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What to do in Cobb with your 2018 Labor Day weekend

There’s no need for laborious plans this Labor Day weekend.

Your proof is below, with a list of things to do and events in Cobb County this long weekend.


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• Concerts at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

Brian McKnight is in the (Mable) house! One of R&B’s smoothest crooners will performing Saturday at 7 p.m. Joining him will be Lyfe Jennings. You can buy tickets online.

And on Sunday, Jeffrey Osborne (lead singer of R&B band L.T.D.) and Peabo Bryson (soul/R&B singer) will be there. Bryson has won two Grammy awards.  Buy your tickets online.

• Art in the Park

For the 32nd year, Marietta’s largest art show will take place on the Marietta Square.

The free event runs all weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more on the event’s website or take a look at the program.


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 Noshfest

Nu, you’re looking for a bissel to ess? Don’t mean to be a noodge, but you’d be meshugana to miss Noshfest.

Translated from Yiddish to English: So, you are looking for a small bite of food? I do not mean to be a pushy individual, but you would be crazy to miss Noshfest.

The two-day food event in the parking lot of Temple Kol Emeth at 1415 Old Canton Road in Marietta offers sample-size portions of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and classic Eastern European Jewish fare.

The event runs Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now say it with me, “zei gezunt!” it is pronounced “zay gehzunt” and means “be well” in Yiddish.


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• Holy Smoke Festival

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is again holding its beloved barbecue event, complete with a skydiving demonstration and Shane Wilbanks, a “family-friendly Christian Illusionist.” That’s according to the church’s website.

There will be a car show and silent auction. Learn more here.


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