2014 Taste of Marietta


The 2014 Taste of Marietta takes place Sunday April 27, 2014 from 11am to 7pm. The annual event takes place in the historic Marietta Square and features over eighty restaurants and caterers showcasing their best food. Tastes range in price from just $0.50 to $5.00. In addition, there are five live music stages and a sunset concert on the Main Stage in Glover Park. The event also features games for the kids in the Kid’s Alley, a sports corner as well as a cooking stage with celebrity cheifs’ cooking demonstrations. The Taste of Marietta takes place rain or shine, and admission is free.

Date and Time:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11am to 7pm.


Admission to the event is free, tastes range from $0.50 to $5 each. Unlike other festivals, tickets are not required and it is a cash-based festival. ATM machines are available. Inflatables/moonwalks in the kids corner are also available for a fee.

For more information, please contact the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau at (770) 429-1115.

List of Participating Restaurants in 2014:

  • 120 Tavern and Music Hall
  • Australian Bakery Café
  • Bojangles’
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream-Lower Roswell
  • Chicken and the Egg
  • Chocolate & Spice Eatery
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Cool Hawaiian Shaved Ice & Smoothies
  • Dairylicious Treats
  • Dave Poe’s BBQ
  • Deep Fried Brownies
  • Exotic Tropic Caterer
  • Five40 Kitchen and Socialhouse
  • Fox Dogs
  • Funnel Cakes-N-More
  • Fusco’s Via Roma Italian Trattoria
  • Gabriel’s A Restaurant & Bakery
  • Grand Champion BBQ
  • Granny’s Old Fashioned Lemonade
  • Greek Tavern
  • Harry’s Farmers Market
  • Henry’s Louisiana Grill
  • Hoof & Ale
  • Hottie Hawgs BBQ
  • House of Lu
  • Jerk O’ Delicious
  • JiBouTe Cajun Café
  • Joe’s & Glo’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice
  • Keegan’s Public House
  • King of Pops
  • Knight Catering
  • Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices
  • Marietta Pizza Company
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Mellow Mushroom Pizza of Kennesaw
  • Minas Grill
  • Natty’s Jamaican & Soul Food
  • Ocean Fresh & More
  • On The Border
  • Pier 213 Seafood
  • Pressed Panini Bar
  • Quiznos at Sprayberry
  • Red Sky Tapas & Bar
  • Rib Ranch BBQ
  • Sarah Jean’s Ice Cream
  • SEED Kitchen & Bar
  • Shillings on The Square
  • Smallcakes Cupcakery
  • Sugar Cakes
  • T&D Sweet Treats
  • Taqueria Tsunami
  • The Butcher The Baker
  • The Fresh Market
  • The Local
  • The Melting Pot Restaurant
  • Tropical Delights Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice
  • Williamson Bros BarBQ
  • Zaxby’s

Food Trucks

  • Big Shanty Smokehouse
  • Bollywood Zing
  • Chef La’s Fish Fry
  • Freckled & Blue
  • Gotta Have It
  • Kona Ice Midtown
  • Looie’s Fudge Puppies & More
  • Philly Connection
  • Polar Snow Concession
  • The Atlanta Burger Truck



The Cobb County Parking Deck (enter from Waddell Street), all county court lots, and the Mill Street lot are available. The county parking deck and the Mill Street lot are free, county court lots are privately owned and parking fees may apply.

Cobb County Parking Deck
Waddell Street entrance
Hansell St NW & Waddell St NE
Marietta, GA 30090

Mill Street Parking Lot
Mill St & Denmead St NE
Marietta, GA 30060

Additional parking is available at Marietta Middle School with free shuttles provided by the Historic Marietta Trolley from 1pm-7:30pm.

Marietta Middle School
121 Winn Street
Marietta, GA 30064-2255

PLEASE NOTE: Parking for Taste of Marietta at Marietta Square area churches, including First United Methodist Church and Marietta First Baptist Church is not permitted. The churches have many activities this day and their lots are for their parishioners.

Festival Address:
Taste of Marietta
Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park
50 Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

More information:

For more information, please contact the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau at (770) 429-1115.

Restaurant and food vendors can call Katie Peterson at (770) 429-1115.

Sponsors, non-food vendors and media can call Maryclaire Andres at (404) 388-6975.

