4th of July in Atlanta 2013: Fireworks, Parade & Celebrations

 

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Here is a complete list of July 4th Celebration in Atlanta and the Fireworks Spectacular for the Independence Day.

Some cities will celebrate on July 3rd so check the listing and call if in doubt. Let me know if I miss your town!

 

4th of July in Atlanta 2013: Fireworks, Parade & Events

 

Event on July 3rd

 

Cumming: 4th of July @ Cumming

The City of Cumming has the BEST 4th of July Celebration around!! The Independence Day Celebration begins on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with various vendors including food and drink, inflatables for kids, a live band, wonderful fireworks display along with an all age dance contest following the fireworks. Bring your blanket, set out on the lawn and enjoy the festivities. There is no admission or parking fee for the July 3rd celebration!

On July 4th come and enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will include steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars and many other floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday. Following the Steam Engine Parade you can take a closer look at the steam engines, tractors and cars at the Fairgrounds.

Place: Cumming Fairground, Cumming
Date: Jul 3rd, 2013 & Jul 4th, 2013
Time: Jul 3rd: 6pm-10pm, Jul 4th: 9am-1pm

 


Duluth: Celebrates America 2013 @ Scott Hudgens Park

Festivities beginning at 5:00 pm will include live entertainment, food vendors, activities for the kids, fabulous fireworks display, the music of America’s 116th Army bands, & MORE!

FREE Admission, but monetary donations will be graciously accepted.

Place: Scott Hudgens Park, 4545 River Green Parkway, Duluth GA  30096
Date: Jul 3rd, 2013
Time: From 5pm

 


Kennesaw: Salute to America @ The Depot

Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment; plus one of the biggest and brightest, star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. Hollywood Nights, the ultimate tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, will perform a free concert on the main stage located near the Depot at 7:30 p.m. A family entertainment stage located near Main Street will showcase local dancers and music acts.

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.

Place: The Depot in Downtown Kennesaw, Kennesaw
Date: Jul 3rd, 2013
Time: 6pm-10pm

 


Lawrenceville: Prelude to the 4th @ Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association presents Lawrenceville’s annual Prelude to the Fourth, a free musical celebration! This year the Aurora Theatre will bring us FREE musical celebration! Enjoy an amazing performance of the Broadway musical: South Pacific followed by spectacular fireworks! Families and friends can enjoy the outdoor performance and a spectacular fireworks finale on the eve of the Fourth of July.

The musical is FREE! You can bring your outdoor lawn seats but reserved tables for six can be rented beginning at $125 by contacting the Lawrenceville Visitors Center at 678.226.2639.

The lawn and table seating are available starting at 5:30 p.m. There is no Alcohol allowed on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn.

Place: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Lawrenceville
Date: Jul 3rd, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 


Norcross: Independence Day Celebration @ Historic Norcross

This year’s July 4th marks America’s 237th year of independence, and it may be Norcross’ largest Pre-Fourth party ever with the Southern band “Mother’s Finest” headlining the day’s events. Over 15,000 people are expected for a celebration beginning at 4pm with a downtown festival. According to this year’s Norcross Business Association (NBA) president and festival organizer Mary Hester, expect to find bands, kids’ attractions, cotton candy and funnel cakes, crafters and local business vendors in the main downtown area. The downtown shops and restaurants will also be open, offering July 4th specials.

Then shortly after dusk (9:30pm-ish) a dramatic fireworks display will punctuate the skies over Norcross, the grand finale to an incredible day. For those still full of celebration energy, several downtown hotspots have live music, encouraging the fun to continue into the night.

Place: Downtown Historic Norcross South Peachtree Street & Lillian Webb Park, South Peachtree Street, Norcross
Date: Jul 3rd, 2013
Time: 4pm-10pm


Events on July 4th

 

Atlanta: 4th of July Celebration @ Centennial Olympic Park

Enjoy a full day of fun and entertainment for the entire family, including downtown Atlanta’s best fireworks display. Park gates open at 6 p.m.and fireworks start at approximately 9:40 p.m. The finale of the evening is Centennnial Olympic Park’s Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta’s best fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music.

