Get Out: Love the Lake, Railroad Safety

Here are some ideas for weekend fun.

Expect highs in the 90s all weekend, says the National Weather Service. There are slight chances of rain Saturday and Sunday, so it may be a good idea to take an umbrella when you go out. Who knows, you may be going to one of these family-friendly weekend events.

1. Love the Lake Festival

Where/When: and Historic Downtown Acworth; Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 6 p.m.).

Why Go: Need to send summer off in style? Come enjoy a parade, arts and crafts, great music and a personal watercraft demonstration.

Pricing: Free.


2. Working Safety on the Railroad

Where/When: ; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: Is anyone in your family a train fanatic? Come to this special exhibit and learn how railroad unions helped to improve working and traveling conditions in the early days of rail transit.

Pricing: Free with admission (adults $7.50, children 4-12 $5.50)


3. Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up Registration

Where/When: Cauble Park, or ; Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon

Why Go: “Keep Acworth Beautiful” isn't just a slogan. If you want to help your community and give back to the lakes and parks that have been part of your life for years, now is the best time to do it.

Pricing: Free; register before Sept. 11.


4. Jumbo Deluxe at Henry's Uptown

Where/When: ; Friday, 6:30 p.m. (band begins at 9 p.m.).

Why Go: Celebrate the start of the weekend by rocking out to this R&B powerhouse with a big sound. Hear old favorites like “Southbound” and “Cold Shot” as you've never heard them before.

Pricing: $5 cover charge


5. Acworth Turkey Chase Registration

Where/When: Cauble Park and Historic Downtown Acworth; Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 a.m.

Why Go: Been hesitant to go running because of the heat? It should be a little cooler by November.

Pricing: $5 to $20; register between Sept. 1 and Nov. 16 and be guaranteed a T-shirt.


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