*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)
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.
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.