Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Walk & Run and the Oysterfest at Steam House Lounge. February 11 the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM) will host its 8th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras 5K. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. The 1K begins at 9 a.m., and the Tot Trot starts at 9:15 a.m. Participants can register online until Feb. 9 at active.com. The race is a Peachtree Qualifier and the USATF certified race starts and stops in Historic Marietta Square. This festive family-friendly race is fun for everyone! The Run + Walk is also a major fundraiser for JLCM. The JLCM is an organization of more than 300 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the Marietta and Cobb County communities through the leadership of trained volunteers. Their purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Each year the JLCM contributes more than 14,000 volunteer hours to various community organizations that offer critical programs and services to women and children in our community. Later in the month, Fontis will be the water sponsor at the Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest. This is Atlanta’s original Oysterfest and is back for its 30th year. Organizers are promising the biggest and best event ever! The event will run 11-7 on the 25th and 12-6 on the 26th. Attendees must be 21 years and older and Oysterfest takes place rain or shine. A few things to know about the biggest party of the spring: There will be fresh roasted oysters, ice cold Budweiser and live local bands. 2-day Advance Tickets for the Price of 1 Day! Purchase a 2-day ticket in advance and pay only the price of a Saturday ticket – $20! That’s 2 days of sunsoaking, live music and fresh seafood from the Louisiana Gulf Coast. But if you can’t make it on Saturday, you don’t have to miss the show…we’ll have $10 tickets available for Sunday-only. A portion of proceeds will support Positive Impact & Families First.