Special Events

Based on guidance and information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and out of an abundance of caution for the health of our staff and community ALL Special Events have been suspended until further notice. Please check back often for event updates as the battle against COVID-19 is still a very fluid situation.

We are taking these precautionary measures to keep our staff, community and those most vulnerable safe and healthy. City facilities and programs/events which are closed, canceled or postponed will be posted on our COVID-19 webpage and will be updated daily. Please visit http://www.mariettaga.gov/1357/COVID-19-Information to view additional information.

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)

April - September 2021

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July 3, 2021

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Month of October on the Square

Scarecrows In The Square

October 16, 2021

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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 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.

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 Rachel Langelotti, 770-794-4456.

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