ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned the annual July 4th fireworks show at Lenox Square will not happen this year.
The event has been an Atlanta tradition for nearly 60 years.
Breaking: @LenoxSqMall will NOT hold annual fireworks show this year. Say will offer something else @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/yCVG7vazja— Sophia Choi (@SophiaWSB) May 3, 2017
Instead, Lenox Square will partner with Centennial Olympic Park for the "Best Fireworks Show in Atlanta."
WSB-TV will have live coverage of the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks spectacular on July 4th from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The mall told Channel 2's Sophia Choi that it will be "a new type of celebration for the Atlanta community and surrounding neighborhoods."
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Jennifer LeMaster, chief administrative officer of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, released the following statement about the decision.
"For years, Lenox Square and Centennial Olympic Park have complemented each other as two of the city's premier 4th of July fireworks events. We are now thrilled to have Lenox Square provide support through a generous donation and welcome the patrons who have traditionally attended the Lenox Square celebration to join us at Centennial Olympic Park. We look forward to sharing some of the recent – and ongoing - revitalization efforts in Downtown Atlanta and helping them celebrate Independence Day this year in the heart of Atlanta."
Lenox Square will continue to host the Peachtree Road Race and says it will be adding other patriotic activities.
“Lenox Square plays an integral role in how Buckhead has been shaped over the years and I know we’re all going to enjoy the new patriotic activities they host this year for the community," said Lenox Square General Manager Robin Suggs.
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