Summer Fun: July 4th Fireworks and Celebration Around Atlanta

Wow!! Summer has really been on the run this year for us. I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer fun in Atlanta with their family so far. It’s July and we all know what is on everyone’s mind.

July 4th (Independence Day) celebration in Atlanta is a fun, family event that we all look forward to. This year we have so many options. Check out all these celebration all around Atlanta.

1) 4th of July Celebration @ Centennial Olympic Park

The fun for the whole family starts from noon till 4pm so arrive at the park early. Children’s activities includes arts and crafts, face painting, performances, inflatables, stilt walkers and more! Or families can relax on the Great Lawn and splash in the world famous Fountain of Rings. The live entertainment will start at 5 pm and end with the Firework.

Place: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
Date: Jul 4th (Sunday)
Time: From Noon 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.

2) 4th of July @ Lenox Square Mall

The 4th of July at Lenox Square starts off the fun for the whole family at noon with Kids Zone play area. Live entertainment will start around 6pm.  This is one of the most impressive firework show in town. The firework will start at 9:30pm.

Place: Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta – Buckhead
Date: Jul 4th (Sunday)
Time: From noon till 9:30pm

– Arrive early to cheer on the runners for the Peachtree Road Race
– 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

3) Fabulous Fourth 2010 @ 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. Live music starts off the celebration at the Village at 2pm. After the firework, if you still have enough energy, hang out for post-firework entertainment and enjoy ‘Transformers’ movie on the jumbo screen.

Place: Mall of Georgia, Buford
Date: Jul 4th (Sunday)
Time: From 2pm till 10:30pm

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

4) Fantastic Fourth Celebration @ Stone Mountain Park

There will firework and laser shows from July 3rd to July 5th. 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.

Place: Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain
Date: Jul 3rd-5th (Friday-Sunday)
Time: Evening

– Arrive early as the park might close once it reaches the capacity.

5) 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. You can also purchase all-you-can-eat ticket for join in the picnic buffet.

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

6) 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. Check out their website for discount price for late entry just for the firework.

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

7) 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 3rd (Saturday)
Time: From 10am till dark (Firework finale)

– Don’t forget sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and drink for little ones.

8) Pied, Piper, Parade @ Decatur

For residents of Decatur, join in on the parade to celebrate Fourth of July by decorate your bikes, wagons, or skates at 6pm and then enjoy live entertainment at 7pm. The firework will start at dark.

Place: Downtown Decatur, Decatur
Date: Jul 4th (Sunday)
Time: At dark

9) July 4th Fireworks and Festivals @ Alpharetta

For residents of Alpharetta, the City of Alpharetta has planned a great evening full of fun activities for the whole family as we celebrate the Independence Day. Children’s activities including inflatables, face painting, and balloon artist/magician will be located on the Event Lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 4pm to 8:30pm. All children’s activities are free of charge! Firework will start at dusk.

Place: Wills Park, Alpharetta
Date: Jul 4th (Sunday)
Time: From 3pm

10) Celebrates America @ Duluth

For residents of Duluth, you are all invited to come out and celebrates America at Scott Hudgens Park on Saturday. There will be lot of fun activities from family friendly activities including inflatable rides, rock wall, carnival games, pony rides, face painting, food vendors and live entertainment.

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

11) Independence Day Celebration @ Norcross

For residents of Norcross, the Independence Day celebration starts on Saturday. There are plenty of activities for all ages, including inflatables, kids games, and live entertainment. Live concerts begin at 4:30 and Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

Place: Historic Downtown Norcross, Norcross
Date: Jul 3rd (Saturday)
Time: 4pm-9:30pm

12) 4th of July @ Cumming

For residents of Forsyth county, the Independence Day celebration starts on Friday and go on till Saturday. On Friday, bring the whole family for a fun evening with food vendors, kids activities and live entertainment. Then end the night with spectacular firework. The next morning on Saturday, join the city Stream Engine parade. Make sure to bring ear plugs for little ones. Those engines can be loud!

Place: Cumming Fairground, Cumming
Date: Jul 2nd-3rd (Friday-Saturday)
Time: Fri: 6pm-10pm, Sat: 9am-1pm

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