Look for Atlanta
When: On July 3rd, the fireworks start at around 9:30 p.m
Where: Centennial Olympic Park
Details: Hosted by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, this fireworks show also features a cast of musicians including America’s Got Talent runner-up Angelica Hale, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and DJ Yvonne Monet. Proceeds from the ticket event will benefit the Centennial Olympic Park Beautification Fund.
Peachtree Road Race
When: On July 4th, the races start from 6:25 a.m. to 8:25 a.m
Where: Starts at Lenox Square and ends at Piedmont Park
Costs: Free to watch
Details: Cheer on the runners in one of the largest 10K races in the world and one of Atlanta’s most beloved traditions, now in its 53rd year.
4th of July Celebration at Six Flags
When: 2nd-4th July
Where: Six flags over Georgia
Details: During the holiday weekend, take advantage of everything the park has to offer, including live music, fireworks, all-you-can-eat buffets and ‘Patriotic Punch’, a special blend of blue raspberry and sprite.
Star Spangled Beach Party at Callaway Gardens
When: 2nd-4th July
Where: Callaway Resort & Gardens
Costs: Day Admission – $35.95; Two Day Admission – $71.90
Details: Spend your beach vacation without leaving the metro – Callaway Gardens is located on the shores of Robin Lake Beach. Each day features beach volleyball, putt-putt, paddle boarding, an obstacle course and an extravagant fireworks display to top off the fun.
Red’s Be Garden 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest
When: July 3, from 2 p.m
Where: Red beer garden
Costs: View for free
Details: The Atlanta version of the famous hot dog eating contest is celebrating its second year at Red’s Beer Garden in Benteen Park. See who can take the most dogs and then stick with the Hot Dog Toss – a competition to toss a hot dog with a friend and keep it in the bun for as long as possible.
Fantastic fourth celebration at Stone Mountain Park
When: 1st-5th July
Where: Steinberg Park
Costs: Included with All-Attractions Pass, registration required for Lasershow Spectacular
Details: Stone Mountain Park offers even more attractions over the holiday weekend – for five days, visitors can hang out at the park into the night for the Laser Show Spectacular, followed by a fireworks celebration.
Atlanta House Heads Picnic
When: July 4th from 12pm to 8pm
Where: Grant Park
Details: Dance is a must at this music festival in Grant Park for electronic and house music lovers. The event also features food and drink vendors to keep the party going.
The annual 4th of July rooftop party
When: 2 July from 11 a.m. to midnight
Where: The roof at Ponce City Market
Costs: $22-$30 daytime; $45 after 5pm
Details: While the roof of Ponce City Market is open for its signature amusement park fun on Saturday during the day, the venue goes 9+ and features live music from DJ OP Diggy at 8pm, followed by a fireworks show at 9:30pm.
Pied Piper Parade in downtown Decatur
When: July 4th from 6pm until dusk
Where: Downtown Decatur
Details: Anyone can take part in the Pied Piper Parade, which invites anyone with a bike, skateboard or feet to join in. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. at Decatur’s First Baptist Church and ends at Decatur Square, where live music and food are expected before the fireworks display after dark.
City of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park Celebration
When: 4 July from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m
Where: Marietta Square
Costs: Join for free
Details: Celebrate the Fourth of July with the City of Marietta’s Fourth of July Celebration in the Park. The event includes a parade, free live concerts, carnival games and fireworks to close the evening.
Run, White & Blue Race
When: On July 4th, the races start from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m
Details: Race to Independence Day by participating in either the 9K, 5K or 1K fun run. The course includes a renovated section of the Big Creek Greenway. The races are suitable for families and hikers.
Dunwoody Parade on July 4th
When: July 4 at 9 p.m
Where: Dunwoody village
Details: This year’s family-friendly parade’s theme is “Parade of Stars” and promises to include floats, marching bands, clowns and animals, and local celebrities.
Chamblee Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Show
When: July 4 at 5 p.m
Where: Keswick Park, Chamblee
Details: As part of their summer concert series, Chamblee will host a show with soul dance group Boogilicious and trio Shaky Jane on the 4th, followed by fireworks. There is also a children’s bike parade which departs from Chamblee Middle School at 5pm
Peachtree Corners Festival
When: 1st-3rd July
Where: 5200 Downtown Blvd, Peachtree Corners
Details: Chill out this 4th of July weekend at this festival of crafts, live music and a car show.
shine in the park
When: 4 July from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Where: Lilburn City Park
Details: These 4th of July celebrations feature live music, children’s activities, food trucks and fireworks. Beach chairs and blankets recommended.
Red, White & Boom!
When: July 3 at 5 p.m
Where: Lillian Webb Park, Norcross
Details: This Sunday celebration in Norcross includes a kids zone, live music, food and craft vendors and of course a fireworks show.
stars and stripes
When: July 4 at 6 p.m
Where: City Springs, Sandy Springs
Details: The Sandy Springs fireworks display includes nearly a dozen food trucks and live music by ’80s tribute band Electric Avenue.