Top 4th of July Celebrations Around Atlanta and Beyond

Stone Mountain Park Fireworks

Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration

Gates open at 6p.m. Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration will offer fun and entertainment for the entire family, including free music and Atlanta’s number one fireworks display.

For transportation, attendees are encouraged to park in the Red Deck located on Andrew Young International Boulevard, next to the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome, or ride MARTA, which the Park is accessible from both the Peachtree Center Station as well as the Dome/Phillips/GWCC Station.

Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration is a downtown Atlanta staple on Independence Day. The Park’s largest event of the year provides visitors and residents alike with the best concert and fireworks in the city.
Live, family-friendly entertainment performs in the late afternoon and the evening concludes with an impressive fireworks display that lights up the beautiful, downtown Atlanta skyline. The televised fireworks display is synchronized with a special selection of patriotic and popular music celebrating America’s independence.
Each year, thousands of people come to the Park to celebrate Independence Day. MARTA is strongly encouraged for transportation. Arrive at the Park early to get a good seat and enjoy fun for the whole family.
Come see the best fireworks display in Atlanta!
Prohibited Items:
• No bags or backpacks larger than 11×17. Attendees and their belongings are subject to search.
• No coolers
• No glass containers of any kind
• No outside food or beverage may be brought into the event
• No large umbrellas or tents
• No skateboards, scooters, or bicycles inside the event
• No pets
• No grills
• No illegal drugs of any kind
• Alcohol may not be brought into the Park
• Unlawful weapon possession is prohibited
• Centennial Olympic Park reserves the right to refuse serviceto anyone for any reason
• Park visitors under 17 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian 25 years of age or older at all times

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Join your Imaginators for a fun filled fire works Fourth of July Extravaganza. Make your own flag to wave in our Fourth of July Parade led by Jerry G. and his drums. After the parade, salute our country by singing a roaring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner followed by You’re a Grand Ole Flag. The program will conclude with a special indoor Imagination fireworks display that involves your feet and bubble wrap.

July 4th, 2015 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM  Cost: Included with cost of admission

 

Georgia Aquarium Red White & Brew

This event is for guests age 21 and over only! A July 4th Beer Fest There are so many fun things to do on the Fourth of July in Atlanta, but the Georgia Aquarium has the best event to celebrate this All-American holiday! This Fourth of July, celebrate with awesome beer, food, live music and fun! Red White & Brew, which benefits Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives, will be hosted in Oceans Ballroom and on the Aquarium’s parking deck rooftop with the city’s best views of the Centennial Olympic Park firework show. There’s no better place to celebrate the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Ticket includes unlimited beer sampling, a full BBQ dinner buffet, caricature artists and more! At the end of the night, join us on the top of our Parking Deck for the city’s BEST view of the Centennial Olympic Park’s firework show. Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00pm Fireworks Display: 9:40pm (approximate time)

Red White & View Georgia Aquarium

This event gives families celebrating the Fourth of July in Atlanta access to the city’s BEST VIEW of the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks show from 7:30-10 p.m. Tickets are only $15 for kids and $20 for Adults and Seniors (plus tax). Your ticket includes access to our prime firework viewing area, fun activities for kids, summertime treats and desserts and beverages for all. Get your tickets early as a very limited amount of tickets are available. Last year tickets sold out! Items allowed and encouraged to enhance your fireworks viewing experience: • Chairs • Blankets • Picnic/Cooler • Water Guns • Games etc Fireworks typically start at 9:30 p.m.

 

FANTASTIC FOURTH CELEBRATION

Stone Mountain Park Dates: 7/2 – 7/5th  Lasershow and Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.  Don’t miss the Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers have voted Stone Mountain Park as the best place in Atlanta to enjoy fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.  Stone Mountain Park and Star 94 present ‘Rockin the Rock’ featuring American Authors and Rachel Platten! The concert will kick off the Fantastic Fourth Celebration on July 2nd. The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® and extended fireworks finale will immediately follow the concert.  The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow all four nights!

