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