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East Cobber Parade & Festival

The annual East Cobber Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The event begins with a parade that starts in the Mt. Bethel Elementary School parking lot and travels one mile south on Johnson Ferry Road to end at Olde Towne Parkway. The parade includes over two thousand participants and more than eighty groups in floats, marching bands, classic cars, and more.


The East Cobber Parade is sometimes referred to as the candy parade as nearly all floats toss candy to the crowd.

The East Cobber Festival will be held in the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church immediately following the EAST COBBER parade. From 11 am to 3 pm, the free festival will feature arts and crafts, local businesses, food concessions, carnival games, and an entertainment stage.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Start Time:
Parade – 10 am
Festival – 11 am to 3 pm

Parade Start / Staging Area:
Mt. Bethel Elementary School
1210 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

The 1 mile East Cobber parade begins at 10 am in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot. The route travels south on Johnson Ferry Road, turns left onto Olde Towne Parkway.

Parade End:
Olde Towne Parkway

Festival Address:
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

Park in the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church North parking lot. Please remember that Johnson Ferry Road will be closed at 9:45 am! Use Woodlawn Drive to access the parking lot.

Festival Location:
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
South parking lot
955 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

After the parade, you can enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drinks, and carnival games in the parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church from 11 am to 3 pm.


For more information, please contact Cynthia Rozzo at (770) 640-7070.









About the East Cobber Parade:

EAST COBBER, publisher of the EAST COBBER monthly paper and the annual EAST COBBER Community Guide extends its mission of building a sense of community by establishing a hometown tradition of a community parade and festival. As the producers of the first parade and festival in East Cobb County, the EAST COBBER aims to establish a strong network between schools, businesses, government and clubs to create a showcase event and annual tradition for East Cobb County.

The EAST COBBER Parade and Festival aims to builds a sense of community and reinforce East Cobb’s status as one of the best places to live in the Atlanta area by giving thanks and special tribute to those who contribute to the quality of life in East Cobb: such as, principals, schools, clubs, elected officials, and civic leaders.

Overall, the objectives of this special event are as follows:

  • Spotlight the people who contribute to the quality of life in East Cobb County.
  • Provide opportunities for various groups of the community to interact.
  • Boost the image of East Cobb to external audiences as well as to help East Cobb residents feel good about living in East Cobb.
  • Celebrate the arts by providing a showcase for local fine arts performers and groups at the Festival.
  • Promote economic development by providing local businesses with an event that demonstrates their community support and allows company personnel to interact with prospects and customers.

ARTSCAPE! Fall Break Mini-Camp

Photo courtesy Friends for the East Cobb Park

The ARTSCAPE! Fall Break Mini-Camp takes place Tuesday through Thursday, September 22-24, 2015. The mini-camp is located at East Cobb Park and is open from 9 am to noon. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade can participate in activities such as terra cotta vase project, painting on wood slices, fallen leaf clay bowl, fall tree watercolor painting, pumpkins in the style of Yayoi Kusama, and fall leaf painting on canvas. Camp meets at the East Cobb Park main pavilion.

Tuesday through Thursday, September 22-24, 2015

9 am to noon

Payment is due at registration.
$75 for the 3 day mini-camp
$65 sibling discount for the 3 day mini-camp
(use promotion code SIBLING at registration)

Parent/Guardian must complete Waiver of Liability to complete registration.
Bring a snack and water bottle each day.
Please arrive on time at 9:00am to camp.

East Cobb Park main pavillion
3322 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

For more information or to register for the mini-camp, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/artscape-fall-break-mini-camp-sept-22-24-2015-registration-18167718134

East Cobb Pipeline Project

east-cobb-pipeline-mapThe East Cobb Pipeline Project is a multi-year effort to replace 6 miles of water pipes with newer pipes that will meet the current and future water needs.  The 50 year old pipe will be replaced in three sections, with a scheduled completion date of the end of 2017.

east-cobb-pipeline-section-1-mapSection 1 begins at the intersection of Lower Roswell Road and Gant Place, just west of Old Canton Road.  The section progresses west on Lower Roswell Road to Terrell Mill Road, and ending at Powers Ferry Road.

Section 2 begins on the west side of Powers Ferry Road and progresses west along Terrell Mill Road to US 41.

Section 3 begins at Indian Hills Parkway and Cove Drive, and progresses west along Lower Roswell Road to Gant Place.

Traffic delays are expected and you can get traffic updates at CobbCommute.org.

For more information, please contact the Cobb County Marietta Water Authority at (770) 514-5301.

Lane closures delayed for East Cobb Pipeline project

According to Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority staff, the contractor for the East Cobb Pipeline Project encountered an unexpected conflict under the ground in the original start point. Fixing it now would create a significant delay in the start date. Instead, crews are going to shift the start point to just south of Terrell Mill Park. The exact location will be announced and preparations will start as soon as plans are finalized and coordinated with Cobb County Department of Transportation and others.

The tentative start date for lane closures is now Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. CCMWA staff will provide confirmed start times and locations for the lane closures as soon as possible so drivers know what to expect.

For more information, please call the project hotline at (770) 514-5301 or vist www.ccmwa.org.

McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA Promotes Healthy Eating

Photo courtesy McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA

The McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA is working with Cobb2020, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and the City of Marietta to create Farm Fresh, a program that promotes healthy eating by bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to areas of Cobb County that do not have access to a nearby free-standing grocery store.

Farm Fresh is a weekly produce located in the Franklin Road area, where area residents can choose ten different items of produce for their family for only $5.  The market is open this summer on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is located at 860 Franklin Road in Marietta.

Saturdays during the summer of 2015

9 am to 11 am

Castlebrook Apartments parking lot
860 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067

For more information, please call the YMCA at (770) 971-5991.

ARTSCAPE! Summer Camp

Image courtesy Friends for the East Cobb Park

Friends for the East Cobb Park is sponsoring ARTSCAPE! Summer Camp at East Cobb Park from July 12 through July 17, 2015. The event takes place from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday and features art, instructions, take home projects and more.

Activities include:

  • Tie-dye draw string bags
  • Watercolor journals for daily sketch adventures
  • Clay turtles or frogs
  • Painting birds on wood slices
  • Screen printing using a variety of screens on fabric
  • Nature Sculpture (style of Andy Goldsworthy)
  • Indian jewelry making lesson
  • Abstract Expressionist project (style of Jackson Pollock)
  • Wood block print
  • Terra cotta vase project

The camp is open to children entering K-6th grades.

9 am to 1 pm

July 12 through July 17, 2015

$150 for the week

East Cobb Park
3322 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

For more information, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/artscape-summer-camp-july-13-17-2015-registration-16793838824