4 offbeat ways to celebrate July 4 in Atlanta

Mix up your holiday traditions with doughnuts, dolphins, and roller coasters
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Fourth of July
Illustration by Mikey Burton

Stuff yourself with sweets
Honor American excess at the sixth annual doughnut-eating competition at Cumming’s Dutch Monkey Doughnuts (apply early to compete).

Fourth of July
Illustration by Mikey Burton

Hit the beach—without the drive
Less than 90 minutes outside the city, Callaway Gardens’ Robin Lake Beach hosts a shoreline shindig with circus acts, live music, and fireworks.  

Fourth of July
Illustration by Mikey Burton

Take a thrill ride
Bring a Coke can to gain early entry at Six Flags Over Georgia from July 3 to 5. We bet the fireworks (on all three nights) will look stunning from the top of the 20-story Goliath coaster.

Fourth of July
Illustration by Mikey Burton

Have a lager with underwater pals
The Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White & Brew festival comes with a rooftop view of the dazzling Centennial Olympic Park pyrotechnics display.

This article originally appeared in our July 2015 issue.

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