4th of July Around Atlanta – Fireworks

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July 4th Festival / Flashback in Concert / Fireworks! at Cauble Park

Each year the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department and the Acworth Business Association partner to host the July 4th Concert and Fireworks. Admission to this event is 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.

Visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org for more information!

Location : Cauble Park

Time: Thursday 04 July 2013, 04:00pm – 10:00pm


July 4th Festivities and Fireworks
July 4, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wills Park
1825 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA

Under the Pines at Matilda’s Concert Series featuring The Deadfields
July 4, 2013
7:00 p.m.
377 South Main Street
Alpharetta, GA


Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park … located between Baker Street and Techwood Drive is the site of Atlanta’s daylong Independence Day celebration. Live Music & Entertainmentstart in the afternoon and end with a ‘really big‘ Fireworks Display choreographed to a Musical Score. Thousands of people turn out, but you can also view the fireworks from a variety of `less crowded‘ spots nearby. Festivities begin at 6:00 PM, with the fireworks show at 9:40 PM.

Red, White & View

For families, we are offering a specific event: Red, White & View. Families interested in participating in Georgia Aquarium’s Fourth of July festivities are invited to view the Centennial Olympic Park firework show from the Aquarium’s parking deck rooftop starting at 7:30 p.m. Kids and parents alike can join the patriotic fun with a DJ, face painting, desserts provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and Coca-Cola beverages all included in ticket prices: $15 for kids and $20 for adults. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and picnic blankets to enhance the fun and maximize the viewing experience.

Adults Only

When: Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom and parking deck rooftop

What: Sample an unlimited amount of beer and enjoy classic 4th of July fare at the coolest location in the city to view the Centennial Olympic Park firework show. We’ll have live music, a photo booth, and other fun surprises!

Why: Proceeds benefit Georgia Aquarium education initiatives including SEA: Sponsored Education Admissions. Through the SEA program, students are given free or reduced admission, allowing deserving students across Georgia the opportunity to learn about aquatic life and how to make a difference.

This event is for ages 21 and up only. No refunds as this is a rain or shine event.

Click on the “Red White & View” in the menu on the left for access to our all-ages viewing area.

Tickets: $55 (+tax) until July 2nd.

Turner Field: Atlanta Braves’ 4th of July Weekend

Price: Starting at $8, free this weekend for military personnel

Time: Friday @ 7:35pm, Saturday and Monday @ 7:10pm, Sunday @ 1:35pm

The Braves are honoring America and the military all weekend with fireworks shows on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights as well as special pre-game military salutes on Sunday and Monday.  In addition, all weekend, active, reserve, and retired military receive free admission, and family members can buy tickets half-price.  Yacht Rock Schooner will perform live before the game on Monday, as well.

Avondale Estates

4th of July Celebration in Avondale Estates
Thursday, July 4th

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. Avondale Estates is truly a “blast” on the 4th of July! For more information, to volunteer, be a sponsor or donate, contact Karen Holmes at 404-294-5400 or[email protected].


Lake Lanier Islands

Although there will be many events taking place on the lake for July 4th, the largest firework display in North Georgia, and perhaps the most well-known in the region is the Light Up the Lake Fireworks Independence Day Celebration hosted by Lake Lanier Islands.

All-day live entertainment, games, and family fun will precede the fireworks extravaganza. The park opens at 10 a.m. and the fireworks are scheduled for 9:40 p.m. Overnight packages and regular daily admission tickets are available. For more information, call Lake Lanier Islands at 770-932-7200, or visit their website. The Islands are located at 7000 Holiday Road in Buford.

Mall of Georgia

Fabulous Fourth of July – Mall of Georgia’s 11th Annual Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration! Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Join us beginning at 2:00 pm for a fun and festive July 4th Celebration!

2:00 pm Prize an Hour Registration Opens

2:00-4:00 pm Band: The Brent Gafford Band

4:30-6:30 pm Band: Vintage Boogie Band

7:00-9:00 pm Band: The Woody’s

9:15 pm Annual Fireworks Show!

9:45 pm Movie: Playing for Keeps (PG13)

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. Sponsored by: AutoNation Toyota and Gwinnett Daily Post.


Thursday, Jul 4 10:00a to 10:00p

For over half a century, Lenox Square has celebrated stars and stripes in grand tradition with activities for the entire family. Presented by The Atlantan, this year’s activities will include musical entertainment, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. This year Lenox Square will host its inaugural talent search, ‘Atlanta’s Next Legend’ where the crowned winner will perform in front of crowds filled with family and friends.


The City of Cumming host one of the BEST July 3rd & 4th Celebration’s around!! The celebration begins on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with various vendors, inflatables for kids, a live band, spectacular fireworks display along with an all age dance contest immediately after the fireworks. Bring your blanket, set out on the lawn and enjoy the festivities. There is no admission orparking fee for the 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.
  • Wednesday, July 3rd at Cumming Fairgrounds
  • 6:00pm  –  Vendors Open
  • 7:30pm  –  Band
  • 9:30pm  –  Fireworks Show
  • 10:00pm –  Dance Contest (all ages)
  • Thursday, July 4th
  • 9:00am  –  Vendors Open For Sale (till 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am –  Parade Begins
  • Parade Ends at Fairgrounds At Approximately 12:00 Noon
  • 1:00pm  –  Celebration Over


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.

