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
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Photograph courtesy of Georgia Aquarium
Photograph courtesy of Georgia Aquarium

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
7/1–4
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
7/2–4
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
7/3
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
7/4
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
7/4
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
7/4
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
6/30–7/4
East Point celebrates America’s birthday with carnival rides, live music, food and art vendors, and fireworks.

Red, White & Boom!
7/3
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
7/3
Duluth also lights up the sky on the 3rd with fireworks, live music, food trucks, and prize giveaways.

Mall of Georgia Star Spangled Fourth
7/4
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
7/4
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
7/4
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
7/1
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
7/2–4
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.

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