Roswell Touch-A-Truck Event on May 14

 Roswell Touch-a-Truck

The City of Roswell will host a free Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  to kick off National Public Works Week, which runs from May 15-21, 2016. The event will take place at Roswell City Hall, located at 38 Hill Street, Roswell, Georgia 30075.

Touch-A-Truck provides the opportunity for citizens of all ages to see firsthand the equipment used to provide necessary services to their families. Children and adults alike will explore the mysterious workings of the street sweeper, learn how the sanitation trucks work, and get an up-close look at a variety of public works, transportation, fire and police vehicles.

National Public Works Week honors the men and women who work in Community Development, Transportation, Public Works/Environmental, and Building Operations. This year’s theme is “Public Works Always There.”

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Family Music, Health & Wellness Expo May 14th

Roswell will be hosting the Family Music, Health & Wellness Expo on May 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The expo will be located at 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075. Roswell knows music is as good for the body as it is for the soul. Find out where music, movement, and health intersect at Roswell’s Family Music, Health and Wellness Expo.

Join for a fun-filled day by the river for hands-on interaction with healthcare providers, artists, and more! Local bands and artists will showcase their talents on stage throughout the day as fitness instructors demonstrate programs such as Cardio Fusion and Yoga. Healthcare professionals from around the community will be offering free screenings for hearing, vision, dental, blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose, nutrition, and more. Inflatables, face painting, concessions, and many other kid-friendly activities will also be on hand for a fun-filled afternoon.

Free health screenings on site.

  • Family Wellness Tips for Summer
  • Activities for children including inflatables and face painting.
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life Program
  • Live music featuring The Phil-Harmonics USA Good Time Band as well as other musical artists and a DJ to get you moving and dancing.
  • Free fitness demonstrations throughout the day.
  • Door prizes will be given away!

For more information or to be a vendor please contact:
Kiran Fatania at 770-594-6406 or
Susan Silver at 770-641-3826 or

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Roswell Cycling Festival 2016

Roswell Cycling Festival 2016

Roswell is the first city in Georgia to achieve Bicycle Friendly Community status with the League of American Bicyclists.  This coveted designation is only awarded to cities that have demonstrated their commitment to all aspects of cycling. In 2006, Roswell, Georgia was awarded the designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community” with the League of American Bicyclists. Roswell Bicycles with Bike Roswell! and RAMBO is proud to bring you a week-long festival of cycling activities in Roswell, GA! Bigger and better than ever this year! The 2016 Roswell Cycling Festival features a full week of bicycle related activities beginning on May 7th and culminating on May 15th.

A full week of cycling events and activities! The 2016 Roswell Cycling Festival presented by Roswell Bicycles include a variety of activities for the entire family over multiple days. The 2016 Roswell Cycling Festival will feature off-road bicycle events to compliment the road races, which attract top male, female and junior cyclists from across the United States begins on May 7th with one or two events per day, culminating on May 15th with the Roswell Bicycles-Scott Mayor’s Ride, Hennessy Roswell Criterium and Craft Beer Festival, the Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kid’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo, and Kid’s Criterium Race. A great week of events to get out and explore Roswell.

Click here for more information and to register for races at the 2016 Roswell Cycling Festival.

A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. Roswell became the first city in Georgia to receive this coveted title. This accomplishment was achieved by the City of Roswell (elected officials and city staff) and Bike Roswell! members working closely together toward one goal – Bicycle Friendly Community status.


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2016 Roswell Summer Puppet Series

2016 roswell summer puppet series

The fantastic 2016 Roswell Summer Puppet Series is back again to delight children and adults.

All shows are performed Monday to Saturday at 10am and have an addtional show at 1pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. 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 2016 Roswell Summer Puppet Series.

The 2016 Roswell Summer Puppet Series schedule is:

June 6-11, 2016
Frisch Marionettes Presents
Hansel and Gretel

June 13-18, 2016
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Presents
The Pirate, The Princess,
and the Pea

June 20-25, 2016
Tanglewood Marionettes Presents
The Dragon King

June 27–July 2, 2016
StoneLion Puppets Presents
The Little Red Hen’s Garden

July 5–9,2016
Lee Bryan “That Puppet Guy” Presents
Travelin’ Tales
(no show July 4)

July 11–16, 2016
Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets Presents

July 18-23, 2016
All Hands Productions Presents
Jack and the Beanstalk

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Angela Reign Performs at the Sundays on the River Concert

Sundays on the River Concerts 2016

Angela Reign Performs at the Sundays on the River Concert Series at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

With a little something for everyone, Angela Reign, Georgia’s 2013 Best Female Country Artist, and CBS Atlanta’s Top Rock Artist will perform for the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Sundays on the River Concert for Mother’s Day.  Angela and her talented 6 piece band will Reign with her authentic #GeorgiaMusic style that represents the cross over from pop, to country to rock music. Purchase Tickets now, this show will sell out: $22.50 for first come, first served table seating at the pavilion and $17.50 for lawn seating.

