Fireworks, concerts Peachtree Road Race and 4th of July…there is no better combination!
No matter where you are in the Atlanta Metro area this weekend you will be able to find some great fireworks displays. Some have the extra added attraction of a great concert to go along with it (like the Spinners) while others will be set in a great setting like a beach. Here is a list of what I could find in the Metro area for fireworks, music and more.
Friday July 2
Fireworks begin tonight (Friday) after the Braves take on the Marlins at Turner Field
Saturday July 3rd
The Avondale Estates 4th of July Celebration
Clarendon Avenue and Covington Highway, Avondale Estates, GA, 30002
Parade lines up at 9:15 a.m. at Avondale High School (1192 Clarendon Avenue) and begins at 10 a.m., going up Clarendon Avenue. Atlanta Blue Notes perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Avondale, with fireworks following. avondaleestates.org.
Celebrate at the only place in Atlanta to see fireworks three nights in a row. Atlanta’s largest Fourth of July celebration explodes with excitement at Stone Mountain Park with the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. The thrills begin with the Lasershow Spectacular™ and culminate with a breathtaking fireworks display. On the 4th of July, bursts of light will illuminate the sky as fireworks are shot from both the base AND the top of Stone Mountain. Please come early and prepare for large crowds.
Price: The Lasershow and fireworks are free. Vehicle entry to the park is $10 for a one-day permit or $35 for an annual permit.
Marietta Fourth in the Park at Glover Park, Marietta, GA
Festivities include concerts all day, Arts & Crafts, Food, Huge Children’s Area, ends with fireworks celebration. Free admission.
50,000 attendees expected.
Come and enjoy the celebration of our independence. Food, face painting, rides, live music featuring the local favorite Skin Alley Kats. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets and optional picnic. Fireworks to follow in the evening.
City of Kennesaw’s Summer Concert Series
continues with Bruce In The USA, a Bruce Springsteen tribute, and some Fourth of July fireworks. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, Kennesaw
Sunday July 4
The 6.2 miles of the AJC Peachtree Road Race take runners from Buckhead to Midtown, finishing in Atlanta’s beloved Piedmont Park. Patriotic supporters, rolling hills and music await the 55,000 lucky participants. The race begins in front of Lenox Square. The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 p.m.; the footrace begins at 7:30 a.m. (Go Robert Calloway!)
Lenox Square! 4th of July will be celebrated in grand tradition with activities for the entire family, including a Kids Zone, live musical entertainment from Party on the Moon and City Heat, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast
Enjoy FREE festivities all-day at Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration
and end the evening with the AirTran Airways Fireworks. Festival begins at noon July 4; music starts at 5 p.m. with the Smithereens headlining at 8 p.m. Fireworks at about 9:30
6:00pm Fourth of July at Old Courthouse Square in Decatur
Pied Piper Parade begins at 6 p.m. July 4 followed by a 7 p.m. concert with the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
The East Point Main Street Association presents the Salute to the Red, White and Blue Hometown Celebration. http://www.downtowneastpoint.com
. Carnival begins June 30th – July 4th. Festival/Fireworks Celebration on the 4th from 4pm to 10pm. Largest Fireworks display in South Fulton begins around 9:30pm and synchronized to a full musical score
Clayton County see fireworks on the beach
Union City FREE 4th of July concert!
Come see The Spinners perform! Fireworks to follow the concert!
8pm – Union Station Mall – 1000 Shannon Mall
Free concert! Open to the public! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.
Food vendors and beverage vendors
Rain or Shine
Only in Atlanta would you find the finest hotels selling packages and doing promotions around the free fireworks at Lenox Mall. If you want to pay to hang out with the “who’s who” check out the Glen Hotel, The Whiskey Blue, and the Mansion on Peachtree.
How to get there>>>>
MARTA makes it quick and convenient to get to July 4th events around Atlanta with extra service running from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. for the Peachtree Road Race, Braves game, fireworks displays and other celebration events.
For only $2.00 each way (plus a 50 cent charge to purchase a temporary Breeze ticket or a $5 charge for a permanent Breeze card), MARTA makes it easy and affordable to travel to festivities. Due to the large crowds that are expected, customers should purchase a round-trip fare at the beginning of their trip to avoid long lines on the return.
Extra staff and police will be on hand to assist customers. Peachtree Road Race participants are encouraged to take the Gold Line train to Lenox for the start of the race. MARTA will be operating extra trains to Lenox to get runners quickly to the starting line.