You only turn 175 once, and the city of Powder Springs has planned a full day of events on Oct. 5 to celebrate its milestone.
The Cobb city will be celebrating its 175th birthday this Saturday, and a full 12 hours of events will kick off with a parade downtown at 10 a.m. (A map of the parade route is attached to this article). The Powder Springs Day Festival in Powder Springs Park commences right after and runs until 4 p.m., and will feature arts and crafts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment on the big stage.
The celebration will continue into the evening with a free concert on the Historic Town Square at 6 p.m. Men in Blues will take the stage first, followed by the Little River Band.
Capping off the full day will be a holdover from July 4. The city canceled its 18th-annual Independence Day Celebration due to stormy weather that preceded and ultimately persisted through nearly the entire holiday weekend. Since the fireworks for that event were not used, the pyrotechnics will instead be used to bring Powder Springs Day to its conclusion.
The city’s website as of Sunday night was still seeking participants for several festivities—floats and/or marchers in the parade, vendors and stage performers. More information on these roles can be found here.