What is the Taste of Marietta?
Taste of Marietta is an annual food festival always held the last Sunday in April that showcases Cobb County restaurants and caterers. It is one of the largest and longest running food festival in Atlanta metro and has become a favorite annual tradition among local residents and visitors.
Where does Taste of Marietta take place?
Taste of Marietta is held in the heart of the city at the Historic Marietta Square. The Square in the spring is a beautiful backdrop for the festival. While enjoying the delicious food and fun, you can also experience Marietta’s history and culture with unique shops and museums
How much does it cost to attend Taste of Marietta?
Admission to the festival is FREE. The only costs are the cost of food – ‘tastes’ ranging from $1.00 to $5.00 – and drinks and some activities in the Kids Alley.
Do I have to buy tickets for food?
No. Unlike other food festivals, Taste of Marietta is a cash-based festival. You pay the individual restaurant booths for their ‘tastes’ (between $1.00-$5.00) and for drinks at the concession stations.
Will there be ATMs on site?
Yes! ATMs will be provided throughout the festival.
How many people attend Taste of Marietta?
Upwards of 100,000 people attend Taste of Marietta and we are expecting a great crowd again this year.
Can I bring my dog to Taste of Marietta?
We request that folks with dogs and other pets please leave them at home where there is adequate shade and water. There is not a place on the festival grounds to accommodate pets. They can leave waste and many young children are frightened around dogs of any size. Thank you for your cooperation!
How many restaurants will be at Taste of Marietta?
Around 85 different restaurants, caterers, and food trucks showcase their best dishes at Taste of Marietta each year.
Besides food, what else is at Taste of Marietta?
Lots! We will have musical entertainment all day on stages throughout the festival, fun and games in the Kids Alley, and a food judging competition. In addition to the event festivities, there are the unique shops and museums always present on the Marietta Square.
What is the concert schedule for Taste of Marietta?
How can I reserve a concert table for the Sunset Concert?
What is Kid’s Alley?
Kid’s Alley is the area of Taste of Marietta where kids can be themselves and have fun! There will be multiple moonwalks and games, sand art, face painting and more! Moonwalks and some activities will have a nominal fee.
What roads will be closed for Taste of Marietta?
North, East, West and South Park Square will be closed. In addition, Whitlock Avenue and Mill Street will be closed at the railroad tracks. Church and Cherokee Streets will be closed at Hansell Street. Roswell and Lawrence Streets will be closed at Waddell Street. Also, a one-way portion of Powder Springs Road located directly off the Square will be closed as well as a portion of Atlanta Road leading into the Square.
Where do I park for Taste of Marietta?
The Cobb County Parking Deck, all county court lots and the Mill Street lot will be available for parking. The parking deck will be free that day; you can enter off Waddell Street. The Mill Street lot is also free.
You can also park at Marietta Middle School and be shuttled to the Square by the Historic Marietta Trolley. The Trolley Shuttle will operate between the Middle School lot and drop off on Mill Street. The Trolley Shuttle will be free that day and will run from 1pm-7:30 p.m.
Please note, parking is not allowed at church parking lots around the Square.
Where are restrooms located at Taste of Marietta?
Public restrooms are located at the Marietta Welcome Center (currently housed in the Marietta Museum of History). There will be portable restroom and hand washing facilities on Root Street and Winters Street.