Place: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: From 2pm till 9:30pm

Tips:

  • Arrive early for the family friendly activities and you might not want to stay till late at night. Kids might be restless and it might be way too late for them.
  • Parking might be limited so look for alternative like MARTA. If you do choose to go with MARTA, definitely plan to leave early and catch the firework at the comfort of your home.
  • Check Rules & Regulation here

 


Acworth: Fourth of July Concerts & Fireworks @Cauble Park

Enjoy live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. The entertainments start at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concerts are free to the general public. Shuttles are available in the dowtown area to take you down to the park. Tables for six can be purchased.

Place: Cauble Park, Acworth
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 4pm – 10pm

 


Alpharetta: July 4th Fireworks and Festivals @ Wills Park

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at the City of Alpharetta’s annual July 4th Fireworks and Festivities event at Wills Park on Thursday, July 4, 2013.  Children’s activities and entertainment will be located on the lawn behind the Alpharetta Community Center (175 Roswell Street) from 6pm to 9pm.  Food vendors will be located throughout the park from 6pm to 10pm.  Our spectacular fireworks show begins at dusk (rain or shine).  The City Pool will be open until 9pm on the 4th.  Park patrons can watch the show from the pool deck while space is available.

Place: Wills Park, Alpharetta
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: From 4pm – 9 pm

 


Atlanta: Legendary 4th of July @ Lenox Square Mall

As cities across the U.S. host July 4th fireworks extravaganzas, Atlanta’s Lenox Square is home to the Southeast’s largest celebration, attracting more than 200,000 people annually. Lenox Square’s annual event is patriotic fun with family-friendly live musical entertainment on the mall’s outdoor main stage. Culminating the evening will be the signature fireworks display, featuring thousands of fireworks bursting in air for approximately 20 minutes, accompanied by a patriotic musical soundtrack. Lenox Square’s legendary celebration is free and open to the public.

Headlining the evening will be Atlanta’s premier cover band, Party on the Moon, taking the stage at 7:30 and playing until the fireworks show begins. Local band Sons of Sailors will kick off the freedom festivities from 6 – 7:15 p.m. • Lenox Square shops and restaurants are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Musical entertainment from Sons of Sailors and Party on the Moon begins at 6 p.m. • Fireworks scheduled to begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. • Atlanta’s Next Legend competition winner will perform!

Place: Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta – Buckhead
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: From 6 pm till 10pm

 


Buford: July 4th Celebration @ Lake Lanier Islands

Celebrate our nation’s birthday at LanierWorld! Great music, food and fun all day long! Live music presented by Rock 100 featuring “The Geeks” band at Sunset Cove. Patriotic food and drink specials will be featured from Bacardi. The skies will light up with our spectacular fireworks display in the evening. It’s a celebration you and your family don’t want to miss!

Our famous fireworks show starts after dark!

Place: Lake Lanier Islands, Buford
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: At dark

 


Buford: Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration @ Mall of Georgia

The northern corridor of Atlanta metro area doesn’t have to worry about trekking downtown and fighting with traffic. Mall of Georgia puts out a great celebration with fun, family friendly activities ranging from giant inflatable, kids rides, and Kidgits Fun Run in the morning. Free concerts begin at 2 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Kids Zone opens at 2 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

The fireworks display will launch from the Nordstrom Overflow Lot and as such, attendees are not permitted to park or sit in sections of the Nordstrom Parking Lot, which will be clearly marked. For the easiest entrance and exit, we recommend families park in the Dillard’s Lot.

Place: Mall of Georgia, Buford
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: From 2pm till 11:30pm

 


Canton: 4th of July Celebration @ Riverstone

Downtown Canton 4th of July Parade will be from 6pm-7pm. The 4th Of July Parade is sponsored by the American Legion. The parade route will start at Auto Zone and will go down Main Street and turn onto North Street ending at Auto Zone. The parade will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Participants for the parade should meet and line up at Auto Zone at 5:00pm.

The 4th of July Fireworks Display sponsored by Canton Tourism. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join the fun!!! Fireworks will be held at dusk at Riverstone Plaza.

Place: Riverstone Shopping plaza, Canton
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: 5-9pm

 


Decatur: July 4th Pied Piper Parade

Join Decatur’s July 4th Pied Piper Parade as it winds through downtown Decatur. Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate, or walk in this event. Parade line-up is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the Star Spangled Banner.

The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.) and are shot from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck.