 

SALUTE TO THE RED, WHITE & BLUE HOMETOWN CELEBRATION

EVENT, CARNIVAL & FIREWORKS
Saturday, July 4th, 3-11pm, Fireworks around 9:30pm-ish!

SUMMER CARNIVAL
Wednesday, July 1st – July 4th

East Point Commons Area. The summer carnival is part of the oldest and largest 4th of July Fireworks Celebration in South Fulton County. Celebrate classic carnival staples and of course the amazing thrill rides that make Georgia summer festivals and fall carnivals so much fun! Don’t miss one of the best fireworks shows in Atlanta. Bring the family down to ride to the top of the Ferris wheel, take a spin on the carousel and bite into a mustard-covered corndog at one of the oldest and largest South Fulton County celebrations. When the exploding blossoms of reds, golds, blues and greens fire into the sky above East Point all eyes are on the heavens and hearts thump to a synchronized musical score.

 

4th of July Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds

July 3rd Festivities: Dance Contest, Food Vendors & Children Activities from 6-11 PM. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM FREE Admission and Parking  July 4th Steam Engine Parade at 10:00 AM

 

Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia
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Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it’s the ultimate American tradition. July 3 through July 5, Six Flags is the premiere destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer, and share great times with friends.

Bring a Coca-Cola® Can and Come an Hour Early

All guests that arrive to the park with a Coca-Cola® can on July 3 – July 5, can be admitted into the park an hour early to ride BATMAN: The Ride, Mind Bender, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster, Goliath, Dare Devil Dive and Harley Quinn Spinsanity.

Experience an VIP Hurricane Harbor exclusive party

Experience Hurricane Harbor as a Coca-Cola VIP, and enjoy an exclusive time in Hurricane Harbor at 6:30p.m. until dusk. Dance the night away with live entertainment and enjoy the view for the fireworks show, starting at 9:30p.m. This VIP exclusive will include a catered meal inside Hurricane Harbor during the event..

To purchase VIP tickets to this event: CLICK HERE

See our Amazing Fireworks Show All Three Nights

Each night at 9:30 p.m., Six Flags Over Georgia will be honoring the annual Independence Day tradition with an amazing fireworks show! Be sure to get a spot early in the Cotton States Exposition district near the American Scream Machine and Sky Coaster for the best view. This is one fireworks show you certainly do not want to miss!

Visit our Water Park

Of course, soak up the sun and cool off at our world-class water park, Hurricane Harbor, free with park admission. Hurricane Harbor features the world’s first hybrid zero-gravity slide, along with a 38,000 square foot wave pool, children’s interactive water playground and more.

Experience Six Flags Over Georgia

Before you leave, take a ride on one of our thrilling 11 roller coasters, including the 20-story high Goliath, along with classic Great American Scream Machine. Then, stick around for our fireworks display to end the night.

Plan on visiting the park again this season? Pick up a Season Pass for unlimited access to everything you love about Six Flags, plus free tickets for friends on select days and great discounts throughout the park. Then celebrate our Independence the classic way – by having the time of your life!

Online Tickets

Buy your Six Flags Over Georgia tickets online and save. Print your tickets at home and skip the ticket booths – go straight to the gate! CLICK HERE

Season Passes

For the very best value around, purchase a Six Flags Over Georgia Season Pass and visit all year. With unlimited visits all season, free tickets for friends on select days and hundreds of dollars worth of in-park savings, this is one sweet deal you can’t afford to miss. Or purchase a Membership and get all of the benefits of a Season Pass for a low monthly price!

