your enjoyment.For full program details visit www.Roswellriversidesounds.Com. Or call 770.641.3705

SHOOT THE HOOCH

Chattahoochee Outfitters | Located at 203 Azalea Drive | 770-650-1008. Rent a raft, canoe, kayak, tube or paddle board and take a fun and relaxing trip down the Chattahoochee River. Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (last hourly rental is at 6 p.m.)from Memorial Day through Labor Day.Shuttle service available!! Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information visit www.shootthehooch.com.