Just like Uncle Sam, we want YOU to have fun this Fourth of July week! Your Frugal FunMom has found an art walk, fireworks and a trip to a sprayground and more! Make the most of this patriotic summer holiday week without breaking the bank.
Friday, July 3: Marietta Square Art Walk
There’s no quicker way to get your culture fix than taking an art walk The Marietta Art Walk is back with changes to allow for social distancing. Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour of the Marietta Square’s galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses. Check out the Facebook page to see which galleries are participating. Please bring a mask for inside the galleries.
Location: Marietta Square, Marietta
For more info: www.facebook.com/MariettaSquareArtWalk
Saturday, July 4: Marietta Picnic in the Park & Woodstock Fireworks
With most parades and festivals cancelled due to Covid-19 guidelines, the City of Marietta is hosting a picnic. Enjoy live music, kid’s activities, games, and lots of extra outdoor seating! Food available for purchase
Then Later that night, the City of Woodstock is still planning fireworks. They strongly encourage those who gather in the area of Woodstock Square for the show to be responsible and follow CDC guidelines.
Time: Picnic: Noon-9pm in Marietta; Fireworks: Dusk (9-10pm) in Woodstock
Cost: Free (both events)
Location: Picnic: 68 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta
Fireworks: Woodstock Square, 8964 Alabama Rd NE, Woodstock
For more info: Picnic: www.facebook.com/mariettasquaremarket/
Sunday, July 5: Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come join a primitive tools and weapons program and learn! This program requires pre-registration. Limited space available. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Cost: Adults/$6; Youth (6-17)/$4; Under 6/$2. $5 parking
Location: Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, 813 Indian Mounds Road SW, Cartersville
For more info & registration: explore.gastateparks.org/info/288439?c=18131002 or 770-387-3747
Monday, July 6: Bridge of Hope
The 2020 Abridged Trailfest features this interactive public art installation. It is available for 6 months then the materials are repurposed into another public art display.
This pedestrian bridge crosses the North 120 Loop at The Brumby Lofts. Multiple jewel-colored lucite panels will be affixed to the structure in a stunning display. Suspended overhead, white doves made of recycled plastic evoke a sense of hope. It has been dedicated to the Marietta High School Graduating Class of 2020.
Location: 111 North Marietta Pkwy NE, Marietta (address for Brumby Lofts)
For more info: www.mariettaartscouncil.com/bridge-overview
Tuesday, July 7: Puppet-Making Workshop: Puppy Paper Puppet
The Roswell Cultural Arts Center is hosting puppet making workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Everyone wants a puppy! Mix and match to design your very own pup at a creative puppet-making workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Space is limited. Purchase tickets online.
Cost: $5 (Accompanying adults should stay, but do not need a ticket for the workshop.)
Location: Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell
For more info & tickets: https://www.roswellgov.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/11560/18?curm=7&cury=2020 or 770-594-6232
Wednesday, July 8: Sprayground at Elizabeth Porter Park
Elizabeth Porter Sprayground is open for 2-hour time blocks with cleaning in between. Reservations must be made and purchased in advance. Please check website for Covid specific information.
When: 1-3pm; 3:30-5:30 or 6-8pm
Cost: City resident/$2; Non-resident/$3
Location: Elizabeth Porter Park, 370 Montgomery Street NE, Marietta
For more info & tickets: www.mariettaga.gov/1230/Sprayground-Elizabeth-Porter-Park
Thursday, July 9: Indoor Campout
Join Mountain View Regional Library staff in a virtual campfire stories night. You’ll sit by the “campfire,” tell stories, and sing some fun camping songs. They encourage you to set up your own indoor campsite at home while you join us for this live event.
They will be providing optional packages with crafts and activities that can be picked up the Tuesday prior to the event, July 7th, from 10am- noon and again from 4-5pm while supplies last.
Cost: Free; Registration Required
Location: Your Home
For more info & registration: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/indoor-campout-virtual-program/