CLICK HERE

 

JULY 4TH WEEKEND STAR SPANGLED BEACH PARTY at Callaway Gardens

Pack your red, white and blue and come celebrate America the Beautiful during our July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party and All-American Weekend! The whole family is sure to enjoy beach activities, live music – headlined by the Swingin’ Medallions, the FSU Flying High Circus and our annual Fireworks Extravaganza! July 3-5, 2015

 

LET FREEDOM RING AT LENOX SQUARE’S 55TH ANNUAL LEGENDARY 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

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. Everyone is invited to experience Atlanta’s time-honored tradition and celebrate as Lenox Square lights up the sky on the Fourth of July! Lenox Square shops and restaurants are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.* Musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with Gump Fiction, then at 7:30 p.m. Party on the Moon, Atlanta’s favorite party band, takes the stage. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Around Georgia:

Acworth’s 4th of July concert and fireworks.  Concert begins at 4 p.m. Fireworks at dusk (9:30). Free. www.acworth.com/fourth-of-july-celebration/

Alpharetta’s Festivities begin at 6 p.m., behind the Alpharetta Community Center. Fireworks begin at dusk. Wills Park 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, www.alpharetta.ga.us.

Athens – Independence Day Celebration.  July 4. Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with fireworks starting at dark at the Georgia Square Mall.

Auburn July 4th Festival & Fireworks. 5 to 11 p.m. July 4th. 1369 Fourth Ave., Auburn. www.cityofauburn-ga.org.

Austell – Six Flags Over Georgia. Guests who arrive 7/3-7/5 with a Coca-Cola can, can get in an hour early. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. on all three nights.

Braselton– Parade at 6pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm can be seen on Hwy 53. Star Spangled 4th of July 5K Fun Run begins at 8am, Walk begins at 8:15http://www.braselton.net/local-festivals.html

Buford– Mall of Georgia Event opens at 5 p.m. Free concerts begin at 5 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Fireworks scheduled to begin at dusk.www.simon.com/mall/mall-of-georgia

Calhoun-Northwest Georgia Fairgrounds. Highway 53/Rome Road Calhoun. Biggest & Best Fireworks Show Ever at 10:00 www.northwestgeorgiaregionalfair.com

Canton-July 4th Parade 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jul 4, 2015, July 4th Fireworks at Riverstone @ Dusk, Location: Riverstone Boulevard, Canton, GA 30114, USA www.canton-georgia.com

Carrollton-Freedom Fest @ 4:00 pm JC Adams Municipal Park Van Davis Road Douglas, GA 31533 www.visitcarrollton.com

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

Clayton County-4TH OF JULY WEEKEND AT “THE BEACH” – Enjoy live entertainment and fireworks. Firework Show starts at 9:45. $10 per person. www.claytonparks.com

Chamblee-5:00PM: Bike parade from Chamblee Middle School to the Keswick Park soccer field Fireworks begin at 9:30PM www.robly.com

Covington-Main Street Covington Independence on the Square. www.dowtowncovington.org

Cumming-July 4th Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds. July 4th Steam Engine Parade at 10:00 AM. Fireworks start at 9:30 PM. www.cummingfair.net

Dahlonega-Celebrate Independence Day in Dahlonega. Events start at 8am. Fireworks begin at dark. Downtown Dahlonega & UNG Drill Field. Free.  www.dahlonega.org

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.  mydprd.com

Decatur-July 4th Pied Piper Parade. Parade begins at 6 p.m. ,concert by the Callanwolde Concert Band at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free. www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

Douglasville-Parade 10:00 a.m. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. Fireworks can be viewed from Arbor Place mall front parking lot. 6695 Church Street, http://douglasvillecalendar.com/

Duluth Celebrates America-July 3rd Celebration – Duluth Town Green. July 3rd from 6-11 p.m. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. (770) 476-3434 www.duluth-ga.com.

East Point Hometown Celebration 3-11 p.m. fireworks at 9:30 p.m. across from East Point MARTA station. July 1-4th Carnival  www.downtowneastpoint.com.

