Come celebrate Roswell’s youngest residents at the 69th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration. Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city. In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as “Roswell Youth Day,” and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community. Festivities begin at 9:45 a.m. with the 23rd Annual Historic Roswell 5K Road Race. The race (which benefits the Friends of the Roswell Parks’ “Play It Forward Program“) starts at the Roswell United Methodist Church and ends at the Roswell Area Park football field. Register at roswellgov.com/Historic5K.
Immediately following the race, at 10:00 a.m. is the 69th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade, which will begin at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Boulevard and end at Roswell Area Park on Woodstock Road. This year’s theme is “Be Someone’s Hero.”
After the parade, Smith Plantation will be hosting Fall Farm Days from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This annual family event features artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living history exhibits and activities such as spinning, weaving, and open-hearth cooking. The Roswell Garden Club provides children’s activities including: a farm animal petting zoo, wagon rides, handmade bird feeders, crafts, floral arranging, scavenger hunt, and more! Hotdogs, hamburgers, and baked goods available for purchase.
Admission is free. Open house tours of Smith Plantation are $5 per person (children under 12 are free). Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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