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67th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration
Road Race 5K
Youth Day Parade
Fall Farm Days
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67th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Come celebrate Roswell's youngest residents at the 67th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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.

If you or your group would like to participate, please download an application or call the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department at 770-641-3705.

Event Itinerary

Historic Roswell 5K Road Race

Youth Day festivities start at 9:45 AM with the 21st 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. Please register at or contact Susan Silver at 770-817-6670.

Youth Day Parade

The 5K Road Race is immediately followed by the 67th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade at 10:00 AM, which will begin at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Boulevard and end in Roswell Area Park on Woodstock Road. This year's theme is "Just Move."

Fall Farm Days

After the parade, Smith Plantation will be hosting Fall Farm Days, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This annual family event will feature artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living-history exhibits and activities such as period games, spinning, weaving, and open-hearth cooking. Free children's activities include period games, farm animals petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores. In addition, gold and gem panning is available for $5. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will also be available for purchase.