A Host of Metro Atlanta Events Offered For Yankee Doodle Dandies

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    Fourth of July in Atlanta offers a host of traditional activities through which visitors and residents alike can celebrate the nation’s birthday! Along with a burgeoning slate of barbecue and concert options annually, fireworks remain the marquee attraction on July 4th, and Atlanta offers no shortage of locales that wow.

    Peachtree Road Race
    Be one of 150,000 spectators cheering on the 55,000 participants in the nation’s second-largest race. The Peachtree Road Race takes place along the course’s ten-kilometer route from Peachtree Road at Lenox Square mall to Piedmont Park beginning at 6:45 a.m..

    Centennial Olympic Park
    Centennial Olympic Park illuminates the skies over downtown Atlanta with a vibrant firework display each Fourth of July. Enjoy food and fun from noon until night at Centennial Olympic Park. Bring the entire family for a day of fun, food and the celebration of freedom! Activities and events fill Centennial Olympic Park from noon to night. Relax on the Great Lawn or splash around the Fountain of Rings, while children enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables and more. Free musical performances featuring local bands and famous headliners precede the AirTran Airways Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta’s best fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic music.

    Lenox Square
    For more than a half a century, Lenox Square has celebrated in grand tradition with activities for the entire family, including games for children, musical entertainment, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. Everyone is invited to Lenox Square to experience Atlanta’s historic celebration! Including games for children, musical entertainment, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast.

    Mall of Georgia
    Preparations are under way for Gwinnett’s grandest event of the summer – The 11th Annual Fabulous Fourth Spectacular at Mall of Georgia, presented by Team Toyota Mall of Georgia and the Gwinnett Daily Post. For over a decade, Mall of Georgia has celebrated Independence Day with family-friendly festivities, musical entertainment, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the county! As part of its Movies Under the Stars series, Mall of Georgia also offers a FREE post-fireworks movie screening on an impressive 55-foot screen. This year’s featured flick is Playing for Keeps, so spectators are invited to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and settle in for the evening.

    East Point’s Salute to the Red, White, & Blue Hometown Celebration
    The event features a carnival, fireworks and more. Grab your front row seat for the spectacular East Point, GA fireworks! Don’t miss one of the best fireworks shows in Atlanta. Bring the family down to ride to the top of the Ferris wheel, take a spin on the carousel and bite into a mustard-covered corndog at one of the oldest and largest South Fulton County celebrations. Before the fireworks big appetites meet their match at watermelon-eating and pie-eating contests, vendors sell funnel cakes and bands rock the evening. When the exploding blossoms of reds, golds, blues and greens fire into the sky above East Point all eyes are on the heavens and hearts thump to a synchronized musical score. 2757 Main Street East Point, GA 30344, Located across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall. The celebration will take place from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. with the fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m.

    4th of July on Marietta Square
    4th of July celebration at Marietta Square: Entertainment schedule All day Arts & Crafts Show • Marietta Freedom Parade, 10 a.m. • Festival, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. •Scott Thompson concert, 12 p.m. • Bell Ringing ceremony, 2 p.m. • Float contest awards, 2:15 p.m. •Greg Bates concert, 8 p.m. • Fireworks, dark

    Callaway Gardens 4th of July
    The celebration begins early and lasts well into the night at our annual July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake Beach. Highlights include beach activities, live music and our annual Fireworks Extravangaza. Stay tuned for more details and call 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292) for information on overnight packages.

    Stone Mountain Park Fantastic Fourth Celebration
    Don’t miss the 46th Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers have voted Stone Mountain Park as the best place in Atlanta to enjoy fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Enjoy the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision followed by a special, patriotic fireworks finale on two nights! Included with $10 daily parking permit or $35 annual parking permit..

    Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Booming Block Party
    Join the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead for a Booming Block Party on Thursday, July 4th! The party will include $3 Coors Light and Blue Moon, $5 burgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken sandwiches, music by DJ Soul and prime view of the Legendary 4th Fireworks at Lenox Square!

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