Place: Downtown Decatur, Decatur
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm till dark

 


Douglasville: Independence Day Parade, Fireworks & Festival @ Douglasville

The annual Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 am on July 4. The parade will take the regular route along Church Street from Fairburn Road to Rose Avenue, turning left on Rose and left again on Selman Drive. This family-friendly event hosted by the City of Douglasville and SHARE House, includes the Douglasville Idol Competition, arts & craft vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, barbeque and more! All proceeds benefit SHARE House, a family violence crises center.

Fireworks displayed from West Pines Golf Club. Best viewing sites include Arbor Place Mall and surrounding areas.

Place: Hunter Park & Arbor Place Mall, Douglasville
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: 11am-8:45pm

 


East Point: July 4th Hometown Celebration @ Downtown East Point

Join us in the heart of Downtown East Point for the oldest and largest 4th of July Celebration in South Fulton County,“Salute to the Red, White and Blue” Hometown Celebration! The celebration is always on the 4th of July. It is held across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall.

This fun filled event features activities for the whole family, including a professional Carnival complete with carousel, Ferris wheel, rides, games and more, Watermelon Eating Contest, a select merchandise vendor market, musical performances throughout the evening, a fabulous food court including Italian ice, funnel cakes, smoked and grilled meats, fried fish, beer and tropical drinks and more, and of course, the evening’s highlight at 9:30pm… South Fulton County’s largest Pryo Digital Fireworks display synchronized to a musical score!

Place: Downtown East Point, East Point
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: 4 pm – 9:30pm

 


Marietta: Fourth of July Celebration @ Marietta Square

The city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The end of the parade marks the start of the Festival. Food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family.

Place: Marietta Square, Marietta
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: From 10am till dark (Firework finale)

 


Roswell: July 4th Extravaganza @ Roswell High School

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display. This year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Roswell High School located on King Road off of SR 92. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics for an old fashion family outing. Concessions by Shane’s Rib Shack will be on hand to purchase. Children’s carnival and inflatable activities will be available at a nominal fee.

Place: Roswell High School, Roswell
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: From 6pm till dark (Firework finale)

 


Stone Mountain: Fantastic Fourth Celebration @ Stone Mountain Park

Fantastic Fourth Celebration was 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.”

Arrive early to enjoy fun-filled attractions and special summer entertainment for the whole family. Stay into the evening for an unforgettable patriotic celebration with the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® followed by a special, patriotic fireworks finale on all three nights!

Park attractions will open at 10 am on July 3rd and 4th and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision, will start at 9:30pm. Be aware that on July 4th the Park may close the gates early once parking capacity is reached. Please also note, that for safety reasons, no pedestrian traffic will be allowed to enter the Park through the main entrance on Highway 78.

Place: Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain
Date: Jul 4-6, 2013
Time: Lasershow 9:30pm

 


Woodstock: July 4th Freedom Fest @ Downtown City Park

Our HUGE parade kicks off the celebration at 10:00 am. The parade starts at Hwy. 92 (old WalMart/Furniture for Less Store) and goes north on Main Street through the Olde Town merchant district to Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Rd. After the parade, join us in The Park at City Center (101 Arnold Mill Rd.) until 3:00 pm for food, live music with Steven Phillips and Midnight Express Band in the gazebo, children’s games, cake walk, arts and crafts, and vendors of all types. Fun for young and old!

The day concludes with fireworks at dusk behind the Target shopping center at Hwy 92 and I-575.

Place: Downtown Woodstock, Woodstock
Date: Jul 4th, 2013
Time: 11am-dark

 

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4th of July Fireworks in Atlanta 2012

 

Looking for this year 4th of July in Atlanta guide? Click here to see 4th of July in Atlanta 2014 guide.

The family favorite event of the summer is definitely enjoying fireworks on the 4th of July weekend. Atlanta has many choices for the people in the metro and surrounding area.

Here is a complete list of July 4th Celebration in Atlanta and the Fireworks Spectacular for the Independence Day.

Some cities will celebrate on July 3rd so check the listing and call if in doubt. Let me know if I miss your town!

