HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Whether you are planning a cookout for some friends or relaxing by the pool with a party of 1, you don’t want to miss what’s going on in Atlanta during the next few days! Here are some areas of town that are hosting events for the Fourth of July:
- Alpharetta’s July Fourth Fireworks and Festivities, July 4
Entertainment and children’s activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and fun will be on the lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Food vendors will be present (cash only) with live entertainment from the Alpharetta City Band. Small propane grills are allowed with permit. To obtain a permit, call 678-297-6123. Fireworks begin at dusk, rain or shine. Wills Park
- Acworth’s Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks, July 4
The celebration features food vendors and live music starting at 4 p.m. After dark, watch one of the largest fireworks shows in metro Atlanta take place over Lake Acworth. The concert is free to the public. Bring your kayak, stand-up paddle board or canoe and enjoy a day out on the water leading up to the firework show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Cauble Park
- Buford – Mall of Georgia 14th annual Fabulous Fourth, July 4
Festivities begin at 5 p.m., fun activities for the entire family include children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions, and the largest fireworks display in the county. Post-fireworks screening of The LEGO® Batman Movie- Rated PG – 70 foot movie screen.
- Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration, July 4
There will be a bicycle and wagon parade from Chamblee Middle School on Sexton Woods Drive at 5 p.m. A mini-locomotive will be on-site offering free train rides on the park property to those attending the event from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be a corn-hole tournament and live music from 6 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase. A makeup date for fireworks will be announced should it rain. Keswick Park
- Cumming’s July Fourth Celebration, July 3 & 4
Join the fun at the Cumming’s Fairgrounds on July 3: Dance contest, food vendors & children’s activities from 6 to 11 p.m. Dance contest 8:30 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Steam engine parade, July 4 at 10 a.m. Starting at the intersection of Tribble Gap and Woodland Drive, traveling down Tribble Gap and ending at Fairgrounds.
- Decatur’s July Fourth Pied Piper Parade, July 4
Get on your feet and join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur. Parade lineup is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the “Star Spangled Banner.” The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and are shot from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck. Decatur Square.
- Duluth Celebrates America, July 3
Celebrate Independence Day with a fabulous fireworks display, rockin’ bands and activities for all. Enjoy food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways and more on Duluth Town Green from 6 to 11 p.m.
- Kennesaw’s Salute to America, July 3
Kennesaw’s traditional pre-Independence Day Salute to America celebration takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features two stages of live music, entertainment, food vendors and kids’ activities as well as one of the biggest fireworks displays in North Georgia. Live music includes The Boston Experience, The 80ators and The American Flyers. Fireworks at dark — approximately 9:30 p.m., visible from Depot Park.
- Lawrenceville – Prelude to the Fourth, July 3
Head to the Lawrenceville Lawn for a fun Kid Zone, live music by R&B Inc., beer, wine and food trucks followed by a fireworks display. 5 to 10 p.m.
- Marietta, July 4
Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The festival begins at the end of the parade at Historic Marietta Square.
- Norcross – Red, White & BOOM!, July 3
Pre-Fourth of July block party in Downtown Historic Norcross. Food trucks, art and craft vendors, music, shops, bounce houses and more from 3 to 11 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Lillian Webb Park.
- Roswell’s Annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza, July 4
18th Annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Roswell High School on the football field. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. with food, kid zone and live music. It culminates with the fireworks show at approximately 8:45 p.m.
- Sandy Springs – Stars and Stripes Celebration, July 2
The Sandy Springs community is invited to pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon and evening on the lawn at Concourse Corporate Center. Residents are encouraged to bring kid and crowd-friendly toys such a Frisbees and soft-sided balls. Pets, tents, sparklers, outdoor cooking and drones are not permitted. Live music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Concourse Corporate Center Lawn next to the King & Queen buildings
- Snellville – Star Spangled Snellville, July 4
Star Spangled Snellville begins at 4 p.m. with family-friendly entertainment, including food vendors, a large playground of inflatables, train rides and a space ball. Bring your blankets and chairs to assure your seats for the music and fireworks show to take place at dark. Event ends at 10 p.m. Snellville Towne Green.
- Downtown and Around
1. Piedmont Park
Be one of 150,000 spectators cheering on the 60,000 participants in the country’s largest road race. The Peachtree Road Race takes place along the course’s 10-kilometer route from Peachtree Road at Lenox Square Mall to Piedmont Park.
2. Centennial Olympic Park
Come on down to the heart of the city for a free celebration including music and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the festivities, which will be broadcast on WSB-TV. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCC), which owns the park, has joined forces with Lenox Square to present this event, so note that there will be no fireworks at Lenox this year. Leave your coolers, glass containers, pets, personal fireworks, large umbrellas, tents and grills at home. You may purchase food and drink inside the park, but you won’t be allowed to carry it in. Park in the Red Deck on Andrew Young International Boulevard, next to the GWCC and Georgia Dome. Or ride MARTA. If you are younger than 17, bring an adult with you.
3. Stone Mountain Park
The Fantastic Fourth Celebration runs from July 1 through 4, with a patriotic fireworks display following the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision all four nights. Stone Mountain was voted Best Place to See Fireworks by readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The nightly shows begin with music and ends with a bang.
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