Watch July 4th fireworks around the Atlanta area

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ATLANTA - Fireworks will light up the sky all over metro Atlanta on July 4th. Here’s your guide to some of the best shows and events in town, with something for everybody - and something near everybody. Most are free.  

Read carefully, some events are July 2nd or 3rd.

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City of Atlanta:

4th of July at Centennial Olympic Park. Gates open 6 p.m. July 4th. Fireworks begin around 9:40 p.m. Free. Live music. Centennial Olympic Park 265 Park Ave. W., Atlanta. www.centennialpark.com.

The "Georgia Salutes America" program and fireworks from Centennial Olympic Park will air on WSB-TV/Channel 2 starting at 10 p.m.

The finale of the evening is Centennial Olympic Park’s Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta’s largest fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music.

For a full list of items prohibited at the park visit www.centennialpark.com

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race: The 6.2 mile event kicks off the holiday with 60,000 runners making their way down Peachtree Street. Even if you don't have a race number, it's worth checking out. Event starts at 6:43 am on July 4th.

Lenox Square 4th of July.  Musical entertainment, food concessions, and fireworks show. July 4th. Fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Free. 3393 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta.  www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square

Red White & Brew. July 2nd. Celebrate the 4th early with unlimited beer, food, and live music while enjoying scenic views of beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. 7-11 p.m. $65 ($50 for members), 21 and older only.  225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org.

Funbelievable Fourth. July 4th. The Georgia Aquarium’s family-friendly celebration with food, festivities, music, and of course, views of over 500 aquatic species. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Centennial Olympic Park firework show from the Aquarium’s rooftop. 7-10 p.m. $25 for adults / $20 for children ($22.75 / $18.20 for members). 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org

 


Around the area:

 

Acworth's 4th of July concert and fireworks

 

Alpharetta’s July 4th Fireworks and Festivities

  • July 4th. Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., behind the Alpharetta Community Center. Fireworks begin at dusk. Wills Park 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, 678-297-6130, www.alpharetta.ga.us

 

Athens - Independence Day Celebration

  • July 1st. Enjoy free music and festivities in the streets of downtown Athens, starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

 

Auburn July 4th Festival & Fireworks

  • July 2nd. 5 to 11 p.m. Family fun, food, games, music, and activities. Fireworks on July 4th. 1369 Fourth Ave., Auburn. www.cityofauburn-ga.org.

 

Austell - Six Flags Over Georgia

  • Thrilling rides and attractions, fun games and fireworks show. All guests who bring a Coca-Cola™ can to the park will enter the park an hour before scheduled opening. In addition, nightly fireworks will blast off at 9:30p.m. July 2-4. The park is also offering a special VIP event in the Hurricane Harbor water park, where the fireworks are best viewed from the deck of the Calypso Bay Wave Pool www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

 

Braselton- 4th of July Festival/Parade

 

Buford- Mall of Georgia 14th Annual Star Spangled Fourth

  • July 4th. Event opens at 5 p.m. Free concerts begin at 5 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Fireworks display scheduled to begin at dusk. Post-fireworks screening of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (rated PG-13). www.simon.com/mall/mall-of-georgia

 

Calhoun-Northwest Georgia Fairgrounds

 

Canton

  • July 4th. Parade through downtown begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks show will be held at Riverstone with music and dancing. Fireworks begin at dusk. Location: Riverstone Boulevard, Canton, GA 30114, USA www.canton-georgia.com

 

Cartersville

  • July 4th. Fireworks Watch Hike. 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM @ Pine Mountain Recreation Area (West Trailhead).

 

Clayton County

  • July 2nd-4th. Enjoy live entertainment and fireworks at international park “The Beach.” Firework Show starts at dusk. $10 per person. 770-477-3766. www.claytonparks.com

 

Chamblee

  • July 4th. 5:00PM: Bike parade from Chamblee Middle School to the Keswick Park soccer field. Festivities and live music. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. www.chambleega.com

 

Covington

  • July 4th. Main Street Covington Independence on the Square. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. 770-385-2077. Fireworks begin at dusk.

 

Cumming

  • July 3rd Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds, 6-11 p.m. Free admission and parking. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM. July 4th Steam Engine Parade at 10:00 AM.  www.cummingfair.net

 

Dahlonega

  • July 4th. Begins with the annual Firecracker 5/10k at 7 a.m. Live music and festivities up until fireworks begin at dark. Downtown Dahlonega & UNG Drill Field. Free. (706) 864-3711.  www.dahlonega4thofjuly.com

 

Dalton

  • July 4th. Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. at Heritage Point Park. 1275 Cross Plains Trail, Dalton, Georgia. Free. Pool and splash pad open on July 4th from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with $2 admission.  mydprd.com

 

Decatur

  • July 4th. Pied Piper Parade. Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate or walk in this parade, line up begins at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Community Bandstand on the square, with a concert by the Callanwolde Concert Band at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free. 404-371-8386.

 

Douglasville

  • July 4th. “Living in America” Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Fireworks at dusk. Free. 6695 Church Street Douglassville, GA 30134 (678) 449-3124.

 

Duluth Celebrates America

  • July 3rd. Music, food and festivities on Duluth Town Green. 6-11 p.m. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. (770) 476-3434. www.duluthga.net

 

East Point Hometown Celebration

  • June 30th-July 4th. Carnival at the East Point Commons across from East Point MARTA station. 3-11 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy art, food, and live music. Fireworks on July 4th at 9:30. 404-270-7059, www.downtowneastpoint.com.

 

Ellijay

  • July 2nd. Star Spangled Beach Party. Live music 3-9 p.m. Parade assembly 4 p.m. Parade starts at 6 p.m. $25 float entry fee.  