4th of July Fireworks & Parade in Atlanta 2012

Event on July 3rd

 

Cumming: 4th of July @ Cumming

The City of Cumming has the BEST 4th of July Celebration around!! The Independence Day Celebration begins on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with various vendors including food and drink, inflatables for kids, a live band, wonderful fireworks display along with an all age dance contest following the fireworks. Bring your blanket, set out on the lawn and enjoy the festivities. There is no admission or parking fee for the July 3rd celebration!

On July 4th come and enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will include steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars and many other floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday. Following the Steam Engine Parade you can take a closer look at the steam engines, tractors and cars at the Fairgrounds.

Place: Cumming Fairground, Cumming
Date: Jul 3rd, 2012 & Jul 4th, 2012
Time: Jul 3rd: 6pm-10pm, Jul 4th: 9am-1pm

 

Duluth: Celebrates America 2011 @ Scott Hudgens Park

Gates open at 4 pm.

Festivities will include live entertainment, food vendors, activities for the kids, fabulous fireworks display & MORE!

FREE Admission, but monetary donations will be graciously accepted.

Place: Scott Hudgens Park, 4545 River Green Parkway, Duluth GA  30096
Date: Jul 3rd, 2012
Time: From 5pm

 

Kennesaw: Salute to America @ The Depot

Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment; plus one of the biggest and brightest, star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. Main stage performers include teen singing sensation Kaylin McClure, an electrifying Neil Diamond tribute show featuring the vocal talents of Conner Lorre, and The Stranger, who are undeniably the world’s most authentic tribute to the legendary Billy Joel. Family stage performers include the band Revolution, and singer-songwriters Hannah DeLane and Savannah Jade. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Place: The Depot in Downtown Kennesaw, Kennesaw
Date: Jul 3rd, 2012
Time: 6pm-11pm

 

Lawrenceville: Prelude to the 4th @ Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association presents Lawrenceville’s annual Prelude to the Fourth, a free musical celebration! This year the Aurora Theatre will bring us Big River held on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Families and friends can enjoy the outdoor performance and a spectacular fireworks finale on the eve of the Fourth of July.

The musical is FREE! You can bring your outdoor lawn seats but reserved tables for six can be rented beginning at $125 by contacting the Lawrenceville Visitors Center at 678.226.2639.

The lawn and table seating are available starting at 5:30 p.m. There is no Alcohol allowed on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn.

Place: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Lawrenceville
Date: Jul 3rd, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

 

Norcross: Independence Day Celebration @ Historic Norcross

Family fun all afternoon in the downtown area, then at 7pm, The Mike Veal Band goes onstage in Lillian Webb Park! Bring your chairs and blankets and plan to hang out with us – it’s a free concert that goes until dusk when Norcross’ always-awesome fireworks will wow you into the night!

Please refrain from setting up tents or bringing glass containers of any sort – otherwise, picnics and to-go dinners ordered from our downtown restaurants are welcome!

Place: Downtown Historic Norcross South Peachtree Street & Lillian Webb Park, Norcross
Date: Jul 3rd, 2012
Time: 3:30pm-9pm

Events on July 4th

 

Atlanta: 4th of July Celebration @ Centennial Olympic Park

Enjoy a full day of fun and entertainment for the entire family, including downtown Atlanta’s best fireworks display. Park gates open at 6 p.m.and fireworks start at approximately 9:40 p.m. The finale of the evening is Centennnial Olympic Park’s Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta’s best fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music.

Place: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: From 2pm till 9:30pm

Tips:

  • Arrive early for the family friendly activities and you might not want to stay till late at night. Kids might be restless and it might be way too late for them.
  • Parking might be limited so look for alternative like MARTA. If you do choose to go with MARTA, definitely plan to leave early and catch the firework at the comfort of your home.
  • Check Rules & Regulation here

 

Acworth: Fourth of July Concerts & Fireworks @Cauble Park

Enjoy live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. The entertainments start at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concerts are free to the general public. Shuttles are available in the dowtown area to take you down to the park. Tables for six can be purchased.

Place: Cauble Park, Acworth
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 4pm

 

Alpharetta: July 4th Fireworks and Festivals @ Wills Park

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2012!  The City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department will provide free “inflatables” for children to play and jump on from 4pm to 8pm on the lawn behind the Alpharetta Community Center.  Food vendors with treats such as barbeque, hot dogs, burgers, fries, ice cream, frozen lemonade, and more will be located throughout the park selling concessions from 4pm to 9pm.

