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


4th of July Atlanta



We have gathered all the information from cities all around Atlanta metro for you. Check out 4th of July Fireworks & Celebration in Atlanta 2013 guide to find out when and where to catch the firework on Independence Day in Atlanta.

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


  • 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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