 

Flowery Branch

  • Sterling on the Lake - July 2nd (rain date on 7/9). $5 per car for self-park. $1 per walk up guest. Roads close 5 p.m. Food service 5 p.m. to dark Concert at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dark. 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 www.sterling-life.com

 

Gwinnett County - Gwinnett Braves vs. Norfolk Tides

  • July 4th. Fireworks extravaganza immediately after game. Game begins at 7:05 p.m.  gwinnettbraves.com

 

Griffin

  • July 4th. Independence Day Celebration - Parade at 10 a.m. on Taylor Street. Fireworks at dusk. Festivities will take place at the Kiwanis Fairground prior to fireworks at 1025 S Hill St. Griffin, GA 30224. www.cityofgriffin.com

 

Hampton

  • July 1st. Friday Night Drags and Fireworks at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Show starts at 9-10 p.m. $20 to drag race. $8 general admission. 1500 N. U.S. 41, Hampton. 770-946-4211 www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

 

Hall County - Fireworks at Laurel Park

  • July 2nd. Gates open at 9 AM. Sports facilities, playground, sprayground and dog park are open to the public. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m. $10 per car.  American Legion Fireworks Display - 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.

 

Heard County

  • July 2nd. GMC SummerFEST. Food, festivities, music and fireworks on the Chattahoochee. 5 – 11:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Court Square, downtown Franklin. Free. (706) 675-0560  www.heardchamber.com

 

Helen

  • July 4th. Fireworks start around dusk behind the Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center. (706) 878-2181. 8016 S. Main St. Helen, GA 30545

 

Henry County Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza

  • July 3rd. Festivities begin at 4 p.m, including a car show, 5k run, cornhole tournament, and children's area with inflatables. Fireworks at dusk. Richard Craig Park in McDonough, 125 S. Zack Hinton Blvd. (678) 432-4399  www.hcfireworks.com

 

Kennesaw’s Salute to America

  • July 3rd. Free admission. Concert starts at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Downtown Kennesaw. www.kennesawjuly3.com.

 

Lake Lanier

  • July 1st to 3rd at LanierWorld. July 1: Concerts from 3-11 p.m. July 2: Live music all day, fireworks at 10 p.m. July 3: DJ from 2-6 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford Ga. (770) 945-8787. www.discoverlakelanier.com

 

Lawrenceville

  • July 3rd. Prelude to the Fourth - Lawrenceville’s renowned Aurora Theatre will perform a Broadway Musical with a full orchestra, followed by a dazzling fireworks display! 7:30-10 p.m. 210 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville, 30046. (678) 226-2639  

 

Lilburn

  • July 4th. Sparkle in the Park. Music, food and fireworks. 5:30-10 p.m. At 7:30 GLOW will have a family-friendly concert.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, coolers are allowed. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn. www.cityoflilburn.com

 

Marietta

  • July 4th. Fourth in the Park. Day-long celebration. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale. Fireworks when dark. Glover Park on the Marietta Square www.mariettaga.gov

 

Monroe

  • July 4th. Freedom Fest. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Athens Tech Campus, 121 Blaine Street. Free. Fireworks at dark. (404) 992-5050  monroedowntown.com

 

Newnan Rotary Club’s Independence Day

  • July 4th. Parade at 9 a.m. Newnan Rotary Club Fireworks celebration @ Drake Stadium. Free. Gates open at 5:30 festivities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. www.mainstreetnewnan.com

 

Norcross

  • July 3rd. Red, White & BOOM! 5-10 p.m. block party. Inflatables and vendors. Fireworks at dusk. Free. Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross. 678-421-2000. aplacetoimagine.com

 

Peachtree City

  • July 4th. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Peachtree Parkway at Braelinn Golf Course. Fireworks at Drake Field start at dusk. 151 Willowbend Rd. www.peachtree-city.org

 

Roswell's Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

  • July 4th. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Carnival games, food and fun. Live music starts at 6 p.m. Sweet Apple Elementary School - 12025 Etris Road. Fireworks begin at dark. BBQ & Bluegrass 11 a.m to 5 p.m. on the Barrington Hall Grounds 535 Barrington Dr. www.roswellgov.com

 

Sandy Springs Fireworks Display

  • July 3rd. Parade 9 a.m Mount Vernon Rd Fireworks. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Viewing will be at Concourse Corporate Center Lawn: Five Concourse Parkway. Local residents are encouraged to pack a snack.  www.sandyspringsga.org

 

Snellville

  • Star Spangled Snellville. Independence Day Celebration on the Towne Green. July 4th starting at 4 pm. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.snellvillepride.com/

 

Stone Mountain

  • Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy the Lasershow Spectacular, followed by fireworks July 1-4 on the lawn. Attraction hours 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Laser show & Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. $15 daily parking pass or $40 for annual parking permit. U.S. 78 E., Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com

 

Sugar Hill

 

Tallapoosa

  • Fireworks will be at Helton Howland Memorial Park the night of July 2nd. On July 4th, the parade will begin at 1 p.m. in downtown Tallapoosa. 678.416.1401.

 

Villa Rica Fireworks Extravaganza

  • July 3rd. 5:00-10:00 p.m. The Villa Rica Sports Complex, 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica. 678-840-1430.  www.villaricaparks.com

 

Woodstock’s Festival in the Park

  • July 4th. Freedom Run at 7:15 a.m. Parade at 10 a.m starts at Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Road. Events after parade go until 3 p.m., at City Center. Fireworks at dusk behind the Target shopping center at Hwy 92 and I-575. www.woodstockga.gov.

 

 

 


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