CALENDAR FOR LIVING
Bartow History Museum Historic 5K
May 5, 8:00 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the history of Cartersville. This 5K begins at Rose Lawn Museum. The course meanders through a portion of the historic residential district in Cartersville before ending back at the museum. Rose Lawn Museum. Cartersville. www.bartowhistorymuseum.org
Ellen Axson Wilson Art Walk
May 6, 2:00 p.m.
Rome Area Council for the Arts and Downtown Development Authority host artists, potters, jewelers, photographers, and more. Downtown Rome. www.romearts.org
May Market at Rose Lawn
May 6 – 7
An arts and crafts festival celebrating 200 heirloom roses in bloom on the grounds of this historic Victorian home. Rose Lawn Museum. Cartersville. www.visitcartersvillega.org
May 11 – 14
May 18 – 20
Thursday – Saturday 8:00 p.m.,
Sundays 3:00 p.m.
Three reality television writers find themselves just as “desperate” as the housewives they are shooting. Out of Box Theatre. Marietta. www.outofboxtheatre.com
9 To 5 The Musical
May 12 – 14
May 19 – 21
Friday – Saturday 8:00 p.m.,
Sundays 2:30 p.m.
Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, it is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Desoto Theatre. Rome. www.romelittletheatre.com
Roman Roast on the River
May 12 – 13
Enjoy live music, a bicycle rodeo, car show, and the best BBQ the South has to offer. Proceeds from this annual cook-off benefit Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation programs and services. Ridge Ferry Park. Rome. www.romanroastontheriver.com
6th Annual Strawberry Festival
May 13, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pick your own strawberries while enjoying arts and crafts, vendors, food, a strawberry cooking contest, games, hayrides, a moonwalk, and more. Payne Farm. Calhoun. www.paynefarmandproduce.com
Downtown Art Market
May 13, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The 2nd annual downtown Cartersville Art Market is back. This market will feature an array of artists from the surrounding counties as well as jazz music from the Carterville High School Jazz Band and a performance from the Etowah Jazz Society. Friendship Plaza. Cartersville. www.downtowncartersville.org
Music in the Vineyard
May 13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grab your family and friends and enjoy a peaceful night of live music and sweet, southern wine. Georgia Winery. Ringgold. www.georgiawines.com
Tiny House Roadshow
May 19 – 21, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This is the 9th roadshow and will feature tiny homes in natural settings to provide you with a better sense of tiny house living. Come see if the tiny house lifestyle is a fit for you. Little River Escape. Cloudland. www.littleriverescape.com
May 19 – 21
May 26 – 27
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.
Comic cultures clash when a single father and his daughter move into a house next door to the trashiest family ever! Prize-winning local playwright Dave Lauby’s hilarious Georgia-based comedy takes aim at suburban stereotypes and prejudices, and even finds a little bit of love among the rubbish. Legion Theatre. Cartersville. www.pumphouseplayers.com
10th Annual Rome River Jam
May 20, 3:00 p.m.
Rome River Jam 2017 is back at the river featuring Old Dominion, Jon Langston, Muscadine Bloodline, and more. Ridge Ferry Park. Rome. www.romeriverjam.com
1890’s Day Jamboree
May 26 – 27
Friday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.,
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
There is something for everyone with more than 100 food, arts, and craft vendors, live music on multiple stages, music and dance contest, beauty pageants, a parade, classic car show, and Saturday night fireworks. Historic Downtown. Ringgold. www.1890sday.com
May 27 – 28, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience a favorite folk festival of the southeast as it returns home to Paradise Gardens. Finster Fest features talented folk artists, live music, local cuisine, and draws visitors from all over the world. Paradise Gardens. Summerville. www.finsterfest.com
Rome Shakespeare Festival
May 30 – June 4
Rome Shakespeare Festival will present Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night on alternating evenings during the festival week. This fun outdoor event is sure to entertain the entire family. Town Green. Rome. www.romeshakesphearefestival.com
Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale
June 2 – 4
Hosted by Georgia’s Dixie Highway Association, the event is the latest in yard-sale-trail mania. The route covers the 90-mile stretch of the nostalgic Old Dixie Highway that attracted thousands to southern roadside markets, diners, and motor courts when it was completed in November 1929. Ringgold – Kennesaw. www.olddixiehighwayyardsale.com
Rome’s Big Float
June 3, 8:00 p.m.
A six mile float trip on the Etowah River from Dixon landing to Heritage Park in downtown Rome for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, tubes, rafts and anything else that floats your boat (so long as it actually floats). Dixon Landing. Rome. www.coosa.org
The Jungle Book KIDS
June 9 – 11
June 16 – 18
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m.
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animate which features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. DeSoto Theatre. Rome. www.romelittletheatre.com
Jazz Under the Stars
June 10, 7:00 p.m.
Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes to Rome Symphony Orchestra’s annual pops concert with the Clocktower Jazz Ensemble. Darlington School Amphitheatre. Rome. www.romesymphony.org
42nd Annual Cave Spring Art Festival
June 10 – 11
Take a stroll through Rolater Park where 100-plus vendors will offer something for everyone. Enjoy an outdoor lunch, a swim in the pool, a walk in the cave, and see the famous log cabin built by the Cherokee around 1810 and uncovered in 2010. Rolater Park. Cave Spring. www.cavespringga.com
Downtown Saturday Concerts
First Saturday of each month May – October
Eat at great local restaurants and listen to live music performed by local musicians at this annual concert series event. Downtown Rome. www.downtownromega.us
Fourth Friday Concert Series
Fourth Friday of each month May – July
The Fourth Friday Concert series aims to bring folks in from all over north Georgia to enjoy an evening full of local music and friendly fellowship. Downtown Cedartown. www.fourthfridaycedartown.com
First Fridays in Cartersville
First Friday of each month May – December
More than a dozen local businesses will stay open late, allowing patrons to shop and play. Enjoy informal jam sessions from local musicians. A seasonal theme each month keeps things entertaining. Downtown Cartersville. www.visitcartersville.org