Atlanta events

Updated June 13, 2016.

Independence Day is all about good food, spending time with friends and family and fireworks displays that will leave you staring at the sky in awe. Atlanta has so many amazing Fourth of July celebrations that it’s hard to decide just which event to attend! For owners of new homes in Atlanta, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best events the city has to offer.

The 47th Annual Peachtree Road Race is the world’s largest 10k race and a great spectator event. Start your July Fourth off by watching nearly 60,000 runners hit the streets starting at 6:45 a.m. The course for the race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park, offer participants and spectators a unique view of the city from one of its main thoroughfares.

For adults looking for entertainment, the Georgia Aquarium hosts the Red, White and Brew Beer Fest at 7 p.m July 2. The event is held in the Oceans Ballroom, followed by a rooftop viewing of the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks, which offers the best view of the fireworks in the city. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers.

The Dunwoody 4th of July Parade, which is held at All Saints Catholic Church, is the largest parade in Georgia on July Fourth. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends with closing ceremonies, a festival, children’s area and a patriotic concert.

Centennial Olympic Park hosts Atlanta’s best fireworks display. The park gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks, which are synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music, start at approximately 9:40 p.m.

The Marietta Fourth of July Celebration, held at Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square, begins at 10 a.m. The festivities include the Marietta Freedom Parade, free live concerts, museum tours, an arts and craft show, food, carnival games and the fireworks grand finale.

No matter where you wind up celebrating, we hope all Atlanta homeowners have a safe and happy Fourth!

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