Alive After 5 Returns July 17th

July 17, 2014
5:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alive After Five RoswellAlive After 5 for July will be held on Thursday, July 17th from 5-9pm. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons, and more. Enjoy with family, a date, your dog or your friends.

Enjoy every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5-9pm thru October. They’ve been extremely popular this year with visitors enjoying shops, galleries, music, restaurants and vendors throughout the Historic District.

Enjoy live music, vendors, face painters, games and fun!

Enjoy the free trolleys from City Hall so that you can park more easily. The last trolley FINISHES its route at 10pm so please plan accordingly.

Have a great evening in Historic Roswell!

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15th Annual Roswell July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4, 2014
7:30 pmto10:30 pm

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display.

Due to some much-needed renovations happening at Roswell High School, this year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Sweet Apple Elementary School, 12025 Etris Rd. in Roswell.

Fireworks will start at dark (around 9:30 p.m.) and can be viewed around Sweet Apple Elementary School, between Sweet Apple Park and Publix Shopping Center, and at North River Baptist Church.

Food trucks will be present, but there will not be any bands, games or inflatables this year due to limited space.

Parking will be available at the following locations:

o Sweet Apple Park
o World Harvest Church
o North River Baptist Church
o Publix Shopping Center
o Northside Chapel Funeral Home
o CHASE Bank
o Portions of Sweet Apple Elementary School

For more information, call 770-641-3705.

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4th Annual Roswell Lavender Festival

June 14, 2014
10:00 amto5:00 pm

Barrington Hall

Barrington Hall will be the setting for the Fourth Annual Roswell Lavender Festival on June 14th from 10:00AM -5:00PM. The 2014Roswell Lavender Festival is sure to be bigger and better than ever. Each year the event has grown exponentially. They continue to incorporate new ideas and vendors on the grounds of Barrington Hall at this lavender infused day-long event!

Inspired by Evelyn Simpson, descendant of Barrington King, co-founder of the town, the Roswell Lavender Festival honors and commemorates the beauty and variety of uses of this ancient herb in a lively family-friendly festival setting.

Barrington Hall’s lavish gardens and grounds will feature a variety of demonstration booths, vendors, hands-on crafts, and performances all paying homage to the festival’s namesake.

New this year:

  • Textile Demonstration – Details to follow
  • Beer and Wine Garden – Have you ever tasted lavender beer?

Returning favorites:

  • Demonstrations in the Carriage House
  • Children’s Activities
  • The Zen Zone – yoga, Pilates, aromatherapy and more
  • Music with Ragamuffin Musicians
  • Lavender Food Samples
  • Food Vendors Extraordinaire
  • Art, Crafts, Antiques, Specialty Foods and more

The event takes place rain or shine.

Call 770-640-3855 for further information. Admission is free.

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2014 Roswell Summer Puppet Series

2014 Roswell Summer Puppet SeriesThe fantastic Roswell Summer Puppet Series is back again to delight children and adults.

All shows* perform the following schedule:

  • Monday: 10am
    Tuesday: 10am
    Wednesday: 10am & 1pm
    Thursday: 10am
    Friday: 10am & 1pm
    Saturday: 10am

*There is no performance on July 4th and July 5th.

The Roswell Summer Puppet Series  will be performed at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center Theatre, located at 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075.

Cost is $5 for ages 2 and up.

Click here to purchase your tickets to the final show of the Roswell Summer Puppet Series.

