By Sam Mathew, Pie Bar Marietta
Hey there! This is your friendly neighborhood Pie Bar Marietta shop manager, Sam! Working at Marietta Square has been such a wonderful experience for me so far. The square has so much to offer and so many wonderful people to meet. So, I wanted to give y’all a breakdown of some of the local events and activities happening in Marietta square this March. Get ready to call a friend and update your calendars because March is going to be one fun month!
Calling all self-proclaimed geeks because we are starting March off with just the event for you. Marietta The Gathering is a festival taking place at Glover Park on March 4th celebrating all things geek culture and art. Throughout the entire day, there will be a multitude of activities and events that you can participate in. Tents will be set up down South Park Square hosting an array of tabletop gaming, card play, and video games systems. Local candy and soda shop Rocket Fizz will be doing a soda pop showdown where two teams will try their luck in guessing different soda flavors in a head-to-head blind-tasting challenge. Do you like to cosplay? Well, get your best costume ready because there will also be a cosplay costume contest where you get the chance to show off your creativity and win some fun prizes. Oh, and I can’t forget about the on-stage performances! There will be performances by classical violinist Catherine Strings, the geek-centric band The Garage, and also a bunch of stand-up comedy shows by local comedians. Whether you identify as a geek or you’re just bored and are looking for something to do, Marietta the Gathering is the perfect event for you to have fun, see cool art and meet some interesting people. The event is on March 4th from 10 am to 8 pm so if you’re interested in attending, stop by the square then and check it out!
Now, you probably already know that Marietta offers a plethora of different food options. From Sarah Jean's homemade ice cream to the Australian Bakery & Cafe’s vast variety of baked goods, you can never go wrong with getting a bite to eat at the square. So, you definitely can’t miss the Georgia Food and Wine Festival happening from March 23rd through the 26th. The festival will be happening at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta and each day will have its own different food and drink themes. March 23rds will be showcasing the best food businesses and service providers in Cobb county. Cobb’s Life magazine will also be recognizing winners of a reader-decided contest that will highlight certain local businesses achievements and successes. March 24th will be an evening celebrating everything grilled, smoked, barbecued, and more. A wide variety of the best barbecue in the South will be available to taste from some of Georgia’s most renowned Pitmasters and chefs. You not only get all that delicious food but also live music, wine, beer, and spirits tastings! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the Georgia Food and Wine Festival. Each day will be filled with its own unique variety of food offerings, so bring a friend and get ready to explore all that Marietta’s food scene has to offer.
One of Marietta’s most historic locations is The Strand Theatre on Cherokee St NE. This iconic theater hosts a multitude of events from live shows to film festivals. And for this March, The Strand is doing all of that and more! On March 8th, the Strand is hosting an Indie Film Night where they will play an eclectic selection of independent films from local filmmakers and beyond. This is a great way for people to see a different crop of movies than the ones playing at the standard multiplex. Want to chill and listen to some jazz after a long night at the square? Well, The Strand has you covered on March 5th with a Jazz night! This night will be dedicated to highlighting Dave Brubeck and his best-selling jazz album, “Time Out”. If you’re looking for a calm night on the square and need to do something to wind down for the evening, stop by The Strandon on March 5th for some relaxing vibes. And this is only the beginning of the events that The Strand has planned for March. There will be comedy shows, dance performances, concerts, and plenty of vintage movie screenings. The Strand has a list of all their events for the year on their website so check that out if you are interested in catching a movie or show on the square.
Oh, and we can’t forget about what Pie Bar has planned for March! March 14th is coming up so you know what that means, Pi Day! Yes, folks, Pi day is approaching and even though this Pi has nothing to do with the Pie we love, we still want to celebrate and spread the love. I don’t want to give away too many surprises but if you stop by any of the shops on March 14th, expect to see them fully decorated and stocked with pie! This is one of our busiest times of the year so y’all better grab a slice before it's gone! And if you want to take a look at our pies, you can click right here to get an idea what we have got!
Thanks so much for reading! As you can tell, Marietta Square has so many events and activities going on in March that you will always find something to do while you're here. And hey, even if nothing is going on, stop by the Pie Bar Marietta shop and we’ll be more than happy to serve you a piece of pie with some wonderful conversation.
See ya soon!