Kennesaw and Surrounding Weekend Top 5, September 22-24

Kennesaw and Surrounding Weekend Top 5, September 15-17
September 14, 2017
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Kennesaw and Surrounding Weekend Top 5

General 100 Relay in Kennesaw

The General 100is a 4- or 7- member team running relay covering 100 miles of beautiful, challenging terrain beginning in Kennesaw, Georgia. The race route faithfully parallels the railroad from Kennesaw to Ringgold following the route of the famous “Great Locomotive Chase.” On April 12th, 1862, Union soldiers stole “the General” locomotive and several train cars in Big Shanty (Kennesaw) and headed north for Chattanooga. They were quickly pursued with a separate locomotive, by hand-car and finally on foot by the General’s resourceful conductor.

Location: Historic Kennesaw Depot, 2829 Cherokee Street NW
Date/Time: Saturday September 23 @ 12am
Price: $90 per runner
Contact: [email protected]


Kennesaw Mountain Memorabilia Through the Years

11-year old Andrew Bramlett and his brother Daniel have been collecting items related to Kennesaw Mountain and the park for several years. They have over 75 different postcards that depict the mountain, along with patches, old brochures, commemorative programs and other items. Stop by to see the Bramlett brothers and their unique collection.

Location: Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Date/Time: Saturday September 23 @ 10am – 3pm
Price: Free
Contact: (770) 427-4686 ext. 0


Museum Day at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

This year, The Southern Museum will feature special hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, games, and challenges that the family can do together, all inspired by this year’s Museum Day Live! educational focus – Minecraft! Guests will have a chance to explore electric circuits, ramps, and trains through family scavenger hunts, trivia games, and discovery stations. Enjoy an educator facilitated activity from 1 pm – 4 pm, and create a piston powered machine! Discover how the Museum’s existing displays and exhibits fit perfectly into the world of Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition!

Location: 2829 Cherokee Street
Date/Time: Saturday September 23 @ 9:30am – 5pm
Price: Get your free ticket for museum day here.
Contact: (770) 427-2117


Top Dogs Paw Festival in Kennesaw

Grab your pooch and stock up on free samples of holistic foods and doggie treats from your favorite vendors! Attendees and participants will enjoy a pet fashion show, best kisser contest, best trick contest, dog training demos, food trucks, and fabulous raffle baskets!

Location: Top Dogs Pet Boutique, 2615 George Busbee Pkwy NW #14
Date/Time: Sunday September 24 @ 1pm – 5pm
Price: $0 – 5
Contact: (770) 218-0602


Wellspring Living Gala in Atlanta

The gala is the largest annual fundraiser in support of Wellspring Living committed to transforming lives of those at-risk or victimized by sexual exploitation.

Location: Cobb Galleria, 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Date/Time: Sunday September 24 @ 6pm
Contact: (470) 344-9198