The Roswell Summer Puppet Series schedule is:

June 2 – 7
Frisch Marionettes present
Jungle Book: The Story of Mowgli’s Fire
Purchase tickets online

June 9 – 14
Frisch Marionettes present Puppets Kapow!
Purchase tickets online

June 16 – 21
Tanglewood Marionettes present Cinderella
Purchase tickets online

June 23 – 28
All Hands Productions present The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man
Purchase tickets online

June 30 – July 3
Lee Bryan “That Puppet Guy” presents Aesop’s Fantastic Fables
Purchase tickets online

July 7 – July 12
Grey Seal Puppets present Tangle of Tales
Purchase tickets online

July 14 – 19
Tucker’s Tales presents Peter Rabbit Tales
Purchase tickets online

 

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12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival

June 14, 2014
9:00 amto3:00 pm

2014 back to the chattahoochee river race and festival

Don’t miss out on the 12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Roswell. They’re expecting more than 350 paddlers for this annual race, an 8-mile course that launches at 9 a.m. from Garrard Landing off Holcomb Bridge Road and finishes at Riverside Park.

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, June 14th, for the 12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service and the city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee and foster a sense of community around the river that serves nearly 4 million Georgians and 70 percent of metro Atlantans.

The RACE begins at 9 a.m. at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and includes competitive and recreational categories for Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards. This 8-mile course includes exciting Class I-II rapids and concludes at Riverside Park, the site of the FREE family-friendly festival, music and awards presentation.

The FESTIVAL, held at Roswell’s Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is FREE and family friendly. The community will enjoy live music and an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers’ market vendors. Children will be treated to Frisbee dog demonstrations, face painting, balloon artists and more.

The power-packed music lineup: Headliner Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like a Tom Robbins paragraph. The band’s sonic schizophrenia absorbs American influences like Jon Prine and Paul Simon, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms into honest songs about life, love, loss, and long johns.  Half City is a young band that met while attending the Music Matters Rock U program. The band is comprised of 15-16 year old musicians that have been performing at local venues and festivals since they were 10 years old. Tommy Talton’s third release from Hittin’ the Note Records in October 2012, titled Let’s Get Outta Here, he has written the most compelling music of his career.

Awards will be presented in all categories at the conclusion of the race, including awards for Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration. The race also includes a Team Challenge as a way to build pride, morale and camaraderie among groups such as companies, schools, and clubs. As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the course by the SweetWater Beer Barge. Paddlers can enjoy sodas, water, or a SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and over) before going ashore.

Advance online registrations closes at noon on June 11th. Advanced registration cost is $40 for solo boats, $60 for tandem boats. They are nearing capacity for the race and the 2013 race sold out.

Onsite registration, if capactity not met (June 14): $50 for solo, $70 for tandem boats. All registered paddlers will receive a gift bag, a race T-shirt, a boxed lunch, and a one-year membership in CRK.

Click here to register for the 12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

 

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15th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

June 7, 2014
10:00 amto3:00 pm
June 8, 2014
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

 

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! The Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 12pm – 5pm.

The cost is $12 General Public/$8 CNC Members and is a very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center!

BEAUTIFUL LIVE BUTTERFLIES

Live Butterfly Releases—Thrill to the release of live butterflies on Saturday and Sunday

Butterfly Encounter – Explore the live butterfly exhibit in a 20×20 walk-through exhibit where you will have contact with more than 200 free-flying butterflies!

CREATIVE BUTTERFLIES

Butterfly Crafts and Face Painting – Crafts for everyone! Kids can get their faces painted with beautiful butterflies and creepy caterpillars!

Butterfly Sidewalk Art – Butterflies provide the perfect inspiration for our on-going art project. Create a “butterfly path” from the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion all the way to the “fairy village!”

Butterfly and Caterpillar Costume Parade – Come with your very best butterfly wings or your best caterpillar colors on and join us for our butterfly parade at the end of festival each day with grand marshal Ms. Chrysalis!

BUTTERFLY NATURALISTS!

Butterfly Plant Sale – Find the perfect host plants and nectar plants to take home to your garden to attract butterflies to your backyard! CNC Horticulture volunteers will be on-hand at the plant sale and in the butterfly garden to answer your questions about how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard!

Calling All Butterfly Detectives – Get outside in your backyard and see what you can find! Download the Butterfly Observation Form here and bring to the Nature Exchange at CNC during the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival to receive a surprise from the Nature Exchange!