Ellijay-Star Spangled Beach Party. $25 float entry fee. Parade starts at 6 p.m. www.gilmerchamber.com/4th-og-july-star-spangled-beach-party-in-downtown-ellijay/ facebook.com/theellijays

Flowery Branch-Sterling on the Lake- July 3rd. $5 per car for self-park. Fireworks at dark. 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542

Gwinnett Braves vs. Charlotte Knights-Friday July 4. Fireworks extravaganza immediately after game. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. gwinnettbraves.com

Griffin Independence Day Celebration. Festivities will take place at the Kiwanis Fairground 1025 S Hill St. Griffin, GA 30224 at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at dark.www.cityofgriffin.com

Hampton-Friday July 3rd. Show starts at 9:30-10PM $8 admission per person, kids 5 and under are free. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 N. U.S. 41, ,www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

Hall County – Fireworks begin at dusk. $5 per car. American Legion Fireworks Display – 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.

Heard County – A Chattahoochee Independence Day Celebration. Friday July 4th 5 p.m. – midnight. Court Square, Downtown Franklin. Free. (706) 675-0560 www.heardchamber.com

Helen-Fireworks planned for Friday July 4th 9 p.m., behind the Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center. (706) 878-2181 www.helenga.org

Henry County  Festivities begin at 2 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 pm. 100 Babbs Mill Rd. Hampton.$6 per vehicle up to 6 passengers and $35 for vans up to 10 passengers, over 10 $5 per person.  www.hcfireworks.com

Kennesaw’s Salute to America. July 3rd Fireworks. Free concert at 6 p.m.., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Downtown Kennesaw. Free. www.kennesawjuly3.com.

Lake Lanier – July 3: Concerts from 3-11 p.m. Fireworks beginning when dark. July 4: concerts from 4-630 p.m. Fireworks when dark. July 5: Concerts from 2-6 p.m. 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford Ga.  www.discoverlakelanier.com/events/july-4th-celebration/

Lawrenceville Prelude to the Fourth. Begins at 7:00 p.m. at 210 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville, 30046.  www.lawrencevillega.org/

Lilburn-Sparkle in the Park Music, food and fireworks. 5:30-10 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn. www.cityoflilburn.com.

Marietta-Fourth in the Park. Day-long celebration. July 4th 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Parade, free live concerts, and fireworks finale. Glover Park on the Marietta Square www.mariettaga.gov.

Monroe-Freedom Fest – July 4th. Event begins at 5:00 p.m. at Athens Tech Campus, 121 Blaine Street. Free. Fireworks at dark. (404) 992-5050 monroedowntown.com

Newnan Rotary Club’s Independence Day 4th of July parade at 9 a.m. Main Street Newnan. Fireworks celebration – Drake Stadium. Free. Fireworks begin at dusk..www.ci.newnan.ga.us

Norcross-Red, White & BOOM!. July 3rd 3-10 p.m. block party. Inflatables and vendors. Live music at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St. www.norcrossga.net.

Peachtree City-The parade begins 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 4th on Peachtree Parkway at Braelinn Golf Course. Fireworks 9 pm-9:45pm 151 Willowbend Rd. www.peachtree-city.org

Roswell’s 4th July Fireworks 5:30 pm Sweet Apple Elementary School – 12025 Etris Road. BBQ & Bluegrass 11 a.m to 5 p.m. http://www.roswellgov.com/civicalerts.aspx?aid=674

Sandy Springs Fireworks Display Parade 9 a.m Mount Vernon Rd. Fireworks July 5th 9:45 p.m.  http://www.sandyspringsga.gov/fireworks

Snellville-Star Spangled Snellville. Independence Day Celebration on the Towne Green. July 4th starting at 3 pm. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.snellvillepride.com/

Sugar Hill-Sparks in the Park Fireworks. July 3rd from 6:30-midnight. EE Robinson Park. www.cityofsugarhill.com

Tallapoosa- July 4th. Parade begins at 1 p.m. in downtown Tallapoosa. Festivities take place at Helton Howland Memorial Park on Hwy 78. Fireworks at dark.

Villa Rica Fireworks Extravaganza. July 3 at 5 p.m. Free. The Villa Rica Sports Complex, 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica. www.villaricaparks.com

Woodstock’s Parade at 10 a.m. Events after parade go until 3 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Freedom Run at 7:30 a.m. Main Street, downtown Woodstock. www.woodstockga.gov.


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