Cobb is filled with fun this weekend, whether you're into anime and manga or want to fill up on some fair food and try some thrilling rides. (Wait. It's probably best to reverse the order of those last two.)
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The following are four family-oriented events you'll want to consider if you're looking for something to do in Cobb this weekend:
In an undated image provided by GKIDS, a calm moment in "Grave of the Fireflies," Isao Takahata's wrenching World War II drama. Takahata, who along with Hayao Miyazaki founded Japan’s premier animation studio, Studio Ghibli, and made a number of sophisticated and critically-acclaimed animated films, died in Tokyo on April 5, 2018. He was 82.
Photo: GKIDS via The New York Times
Anime Weekend Atlanta. Thursday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 30. $35 and up. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. https://awa-con.com/.
Get ready for some serious cosplay at Anime Weekend Atlanta, a Japanese animation and comics convention. Participate in a costume contest, visit an art show and dealers' room, play tabletop or video games and much more as the fun continues 24 hours a day. Register online or at the door.
North Georgia State Fair.
4-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 22 and 12:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Tickets start at $5 online and $7 at the gate, with extra costs for ride tickets.
Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. https://northgeorgiastatefair.com.
You'll find all your fair favorites here, including live music, entertainment, rides, a petting zoo, flower shows and of course, fair food. Check out the full schedule plus some deals on admissions and rides here.
Museum Day - Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. 472 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 770-794-5576. https://www.gwtwmarietta.com.
Get free admission to the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum on Saturday through Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day program. Sign up online to download a free ticket for you and a guest, and you can see a "Civil War to Civil Rights" tour, explore author Martha Mitchell's philanthropic endeavors and see film- and book-related artifacts.
Sleepy Hollow. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Tickets start at $10. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. https://www.georgiaballet.org/season.
The Georgia Ballet presents a performance of "Sleepy Hollow," based on Washington Irving's spooky story. It also opens with act two of "Swan Lake." Friday's performance is an abbreviated, sensory-friendly production.
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