It’s been 20 years since the 1996 Olympics here in Atlanta. It was a great and historic time for the city as the top athletes from around the world came here to compete for the title of the best in the world. To celebrate Centennial Olympic Park’s 20th anniversary, a star-studded anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics will be held at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, July 16. The gates will open at 5 p.m. for this FREE event, so make plans with your friends and family to come out and celebrate this time with the city of Atlanta.
This anniversary celebration will be full of fun and star appearances. It will feature live entertainment, a dazzling fireworks show, food trucks and an Olympic and Paralympics volunteer reunion. People such as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Chairman and CEO Billy Payne, Janet Evans – a five-time Olympic medalist who is considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time and a penultimate Olympic torch runner – and more will make appearances at the event. There will also be musical performances from country music artist Colby Dee and other local bands. It is simply an event you won’t want to miss.
As the 1996 Summer Olympics gave Atlanta international recognition by uniting the world in one spot, this anniversary celebration will celebrate the beauty of the Olympics and reunite athletes, volunteers and fans at the lasting legacy left, Centennial Olympic Park. For more information about the event and stars to make appearances, visit Centennial Olympic Park’s website.
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