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 CantonArtFestival.com, 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.
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:
(80s cover band)
Thomas Fountain Band
(local Cherokee County artist)
The Kentucky Headhunters
For starting times, refer to the City of Canton Facebook page (Facebook.com/cityofcanton) or the City of Canton website calendar (CantonGa.gov/cals).
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