Where will you be on the Fourth of July? Will you be able to see the fireworks from the porch of your new Atlanta home, the balcony of your condo or will you be partying it up on one of Atlanta’s prime rooftop bars? There are plenty of places to be with fantastic displays booming at Buckhead, Marietta, Gwinnett County and many other areas. Wherever you plan to be, here are some July 4th events to consider in and around Atlanta.
Fourth of July Events
Marietta’s Fourth of July celebration begins with the Let Freedom Ring parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. The parade begins on Roswell Street Baptist Church and continues to wind its way through the city until it finally ends at North Marietta Parkway. The end of the parade marks the start of the Festival. Food concessions, arts and crafts and the carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family. Celebrators can expect free live concerts, food, carnival games and a fireworks finale at dark.
Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration occurs from July 1 to July 5. Voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers, a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks.” Enjoy a day full of adventure with fun family attractions and live entertainments, followed by the “Lasershow Spectacular” and a fireworks finale. Capacity is limited for the laser show and fireworks event, so quickly secure a spot for the family!
What is more American on the Fourth of July than baseball, hotdogs and screaming fans? Baseball lovers will enjoy an action-packed game at Truist Park where it’s the Atlanta Braves versus the Miami Marlins. The game begins at 1:20 p.m., and tickets are going fast!
Watch Roswell’s fireworks light up the night sky at the Roswell Area Park on July 4th. The event also includes live music, entertainment and food trucks. So, bring your chairs and blankets to spread out at one of several viewing areas throughout the park and enjoy the event!
Reggae Fest’s Fourth of July party at the Believe Music Hall promises three-party floors, no dress code and awesome music. Dance the night away from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. without a care in the world! If interested, make sure to buy tickets from www.reggaefesttour.com to guarantee admission. Partiers have to be 21 years old and over to enter.
On July 5, Woodstock will celebrate the Fourth of July with the annual Freedom Run, parade, festival and fireworks. Start the morning off right by watching the annual 5K Freedom Run. Already in its 25th year, runners will race along Main Street starting at 7:15 a.m. The rest of the day is packed to the brim with the parade from 10 to 11 a.m., the festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the fireworks from 9 to 10 p.m. More info: https://visitwoodstockga.com/event/july-4th-spectacular/
For those in Alpharetta, fireworks at Wills Park will begin at dusk on July 4th. Families are welcome to enjoy the fireworks together but are asked to social distance and take whatever precautions will make them feel comfortable. So, pack a mask and picnic blanket for this event so the whole family can enjoy the spectacular display. Charcoal grills are prohibited but small propane grills are allowed with a permit, granted to the first 50 applicants. Start planning for a night filled with fireworks, hotdogs and memories! More info: https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/departments/recreation-parks/special-events/july-4th
Join Decatur’s Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown. On July 4, the parade begins at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the lineup at 5:30 p.m. and the procession at 6 p.m. Pedestrians are advised to gather on the lawn and vehicles in the parking lot. Anyone and everyone may participate in the parade, but those with vehicles must register by emailing Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 678-553-6573. A free fireworks display will launch from the top of DeKalb County Parking Deck from 9 to 10 p.m.
Cartersville’s Independence Day Celebration lasts for two days this summer — July 3 and 4. Presented by the Rotary Club of Etowah the weekend kicks off on July 3 at 9 am with a parade in downtown Cartersville and continues July 4 at 3 p.m. at Dellinger Park with arts & crafts, children’s activities and a concert. Fireworks take place on July 4 after 9 p.m.
The Rome 2021 Fireworks Extravaganza is presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center. The show begins right after dark on July 4, and the fireworks will be launched from the top of Jackson Hill allowing more people than ever to be able to enjoy the display from around town. Featuring more than 2,000 firework shells across a broad range of sizes and colors including multiple chrysanthemums, peony, crossette, willow, dahlia, pattern displays and more during the show, the evening culminates with an approximately 90-second finale.
Celebrate the Fourth of July in the District at Centennial Olympic Park. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, is bringing its annual Fourth of July Celebration back to Centennial Olympic Park. Featuring the Southeast’s biggest fireworks show, the Fourth of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park includes a variety of food trucks and a special set by DJ Yvonne Monet. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Other events in the district include:
- 4th of July Celebration! at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
- Let Justice Roll at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Red, White & Brew at Georgia Aquarium
- Red, White & View at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
SpringsFest is the City of Powder Springs July 4 festival. The City of Powder Springs in partnership with Powder Springs Business Group presents SpringsFest on Sunday, July 4 from noon to 10 p.m. This event has free admission and free parking. There is something for the entire family including a beer & wine garden, games, giveaways, bouncy houses, game trucks, face painting, food trucks, artisan vendors, all-day live musical performances and more!
The City of Acworth presents Let Freedom Ring along with the Acworth Business Association. This is one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Metro Atlanta. Each year on July 4th, live music and fireworks take place at Cauble Park. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on weather). Admission to the event and concert is free! Tables are available to purchase for the July 4 concert.
City Springs presents its first-ever Sandy Springs Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration on July 4, 2021! The event was previously held at the Concourse Corporate Center. The Rupert’s Orchestra will rock the City Green. Music begins at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. Bring your own picnic, purchase from one of the nearby restaurants, or check out the event food trucks starting at 6 p.m. Only alcoholic beverages sold on-site are allowed. Tents and personal sparklers are not permitted. Details: http://spr.gs/starsandstripes
The City of Tucker resumed its annual TKR Summer of Fun series earlier this month with a Movies on Main showing of Grease and will continue with the traditional July 3 Celebration of Independence and Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks show will launch from downtown Tucker while the celebration will feature live music and local food vendors. Details: City of Tucker
We hope you have a safe and happy July 4th whether you celebrate at home with your family, on a date with a special friend or chilling out on a blanket in the park. While planning for these events, keep in mind that celebrations are subject to change. Stay on the lookout for city updates as we get closer to the holiday. Have a happy fourth!