14 spots to see fireworks in Atlanta this July 4th

Watch pyrotechnics with your toes in the sand, on a downtown rooftop, at soon-to-be-gone Turner Field, or atop a Six Flags roller coaster
Photograph courtesy of Georgia Aquarium
Photograph courtesy of Georgia Aquarium

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Stone Mountain’s combo of lasers, 100-foot tall flames, and fireworks draws a crowd from all over metro Atlanta and Georgia. Parking is $15, but you can bring your own picnic.

July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party
Make the drive to Callaway Gardens for fireworks, and you’ll also find waterslides, a performance by the FSU Flying High Circus, and (of course) the beach.

Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration
This Sandy Springs event promises live music from Shiloh and a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Bonus: Free onsite parking.

Centennial Olympic Park’s Fourth of July Celebration
Show up early for free music by JFly before the fireworks—one of the largest displays in the Southeast—begin.

Lenox Square Legendary 4th of July
Lenox Square continues its patriotic tradition with live music (including Jimmy Buffett tribute band Sons of Sailors) and a 15-minute fireworks show.

Funbelievable Fourth
For around $20, the Georgia Aquarium offers carnival games, a live DJ, and a less-crowded view of the Centennial Olympic Park’s fireworks display.

Salute to the Red, White & Blue
East Point celebrates America’s birthday with carnival rides, live music, food and art vendors, and fireworks.

Red, White & Boom!
This Norcross event happens one day early for families who want to celebrate twice. Expect food vendors, bouncy inflatables, a DJ, and fireworks.

Duluth Celebrates America
Duluth also lights up the sky on the 3rd with fireworks, live music, food trucks, and prize giveaways.

Mall of Georgia Star Spangled Fourth
With inflatables and a screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two, there’s plenty of entertainment for kids. Parents can relax with live music by the Woody’s and fireworks to end the night.

Marietta’s Fourth in the Park
This all-day festival transforms downtown Marietta into a patriotic display of red, white, and blue. The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade and ends with a fireworks show after dark.

Sparkle in the Park
Come to Lilburn City Park for balloon animals, a bounce house, and a free family photos. Then catch live music by GLOW, followed by fireworks.

Friday Night Fireworks
It’s the last time you’ll ever enjoy an Independence Day firework show in Turner Field. So grab a hotdog and a beer, watch fireworks, and reminisce about the Braves better days. (Bonus: It’s also Star Wars night.)

Coca-Cola July 4th Fest
Six Flags will feature their firework show all three nights of the holiday weekend. A Coke can gets you into the park an hour early.