13 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta | 2023

Decatur 4th of July FireworksIt’s time to officially kick off summertime with the biggest – and best – holiday of the season! We have you covered with 13 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2023. With the holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, we’ve put together ways for you to fit in your patriotic fun and festivities all weekend long – from Saturday through Tuesday!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone. All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events – some lasting several days!

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, and Blue-Haven
    Saturday, July 1st
    Brookhaven Park
    Kick off your 4th of July weekend with an afternoon of fun that’s perfect for car enthusiasts and families alike! From 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., enjoy a wide variety of classic cars, great music, food trucks, and a special appearance from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
  2. Look Up Atlanta Fireworks Display
    Saturday, July 1st

    Centennial Olympic Park
    The Southeast’s largest fireworks show is returning to Centennial Olympic Park! Headlined by a special performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! The ticketed event offers two admission options: General Admission and VIP. General Admission guests will enjoy access to the Park with fireworks viewing areas on the lawn. Food and beverage options will be available for purchase. VIP attendees have premium access and amenities throughout VIP Village including: free parking, a premium viewing area for on-stage entertainment, unique experiences, activities from Atlanta’s top sports teams, access to Appetite Avenue offering food and beverage options for purchase, and dedicated restrooms and bars.Look Up Atlanta 4th of July
  3. Fourth of July on The Roof
    June 30th – July 4th
    Ponce City Market

    Whether you are looking to celebrate with the whole family during the day or catch some time away from the kids that night, The Roof at Ponce City Market is definitely your one-stop destination for the entire Fourth of July weekend! The day kicks off with special 4th of July treats and entertainment until 4:00 p.m. before The Roof becomes a 21+ celebration at 5:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy carnival-style bites alongside an incredible lineup of entertainment before catching the spectacular panoramic fireworks display.
  4. Summer Party for Kids
    Tuesday, July 4th

    Children’s Museum of Atlanta
    Celebrate summer sunshine with dance party! Join fun farm activities at the Science Bar, Jane’s Innovation Station, Art Studio, and the CMA Stage inspired by the latest exhibit, Shaun the Sheep™: Flock This Way. With two sessions throughout the day, kids will build farm tools, make flowing fountains, build sheep catapults, and more! While visiting the museum, be sure to stop by the Shaun the Sheep™: Flock This Way! exhibit and explore Mossy Bottom Farm with Shaun and his pals.
  5. Pied Piper Parade
    Tuesday, July 4th
    Decatur Square

    Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate, or walk in the annual parade lining up at 5:30 p.m.! Live music follows with Concerts in the Square in the community bandstand at 7:00 p.m. where you can claim your spot on the lawn for the evening fireworks display.  Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun, too – and don’t forget your red, white and blue!
  6. AJC Peachtree Roadrace
    Tuesday, July 4th
    Lenox/ Virtual
    Lace up your running shoes the morning of July 4th and join in on the largest 10k in the world! With both in-person and virtual race options this year, the 6.2 miles of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race takes participants from the streets of Buckhead to the corners of Midtown, finishing in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.AJC Road Race
  7. Red, White & BOOM!
    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. The festivities run from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
  8. Atlanta Botanical Gardens
    From 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., the gardens are open! Explore Atlanta’s beautiful exhibits while enjoying a calm day outdoors in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Don’t miss the current exhibit, Trolls: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo gloriously displayed throughout the Garden!
  9. Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration
    Tuesday, July 4th
    NEW LOCATION FOR 2023: City Hall Greenspace

    The family-oriented celebration is back and at a new location! No longer held at Keswick Park, Chamblee welcomes families to the City Hall Greenspace in the downtown entertainment district. Because of its new location, no bike parade will be held this year, but the festivities will still be a blast! Join along for children’s activities, live music from Atlanta-born Leah Belle Faser – then jam out with The Geek Squad before ending the night with an awesome fireworks show.
  10. Dunwoody 4th of July Parade
    Tuesday, July 4th

    Stepping off at 9:00 a.m., the annual Fourth of July Parade features vintage classic cars, marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units, and local celebrities! Celebrating Dunwoody High School’s Past, Present, and Future and 50 years of Wildcat Pride, the annual tradition is the largest 4th of July parade in the state of Georgia. Fantastic Fourth Stone Mountain
  11. Fantastic Fourth at Stone Mountain
    July 1st – 5th
    Stone Mountain Park
    Featuring a NEW Summer Light Show & Fireworks, this year’s celebration promises to be bigger – and brighter – than ever before! Boasting ten times more lumens, ten times larger video projection, and ten times more laser beams than the classic Lasershow, the show will create a magnificent display of light and sound that will transport you to another world – All followed by the fireworks finale! All five nights of the new Light Show will feature the exact same fireworks display. Make it a full day event with Stone Mountain’s beloved family attractions, skyline views, miles of wooded trails, and more!
  12. Johns Creek Independence Day Celebration
    Monday, July 3rd
    Newtown Park | Johns Creek
    Kick off the holiday with live music, activities, food, and an exceptional fireworks display! Beer, wine, and sangria will be for sale. Fireworks begin after sunset! Food trucks include: A Little Nauti, Bento Bus, Eggroll Boyz, Fair On Wheels, Let’s Taco Bout It, Mrs. Rosa’s Latin Kitchen Food Truck, The Patty Wagon, Frozen Sweets, King of Pops, Tiff’s Treats, and Aloha Ice.
  13. 4th in the Park
    Tuesday, July 4th
    Marietta Square
    The City of Marietta celebration kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the Let Freedom Ring Parade! Following the parade, families will enjoy festival fun including: Arts & Crafts, a Kid’s Zone, carnival games, festival food, and free live concerts. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks finale at dark! From 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Boogilicious takes the stage to perform the greatest dance, pop, funk and rock hits all the way from the 60s right up to today.