Special Events

*The City of Marietta reserves the ability to cancel any events at any time due to an Executive Order issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to COVID-19 or any other outside factors.
Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department provides the Marietta and Cobb County community with many special events during the year, including free concerts, arts & crafts shows and visits with Santa. Many of the events are held in Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square. Whether it is a festival, parade or holiday event, our Special Events Division is sure to have something for everyone.
Park hours: Glover Park – closed between 0325(3:25AM) hours and 0600(6:00AM) hours per MC Code 10-4-120(G)

December 1, 2022

Tree Lighting Icon

February 13 2023

Family Fancy Pants Dance Icon

March 4 2023

Marietta the Gathering Icon

May 2023

May-retta Daze Festival Icon

April - September 2022

Glover Park Concert Series Icon

July 4, 2023

4th in the Park Icon

May/September 2023

Brown Bag Lunch Icon

October 2023

HarvestFest Icon

Month of October on the Square

Scarecrows on the Square Icon
For other events taking place in Marietta, check the Marietta Visitors Bureau calendar.

​Special Event Permit Applications and Information

Community festivals and special events facilitate opportunities to promote tourism, showcase local talent, draw first time visitors, contribute to the economy, and keep the downtown and surrounding areas vitalized. The City of Marietta recognizes this; therefore, the City's purpose is to facilitate within the community the accessibility to promote, coordinate, and/or participate in community festivals and special events.

Community Special Event Application

Community Special Event Application is intended ONLY for festivals, special events, or race events actively held and requiring the use of Glover Park, with or without street closures, and is >1.5 hours in duration.
  • For Community Special Events requiring street closures, The Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department must receive completed application on or before the 2nd Friday in December to be eligible to be added to the following year's calendar, others are due 60 days prior to event date.
  • Community Special Events that include an assembly (run, walk, parade, march, etc.) must also contact and submit an Assembly Permit Application to the Marietta Police Department, 770-794-5338.

Press Event/ Press Announcement Application

Press Event/ Press Announcement Application is intended for events NOT requiring street closures, <1.5 hours in duration, and require limited use of Glover Park.

​Nonprofit Food Service Event Permit Application

Nonprofit Food Service Event Permit Application is intended for the sale or service of food at a non-profit organization event. Many private organizations that meet nonprofit status as determined by the IRS hold fundraising and social events that are open to the public, benefiting the organization and the community. The City of Marietta recognizes this; therefore, the City's purpose is to facilitate the operation of nonprofit food sales and food service* at events sponsored by organizations through the issuance of permits. 

* Nonprofit food sales and food service' means the temporary sale or service of food items by an organization at an event sponsored by a county, municipality, organization, OR the temporary sale of food items by an organization if such sale is sponsored by a religious, charitable, or nonprofit corporation, including but not limited to churches, schools, clubs, lodges, or other such organizations.

Assembly Application

Assembly Permit Application is intended for road races, walks, parades, marches, etc. Applicants must contact and submit applications directly to the Marietta Police Department, 770-794-5338. 


Completed applications and/or special event questions can be emailed to Maggi Moss, 770-794-5609.

Thank you for your interest in hosting a special event in the City of Marietta.