The school year may be upon us but summer heat is still in full swing. Beat the heat and bring in the fun with these events! For even more to do in and around East Cobb, check out our online Events Calendar.

Acworth Slide: World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide. The 175′ long waterslide is billed as the “World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide. Each slider must be 42 inches or taller. Saturdays & Sundays: 11am-6pm. Daily rates: $16/person, unlimited slides; $8/person, unlimited slides for 1 hour; $4/person, 1 slide. Dallas Landing Park on the Beach, 5120 Allatoona Drive, Acworth, GA 30101. More info: 404-406-6996 or

Glover Park Evening Concert Series: Members Only–‘80s Party Band. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on the Square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed after 4pm. Concert at 8pm. Tables available for rent. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival. This kid friendly event features food, music, clothing, and information on health, education, art, and after-school care programs for families. Enjoy a culinary experience from Metro Atlanta’s restaurants, caterers, and food trucks. Kids can enjoy the fun zone, equipped with inflatables, waterslides, rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, and bouncy houses. Kids bring swimwear and a towel! 12:30- 6:30pm. Free Admission with donation of school supplies. Parking is $5. Food and Fun Zone tickets additional fee. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info:

East Cobb Rotary Dog Days 5K/1 Mile/Tot Trot. Proceeds benefit local and international service projects of the East Cobb Rotary Club. 6:30am/registration opens; 7:30/5K; 7:45am/1 mile fun run; 8:30am/Tot Trot. $20/early registration (by August 23). $30/race day or for phantom runner. Start and finish at McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Ken Crowell, 404-510-7939 or

Georgia Bridal Show. Brides get great ideas and see the latest trends and find everything needed to create the wedding of your dreams. Meet face to face with wedding professionals, taste samples of cakes and foods, enjoy a fashion show, look at flower arrangements, and more! 12-5pm. Tickets: $12 online, $15 at the door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 1-800-532-8917 or

Tuskegee Airmen of World War II Exhibit. Compliments of the Kennesaw State University Museum of History & Holocaust Education, the East Cobb library will display their Tuskegee Airmen exhibit, which explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. This exhibit offers a look into the historical challenges and triumphs of these unsung American heroes, and will be available for viewing during regular East Cobb Library operating hours. Mon-Wed: 10am-8pm; Thurs-Sat: 11am-6pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or

Roswell Riverside Sounds presented by the City of Roswell. Adron blends Brazilian samba, bossa nova and tropicalia with the sincerity and thoughtfulness of singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Harry Nilsson. 7-9pm. Free. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or

Smyrna Birthday Celebration. Celebrate the birth of Smyrna with family and friends. High-energy music, festival foods, birthday festivities, a GIANT birthday cake and a kids entertainment area and fireworks at the end add to the excitement. 6-10pm. Free. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 770-434-6600 or