Archive for the ‘Festivals’ Tag

Taste of Kennesaw

Looking for something fun to do with the family this Saturday? A Taste of Kennesaw is going on right now in Downtown Kennesaw on Main Street.

Of course, as the name suggests there will be lots of food to try. There are over 35 vendors with food samples. Tastes range from $1 to $3 each. There are lots of other activities with bands, children’s activities, etc. So, there’s something for the whole family.

The event will last until 8 pm tonight, September 6. Admission is free and free parking is available.

Sweetwater 420 Festival

Spring is my favorite season in Atlanta.

It’s warm, but not too warm, the humidity is down, and there are a ton of festivals in Atlanta this time of year. There’s the Inman Park Festival, The Dogwood Festival, Virginia Highlands fest, Taste of Marietta, The Crawfish Boil in Smyrna…..and list goes on. Bottom line its a great time to be outdoors!

So, I decided to check out the Sweetwater 420 festival last weekend down at Candler Park. We scored free parking so we were definitely off to a good start. Although the event was free, you needed to purchase a $5 wrist band if you wanted to partake in the beer drinking. I opted to skip this as beer tends to go right through me and i’m not a fan of the port-a-poty (the only restroom option here).

But there was no way I would pass up sampling some of the great food offererings they had here. I had some scrumptious fish tacos from a catering company….Culinary something…really wish I could remember their name. No doubt I’ll be seeing them again at one of the many festivals this season. They had awesome food -chicken quesadillas, sausage and rice gumbo, crabcakes. But the fish tacos were great!

Although it was a smaller festival, probably only 1/4 of a mile stretch it was fun and definitely well attended. Oh and the bands were good too. Next year I’ll plan on getting there a bit earlier to scope out some good seats.