Roswell Roots
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 diverse history while discovering more about African American heritage, art, food and contributions. Maybe you will even learn something about Roswell’s roots you never knew before!

Art and History Exhibits
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Spotlight Visual Artist: Tamara Boggs, Cultural Arts Center, Free
  • Jan. 2-March 30: Sistagraphy, Roswell City Hall, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: Whose Home? Roswell, Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: Sometimes I Hear Voices, Barrington Hall, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: Honoring Daddy Luke & Maum Grace, Bulloch Hall, Free with regular admission
  • Feb. 1-28: Slave Cabin Interpretive Exhibit, Smith Plantation, Free
  • Feb. 1-28: Abstract Visions, Muse & Co. Fine Art Gallery, Free

  • Jan. 22: Roswell Roots: Festival of Black History & Culture Proclamation, Roswell City Council Meeting, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Jan. 28: Unity Concert: Chapel Roswell, 3:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 2: Abstract Visions-Opening Reception, Muse & Co Gallery, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 3: Bid Whist Party, Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 12:30-4:30 PM, $5,
    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 314-520-4775.
  • Feb. 3: Make A Bogolanfini-A Malian Mud Cloth, free exhibit, $15 interactive activity
  • Feb. 4: Groveway Community Group Black History Program, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 2:30 PM, $15 adults, $5 children 12 & under
  • Feb. 7: Storytime with Babatunde, East Roswell Library, 10:30 & 11:15  AM, Free
  • Feb. 10: Roswell Roots Marketplace, Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 10: Hannah's Journey: The Cook's Quest, Smith Plantation, 11:00 AM, Free
  • Feb. 10: Storytime with Babatunde, Roswell Branch Library, 11:30  AM, Free
  • Feb. 10: Southern Sweets: 4th Annual Pound Cake Cook-Off, Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, 12:30-3:30 PM, Free
  • Feb. 10: Wilhemina's Alabaster Box-Reading & Box Signing, East Roswell Library, 2:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 10: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Screening, Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 5:00-8:00 PM, $5-$35, Tickets available at
  • Feb. 11: Little Known Black History Facts, East Roswell Library, 2:30 PM, Free
  • Feb. 11: Jazz Vespers, Roswell Presbyterian Church, 4:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 12: Mike Glenn's Bicentennial Celebration of Frederick Douglass, Roswell Library, 6:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 15: Soul Food Cypher, Red Door Playhouse, 7:00 PM, $5,
    Tickets available at
  • Feb. 17: LIVE! In Roswell Presents: Jane Powell-Goddess of Soul, Cultural Arts Center, 8:00 PM, $30
  • Feb. 18: Untold Stories of Native Roswell, Roswell Visitors & Convention Bureau, 3:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 18: Sometimes I Hear Voices-Artist Talk, Barrington Hall Barn, 3:00-5:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 22: Abstract Visions-Artist Talk & Reception, Muse & Co. Gallery, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 24: Open Hearth Cooking & Living History with Clarissa Clifton, Smith Plantation, 10:00 AM, Free
  • Feb. 24: The Story of Ibo Landing, Barrington Hall Barn, 1:00 PM, Free
  • Feb. 25: College and Greek Fair, East Roswell Recreation Center, 2:00-5:00 PM, Free,
    Student Registration Required at
  • Feb. 25: Negro League Sports Memorabilia, Roswell Branch Library, 3:00 PM, Free

2018 Roswell Reads Events
2018 Sponsors and Partners
Many thanks to the 2018 sponsors and partners that make Roswell Roots possible:
  • Art & Beyond Studio
  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
    • East Roswell Library
    • Roswell Library
  • Chapel Roswell
  • Friends of the East Roswell Library
  • Friends of the Roswell Library
  • Gallery 43
  • Groveway Community Group
  • Kings & Queen Bridge Group
  • Muse & Co. Fine Art Gallery
  • Red Door Playhouse
  • Roswell Arts Renaissance
  • Roswell Historical Society
  • Roswell Reads
  • Sistagraphy
  • The Southern Trilogy of Homes
  • Visit Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau

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