Taste of Marietta FAQs


What is the Taste of Marietta?

Taste of Marietta is an annual food festival always held the last Sunday in April that showcases Cobb County restaurants and caterers. It is one of the largest and longest running food festivals in Atlanta metro and has become a favorite annual tradition among local residents and visitors.

Where does Taste of Marietta take place?

Taste of Marietta is held in the heart of the city at the Historic Marietta Square. The Square in the spring is a beautiful backdrop for the festival. While enjoying the delicious food and fun, you can also experience Marietta’s history and culture with unique shops and museums.

How much does it cost to attend Taste of Marietta?

Admission to the festival is FREE. The only costs are the cost of food – ‘tastes’ ranging from $2.00 to $9.00 – and drinks and some activities in the Kids Alley.

Do I have to buy tickets for food?

No. Unlike other food festivals, Taste of Marietta is a cash-based festival. You pay the individual restaurant booths for their ‘tastes’ (between $2.00-$9.00) and for drinks at the concession stations.

Will there be ATMs on site?

Yes! ATMs will be provided throughout the festival.

How many people attend Taste of Marietta?

Close to 35,000 people attend Taste of Marietta and we are expecting a great crowd again this year.

Can I bring my dog to Taste of Marietta?

We request that folks with dogs and other pets please leave them at home where there is adequate shade and water. There is not a place on the festival grounds to accommodate pets. They can leave waste and many young children are frightened around dogs of any size. Thank you for your cooperation!

How many restaurants will be at Taste of Marietta?

Around 50+ different restaurants, caterers, and food trucks showcase their best dishes at Taste of Marietta each year.

Besides food, what else is at Taste of Marietta?

Lots! We will have musical entertainment all day on stages throughout the festival, fun and games in the Kids Alley, and a food judging competition. In addition to the event festivities, there are the unique shops and museums always present on the Marietta Square.

What is the concert schedule for Taste of Marietta?

Cobb LIfe Stage

  • 1-2pm: Francisco Vidal
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Mildly Aggressive Folk


  • 11-11:35am: Marietta Theatre in the Square Revue
  • 12-1pm: Takiya Mason & the Band of Angels
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Sarah Nova Band
  • 3-4:30pm: Better by Daylight
  • 5-7pm: Forever Young

Who organizes Taste of Marietta?

Taste of Marietta is a project of the Marietta Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the City of Marietta.

What is Kid’s Alley?

Kid’s Alley is the area of Taste of Marietta where kids can be themselves and have fun! There will be multiple moonwalks and games, sand art, face painting and more! Some activities will have a nominal fee.

What roads will be closed for Taste of Marietta?

North, East, West and South Park Square will be closed. In addition, Whitlock Avenue and Mill Street will be closed at the railroad tracks. Church and Cherokee Streets will be closed at Hansell Street. Roswell and Lawrence Streets will be closed at Waddell Street. Also, a one-way portion of Powder Springs Road located directly off the Square will be closed as well as a portion of Atlanta Road leading into the Square.

Where do I park for Taste of Marietta?

The Cobb County Parking Deck, all county court lots and the Mill Street lot will be available for parking. Please note, parking is not allowed at church parking lots around the Square. Click here for more information about parkin

Where are restrooms located at Taste of Marietta?

Public restrooms are located at the Marietta Welcome Center. There will be portable restroom and hand washing facilities available. g

How do I apply to be a food vendor?

Thanks for your interest in Taste of Marietta. The application form for Cobb Restaurants to reserve your space at the Taste of Marietta can be found here . The Food Truck application can be found here here . The application for Marietta Square Restaurants can be found here. Please note the the deadline to apply is March 18, 2024 at 5PM.

How do I apply to be a sponsor?

Thanks for your interest in sponsoring Taste of Marietta. The application form for sponsors can be found here . Please note the the deadline to apply is March 18, 2024 at 5PM.