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Come Join Us as we 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 rich history and contemporary culture and discover something exciting about Roswell you didn’t know before!



  • Jan. 23: Roswell Roots: Festival of Black History & Culture Proclamation, Roswell City Council Meeting, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Jan. 29: Unity Concert: Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 3:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 2: Mind|Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw directed by Rick Goldsmith, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 7:00 PM, $10 (student, senior & military discount)
  • Feb. 4: Bid Whist Party, Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 12:30 – 4:30 PM, $5 (Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 314-520-4775.)
  • Feb. 4: SOLD OUT: A Temptations Revue featuring Barrington "Bo" Henderson, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 8:00 PM
    Tickets available at www.roswellgov.com/RootsTemptations
  • Feb. 5: Groveway Community Group Presents "Things That Matter," Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 2:00 PM, $10 Advance, $15 at the door, $5 children 12 & under
  • Feb. 6: Story Time with Babatunde, Roswell Branch Library, 11:00 AM, Free
  • Feb. 11: Roswell Roots Arts Festival, Roswell River Landing, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 11: Living History Skits, Smith Plantation, 11:00 AM, Free
  • Feb. 11: The Relentless Woman Book Tour, Groveway Community Group, 12:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 12: Little Known Black History Facts, East Roswell Library, 1:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 12: College and Greek Fair, East Roswell Recreation Center, 3:00–6:00 PM, Free
    Student Registration Required at www.roswellgov.com/CollegeFair
  • Feb. 16–Mar. 5: "Having Our Say, The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years," Georgia Ensemble Theater, Tickets starting at $26, www.get.org
  • Feb. 18: West African Rhythms, Barrington Hall, 11:00 AM–3:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 19: The Untold Story of Roswell, Roswell Visitors Center, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM, Free
  • Feb. 23: "Slammin' in the Suburbs" Roswell Poetry Slam, Roswell Historic Cottage, Free
    Participant Sign-Up: 6:00–7:00 PM
    Slam Competition: 7:00 PM
  • Feb. 25: Southern Sweets: 3nd Annual Pound Cake Cook-Off, East Roswell Park Recreation Center, 1:00–3:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 25: Negro League Sports Memorabilia, Roswell Branch Library, 3:00–6:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 26: Fashion Show, Adult Recreation Center, 3:00–6:00 PM, $35
Exhibits
  • Feb. 1-28: Letters from Clarinda, Smith Plantation, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: Hannah's Recipe Book, Smith Plantation, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: The Backbone of the Plantation, Smith Plantation, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: Sharing the Story of Slavery, Bulloch Hall, Free

2017 Sponsors and Partners
Many thanks to the 2017 sponsors and partners that make Roswell Roots possible:
  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
    • East Roswell Library
    • Roswell Library
  • Friends of the Roswell Library
  • Groveway Community Group
  • Kings & Queens Bridge Group
  • Roswell Historic Cottage
  • Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia
  • The Southern Trilogy of Homes
  • Tamara Boggs
  • Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Zion Missionary Baptist Church
 


Roswell Roots is brought to you by the Cultural Services Division of the City of Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department.