The 2021 Big Shanty Festival in downtown Kennesaw is scheduled for the weekend of April 17th and 18th.
Please remember that events can be canceled abruptly in these challenging times — check for a status update before you head out.
According to a press release, the 2021 Big Shanty Festival will include:
- Over 200 vendor booths featuring arts and crafts
- 25 food booths
- an entertainment stage
- live acoustic music in the new food court
There will NOT be a parade this year.
• Saturday, April 17th — 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Sunday, April 18th — noon to 5:00 p.m.
Festival admission and live entertainment is FREE
As always, the festival will take place in downtown Kennesaw.
During this time of frequent cancellations, please verify that an event is actually happening as planned, before you head out.
Getting there and parking
Downtown Kennesaw near the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Kennesaw, Ga 30144
Getting to downtown Kennesaw is easy.
If you’re heading north on 1-75, you’ll take Exit #273 for Wade Green Road, turn left (heading west), then drive approximately two miles and you will run right into the festival.
There is not much parking in the city center however.
You may need to park at Swift-Cantrell Park.
Shuttles will be running from Swift-Cantrell Park to the festival grounds during event hours on both days. It’s about a 5-minute ride.
Swift Cantrell Park is located at:
3140 Old 41 Hwy
Acworth, GA 30144