Marietta the Gathering



Marietta the Gathering is a new festival held each March in Glover Park at the Historic Marietta Square celebrating Geek Community, pop culture, and the arts. This family-friendly festival will include the Guild Show, a collection of art makers, merchandisers, crafters, and smiths; Tourney Alley, a street full of board games, card tournaments, and possibly video game arcade; as well as several other panels, performances, and contests in and around Glover Park.

Welcome our Premier Sponsor ... Rocket Fizz Marietta!

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Date: March 4th 2023

Time: 10AM to 8PM

Location: Historic Marietta Square


 "The Guild Show" (Open from 10AM to 8PM)

The Guild Show is a collection of artists, maker, and merchandisers showcasing their wares. Apply to be a vendor using our online application! or... Applications to join the show can be downloaded here. Please submit applications by February 10th, 2023 at 5:00pm

Completed application are to be emailed to or mailed to:

City of Marietta
Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department Attn: Special Events
PO Box 609 
Marietta, GA 30061-0609

Tournament Alley (10AM to 7PM)

Tents will be set up down South Park Square hosting an array of tabletop gaming, card play and gaming vendors. 

MomoCon video/board gaming tent to be open until 7PM! We are thankful to have MomoCon supporting us through providing video game systems and board games on East Park Square!


Introducing ... Boxwood Social Hall as a Premier Venue and Festival Location Sponsor! Boxwood Social Hall Logo

"Welcome to Marietta Square’s newest event venue! [Their] historical brick venue boasts 5,000+ square feet of indoor space that can be fully customized to fit your unique vision!  Boxwood Social Hall offers in house bar packages, catering, and many other add-ons to meet all of your event needs from small to large!" - Boxwood Social Hall.

Boxwood Social Hall will play host to indoor gaming events! 

Indoor gaming brought to you by the Atlanta Pathfinder Society!! The Pathfinders are a "group of role-playing game (RPG) enthusiasts who play and run Organized Play games under Paizo's Organized Play program at venues and conventions in the Metro Atlanta area as well as using Virtual Table Top (VTT) applications to offer game sessions digitally." We are excited to have them hosting table top games! They will be hosting build & play sessions for both Pathfinder 2nd Edition and Starfinder, as well as one slot of the PF2E Beginner Box. Walk-ups welcome, but, a Warhorn event page has been set up that shows the schedule and permits pre-registration. Warhorn Event Page Link!

Glover Park Panelists (10AM to 5PM)

12PM : RocketFizz's Presents the Soda Pop Showdown!! - Rocket Fizz LogoTry your luck and test your taste buds in this 3-on-3 head to head blind tasting Challenge. You never know what flavor you'll get. - Limit 2 teams of 3 to be chosen day of the competition. 

1PM : Buttons Entertainment-Buttons Promo Headshot Buttons is a Kennesaw native who began clowning at an early age. With experience working on-stage and behind the scenes with groups like the Big Apple Circus and Garden Bros Circus, he has developed a passion for making people laugh.

2PM to 4PM : Cosplay Costume Contest *pre-judging from 12-1:30pm* - Are you ready to show us your best costume? Prizes to be given in various categories. All costumes welcome - first consideration of awards given to costumes with majority of pieces made by hand. *Judges discretion*

Glover Park Stage Performers (5PM to 8PM)

5PM to 6PM : Opening Concert featuring Catherine Strings Catherine Strings -Catherine Strings is a pop and classical violinist and violist. Besides a classical repertoire, she performs contemporary songs, movie/TV show soundtracks, Disney, and Lindsey Stirling originals.

6:30PM to 8PM : Headlining Concert featuring The Garage!

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Limited table rentals available for the headlining concert! Use this link to reserve tables!

East Park Square Panelist

In addition to the main stage inside Glover Park, a second stage of panels will be held on East Park Square next to Tourney Alley! Here are a few featured panels...

10AM -12PM : Anime Trivia hosted by AnyAni Trivia AnyAni Trivia

12PM : 501st Georgia Garrison - Meet legion members and learn about what it takes to be a member!501st Logo

4PM: Stand Up Comedy Shows!Comedians Headshots

One thing that is universal across all types of communities... We have to EAT! We are looking for unique, exotic, and down-right geeky food and beverage vendors to be apart of this 1ST EVER EVENT!! If you would like to apply, please complete our Food Vendor Application or download it (Downloadable PDF) and return it to before February 3rd, 2023. 

*Spaces are limited, and not all applications will be accepted*

Interested in sponsoring this event? Or volunteering? Email for more information.

The City of Marietta is grateful to any group, club, organization, business or individual that wishes to volunteer their time to help the Special Events division put on the best events possible. If you are interested in volunteering for our events, please fill out our volunteer form. A representative of the team will contact you with more information! 

*All individuals who directly interact with minors (under age 18) are required to consent to a criminal bakcground check prior to working their first event*