July 4 Celebrations
Centennial Olympic Park 4th of July Celebration
Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration will offer fun and entertainment for the entire family, including free music from The United States Air Force Band of the West and Atlanta’s number one fireworks display. Come relax on the Great Lawn and celebrate Independence Day with Centennial Olympic Park. This year’s 4th of July celebration will once again be broadcasted by local ABC affiliate WSB-TV. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9pm. Parking will available at the Red Deck Parking Garage, which is located on Andrew Young International Blvd. across from the Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center. Parking will be at a premium due to other citywide events happening during the same time period. It is recommended that you purchase parking in advance. For more information visit CentennialPark.com.
Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race, organized by Atlanta Track Club, is the largest 10K in the world. In its 47th running, the race has become a Fourth of July tradition for thousands of people throughout the metro Atlanta area and beyond. The race, which starts at Lenox Square, once again has its finish line at Piedmont Park in Midtown. Race time is at 7:30 AM so get up early to line-up along Peachtree and cheer on the runners. Event participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to take MARTA. MARTA will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day. For more information on the event visit PeachtreeRoadrace.org
4th of July at Lenox Square
For over half a century Lenox Square has celebrated Independence Day in grand tradition with patriotic activities for the entire family. This year’s activities will include the largest fireworks display in the Southeast, musical entertainment and food concessions. Musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Headlining the Independence Day event for the 6th year in a row will be Atlanta’s premier cover band, Party on the Moon. They will take the stage at 7:45 p.m. and play until the fireworks show begins at approximately 9:40 p.m. Everyone is invited to experience Atlanta’s patriotic celebration as Lenox Square lights up the sky on the Fourth of July! For more information visit the Lenox Square site Simon.com
Stone Mountain Park: Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Experience the Lasershow Spectacular an Atlanta tradition that promises to wow your family with state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects. The show includes a lighting feature at the base of the mountain shining up like fingers of light showcasing the 825 foot mountainside. Laser beams bounce around in harmony with the music. The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow all four nights. Visitors may bring blankets and lawn chairs. For more information visit StoneMountainPark.com.
Downtown East Point holds the oldest and largest Independence Day Celebration in South Fulton County, “Salute to the Red, White and Blue” Hometown Celebration! The celebration is held across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall. This fun filled event features activities for the whole family with a select merchandise vendor market, musical performances throughout the evening and a fabulous food court. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm. Patrons are invited to bring blankets and chairs to the event. Visit DowntownEastPoint.com.
Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence on July 4th, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with the City of Marietta. Start the day with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square presented by Superior Plumbing, free live concerts, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square. The Marietta Independence Day parade begins at 10 am and is scheduled to include more than 115 entries with more than 40 floats and approximately 2,000 participants. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be shot from the First United Methodist Church parking lot. Visit Mariettasquare.com.