10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2017

With Summer only a few days away, it’s time to start planning your 4th of July plans! We have you covered with 10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2017.

All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone.

Kick off the morning with a festive parade, explore a new neighborhood, and end the exciting holiday with a number of spectacular fireworks. The festivities are stretching all through the holiday weekend and into the week, so you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!

  1. Red White & Brew
    Georgia Aquarium | Saturday, July 1st

    From 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Celebrate Independence Day a bit early this year with over 500 aquatic species! New this year, guests will enjoy access to the entire the Aquarium. In addition to magnificent views, guests will feast on classic BBQ from Wolfgang Puck Catering, sip on unlimited beer samples, and hear live music from The Regulars Band.
  2. Fantastic Fourth
    Stone Mountain Park | Saturday – Tuesday, July 1st – 4th

    Stone Mountain will be showcasing some of the best fireworks in Georgia. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., each evening will feature the newly updated Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision before the patriotic fireworks finale. You and your family can also enjoy other entertainment including fun at the Geyser Towers, SkyHike, and other action-packed attractions!
  3. Red, White & Boom!
    Norcross | Monday, July 3rd

    The pre-4th block party will feature live music, local eats, inflatables for children, and more! Pull up a chair  or dance along to listen to live music, watch the fireworks at dusk, and enjoy post-festivity libations and fun throughout the city.
  4. July 4th Rooftop Backyard BBQ
    Ponce City Market | Tuesday, July 4th
    Come out to the rooftop of Ponce City Market for delicious barbecue, craft cocktails, live music, entertainment, and of course – fireworks! The Roof will offer three ways to celebrate where guests will experience performances from jugglers, stilt walkers, and live music from DJ Opdiggy. Hungry? Hit the spot with the signature “Walking Taco,” a snack-size bag of Fritos filled with braised beef, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
  5. Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration
    Buckhead | Tuesday, July 4th
    From 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., the celebrations includes fun for the entire family, one of the best fireworks shows around, live music from Band X, and local food. Enjoy a corn hole tournament, train rides, a bike parade, and more!
  6. Dunwoody 4th of July Parade
    Buckhead | Tuesday, July 4th
    Stepping off at 9:00 a.m., the annual Fourth of July Parade features marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units, and local celebrities! this year’s theme is A Small Town In A Big City.
  7. Peachtree Roadrace 10k
    Buckhead | Tuesday, July 4th

    Lace up your running shoes the morning of July 4th and join in on the largest 10k in the world! Participants are encouraged to run or walk throughout the race beginning at 7:30 a.m., kicking off  one of the city’s favorite July 4th traditions.
  8. Fourth in the Park
    Marietta Square | Tuesday, July 4th

    Start the celebration early with a bang! The day of family fun begins at 10:00 a.m. with festivities for all ages including: a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale.
  9. Fourth of July Celebration
    Centennial Olympic Park | Tuesday, July 4th
    Lenox Square has decided to combine forces with Centennial Olympic Park’s July 4th celebration to deliver a more spectacular fireworks show than ever before! Enjoy a night of fun and entertainment with free music and the Southeast’s largest fireworks display. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., and fireworks start at approximately 9:00 p.m. This year’s festivities are proudly offer free music, fun, and festivities for the whole family.
  10. Pied Piper Parade
    Decatur Square | Tuesday, July 4th

    Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate, or walk in the annual parade beginning at 6:00 p.m.! Live music follows in the community bandstand at 7:00 p.m. with a fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.

Happy 4th of July!