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22 April 2019

Mark Your Calendar — Upcoming Canton Events

Written by Sandy McGrew

Spring has sprung, and the beautiful weather means outdoor activities. Kicking off the season will be the Canton Festival of the Arts in Brown Park on May 4-5, which is always a fun event with an artist market, children’s activities, live music, food vendors, and this year’s new addition — a Chalk Walk. Preregistration is suggested for the Chalk Walk, but walk-up entries are welcome if space and supplies are available. There is a small fee to register. For more information, visit, or call the Arts Center at 770-704-6244. The festival is a rain or shine event that goes from 10:00am-5:00pm both days.
With all the spring cleaning surely to occur, remember that Canton has Dumpster Day the first Saturday of every month, 8:00am-12:00pm, at 151 Elizabeth Street. Dumpster Days are provided for City of Canton residents only. Please bring proof of residency when dropping off items. The following items are NOT accepted: CRT TV or monitor (old style tube televisions or computer monitors), refrigerators, fuel tanks, motor oil, fuel drums, household hazardous waste, antifreeze, wet paint, paint thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, or commercial waste. If you have any questions, contact Code Compliance Manager Merrick McClure at 770-704-1554, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Canton Farmers Market starts May 11 and runs through October 12, 9:00am-1:00pm, rain or shine. Products to look forward to are local honey, baked goods, homemade soaps, gelato, music, street-food vendors, local produce, and some produce sourced further out but still Georgia grown.

Canton will be hosting a free concert series this summer at Etowah River Park at the end of Brown Industrial Parkway. Concerts include:

May 18
Electric Avenue
(80s cover band)

June 15
Thomas Fountain Band
(local Cherokee County artist)

July 20
A1A-Jimmy Buffet
Tribute Band
(tropical/island music)

August 17
The Kentucky Headhunters
(southern rock)

For starting times, refer to the City of Canton Facebook page ( or the City of Canton website calendar (


First Friday celebrations will be held on the first Friday of each month, May 3 - October 4. Stop by to enjoy the car show, food vendors, shopping, live music, and dancing in the street. First Friday bands are as follows:

May 3    The Return
June 7    Zoso
July 5    Members Only
Aug. 2    Skipper Grace
Sept. 6    Departure
Oct. 4    Rumours

About the Author

Sandy McGrew

Sandy McGrew

Sandy McGrew is a ten-year Canton resident who represents ward 1 in the Canton City Council.