10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2018

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 2018.

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
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Georgia Aquarium

    From 7:00 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. Chastain Park 4th of July Parade
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Chastain Park

    Decorate your bikes, strollers, golf carts (and yourselves!) to earn bragging rights and win prizes at the 11:00 a.m. parade. The grounds of the Chastain Pool House and the Chastain Tennis Center lawn will host fun family entertainment, including: Double Bouncy Slide, Basketball Pop a Shot Hoops, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Lawn Games (corn hole, giant jenga, ladder ball, ring toss and more!), delicious food, and more!
  3. Red, White & Boom!
    Tuesday, 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. The festivities run from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  4. July 4th Rooftop Backyard Luau BBQ
    Wednesday, July 4th
    The Rood | Ponce City Market

    Come out to the rooftop of Ponce City Market for delicious barbecue, craft cocktails, live music, entertainment, and of course – Atlanta’s best panoramic firework views! From 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., admission includes kid’s activities, Live DJ, and open access to the Slide and Heege Tower. VIP Admission and Rooftop Terrace BBQ Admission are available for purchase in advance.
  5. Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Keswick Park

    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, and local food. Enjoy a corn hole tournament, train rides, a bike parade, and more!
  6. Dunwoody 4th of July Parade
    Wednesday, 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: DUNWOODY SALUTES AMERICA AND THE ARTS.
  7. Peachtree Roadrace 10k
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Buckhead (Lenox) to Midtown (Piedmont Park)

    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
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Marietta Square

    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
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Georgia World Congress Center

    Coca Cola proudly sponsors 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 9:45 p.m. This year’s festivities are proudly offer free music, fun, and festivities for the whole family.
  10. Pied Piper Parade
    Wednesday, July 4th
    Decatur Square

    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!