The Alpharetta City Band will perform a medley of patriotic favorites beginning at 6pm on the lawn behind the Community Center.  Serious Business, a local band, takes the stage from 7pm to 9pm to entertain the crowd with country and rock ‘n’ roll favorites.  Our spectacular fireworks display begins at dusk!

Place: Wills Park, Alpharetta
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: From 4pm – 9 pm

 

Atlanta: Legendary 4th of July @ Lenox Square Mall

As cities across the U.S. host July 4th fireworks extravaganzas, Atlanta’s Lenox Square is home to the Southeast’s largest celebration, attracting more than 200,000 people annually. Lenox Square’s annual event is patriotic fun with family-friendly live musical entertainment on the mall’s outdoor main stage. Culminating the evening will be the signature fireworks display, featuring thousands of fireworks bursting in air for approximately 20 minutes, accompanied by a patriotic musical soundtrack. Lenox Square’s legendary celebration is free and open to the public.

Place: Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta – Buckhead
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: From 2 pm till 9:40pm

 

Buford: July 4th Celebration @ Lake Lanier Islands

A day of Fire and Water! If you plan to spend a day at Lake Lanier Islands Water park on Fourth of July, don’t forget to plan for late stay to enjoy the firework over the lake

Come celebrate Independence Day lakeside with entertainment all day long!

Sunset Cove: Back in Time Band from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Big Beach: The Neon’s from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Place: Lake Lanier Islands, Buford
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: At dark

 

Buford: Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration @ Mall of Georgia

The northern corridor of Atlanta metro area doesn’t have to worry about trekking downtown and fighting with traffic. Mall of Georgia puts out a great celebration with fun, family friendly activities ranging from giant inflatable, kids rides, and Kidgits Fun Run in the morning. Free concerts begin at 2 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Kids Zone opens at 2 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15pm

Place: Mall of Georgia, Buford
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: From 2pm till 11:30pm

 

Canton: 4th of July Celebration @ Riverstone

The parade will start at 6pm. If you are a participant in the parade you will line up behind Publix Shopping center at 5pm.

Stay forFireworks at Riverstone and Music by Ray DeLuca

Place: Riverstone Shopping plaza, Canton
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: 5-9pm

 

Decatur: July 4th Pied Piper Parade

Parade line-up is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the Star Spangled Banner. The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.) and are shot from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck.

Place: Downtown Decatur, Decatur
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm till dark

 

Douglasville: Independence Day Parade & Fireworks @ Downtown East Point

The annual Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 am on July 4. The parade will take the regular route along Church Street from Fairburn Road to Rose Avenue, turning left on Rose and left again on Selman Drive. This family-friendly event hosted by the City of Douglasville and SHARE House, includes the Douglasville Idol Competition, arts & craft vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, barbeque and more! All proceeds benefit SHARE House, a family violence crises center.

Place: Hunter Park, Douglasville
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: 11am-8:45pm

 

East Point: July 4th Hometown Celebration @ Downtown East Point

The celebration is always on the 4th of July. It is held across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall.

This fun filled event features activities for the whole family, including a professional Carnival complete with carousel, Ferris wheel, rides, games and more, Watermelon Eating Contest, a select merchandise vendor market, musical performances throughout the evening, a fabulous food court including Italian ice, funnel cakes, smoked and grilled meats, fried fish, beer and tropical drinks and more, and of course, the evening’s highlight at 9:30pm… South Fulton County’s largest Pryo Digital Fireworks display synchronized to a musical score!

Place: Downtown East Point, East Point
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: 4 pm – 9:30pm

 

Marietta: Fourth of July Celebration @ Marietta Square

The city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway.

Place: Marietta Square, Marietta
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: From 10am till dark (Firework finale)

 

Roswell: July 4th Extravaganza @ Roswell High School

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display. This year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Roswell High School located on King Road off of SR 92. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics for an old fashion family outing. Concessions by Shane’s Rib Shack will be on hand to purchase. Children’s carnival and inflatable activities will be available at a nominal fee.