MORE FESTIVAL FUN!

Enjoy the show when butterflies land on flowers after the releases. All ages will enjoy this fun event featuring: live music; photography and entomology exhibits; arts and crafts; face painting, butterfly parades and more.

Kids can wear their butterfly costumes and join the daily butterfly parades. Pollinator and host plants will be on sale for garden enthusiasts. Food trucks will sell snacks on site.

The popularity of the expanded “Butterfly Encounter” tented exhibit will provide visitors a close up experience to hand-feed hundreds of free flying butterflies.  This is the perfect place to get expert advice about the best pollinator and host plants to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to your own garden.  Witness nature’s marvelous pollinators and enjoy the show as butterflies land on people and flowers at each release.

Live music; photography and entomology displays; arts and crafts; plus face painting provide festival fun.  

Bring your camera to capture these fantastic, fluttering creatures up close.  Improve your photography skills while trying to capture these illusive insects with advice from Nature Photographers on hand.  Play while beautiful butterflies enchant you!  

They’ll have food trucks with delicious options for your picnic, selling snacks and lunch items.  Kids are invited to dress in butterfly costumes and walk in the butterfly parades each day. 

 

LAST MINUTE DETAILS

Please Carpool! There is limited parking in the CNC parking lot. There will also be free shuttle bus service available from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea and Highway 120.

Please note that there is not an ATM on site. Cash may be needed for some vendors including food

Please note that pets are not allowed on the CNC grounds.

Questions? Contact publicprograms@chattnaturecenter.org or 770-992-2055 ext. 236.

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Movies Under the Stars at Riverside Park

May 24, 2014
9:00 pmto11:00 pm

Join B98.5  and fellow Roswell residents on Saturday, May 24,2014 at Riverside Park for a free showing of Despicable Me 2. movies-under-stars-riverside-park

Bring the kids, your blanket or beach chair and relax under the stars as we present fun, family films on our giant 45’ screen at 14 Metro Atlanta locations. All movies are open to the public and begin at dusk.

Arrive early for fun games and prizes!

Concessions will be available until halfway through the film but feel free to bring your picnic baskets and coolers — please mind local ordinances/rules regarding open containers and glassware.

B98.5 and Arrow Exterminators proudly presents “B at the Movies” – their annual series of FREE outdoor movies on Saturday nights from May through August.

Saturday’s feature is not the only movie event for the summer as B98.5 will be back at Riverside Park on July 19, 2014, but the feature film has not been announced yet.

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Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony 2014

May 26, 2014
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Each year, folks gather on the lawn of Roswell City Hall to honor those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. Roswell Georgia is home to the largest Memorial Day celebration in the state of Georgia.

Displays are open to the public starting at 10 am. The military ceremony begins at 11 am, and by 12:45 picnic lunches appear and the music of Curtis Blackwell and Nation & Blackwell Bluegrass Band fill the air.

In 1997, twelve patriotic individuals came together to create a truly unique Memorial Day event; a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made in protecting our freedom. That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. From that humble beginning, came the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony, an event which attracts approximately 6,000-7,000 people from throughout Georgia and the southeast.

The Roswell Memorial Day celebration program includes:

  • 10:00 a.m. Displays Open to the Public
  • 10:15 a.m. Pre-Ceremony Music
    • Atlanta Wind Symphony & Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes and Drums
  • 11:00 a.m. Program start

Program Includes:

  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Invocation
  • “Lest We Forget” POW-MIA
  • Laying of the Wreath
  • 2014 Featured Speaker: Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
  • 12:30 p.m. Conclusion of Military Program
  • 12:45 p.m. Food Tent Opens and Concert on the Lawn

After the Military Ceremony please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music by Curtis Blackwell and Nation & Blackwell Bluegrass Band.

