Major Events & Festivals
Year-round you can find something enjoyable to do in Roswell.
Plan your trip to not miss one of our major events throughout the year. For a daily calendar, click here.
Roswell Roots Festival- A celebration of Roswell’s African American history and culture. Throughout the month, there will be unique and fun events for all ages. This event is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations in the state of Georgia.
Water Drop Dash 5k- This Peachtree Qualifying Race begins at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and runs along the banks of the Chattahoochee River.
Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show- Bulloch Hall hosts this annual event of colorful quilts on the grounds. Over 100 quilts will be featured during the event.
Roswell Beer Festival- Over 400 beers are available for sampling at this annual event. Located on the historic town square, this event only grows in what is available for sampling, not crowd size. Get your tickets early, as this event regularly sells out.
Roswell Moves!- This family-friendly event closes down Canton Street to promote getting your body moving! You can walk, run, or ride a bike up and down Canton Street for all of the activities like face painting, live music performances, drawings for prizes and more! Don’t forget to bring the dog.
Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival- This art festival is for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances.
Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony- The Largest Memorial Day Ceremony in Georgia. The Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony attracts approximately 6,000-7,000 people from throughout Georgia and the southeast.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival- The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival will delight everyone as the Chattahoochee Nature Center celebrates all things pollinators! Take part in the Migration Game throughout the festival and learn about Monarch Migration.
Roswell Lavender Festival- Inspired by Barrington Hall's own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington King. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and highlights the many varieties, uses, and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. The festival activities include shopping, eating, lavender and plant demonstrations, live music, children's activities, crafts, yoga & meditation, and a return to the Enchanted Fairy Hollow to craft your own fairy house.
Possum Trot 10k and 1 Mile Fun Run- The 10K is a FLAT course along the Chattahoochee River! Registration is limited to 1,500 participants so register early to ensure your spot. Before and after the run, enjoy food, music and great vendors at CNC’s Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion.
GA 400 Hospitality Highway Century- Come ride your bike on the forbidden highway GA 400 as we ride to raise money for Emory’s new Heart and Vascular Center. Imagine as you soar down the entrance ramp at Holcomb Bridge South and you get the greatest feeling of freedom as you take to the Highway. Join thousands of other riders as you embark on a memorable ride of 9, 26, 44, 62, or 100 miles throughout the best roads in North Georgia filled with horse farms and small country roads. There is a rest stop every 15 miles and great entertainment at the end along with a great meal.
Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’- Grab your family and neighbors for an afternoon of wholesome family fun. Come sample over 100 flavors of homemade ice cream made by the dedicated community volunteer ice cream “crankers”.
Annual Roswell Arts Festival- Each year, the Roswell Arts Festival is held on the third weekend in September at the Historic Town Square in Roswell, Georgia. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Youth Day Parade- Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city. In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as "Roswell Youth Day," and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community.
Roswell Wine Festival- The Roswell Wine Festival was established in 2012 to create an event which provides an exceptional experience for wine enthusiasts, supports the business community, and benefits local charities. Both co-founders have earned Wine & Spirit Education Trust, level two certifications, with merit.
November and December
Christmas in Roswell
On-Going Monthly Events
- Alive in Roswell
- Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market
- Riverside Sounds
- Music on the Hill
- Family Food Truck Fridays