Place: Roswell High School, Roswell
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: From 6pm till dark (Firework finale)

 

Stone Mountain: Fantastic Fourth Celebration @ Stone Mountain Park

There will firework and laser shows from July 3rd to July 4th. The parking fee is $10 per vehicle. If you only plan to enjoy the firework, then you just have to pay for the parking but there will be no re-entry during that time. If you have an annual pass to Stone Mountain, it will be a great fun for the whole family with kids to enjoy the attraction before the firework.

Park attractions will open at 10 am on July 3rd and 4th and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision, will start at 9:30pm. Be aware that on July 4th the Park may close the gates early once parking capacity is reached. Please also note, that for safety reasons, no pedestrian traffic will be allowed to enter the Park through the main entrance on Highway 78.

Place: Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain
Date: Jul 3-4, 2012
Time: Lasershow 9:30pm

 

Woodstock: July 4th Freedom Fest @ Downtown City Park

Don’t miss Woodstock July 4th event start of with the parade starts at Hwy. 92 (old WalMart/Furniture Express) and goes north on Main Street through the Olde Town merchant district to Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Rd. Follow by festival in in The Park at City Center until 3pm for food, Adam the juggler, Tim the Magician, musical entertainment, children’s games, cake walk, arts and crafts, and vendors of all types. Fun for young and old! Don’t forget the Annual Woodstock Freedom Run at 7:30 am.

Fireworks start at dusk at Target Shopping center at Hwy 92 and I-575.

Place: Downtown Woodstock, Woodstock
Date: Jul 4th, 2012
Time: 11am-dark

 

Atlanta Things To Do

Holiday Fun: 4th of July (Independence Day) Celebrations & Fireworks in Atlanta 2011

 

4th of July Fireworks Atlanta
Photo Credit: Julie_Berlin

 

Looking for this year 4th of July in Atlanta guide? Click here to see 4th of July in Atlanta 2014 guide.

 

The family favorite event of the summer is definitely enjoying fireworks on the 4th of July weekend. Atlanta has many choices for the people in the metro and surrounding area.

Here is a complete list of July 4th Celebration in Atlanta and the Fireworks Spectacular for the Independence Day.

Some cities will celebrate on July 3rd so check the listing and call if in doubt. Let me know if I miss your town!

Independence Day Events on July 3rd

Cumming: 4th of July @ Cumming

For residents of Forsyth county, the Independence Day celebration starts on July 3rd and go on till July 4th.

On July 3rd, bring the whole family for a fun evening with food vendors, kids activities and live entertainment. Then end the night with spectacular firework.

On July 4th come and enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will include steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars and many other floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday. Following the Steam Engine Parade you can take a closer look at the steam engines, tractors and cars at the Fairgrounds. Make sure to bring ear plugs for little ones. Those engines can be loud!

Place: Cumming Fairground, Cumming
Date: Jul 3rd-4th
Time: Jul 3rd: 6pm-10pm, Jul 4th: 9am-1pm

Duluth: Celebrates America 2011 @ Scott Hudgens Park

Duluth celebrates America 2011 will be hosted at Scott Hudgens Park. Gates open at 4 pm. Festivities will include live entertainment, food vendors, activities for the kids, fabulous fireworks display & MORE!

Place: Scott Hudgens Park, Duluth
Date: Jul 3rd
Time: From 5pm

Kennesaw: Summer Concert Series & Fireworks @ The Depot

Enjoy music as part of the City of Kennesaw’s Summer Concert Series – Hotel California with performance by “Destination” at 6pm and follow by firework at 9:30pm

Place: The Depot in Downtown Kennesaw, Kennesaw
Date: Jul 3rd
Time: 6pm-9:30pm

Lawrenceville: Prelude to the 4th @ Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Enjoy free musical celebration held on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Families can enjoy the outdoor performance and a spectacular finale on the eve of the Fourth of July. People begin arriving around 5:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks after the show / at dark.

Place: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Lawrenceville
Date: Jul 3rd
Time: 5pm-10pm

Norcross: Independence Day Celebration @ Historic Norcross

For residents of Norcross, the Independence Day celebration starts on July 3rd. Annual family fun begins at 3:30 with a free concert in Lillian Webb Park. Then at 4pm, the festivities kick off with a street fair, pony rides, inflatables and lots more! The live music continues until 9:15, when one of the best firework displays in metro Atlanta will light up the skies over Norcross – bring your blanket and chairs and camp out early! Picnics available from downtown restaurants.

