About the Festival

Marietta's Birthday

The year 2018 marked Marietta’s 230th birthday. The Galley was participating in Marietta Main Street’s First Friday (Marietta’s Birthday Party) but The Adelphia wanted to get involved in a big way as well. The First Settlement Festival was born.

The main idea behind the First Settlement Festival is to entice people downtown to celebrate all that Historic Marietta has to offer. Seeing busking bands gives Marietta an Austin or Seattle type feel, and it also draws people into our amazing selection of boutique shops. Meanwhile, all-day entertainment is hosted on The Adelphia main stage, with entertainment starting at noon and continuing all the way to Midnight.

The main idea behind the First Settlement Festival is to entice people downtown to celebrate all that Historic Marietta has to offer. Seeing busking bands gives Marietta an Austin or Seattle type feel, and it also draws people into our amazing selection of boutique shops. Meanwhile, all-day entertainment is hosted on The Adelphia main stage, with entertainment starting at noon and continuing all the way to Midnight.