You may have seen Angela perform at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, in competition as a finalist in Hard Rock’s International Battle of the Bands or performing the Star Spangled Banner at sporting events, for this is one talented lady!  Barry Richman and Roger Andes will join on guitars while Tim Pace and Sean O’Keefe perform the rhythm section.  Angela Reign’s show will make a perfect event to take your special Mama to, for a Mother’s Day with Music!

Bring your own picnic and dine during the show at a table (decorated by you). For lawn seating, bring your own low lawn chair or blanket. Corporate Sponsorships are available. *These monthly concerts will take place on the second Sunday at the Chattahoochee Nature Center located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Georgia. Each show starts at 7:30 pm and you can arrive at 6:30 pm to enjoy the nature center and gardens prior to the concert. *Adult beverages are available for purchase at each event, but remember, BYOB is prohibited. Invite your friends to enjoy concerts close to home at the beautiful Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion where live music will fill the stage for Sunday night fun!

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26th Annual Colors Festival of Arts

The 26th annual Colors Festival of Arts has become a traditional way for many families to celebrate “Mom.” Mother’s Day Weekend of 2016 will bring lots of colors to the historic Town Square. The festival will be held on May 7th & 8th, 2016, 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 2016, the Colors Festival of Arts will celebrate its 26th 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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2016 Roswell Riverside Sounds Concerts

2016 roswell riverside sounds

The City of Roswell is bringing back its popular series of free concerts to the bank of the Chattahoochee River. The annual Roswell Riverside Sounds will be kicking off its 2016 season on May 7, 2016. The annual Roswell Riverside Sounds outdoor concert series is hosted at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road in Roswell on the first Saturday of the month from May through October from 7-9 p.m.

Back this year, there will be at least two food trucks on location for each concert from 6-9 p.m. so you can enjoy a great dinner without all the work.

The 2016 Roswell Riverside Sounds Artist Lineup includes:

May 7: Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers
June 4: The Bonaventure Quartet w/ Amy Pike
July 2: Grace & the Victory Riders
August 6: The Get Right Band
September 3: Stephane Wrembel
October 1: Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project

Roswell Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. Artists and dates subject to change.

For more information, call 770-641-3705. For up-to-the-minute changes, follow them on Facebook and Twitter @roswellculture. The Riverside Sounds concerts are completely free of charge thanks to the City of Roswell and our sponsors.

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2016 Sunset Sips at Chattahoochee Nature Center

2016 sunset sips at chattahoochee nature center

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is bringing back the popular program Sunset Sips, a laid back, family friendly event and the grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The 2016 Sunset Sips program is the 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30-9:30pm, April – September (except July – occurring July 14th), so mark your calendars for the series. The 2016 Sunset Sips program is included with General Admission and FREE to CNC Members.

2016 Sunset Sips scheduled performers are:

Apr 28, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Wes Yoakam
April’s performer is Wes Yoakam, who will be sure to have you on your feet and singing, or at least bobbing your head along to some of the best acoustic covers of everything from current pop to classic rock. His tunes will bring you notes of Peter Gabriel, Tom Petty, U2, and more. Wes began his professional music career in the fertile music ground of Athens, GA. The band sold out the local 1000 seat Georgia Theatre consistently and toured the country from Georgia to New York to Colorado to Michigan and back again. After an 8 year run as an entertainer in the world’s greatest ski bar: “The Club” in Vail, Wes returned to Atlanta and has set up FS Studios and is working on producing and recording area artists. He can now be found producing tracks for Atlanta area artists out of his new FS Studios in East Atlanta and playing around the Atlanta area as a solo and ensemble artist. Check him out at

May 26, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Sainte Jane
May’s performer is Sainte Jane, which is the lovely two piece band – Lauren St. Jane and Jeremy Ezell. Their performances will bring you notes of Lucinda Williams, Linda Rondstat, and Bonnie Raitt. From the southern roots of Georgia comes Lauren St. Jane with her own combination of country swagger and Americana rock. This fiery, female-fronted band offers a raw sound complimented by strong, alluring vocals, ripping licks, and lyrics you’d expect from a true redhead. In both song and sound, Lauren St. Jane is a collective drink that goes down smooth but leaves a beckoning burn for more – a classic country shot with a modern Americana aftertaste. Check them out at