Place: Downtown Historic Norcross South Peachtree Street & Lillian Webb Park, Norcross
Date: Jul 3rd
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm

Independence Day Events on July 4th

Atlanta: 4th of July Celebration @ Centennial Olympic Park

Enjoy a full day of fun and entertainment for the entire family, including downtown Atlanta’s best fireworks display. Park gates open at 2 p.m., with activities including face painting, stilt walkers, and more. The free musical entertainment begins at approximately at 4 p.m. throughout the evening until 8:30 p.m.

The finale of the evening is the AirTran Airways Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta’s best fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music.

Place: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 2pm till 9:30pm

Tips:

  • Arrive early for the family friendly activities and you might not want to stay till late at night. Kids might be restless and it might be way too late for them.
  • Parking might be limited so look for alternative like MARTA. If you do choose to go with MARTA, definitely plan to leave early and catch the firework at the comfort of your home.
  • Check Rules & Regulation here

Atlanta: July 4th Celebration @ Six Flags Over Georgia

If you plan to stay a day of fun at Six Flags Over Georgia on the Fourth, then make sure to stay late to catch the firework for July 4th celebration. There is also the STARBURST® Summer Concert Series which will be held in the Southern Star Amphitheater. Purchase Six Flags Over Georgia tickets online to avoid the line is the way to go. They are currently run a special for online ticket with everyone pays kid’s price!

Place: Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta
Date: Jul 4th
Time: Evening

Acworth: Fourth of July Concerts & Fireworks @Cauble Park

Enjoy live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. The entertainments start at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Place: Cauble Park, Acworth
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 4pm

Alpharetta: July 4th Fireworks and Festivals @ Wills Park

The July 4th celebration in Alpharetta has something for everyone in the families. Children’s activities will be located on the Event Lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 5pm to 8pm. All children’s activities are free of charge! Food vendors will be located throughout the park from 5pm to 10pm.

Place: Wills Park, Alpharetta
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 5pm

Buckhead: Legendary 4th of July @ Lenox Square Mall

As the Southeast’s Largest celebration, the Lenox Square has activities for the entire family, including live musical entertainment on the mall’s outdoor main stage, Adidas Independence Day Tent Sale, Taste Of the 4th and Kids Fun Zone. Musical entertainment from A1A and Party on the Moon begins at 6 p.m.

Taste of the 4th event from 2 – 6 p.m. in the Main Stage area. With $10 per ticket, attendees  can sample offerings from five area restaurants: California Pizza Kitchen, Davio’s, Morelli’s, The Palm and Red Brick.

It’s also a last day for the Mega Midways Carnival. For $20 you will get 18 tickets for rides ranging from 2-3 tickets per ride. The carnival will open from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Monday (July 4th)

Place: Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta – Buckhead
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 2 pm till 9:40pm

Tips:

  • Arrive early to enjoy a carnival fun
  • If you really want to watch firework with kids, try to rent a hotel nearby for the best view and comfort for the whole family

 

Buford: July 4th Celebration @ Lake Lanier Islands

A day of Fire and Water! If you plan to spend a day at Lake Lanier Islands Water park on Fourth of July, don’t forget to plan for late stay to enjoy the firework over the lake.

There are discount for late admission just for firework.

  • After 3:00 p.m. Fireworks Pricing: Beach & WaterPark Admission – $14.99* per person
  • After 7:00 p.m. Fireworks Pricing: Lake Lanier Islands Resort Gate Price – $10.00 per vehicle & Beach and WaterPark Admission – $10.00 per person

Place: Lake Lanier Islands, Buford
Date: Jul 4th
Time: At dark

Buford: Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration @ Mall of Georgia

The northern corridor of Atlanta metro area doesn’t have to worry about trekking downtown and fighting with traffic. Mall of Georgia puts out a great celebration with fun, family friendly activities ranging from giant inflatable, kids rides, and Kidgits Fun Run in the morning. Free concerts begin at 2 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Kids Zone opens at 2 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Post-fireworks screening of Little Fockers.

Place: Mall of Georgia, Buford
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 2pm till 11:30pm

Tips:

  • Get your name in for hourly prize drawing
  • Don’t forget sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and drink for little ones.

