The Weekender: Urban Hoedown and Worldwide Day of Play

Here are some events for the whole family in and around Cobb County.


Urban Hoedown 

What: This two-day festival, “Gown and Dirty,” to be held Friday, September 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will offer an array of entertainment that’s fun for all age groups, from live music, hay rides and obstacles, arts and crafts vendors and a football tailgating station to the only corn maze inside the Atlanta city limits. Local food trucks, barbecue vendors and local breweries will be coming out to supply food and beverages all day and night. The “Urban Hoedown” kicks off a night program which will include live music, a “Hairy Man” contest where men will be awarded for best facial hair, a bonfire and lots of star gazing.

Where: 6271 Riverview Rd SE, Mableton, GA | Get Directions » 

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free 


City of Kennesaw’s Worldwide Day of Play 

What: Kennesaw officials are encouraging area families to get off the couch and over to Swift-Cantrell Park to participate in the city's first-ever "Worldwide Day of Play" event. Activities include an obstacle course, playground games, a rock climbing wall, relay challenges, sports, a bounce house, volleyball and more. Refreshments will be provided (while supplies last).

Where: Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA |Get Directions » 

When: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free

Business Expo 

What: An expo showcasing businesses in the Gary Hill Business Network.

Where: 200 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna, GA | Get Directions » 

When: 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Atlanta Yoga Mala for Peace 

Communities all over the globe will be coming together for the Global Yoga Mala Peace event. Featuring:

-Instructor led yoga practice (108 Sun Salutations)
-Live Kirtan devotional chant music by Bhakti Messenger
-Healthy Lifestyle Festival
-Nourishing Food and Fellowship

Where: Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA |Get Directions » 

When: 1 p.m.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Buy tickets. 

Mableton Rocks 

What: Beatles Tribute Artist, JB Walker, Stevie Nicks Tribute Bands - and YOLK, Reid Bros Band, Bubba Dew, White WInged Dove, The Buggs, Band Benefield

Where: 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA | Get Directions » 

When: 3 p.m.

Cost: $20 donation

Looking for more local events? Check out Marietta Patch's events page.

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