10 fun things to do on Fourth of July weekend in metro Atlanta

Fireworks, food trucks, Peachtree Road Race runners, and so much more

10 fun things to do on Fourth of July weekend in metro Atlanta
Look Up Atlanta takes place on July 1

Photograph courtesy of Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Prelude to the Fourth
When: June 30
Where: Lawrenceville Lawn
Cost: Free to attend
Details: Get a headstart on the weekend festivities with family-friendly activities including inflatables, face painting, an aerialist, axe throwing, and more. While you cozy up to prepare for the fireworks, enjoy delicious snacks and treats from a variety of food vendors.

Six Flags Fireworks Celebration
When: June 30, July 1, and July 4
Where: Six Flags Over Georgia
Cost: Varies
Details: After a day of exhilarating thrills, grab a swimsuit and celebrate the holiday with after-hours water park access, live music, games, giveaways, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and fireworks.

Look Up Atlanta
When: July 1
Where: Centennial Olympic Park
Cost: $10 for general admission, $50 for VIP village tickets
Details: Kickstart your 4th of July weekend with America’s largest metropolitan fireworks show, hosted by Georgia World Congress Center Authority. This event celebrates its x50th anniversary this year with plenty of food trucks and live entertainment, including a performance from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which will close out its 78th concert season.

Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration
When: July 1-5
Where: Stone Mountain Park
Cost: $5-$19.99 for light show plus $20 for a daily parking pass (other attraction prices not included)
Details: Join in on a full day of family adventure at the park, which includes a scenic railway, splash pad, frisbee dog shows, putt-putt golf, and a one-mile trail hike to the top of Stone Mountain for beautiful views of downtown Atlanta. Finish the evening with a brand new Music Across America Drone and Light Show, including ten times more laser beams and larger video production, followed by fireworks.

Red, White, & BOOM!
When: July 3
Where: Lillian Webb Park, Norcross
Cost: Free to attend
Details: Mark the Fourth of July a day early with the City of Norcross’s Independence Day celebration. The event includes food, live music, face painting, and other fun activities. Make sure to bring your blankets and chairs to comfortably watch the fireworks.

Peachtree Road Race
When: July 4
Where: Starts at Lenox Square, ends at Piedmont Park
Cost: $42 for members, $75 for non-members, and free to spectators
Details: Celebrate runners of all backgrounds—from elite world-class racers to first-time runners—in one of the largest 10k races in the world, now in its 54th year.

4th of July Block Party
When: July 4
Where: Underground Atlanta
Cost: Free before 5 p.m. and up to $1,300 for large parties of 13 people, including premium bottles and elevated green area seating
Details: This block party offers something for everyone: live music, food trucks, and games. At nightfall, get ready to watch a spectacular fireworks show that will light up the Atlanta skyline.

Marietta’s 4th in the Park Celebration
When: July 4
Where: Marietta Square
Cost: Free to attend
Details: Take part in day-long festivities, including a parade, live concerts, an arts and crafts show, food, games, and a fireworks finale.

The Roof’s Fourth of July Celebration
When: July 4
Where: Ponce City Market Roof
Cost: $15-$30 for both day and evening admission
Details: Bring your whole family during the day for hot dogs and games at Skyline Park, or relax after 5 p.m. once the event turns 21-plus with a dinner at 9 Mile Station, followed by arguably the best panoramic view of Atlanta’s various fireworks displays.

Pied Piper Parade
When: July 4
Where: Downtown Decatur
Cost: Free to attend
Details: Gather and decorate your favorite bicycle, skateboard, wagon, skates, or simply walk in this community parade as it winds through the streets of downtown Decatur. A concert and firework display will follow.