Local 4th of July Events

With 4th of July only one week away, many Georgians are making plans around the Metro-Atlanta area. Not only will there be fireworks across the area, but fun-filled activities will abound throughout the day on Monday.

Here are a few of the events taking place in and around Marietta and Cobb County on Independence Day:

  • Marietta Freedom Parade: this yearly event includes a parade, multiple concerts, arts and crafts, games, food vendors, and finally a fantastic fireworks show when night falls. These events will happen in and around the Marietta Square.
  • Acworth’s 4th of July concert and fireworks: Cauble Park is hosting a festival of food, music, and fireworks free of charge.
  • Kennesaw’s Salute to America: beginning at 6 PM, there will be a concert and fireworks in downtown Kennesaw to celebrate our independence.
  • Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park: in addition to a fireworks show; Stone Mountain is well-known for a great laser show. This is in addition to the countless other activities offered at the park throughout the day.
  • Woodstock’s Festival in the Park: a parade and various events will occur at City Center, with fireworks to follow at dusk.
  • 4th of July at Centennial Olympic Park: there will be complimentary music and fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta on the 4th, which coincides with the Peachtree Road Race.
  • Lenox Square 4th of July: each year a festival of food, music, and fireworks is held at Lenox Square Mall.
  • Red White & Brew: this event happens on July 2 at the Georgia Aquarium. For just $65 per person, you can enjoy unlimited food, alcohol, and live music while enjoying aquarium animals.
  • Funbelievable Fourth: this event occurs at the Georgia Aquarium on July 4 and offers a family-friendly environment including music, festivities, food, and aquatic animal species. The rooftop will be open for the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks show as well. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children.

Regardless of how or where you celebrate this 4th of July holiday, we urge you to be extra cautious if driving. Not only should you hold yourself accountable for not drinking and driving following these events – but you should be alert for intoxicated or distracted drivers on roadways as well. If you witness a vehicle maneuvering in a suspicious or dangerous manner, stay a safe distance away and alert authorities. We hope that everyone has a safe and happy Independence Day!