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24th Annual Colors Festival of Arts

May 10, 2014
10:00 amto6:00 pm
May 11, 2014
10:00 amto6:00 pm

The 24th annual Colors Festival of Arts has become a traditional way for many families to celebrate “Mom.” Mother’s Day Weekend of 2014 will bring lots of colors to the historic Town Square. The festival will be held on May 10th & 11th, 2014, Mother’s Day Weekend, 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

The beautiful flowers of spring will combine with beauty created from sparkling glass, an array of paintings, photography, captivating jewelry, whimsical sculptures and a wide array of original arts and crafts the entire family will find enjoyable.

Browse to your heart’s content and purchase those items you hear calling your name. If you haven’t found the perfect Mother’s Day gift yet, don’t fret …. Mom is sure to find something she will love at the Colors Festival of Arts.

Sponsored by the Roswell Junior Woman’s Club the event is their major fundraiser for the year, with proceeds going back into community projects and causes they sponsor.

In 2014, the Colors Festival of Arts will celebrate its 24th year of presenting this community event that has become a traditional way for many families to celebrate Mom. Only fitting, since many of the Roswell Junior Women’s Club members who put on this event are mothers themselves.

Artists and craftsmen arrive from areas around the Southeast, joining with Roswell and North Fulton artists to present a magnificent show. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day and ranges from Storytelling to vocalists, instrumentalists to dance performances. An array of festive food vendors are on hand to satisfy the appetite.

Click here for additional information on the Colors Festival of Arts.

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2014 Roswell Riverside Sounds

May 3, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
June 7, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
July 5, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
August 2, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
September 6, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
October 4, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The City of Roswell is bringing its popular series of free concerts to the bank of the Chattahoochee River. The annual Roswell Riverside Sounds will be kicking off its 2014 season on May 3. This outdoor concert series is hosted at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road in Roswell, on the first Saturday of the month from May through October, 7-9 p.m.

“We are very excited about this year’s line-up of artists,” said Morgan Timmis, Historic and Cultural Affairs Manager at the City of Roswell. “We have a great mix of local artists and touring bands including Grammy winners, artists to watch, and more.”

A free shuttle will be available from Azalea Park and Don White Memorial Park running continuously to Riverside Park from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. There also will be at least two food trucks on location for each concert from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The following are the featured artists for each month:

  • May 3 – Chris Thomas King – Popular for his song “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” on the Grammy-winning soundtrack of film O Brother, Where Art Thou, King’s newest album “Antebellum Postcards” incorporates folk, blues and rock.
  • June 7 – Kristin Diable & The City – A Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, Diable’s current release “Kristin Diable & The City” was recorded in the heart of New Orleans. She has received national attention on the tour including highlight performances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Austin City Limits Festival. Her music has been heard by national audiences on television shows such as HBO’s “True Blood” and “Treme.”
  • July 5 – BIG Something Band – North Carolina’s BIG Something fuses elements of pop, rock and jazz. Winner of the 2010 Homegrown Music Network Album of the year with “Stories from the Middle of Nowhere,” the band’s current album, “Big Something,” has opened to critical acclaim.
  • August 2 – Sonia Leigh – An Atlanta native recently relocated to Nashville, Leigh has toured all over the nation sharing the stage with artists such as Uncle Kracker, Loretta Lynn, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney and more. She is the co-writer on Zac Brown Band’s #1-selling record “Uncaged” and co-writer on their #1 single “Goodbye in Her Eyes.”
  • September 6 – Rosco Bandana – A seven-piece Americana-rock band from Gulfport, Mississippi, Rosco Bandana has been touring the United States extensively. Their single “Woe Is Me” has been featured on ABC’s “Body of Lies” and the video for the single has been in rotation on CMT Pure.
  • October 4 – Nathan Ware – Country music singer and songwriter Ware was born in Woodstock, Georgia. His inspiration came from his family’s southern gospel group called The Ware Boys. Ware played shows all over Georgia before releasing his first self-titled album.

Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. For more information, visit roswellriversidesounds.com

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