The City Commissioners will lead the parade in the mini-firetruck. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun.

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.

Anyone may participate in the parade but those with vehicles must register by completing the July 4th Pied Piper Parade Guidelines form.

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.

For information call 404-371-8386 or email[email protected]. For 24-hour information call the Decatur Events Hotline, 404-371-8262.


Date: July 4, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Largest Parade in Georgia on the 4th of July.
Floats, animals, military units, marching bands, pirates, special guests: Wells Fargo Stage Coach, John Bachman WSB, and more surprises!
Parade starts on the corner of Mt. Vernon & Jett Ferry Roads – travels 2.6 miles west to Dunwoody Village – Closing ceremonies and fesival area with children’s area and patriotic concert


Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature FREE, high-energy live music and a streetmosphere of talented entertainers; 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.

KSU Campus

Saturday, Jun 29 8:00p

Kennesaw State University College of the Arts and the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program present Georgia Symphony Orchestra on the campus green at Kennesaw State University. Rain date, June 30, 2013 in case of inclement weather.


Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

LTTA and the Aurora Theatre present a FREE musical celebration! Enjoy an amazing performance of the Broadway musical: South Pacific followed by spectacular fireworks! Table rentals (seat six) with premium seating are available for $100 through June 24th and $125 June 25th-July 2nd.


Fourth in the Park

Dates: 7/4/2013

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Location: Glover Park – Marietta Square

Come out and celebrate America’s independence as the City of Marietta hosts the 2013 Fourth in the Park celebration beginning on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10am. The Independence Day celebration begins with the Marietta Freedom Parade that starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The parade features marching units from the City of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, local civic organizations, beauty pagent queens, scouts and local businesses of all types. After the parade there will be free live concerts and entertainment, museum tours, food, arts and crafts, carnival games, and of course fireworks.

2013 Schedule:
10am – Marietta Freedom Parade
10am – 9pm – Festival
12pm – 2pm – Scott Thompson
2pm – Bell Ringing ceremony
2:15pm – Float contest awards
2:30pm – Sons of the American Revolution
7pm – 8pm – Michael Magno
8pm – 9:30pm – Peachtree Station
Dark – Fireworks

The parade spans a 1.5 mile route beginning at Roswell Street Baptist Church and heads west on Roswell St, then north on East Park Square through Marietta Square, then down Cherokee Street and finishing at North Marietta Parkway. The parade features more than two thousand participants in more than one hundred entries, and there will be an estimated thirty thousand people in attendance. Watch as local businesses, civic organizations, beauty queens, bands, scouts, National Guard, and numerous floats participate and compete for prizes based on design, color, theme, appearance, originality, and riders and costumes.

The Arts and Crafts show features more than eighty different vendors showcasing a wide variety of products. The vendors will be open from 10am to 9pm.

Food will be available from a variety of concessions beginning at 10am. Marietta Square restaurants will also be open for business.

Carnival games are available throughout the park at Marietta Square from 10am-9pm; tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park.

Fireworks light up the sky and patriotic music fills the air at dark.

For more information, please call the Marietta Parks and Recreation department at (770) 794-5601.


HC Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4th 12:00pm
HC Fireworks Extravaganza @ Nash Farm

Ice Cream Social
July 4th 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Ice Cream Social @ McDonough Square

Papa John’s Fireworks Extravaganza 

The Atlanta Motor Speedway will be hosting Papa John’s Fireworks Extravaganza in conjunction with AMS’ Thursday Thunder races.


JULY 3 – FIREWORKS, FESTIVAL & MOTHER’S FINEST CONCERTFree, 4pm – 9:30pm Downtown Historic Norcross and Lillian Webb Park.

Annual family fun throughout downtown area with live music, splash fountains and ending with one of the best fireworks displays in metro Atlanta.


July 4, 2010
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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. and includes the following performances:

* Back Trax at 6 p.m.

* Banks & Shane at 7:30 p.m.

Moby, a popular local radio personality, will emcee the event and there will be activities for the children. At dark, a beautiful 30-minute fireworks display will be the highlight of the evening.

Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics for an old fashion family outing. Concessions by Millers Ale House and Restaurant will be on hand to purchase. Children carnival and inflatable activities will be available at a nominal fee.


Star Spangled Snellville
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Snellville Tourism and Trade (STAT) presents Star Spangled Snellville.

“Get your Fourth of July off to a good start with Snellville’s own Independence Day Celebration on July 4th on the Towne Green. The afternoon starts out with plenty of fun and games and musical entertainment, winding up with the traditional fireworks display after the sun sets.”

For more information, please visit STAT’s website.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park: 44th Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Price: Free with annual parking pass or $10 parking

Time: Festivities all weekend long, beginning at 10 am on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Lasershow Spectacular begins nightly at 9:30 pm.

Stone Mountain Park has been hosting a July 4 celebration for nearly half a century.  New this year: Lasershow Spectacular has been enhanced with MountainVision, so what better time to go?  The laser show will immediately be followed by fireworks.  Note that park could close admission to visitors early if parking capacity is reached.


July 4th FreedomFest:

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! Parade and vendor applications are available at
www.woodstockparksandrec.com. Don’t forget the Annual Woodstock Freedom Run at 7:30 am. See
www.WoodstockFreedomRun.com for more details. The day concludes with fireworks at dusk behind
the Target shopping

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