As always, Frugal FunMom is here again to fill your week with fun and exciting events for everyone in the family! This week features a 4th of July concert, fireworks, learn about the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, cool off at a sprayground and more!
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Sounds of the Springs Concert: Shot Thru The Heart Bon Jovi tribute band.
Get ready for a great time at Powder Springs’ newest venue – Thurman Springs Park and the Hardy Family Automotive Amphitheater. Choose a spot where you can settle in and enjoy the incredible, high-energy performance. You’ll be up on your feet and dancing your way through the evening! Only blankets and lawn chairs are allowed for seating inside of the park. Adult beverages, as well as other refreshments, will be available.
Location: Thurman Springs Park,4485 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs, 30127
For more info: https://www.cityofpowdersprings.org/805/Sounds-of-the-Springs-Concert-Series
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
158th Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
In June 1864, the armies of Generals William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston clashed in a brutal contest. Celebrate and remember the sacrifice and resolve of both sides during this fierce battle. Activities include talks, walks, hikes, Living History programs (to include artillery, infantry, and civilian programs), children’s games, and more.
Time: 10am-3:30pm (This event is also on Saturday June 25 from 9am-4:30pm)
Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw 30152
For more info: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=DB551AD1-A4A4-B4E1-FC55B1A036DB30B9
MONDAY, JUNE 27
U-Pick Blueberries & Animal Barn
Fresh-air fun and farm animals, in addition to the berry-picking fun! Belle’s Barn is home to chickens, donkeys, cows and calves, goats, horses and more! U-Pick depends on weather conditions on the day of and leading up. Please check website to ensure they are picking. The farm market has plenty of goodies and homemade ice cream.
When: 9am-5pm. Last entry at 4pm. Check website to ensure they are picking.
Cost: $1 admission; $5.95 U-pick pint
Location: Southern Belle Farm, 1658 Turner Church Road, McDonough, 30252
For more info: www.southernbellefarm.com
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
Mountain Bike or Hike Olde Rope Mill Park
Great mountain biking trails that are tucked away in a wooded area. Little River runs through the park, and although most trails do not run right alongside it, you can view it from several points on the trails, and it provides a very relaxing spot after your ride. It also has a paved area, which is great for a cool down, beginners, and for families. Trail runners and hikers must travel in the opposite direction of the bikes. Mountain bikers always have the right of way, but it is a good thing to be mindful of the pedestrians when coming around sharp corners to avoid a collision.
Location: Olde Rope Mill Park, 690 Olde Rope Mill Park Road, Woodstock 30188
For more info: www.alltrails.com/parks/us/georgia/olde-rope-mill-park
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
Summer Chess: Open Play for All Ages and Family Instruction
…want to play chess, but it seems too hard to learn?
…only one person in your family plays? :(
…passionate about chess, but find it difficult to find a worthy opponent?
Yes? Then Join in for basic family-style instruction or open play.
When: 6-8pm (every Wednesday through July)
Location: West Cobb Regional Library, 750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw 30152
For more info: https://www.cobbcounty.org/library/events/summer-chess-all-ages-open-play-family-style-instruction-west-cobb
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Sprayground at Elizabeth Porter Park Sprayground
Beat the heat at Elizabeth Porter Sprayground. Kids can splash and play the day away. Tickets must be purchased online and concessions available at the park.
Cost: City resident/$2; Non-resident/$3 (purchased online)
Location: Elizabeth Porter Park, 370 Montgomery Street NE, Marietta 30060
For more info & tickets: www.mariettaga.gov/1230/Sprayground-Elizabeth-Porter-Park
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Enjoy food trucks (for purchase), a kids’ zone with inflatables, fireworks, and live music to kick off 4th of July weekend!
When: 7:30pm concert; Fireworks at dark (approximately 9:30pm)
Cost: Free Admission
Location: Mount Paran North, 1700 Allgood Road NE, Marietta 30062
For more info: mountparannorth.com/freedom