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ATLANTA (WAOK)-Are you and the family ready for the Fourth of July events? Lots of fireworks, cookouts and a world famous road race are just some of the activities scheduled. Check out the list.

All-American Celebration at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

The annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s All-American Celebration features a  rousing program of patriotic standards, singalongs and classical favorites. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display.  8 p.m. July 4, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater At Encore Park, $12–$35, 2200  Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, 404-733-5010, www.vzwamp.com  .

Heritage Arts Festival at Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta hosts a celebration of  African-American culture and history with fine art and live music at the  16th annual Heritage Arts Festival. Look for more than 50  national and international booths featuring African artifacts and jewelry,  plus film screenings, plays, storytelling and book signings. July 1 — July  4th, Underground Atlanta, 50 Lower Alabama Street S.W., Atlanta,  404-523-2311, www.heritageartsfestival.org

 Marietta’s Freedom Parade

The City of Marietta’s big Fourth of July Freedom Parade begins at 10 a.m.

Red, White & Brew at the Georgia Aquarium

The Fourth of July benefit for the Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives,  Red, White & Brew is barbecue and beer festival with a bang. The  celebration takes place atop the Aquarium’s parking deck, with views of the  fireworks display at Centennial Olympic Park.  July 4, $45 per  person, adults over 21 only, Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street N.W.,  404-581-4000, www.georgiaaquarium.org

Party along the Peachtree Road Race route

Bars and restaurants along the Peachtree Road Race route are offering food and  drink specials along with a view of the runners. In Buckhead, Market celebrates with Fourth Fest starting at 6 a.m. At 7 a.m.,  brunch features $14 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Spend the day on  the patio with more drink specials and live music. Or purchase a $25 VIP  ticket and get exclusive access, including parking all day and premier race  seating. July 4, Market Buckhead, W Atlanta — Buckhead Hotel, 3377  Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, 404-523-3600, marketbuckhead.com.

(Good Luck Robert Calloway host of Sports Kings Radio who is running the Peachtree Road Race for the second year in a row)

The Atlanta Braves game

The Braves take on the Colorado Rockies. 7:10 p.m. July 4, 755 Hank Aaron  Dr. S.E., Atlanta, 404- 522-7630, www.braves.com

Decatur Courthouse Square

Atlanta’s most walkable ‘hood is also one of the most family-friendly–and perfect for the 4th of July. The Decatur celebration kicks off with the Pied Piper Parade at 6pm, followed by a 7pm Callanwolde Concert Band performance at the Courthouse. Fireworks begin just after dark.

Lenox Square Mall

It’s tough to go wrong at Lenox Square Mall’s 4th of July celebration, which has been giving Buckhead a proper fireworks display (largest in the Southeast) for the last 52 years. Tykes can enjoy the Kids Zone. Festivities kick off at 6pm and wrap up at a reasonable 10pm.

Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta’s favorite family-friendly giant stone park does fireworks (post laser show) July 2 through July 4.

Fourth of July at Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park has one of Atlanta’s biggest July 4th celebrations and firework shows. The fun starts at 2 p.m. with fun, and family activities and fireworks after dark.

Union City Fourth of July Celebration At Shannon Mall

Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm (FREE)

Conyers Fabulous Fourth Festival At Georgia International Horse Park

Time: 5:00 pm (FREE)

Salute to Motown (Musical Revue) At Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta

Time: 3:00 pm Price $12-$15

Dunwoody Fourth of July Parade (FREE)

Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Acworth

On Monday, July 4 there will be live music and fireworks at Cauble Park.  Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is  free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each  for City of Acworth residents and $60 for non-residents.

Avondale Estates

The 4th of July Celebration is a time-honored tradition here in Avondale Estates. Residents and friends come together to enjoy the festivities, including the parade and the fireworks at Lake Avondale Atlanta Blue Notes perform at the lake
Dusk: Fireworks begin at the Lake

Alpharetta

Wills Park-Monday,July 4, 20113:00 PM

Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department will host festivities and fireworks on Monday, July 4th.  Food vendors will be
located throughout the park from 3pm to 9pm.  Children’s activities will be on the Event Lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 4pm to 8pm.  Info:   678-297-6100 or accprograms@alpharetta.ga.us.

Chamblee

Independence Day Celebration – Featuring activities for kids and adults, food vendors, live music, and an
elaborate fireworks show in Keswick Park

Covington

Downtown Covington 7/3/2011 3:30 PM -9:30pm Celebrate the 4th July weekend in Downtown Covington. Two stages showcasing the talents of Newton County’s finest musicians. Great eats from downtown’s restaurants and the night finishes
with fireworks.

