5 things to know about Marietta StreetFest this weekend

3:50 p.m Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta
Jonathan Phillips/Special to the AJC
The Marietta StreetFest has been held in the city's downtown square since 1992.

With a forecast this weekend of high temperatures in the mid-80s accompanied by clouds, the Marietta StreetFest might be a way to make up for last weekend.

This is the 26th year the Marietta Museum of History is hosting the free event on the city’s historic square. (Museum admission is also free all weekend.)

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The event runs on Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Below you’ll find what you need to be better prepared than the rest of the estimated 15,000 attendees.

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Ann Carey looks at necklaces designed by Eric Hicks during the 2015 Marietta StreetFest.

• Be aware of the hours if you’re coming primarily to check out the more than 75 vendors selling arts and crafts, including: paintings, jewelry, pottery along with jellies, jams and sauces. The market starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday, with both days ending at 5 p.m.

• The event also features the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Tunes from metro Atlanta bands will run from 3-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-4:45 p.m. Sunday. Check out the lineup here.

• The 13th Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show usually draws retro vehicles of all types. It’ll run Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Winners will be announced at the end.

• For children, there will be inflatable slides, magic shows, juggling performances, stations to make art they can take home. Those activities run during the same times as the vendor market.

• Free parking is available in the decks at Waddell and Lawrence streets. And the address for Marietta Square to plug into your GPS is: 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga., 30060.

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