First Fridays - Six months. Thousands of people. The event where your heartbeat matches the beat of the music. Downtown's liveliest event never fails to attract people from all over to enjoy the mouth-watering bites from the local food trucks and vendors, the electrifying performances from artists and musicians, and the perfect weather to enjoy the First Friday of the month. Canton's First Friday lasts from May to October.
West Main Arts Festival - Love art? Me too. Catch all the local artists' creative masterpieces at this lively arts festival along West Main Street in Downtown Canton. There will be so much art (and I mean so much), food, music, and simply the greatest of vibes at the festival. Guests can enjoy strolling through a fine arts market, live music on two stages, and performances from buskers too! Show your support to many of North Georgia's greatest creatives on March 2, 2024.
Wing & Rock Fest - The largest wing festival in the Southeast is located right here in Canton. Named one of the Southeast's Top 10 Food Festivals by Festival Rooster & Parade Magazine, this festival has the most diverse selection of flavors and the juiciest of chicken wings you'll ever have. I bet you're hungry just reading this. Bring your appetite to this chicken packed weekend from March 23 to March 24.
Riverfest - Arguably one of Canton's largest festivals, over 25,000 people attended last year's one-of-a-kind arts & crafts festivals. With over a hundred vendors showcasing their creative works, you'll have to do your best at restraining yourself from buying everything! From paintings to magnificent little trinkets, you're sure to find something unique that you can take home.
River Rock Concert & Festival - Country music legends. Free admission. A million dollar vibes. Last year, we had country legends Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw, and Aaron Tippin perform at Etowah River Park in front of thousands of people to make for a jam packed weekend. If you love country and rock, there's no reason you shouldn't attend this!
Multicultural Festival - Travel the world in one day. It sounds impossible, but the Multicultural Festival will take you around the world in less than 24 hours. From Guatemala to Nigeria to China, take you and your taste buds on a world tour that will change your life. This event highlights the diversity that Canton has to offer and provides a platform to showcase all the different cultures here.
Denim Fest - Denim and BBQ. What more could you want? Turn back the time and celebrate Canton's historic upbringing with denim. Where else are you going to have a Denim Overalls contest combined with a next-level Whole Hog BBQ Cook-off?
Bizarre Bash - With the epic collab of Bizarre Coffee and The Holler, the event starts with a 5K run hosted by The Holler, with the route running through trails of Canton, and ends in the heart of Downtown with a festival held by Bizarre Coffee.
Christmas in Canton - The most jam packed holiday season happens right here in Canton. Get your pictures with Santa himself, ride reindeers through downtown, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as you witness Canton turn into a winter wonderland during the Tree Lighting. There's countless events happening during the month of December so be on the look out for things to do!