More information is available online at: www.TasteOfMarietta.com

For more information, please contact the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau at (770) 429-1115.

2010 Taste of Marietta in Marietta Square

Taste of Marietta Sports Corner

Taste of Marietta Food

Taste of Marietta Kids Zone

About Taste of Marietta:
Taste of Marietta is an annual food festival that takes place on the last Sunday in April. Attracting over 100,000 people last year, it is the longest running and largest food festival in Cobb County. The event takes place in historic Marietta Square and also includes live entertainment, a kids alley, a sports corner, as well as close proximity to the numerous shops and museums in the surrounding square.

For more information, please contact the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau at (770) 429-1115.

Taste of Marietta Vendors


    • says

      Hi Ann,
      You are not the only one. We have heard from many people who are excited about this event. If anyone is reading this and wondering if they should go, the answer is yes. This is one event that you should not miss.

  1. mellisa says

    We had a funnel cake from Finger Lickers Concession, thats the BEST funnel I had in my life. Normally I’m a funnel cake eater and I dont know what they had special in that mix but it was the bom. Can’t wait !!

  2. Joy says

    Should be a great event. This is my 2nd time being a Cobb County resident, so I look forward to attend the Taste of Marietta this weekend!

    • john says

      @LaLa…There was a hot dog vendor called, On A Roll. Several styles of hot dogs using Sabrett New York style hot dogs. They will be here for 2013!

  3. SL says

    Sounds expensive. I’m use to getting tickets. Paying each vendor is going to run in the money unless they are on the low end at fifty cents.

  4. Steve says

    I am really looking forward to the Tast of Marietta this year. Good food, great entertainment, and lots of people to hand out with for the day. I think this year will be better than ever.

  5. bj publicover says

    i can’t wait this is event is so much fun with great food and entertainment and good people and something for the kids too come on out and enjoy !! come hungry !! :) taste of marietta rocks !! hope for great weather !

  6. SW-Marietta says

    Great event-we attend every year. Fantastic music and food. Would love to see you add some chairs/seating under the shade trees on the actual Square -around the Main stage so people could sit there and eat while enjoying the music. Maybe some covers over those tables on the main roads too.

  7. Brooke says

    The festival definitely had a lot of vendors and it was neat. The place was packed with people. It was a beautiful day! My husband and I were, however, let down by the prices. I didn’t see many items in the $1 range and I didn’t see anything for 50 cents. Most of the things we would have liked to try were $4. It got very expensive fast!

    • frank says

      Brooke, go to McDONALD’S for God’s sake. It’s a fun time, affordable, and great for the community. Don’t like it? Stay home!!

    • KWM says

      Thanks Brooke for the info about prices.. That is important and it gives me an idea of how much money to bring, especially since this will be my first year attending.

  8. Brian says

    We go every year. We buy 5 differant things and we all split each plate . My son and daughter love to get differant ribs from each vendor.

  9. pm says

    Frank, you can’t determine what people can afford. Last time I checked, this

    is still America, where the poor are just as free as the wealthy.

    • says

      Hi Doug,

      Yes, Taste of Marietta is a rain or shine event. In fact, they just updated their Facebook page with, “Rain or Shine…It’s Taste if Marietta time!!! Question…. Who is gonna let some rain get in the way of trying out 90 of the best restaurants in Cobb County! It will go on. Rain or Shine!

  10. Darlene says

    I love the teenager band! They normally perform early near Eddies Trick shop! They are so talented! Yay!

  11. Judy says

    Great event! 1st time. Loved the variety. The only con was the hate-in-the-name-of-god group. Why sanction a group like that to set up at a tasting? Wine lovers, rebellious women beware?? For the love of god, seriously?!?!

  12. Meiko says

    Just left the event…very nice time! Love that the food prices/portions were reasonable, free parking and not uncomfortably crowded. Everyone seemed to be on their best behavior and the band “Old Dudes Rock”, really did! Fun time. Will return next year if the food prices remain the same!
    And yes well behaved dogs were in attendance

    • sd says

      Owners were struggling to keep control. A very large breed was walking all over everyone’s blankets and dropping his foam on those blankets as well. Also, we had dogs coming to blows as well. An accident waiting to happen. You can never predict what a dog will do when he or she comes in contact with humans who are unknown to them.

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