Roswell Roots Festival 2019


Roswell Roots Festival 2019

A month-long celebration and exploration of local African American history and culture.

CELEBRATE ROSWELL'S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE throughout the month of February with a series of unique and fun events for everyone. Roswell's Roots Festival is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations in the state of Georgia. Share in our diverse history while discovering more about African American heritage, art, food and contributions. Maybe you will even learn something about Roswell’s roots you never knew before!


Jan. 2-Feb. 28

• Roswell Historical Society presents: Black Heritage: The Unsung Heroes of Roswell, Georgia Exhibit, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 9 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday, Free

Jan. 28-Feb. 28

• City Hall Gallery Highlighting Black Artists, Roswell City Hall, 9 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday, Free

Feb. 1-28

• By Skilled Hands Exhibit, Barrington Hall, Included with regular house tour admission

Feb. 1-28

• Slave Cabin Interpretive Exhibit, Smith Plantation, Free

Feb. 1-28

• Exhibit: Behind The Big House: The Enslaved Landscape, Smith Plantation Barn Interpretive Space, Free


Jan. 27

• Jazz Vespers, Roswell Presbyterian Church, 4-6pm, Free

Jan. 28

• Roswell Roots: Festival of Black History & Culture Proclamation, Roswell City Council Meeting, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers, 7 PM, Free

Feb. 2

• Bid Whist Party, Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 12:30-4 PM, $10, Tickets must be purchased in advance, Call 314-520-4775

Feb. 3

• Groveway's Got Talent-Groveway Community Group Black History Program, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 2:30-5 PM, Adults - $18.00 / Children 12 & under - $10.00, More information at

Feb. 9

• Open Hearth Cooking and Discussion about the Slave Community: House, Skilled and Field Workers, Smith Plantation, 10 AM-3 PM, Free

• Remember the 400, East Roswell Library, 1 PM, Free, More information at

Feb. 10

• Southern Soul Fixins: A Roswell Roots Soul Food Cook-Off, Bill Johnson Community Activity Building (BJCAB), 12:30-3:30 PM, Register to participate at

Feb. 16

• LIVE! In Roswell Presents: Ranky Tanky, Cultural Arts Center, 8-10 PM, $30/$25 Seniors, Students & Military, Tickets available at

Feb. 17

• Telling Our Story with Groveway Community Group, Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 3:30 PM, Free

Feb. 22

• Soul Food Cypher, Red Door Playhouse, 7-9:30 PM, $5, Tickets available at

• Open Hearth Cooking & Living History with Clarissa Clifton, Smith Plantation, 10 AM-3 PM, Free

Feb. 23

•3rd Annual Roswell Roots Arts Festival, Roswell DoubleTree Hotel, 10 AM-4 PM, Free

• Coming to the Table: an invitation to racial healing, Global Dance Studio & Theater, 1-3 PM, Free

• Joe Barry Carroll - Retired NBA All Star Reading and Book Signing of Black American Voices, East Roswell Library, 2-4 PM

Feb. 24

• College and Greek Fair, East Roswell Recreation Center, 2-5 PM, Free, Student Registration Required at

• Remember the 400, East Roswell Library, 3 PM, Free, More information at

"An Ode to Edna Lewis: Southern Delicacies Cooking Class": at Barrington Hall Cooking Class, Barrington Hall's Kitchen, 6:30-9 PM, $50.00 per person, Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservation