The 19th annual East Cobber Parade returns to Marietta on Saturday, September 13th. The festival kicks off with a parade that begins at Mt. Bethel Elementary School at 10:00 a.m. and continues one mile south on Johnson Ferry Road to the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center. At the parade’s ending point, you can also enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drinks, carnival games, and more from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The festival is both pet-friendly and open to attendees of all ages, so be sure to bring your family along for a fun day of festivities!
The parade includes over 2,000 participants and more than eighty groups in floats, marching bands, classic cars, and more. Referred to as the “Candy Parade,” nearly all floats toss candy to the crowd, so bring your sweet tooth!
In addition to the entertainment stage, arts & crafts exhibits and carnival games, the Festival is a venue for local civic groups and other non-profits to raise awareness about their organizations’ contributions to East Cobb County. The East Cobber Parade & Festival is the perfect opportunity for provide different groups within the community to interact while also spotlighting people who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in East Cobb. You will not only be celebrating the local arts through a showcase of performances and vendors, but also the sense of community and home-grown tradition.
The parade and family-friendly festival are presented by East Cobber, publisher of East Cobber monthly paper and the annual East obber Community Guide.