Marietta road closures for Saturday 'Let Freedom Ring' Parade

Road closures have been announced for Marietta's "Let Freedom Ring" Parade on Saturday.

Roswell Street, west of Cobb Parkway, will be closed for the parade from 9:30 a.m. until the parade ends around 12:15 p.m.

North, South, East and West Park Square around the Marietta Square will be closed for the entire day and evening of the festival.

Free parking is available in the two parking decks east of Cherokee Street which can be reached from Lawrence Street or Lemon Street.

Also, free parking is available in the parking deck at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence St.

Free parking and trolley shuttle service are available at Grace Pointe Church, 505 Atlanta St. SE, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Fireworks parking will be available in the government parking decks across from the Earl Strand Theatre.

This parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church on Roswell Street, traveling west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square, past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ending at North Marietta Parkway.

Parade entries include marching bands, civic organizations, beauty queens and local businesses.

The Rev. Dr. Harris T. Travis, senior pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, whose church is celebrating her 150th anniversary, will serve as Grand Marshal for the "Let Freedom Ring" Parade.

The arts and crafts show, free concerts, museum tours, food concessions and carnival games will last from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Glover Park schedule includes Scott Thompson at noon, national bell ringing at 2 p.m., parade awards ceremony at 2:15 p.m., Atlanta Concert Band at 2:30 p.m., Twisted Whiskey from 7 to 8 p.m. and David Fanning at 8 p.m.

The fireworks finale will begin around dark and conclude by 10 p.m.

Information:, 770-794-5601.