Fireworks! - Summer Guide - Atlanta Magazine


Try one of these seven options for July Fourth festivities.


Hit up:

Centennial Olympic Park The celebration begins at 3 p.m. with free musical entertainment. Kids can play in the fountain while local artists and a headline act perform. The annual fireworks spectacular rounds out the evening.

Decatur Start the festivities with the Pied Piper Parade, open to all. Attend a concert featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band and the Decatur Civic Chorus at the community bandstand, then end your patriotic evening with the fireworks show.

Lenox Square A city tradition for more than half a century, the celebration includes a concert by Party on the Moon, an eclectic party band that played at President Obama’s Inauguration Ball, and boasts the largest fireworks show in the Southeast.

Mall of Georgia The Fabulous Fourth kicks off at 2 p.m. with free concerts in the Village Amphitheatre and a bigger-than-ever kids zone with more than fifteen giant inflatables. Fireworks begin at dusk and are followed by a free, family-friendly movie, part of the Movies Under the Stars series.

Marietta Fourth in the Park begins in the morning with the Marietta Freedom Parade. Afterward, enjoy free live concerts, arts and crafts shows, carnival games, and fireworks.

Stone Mountain Park This two-day event includes the Lasershow Spectacular, which transforms the park into a natural amphitheater, followed by a fireworks display that was ranked among the nation’s best by USA Today in 2009.

Turner Field Watch the Braves face the Chicago Cubs, then stay for the All American Fireworks Spectacular. Arrive early to see the video tribute to America and the flag presentation ceremony.

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