Cumming

Festivities – including food, children activities & various vendors begins at 6pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Cumming Fairgrounds.  FREE Admission & Parking.

Douglasville

July 4th Fireworks — Start at Dark Presented by the City of Douglasville Downtown Douglasville Free and Open to the public Contact: Douglasville Welcome Center, 770.947.5920 July 4 – Annual Independence Day Parade & Festival 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Parade will go through Downtown Douglasville Festival will be Hunter Park  Free and Open to the public

Duluth

Duluth Celebrates America 2011 July 3 @ 4  pm Scott Hudgens Park  FREE Admission  www.duluthga.net 770-476-3434

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.

The evening’s highlight at 9:30pm… South  Fulton County’s largest Pryo Digital Fireworks display synchronized to a musical score!

Henry County

The Henry County Fireworks Extravaganza Sunday, July 3 at 3:00pm – July 4 at 10:00pm Nash Battlefield on Jonesboro Road Henry County Fireworks Extravaganza. There will be Food, Fun, Music, Spacewalks, Pony Rides, and much more!!!! ONLY $20/car load (limit 6 passengers – additional tickets can be purchased at $5/person)

Hiram

CITY OF HIRAM Salutes The Stars and Stripes 2011! Saturday, July 2nd This years Salute to the Stars & Stripes will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, at Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park in Hiram.

Date: July 2 Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Time Details: Park opens at 6pm. Concert starts at 7pm. Fireworks begin at 9pm. Address: Ben Hill Strickland, Sr. Memorial Park 372 Oak Street Hiram, GA 30141-3249 Cost: FREE Admission

Kennesaw

Hotel California (Summer Concert Series)

Sunday, July 3 at 8:00pm The Depot in Downtown Kennesaw
“Destination” at 6:00pm; Fireworks at 9:30pm

Lawrenceville
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Price: FREE LTTA and the Aurora  Theatre present
Lawrenceville’s annual Prelude to the Fourth free musical celebration held on the Historic Courthouse lawn fireworks after the show at dark. For table reservations please call.   678.226.2639.

Lovejoy

City of Lovejoy 4th of July Celebration, 9:00pm July 4th at Mayor’s Park. Tailgating starts at 7:00pm Fireworks begin at 9pm. Bring your grill, picnic baskets, & blankets. Mayor’s Park 11622 Hastings Bridge   Road Lovejoy, GA  30250

Mall of Georgia

July 4: Mall of Georgia Fabulous Fourth Lights Up Gwinnett with the grandest fireworks display: begins at dark

Panola Mountain State Park

Starlight and Fireworks Monday, Jul 4, 2011 7:30 PM Listen to whippoorwills and owls as hundreds of fireworks shower the skyline of Atlanta. Panola Mountain is the best place for a quiet and colorful view of all of Atlanta’s displays seen at once from atop the Mountain. Bring flashlights and comfortable clothing. Fireworks not allowed inside the park. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Roswell

Roswell’s 12th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! Carnival Games & Activities  at 6 p.m. Fireworks at Dark held at Roswell High School (a drug, alcohol & tobacco free zone

Six Flags Over Georgia

Grab the family and celebrate July 4th at Six Flags Over Georgia with all of the excitement, thrills and spills you can handle. Top off the night with a special patriotic fireworks display.

And don’t forget to take Marta to many of the intown events:

Peachtree Road Race 

Start of Race: Runners are advised to take the Gold Line to Lenox Station for a quicker trip to the starting line.  Customers can also take the Red Line to Buckhead Station.

End of Race: Midtown Station

Bus Reroutes: 5, 25, 27, 36, 37, 99, 110

 East Point  July 4th Celebration 

East Point Station

Bus Reroutes:  93, 193

 Braves Game 

Five Points Station

The Braves Shuttle picks up at Underground Atlanta.

 Centennial Park July 4th Celebration 

Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center or Peachtree Center Station

Customers should expect delays on routes 1, 32, 51, 186

 Lenox Square July 4th Celebration 

Lenox or Buckhead Rail Stations

Bus Reroutes: 25, 110

 City of Decatur July 4th Celebration 

Decatur Station

Bus Reroutes: 2, 15, 19, 123

Six Flags July 4th Concert and Fireworks 

Six Flags Shuttle – Take Bus Route 201 from Hamilton E. Holmes Station

Additional Bus Reroutes

Stone Mountain Village Race and Parade – 121

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