With the holiday season nearly upon us, locals will bid adieu to the warm weather and the popular outdoor celebrations, Alive After 5 and Alive at the Square tonight, Thursday, Oct. 18. But don't expect the fun to diminish just because the end is in sight - if anything local merchants are planning to crank up the festivities.
As usual, attendees can expect food trucks, local vendors, shopping, artisans, music, entertainment and kiddie fun.
Several trolleys will shuttle pedestrians from Roswell City Hall to both areas of the historic district - Canton Street and the Roswell Square.
Alive After 5
Canton Street will again be closed from Magnolia Street to Norcross Street beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will reopen at 10 p.m. Webb Street will close at 4:30 p.m. from West Alley (near The Chandlery back door) to Canton Street and Elizabeth Way will close at 4:30 p.m. from Highway 9 to Canton Street for vendor set up.
The Mens in Blues Band will be at the Heart of Roswell Park.
The city's newest civic group, RoswellNEXT, will have a booth on Canton Street showing young professionals how they can help influence Roswell's social, civic and economic growth.
Head over to El Zarape for some Mexican food, drinks and salsa dancing from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. DJ Mike will be playing some salsa and Bachata music. Over at PURE Taqueria a "Staying Alive" disco party will get revved up after Alive after Five. Show up in your "funkiest" disco attire and dance the night away. Costume prizes, 70s disco tunes and - of course - renowned margaritas promise to make sure the fun doesn't end once Canton Street reopens.
Finally, visitors will also get their last chance to cast a vote in the annual Boo Y’all Scarecrow contest.
Alive At the Square will fill the square with vendors, local merchants, food trucks and live music. Artisans and merchants will be stocked with candy, so children in costume can participate in some trick-or-treating during the event.
The food trucks expected during the October Alive at the Square are:
King of Pops - exotic-inspired frozen treats with a flavor range from Mexican Chocolate to the Arnold Palmer.
Wow - "Wonderlicious on Wheels" is part of Duck’s Kitchen in Decatur, serving savory stuffed corn cakes - or arepas - in addition to other menu items like "My Oh My Tomato Pie" and "Crispy Shrimp Cake."
Happy Belly - a farm to street food truck, which serves a fresh, daily menu including items like The Georgian, a grilled short rib-brisket burger, with sweet Vidalia onion chutney, ancho chili dressing and cheddar on a soft Kaiser roll.
Mighty Meatball Mobile - a food truck owned by brothers serving up a secret family recipe for Italian meatballs and "fresh new twists on the meatball sandwich."
Freckled & Blue - a socially and enviromentally responsible food truck, which conjurs weekly menus. This week they've got a "Southern Steak Sandwich" on tap, among other items.