Jun 23, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Crooked Wits
June’s performer is Crooked Wits. The members of Crooked Wits originally met in Clinton, South Carolina at Presbyterian College. Stevie was a quarterback, Maggie was a soccer star, and Spencer…well, he sang in the choir.  While we all came from different backgrounds, we quickly bonded over our love for music.  They played together as much as they could for anyone who’d listen and during the summers we all lived in Black Mountain, North Carolina.  It was there, in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where Crooked Wits truly got its start. Influences of the band include Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Check them out at

Jul 14, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Garrett Douglas
July’s performer is solo performer Garrett Douglas. Garrett’s young talent is striking as he expertly delivers originals and covers of bands of today and yesterday. Favorites include everything from Hall & Oates and The Beatles to The White Stripes and Jack Johnson. Garrett’s voice and guitar strumming covers so many genera – he’s bound to strike a chord with you. Check him out at

(*Please note, July’s event is occurring on the 2nd Thursday instead of the 4th Thursday).

Aug 25, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: City Mouse
August’s performing band is City Mouse. City Mouse is the collective spirit of Atlanta-based talent, Brian Revels, Jenna Mobley, and Michael Hudgins. Born in the latter part of 2012, City Mouse is a spawn of too many nostalgic nights of conversations about a shared sense of appeal for the Americana movement. This young Atlanta folk band will make sure you have a great time, every time. With a mixture of instruments from this trio including the banjo, guitar, standup bass, and fiddle, they are a foot-stomping good time. Check them out at

Sep 22, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Old Chattanooga
September’s performing group is Old Chattanooga. Just like the band’s name, Old Chattanooga has the old sound of traditional folk music. The band features the talented Micah Spence on fiddle, and his sound will take you back in time to the days of foot stompin’ and front porch sittin’. Get ready to kick up your heels, strut and spin, and get back to the roots of music with this timeless band. Check them out at

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Fourth Annual Roswell Beer Festival

roswell beer festival 2016

The Fourth Annual Roswell Beer Festival benefiting STAR House Foundation will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The 2016 Roswell Beer Festival takes place at the Roswell Town Square, 610 Atlanta St., on April 30, 2016. The festival is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. More than 200 beers will be featured at this year’s festival.

General admission tickets are priced at $50, while VIP tickets are on sale for $100.

STAR House will be hosting the Beer Festival and will have all of your favorites plus many varietals you have never heard of. IPAs, Stouts, Porters, Ales, Hefeweizens, Belgian Quads, and even a few Sours to choose from if you’d like. They also took your feedback from last year and will have more food variety. They are working on bringing the best of Roswell’s food to the event.

Returning for their 3rd year are the Highbeams. If you haven’t heard these guys, you are in for a treat.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $100 for VIP. Click here to get your tickets to the 2016 Roswell Beer Festival now. General Admission starts at 2pm and event will close at 6pm. VIP entry 1pm.

The 2016 Roswell Beer Festival will be held at the Historic Roswell Square, at 610 Atlanta Street in Roswell, which dates back to the times of the City’s Founding Fathers. Spread out on a grassy lawn under 200 year old oak trees. Before the festival, be sure to come take a casual stroll through our downtown shops, and afterwards, you just have to experience one of Roswell’s incredible restaurants.

STAR House Foundation is a non-profit organization in Roswell, Georgia that makes a difference in kids’ lives by providing an after school tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk children.


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Alive in Roswell 2016

Alive in Roswell

Alive in Roswell 2016 is a monthly family-friendly FREE festival held concurrently at Historic Canton Street and Historic Roswell Square every 3rd Thursday evening (5:00-9:00 pm) from April through October, kicking off on April 21, 2016.

Atlanta Plays It Forward and The City of Roswell present Alive in Roswell 2016, which is the consolidation of events on Canton Street and Alive at the Square at the Historic Roswell Square. These two wildly successful family friendly festivals held each 3rd Thursday evening (5:00 – 9:00 pm April through October) are now managed and marketed as one event.

Come with the whole family and a blanket for a lovely evening in Roswell. Live music, delicious food trucks, art vendors and local merchant booths along with complimentary kids activities. Complimentary trolley service will also be available running between the Square area and Canton Street area.

The festival features live bands, food trucks, kids games, face painting, balloons, etc. and enjoys participation from the many boutiques, small businesses and restaurants surrounding the venues.

2016 Season Dates

  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 16th
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 15th
  • October 20th

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