Canton: 4th of July Celebration @ Riverstone

Bring your dog for a fun Dog Day of Summer July 4th celebration at 4pm and stay to watch the fireworks & entertainment at downtown Canton. The fireworks display will be at Riverstone shopping plaza.

Place: Riverstone Shopping plaza, Canton
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 8:30pm

Conyers: Fabulour Fourth Festival @ Georgia International Horse Park

Come out early to celebrate the 4th of July festival at Georgia International Horse park. The event starts at 5pm with live entertainment throughout the evening. See more details on schedule of the events here.

Enjoy the large fireworks show at dark.  Arrive early to enjoy all of the festivities and great festival parking.  Blankets and chairs are allowed into the festival.  Coolers, open flames, outdoor grills and pets are prohibited.  Please be patient when exiting the Park upon conclusion of the fireworks.  Some delays are expected due to the large crowd.

Place: Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 5pm-dark

Decatur: July 4th Pied Piper Parade

Parade line-up is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the Star Spangled Banner. The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.) and are shot from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck.

Place: Downtown Decatur, Decatur
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 5:30 pm till dark

Douglasville: Independence Day Parade & Fireworks @ Downtown East Point

The annual Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 am on July 4. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring”. You can watch the parade from Church Street and Rose Avenue. Family-friendly activities continue at Hunter Park after the Parade. Events start at 11:00 am and include the annual BBQ with sales going to support Share House, children’s activities, Douglasville Idol Competition, Political Campaign speeches, and Arts and craft vendors.

Independence Day activities will conclude with fireworks show that begins around 8:45 pm. They can be best viewed from Arbor Place Mall and Walmart parking lots.

Place: Hunter Park, Douglasville
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 11am-8:45pm

East Point: July 4th Hometown Celebration @ Downtown East Point

The celebration is always on the 4th of July. It is held across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall.

This fun filled event features activities for the whole family, including a professional Carnival complete with carousel, Ferris wheel, rides, games and more, Watermelon Eating Contest, a select merchandise vendor market, musical performances throughout the evening, a fabulous food court including Italian ice, funnel cakes, smoked and grilled meats, fried fish, beer and tropical drinks and more, and of course, the evening’s highlight at 9:30pm… South Fulton County’s largest Pryo Digital Fireworks display synchronized to a musical score!

Place: Downtown East Point, East Point
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 4 pm – 9:30pm

Marietta: Fourth of July Celebration @ Marietta Square

The city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins at 10 a.m. and includes the Marietta Freedom parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

Place: Marietta Square, Marietta
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 10am till dark (Firework finale)

Roswell: July 4th Extravaganza @ Roswell High School

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display. This year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Roswell High School located on King Road off of SR 92. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Children carnival and inflatable activities will be available at a nominal fee.

Place: Roswell High School, Roswell
Date: Jul 4th
Time: From 6pm till dark (Firework finale)

Stone Mountain: Fantastic Fourth Celebration @ Stone Mountain Park

There will firework and laser shows from July 2nd to July 4th. The parking fee is $10 per vehicle. If you only plan to enjoy the firework, then you just have to pay for the parking but there will be no re-entry during that time. If you have an annual pass to Stone Mountain, it will be a great fun for the whole family with kids to enjoy the attraction before the firework.

Park attractions will open at 10 am on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision, will start at 9:30pm. Be aware that on July 4th the Park may close the gates early once parking capacity is reached. Please also note, that for safety reasons, no pedestrian traffic will be allowed to enter the Park through the main entrance on Highway 78.

Place: Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain
Date: Jul 2nd-4th
Time: Evening

Tips:
– On July 4, please note that only the East and West gates will be open and that only vehicle traffic will be allowed through the East Gate (which is the main gate entrance off of Hwy. 78). Please be aware that the Park may close gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached.

Woodstock: July 4th Freedom Fest @ Downtown City Park

Don’t miss Woodstock July 4th event start of with parade through downtown which starts at 10am on Main St./Rope Mill Rd. between Hwy 92 & Woodstock Elementary. Follow by festival in downtown city park which includes food, arts & crafts, magician, juggler, kids activities & music!

Fireworks start at dusk at Target Shopping center

Place: Downtown Woodstock, Woodstock
Date: Jul 4th
Time: 11am-dark

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