Special Events

Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department provides the Marietta/Cobb County community with many special events during the year including free concerts and visits with Santa. Many of our events are held in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Whether it's an arts and crafts festival, parade or holiday event, our special events division is sure to have something to interest you.

Special Event Applications & Information


The application procedures for hosting a special event in the City of Marietta have changed slightly. Any event that requires street closures (with the exception of road races and parades) will have to submit a completed Special Events Application (PDF) by the 2nd Friday of December for an event taking place in the following calendar year. For example, if your event is scheduled for May 2017, then your application will be due by the 2nd Friday of December 2016.

For your event to be eligible for consideration, whether or not street closures are requested, the following information must be completed and submitted to the Special Events Division.
  1. Special Event Guidelines and Application (PDF) - This is where you will find the application and guidelines outlining all important special event information.
  2. All special events are required to carry insurance to protect all persons and property involved. Events are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) as well as an insurance endorsement. These are two (2) very different items. The following documents provide information on insurance requirements and an insurance endorsement sample.
  3. Lastly, the City of Marietta requires a signed Hold Harmless Agreement (PDF) as part of your special event application packet.

Completed Applications


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

Note: If your event is a road race (5K/10K etc.) or involves a parade, you will have to submit a completed Parade / Race Permit Application (PDF) to Marty Ferrell, with the Marietta Police department.

Events Not Requiring Street Closures


For all other events not requiring street closures, and requiring limited use of Glover Park (as described in the special events guidelines) you may use the Press Release / Announcement Application (PDF) for your event. These events do not have an application deadline and can be submitted throughout the year.

Thank You


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