4th of July Around Atlanta 2012

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Acworth

Each year the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department and the Acworth Business Association partner to host the Summer Concert Series at Cauble Park. The series consists of two concerts a year. The first concert is held in June and on July 4 of each year. Admission to the concerts are free to the general public. Shuttles are available in the dowtown area to take you down to the park. Tables for six can be purchased.

Alpharetta

Wills Park, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate freedom with your family in Alpharetta this Fourth of July.  Children’s activities will be on the event lawn and free entertainment will include a patriotic concert by the Alpharetta City Band with fireworks at dusk.

Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom and parking deck rooftop

What: Sample great beer and enjoy a classic 4th of July barbeque at the coolest location in the city to view the Centennial Olympic Park firework show. Live music compliments of the Yacht Rock Schooner.

Why: Proceeds benefit Georgia Aquarium education initiatives including SEA: Sponsored Education Admissions. Through the SEA program, students are given free or reduced admission, allowing deserving students across Georgia the opportunity to learn about aquatic life and how to make a difference.

This event is for ages 21 and up only.

A second event specifically for families with children will also take place. Families interested in participating in Georgia Aquarium’s Fourth of July festivities are invited to view the Centennial Olympic Park firework show from the Aquarium’s parking deck rooftop starting at 7:30 p.m. Kids and parents alike can join the patriotic fun with face painting, desserts provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and Coca-Cola beverages all included in ticket prices: $10 for kids and $15 for adults. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and picnic blankets to enhance the fun and maximize the viewing experience.

Imagine It! Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Join The Children’s Museum of Atlanta on Wednesday, July 4th in celebrating the 235th birthday of this great nation in a fun, kid-friendly way. Children will have the opportunity to create American flags and decorate water bottle holders and funglasses in red, white, and blue to take with them to the firework show at Centennial Olympic Park (located across the street). The patriotic festivities will continue with a parade led by Imaginator Jerry G. and his drums followed by the singing of Star Spangled Banner and You’re A Grand Ole Flag. The afternoon will end with a bang as children are invited to participate in our “firework” extravaganza!

Date(s): July 4th, 2012
Time(s): 2:00 PM 
Cost: 
Free with general admission, free for members
Ages: Ages 8 and under

Braselton

July 4

CELEBRATE BRASELTON BRASELTON PARK Braselton
Festival & Parade 4pm-9pm

Free

www.braseltonfestivals.com

Buckhead

As cities across the U.S. host July 4th fireworks extravaganzas, Atlanta’s Lenox Square is home to the Southeast’s largest celebration, attracting more than 200,000 people annually. Lenox Square’s annual event is patriotic fun with family-friendly live musical entertainment on the mall’s outdoor main stage. Culminating the evening will be the signature fireworks display, featuring thousands of fireworks bursting in air for approximately 20 minutes, accompanied by a patriotic musical soundtrack. Lenox Square’s legendary celebration is free and open to the public. Headlining the evening will be Atlanta’s premier cover band, Party on the Moon, taking the stage at 7:30 and playing until the fireworks show begins. Local band Sons of Sailorswill kick off the freedom festivities from 6 – 7:15 p.m. • Lenox Square shops and restaurants are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Musical entertainment from Sons of Sailors and Party on the Moon begins at 6 p.m. • Fireworks scheduled to begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, Lenox Square management asks that attendees please refrain from bringing pets to the event. Submit your most patriotic family photo on our Facebook page for a chance to win a $100 American Express Simon Giftcard. Click here to see all the details: https://www.facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall/app_240015379443937 or If you are on a mobile device click here: http://lenoxsquare.pgtb.me/c47X. Lenox Square’s Legendary 4th is sponsored by Lincoln, The Atlantan, and Fernbank.

Canton

Patriotism and fireworks at its finest. 4-7pm. Doggie Parade at 4 pm. Doggie costume contest, bounce house, games & kids activities. Cannon Park, Downtown Canton. Parade in downtown Canton begins at 6pm, fireworks display at RiverStone Shopping Plaza at dusk. 770.704.1500.

Cumming

The City of Cumming has the BEST 4th of July Celebration around!! Our Independence Day Celebration begins on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with various vendors including food and drink, inflatables for kids, a live band, wonderful fireworks display along with an all age dance contest following the fireworks. Bring your blanket, set out on the lawn and enjoy the festivities. There is no admission or parking fee for the July 3rd celebration! On July 4th come and enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will include steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars and many other floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday. Following the Steam Engine Parade you can take a closer look at the steam engines, tractors and cars at the Fairgrounds.

  • Tuesday, July 3rd @ Cumming Fairgrounds
  • 6:00pm  -  Vendors Open
  • 7:30pm  -  Band
  • 9:30pm  -  Fireworks Show
  • 10:00pm -  Dance Contest (all ages)
  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • 9:00am  -  Vendors Open For Sale (till 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am -  Parade Begins
  • Parade Ends at Fairgrounds At Approximately 12:00 Noon
  • 1:00pm  -  Celebration Over

Douglasville

July 4th Parade and Fireworks
Date: July 4
Time: 10 a.m. Parade; Fireworks start at dark
Location: Downtown Douglasville
Fee: Free and open to the public. $25 parade float registration.
Contact: 678-715-2039
Patriotic parade along Church Street in downtown Douglasville. Fireworks displayed from West Pines Golf Course. Best viewing sites include Arbor Place Mall and surrounding areas.

Independence Day Festival
Date: July 4
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Hunter Park
Fee: Vendor booths $50. Barbecue plates $7 each.
Contact: 770-949-0626 or www.sharehousedouglas.org
This family-friendly event hosted by the City of Douglasville and SHARE House, includes the Douglasville Idol Competition, arts & craft vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, barbeque and more! All proceeds benefit SHARE House, a family violence crises center.

Duluth

July 3

DULUTH CELEBRATES AMERICA
SCOTT HUDGENS PARK
Duluth
Festivities include live entertainment, food vendors, and activities for the kids, plus fabulous fireworks & more!

4pm-11pm
Free 770-476-3434 www.duluthga.net

Gates open at 4 pm. Festivities will include live entertainment, food vendors, activities for the kids, fabulous fireworks display & MORE!

FREE Admission, but monetary donations will be graciously accepted.

Scott Hudgens Park is a 40 acre soccer field located on River Green Parkway along the Chattahoochee River. To access the park, you must cut through River Green Business Park on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.  Address is 4545 River Green Parkway, Duluth GA  30096.  For directions visit, http://www.nasaathenaacademy.org/scotthudgenspark.htm.

East Point

Wednesday, July 4 4:00p to 10:00p
at Downtown East Point, East Point, GA

Join us in Downtown East Point, GA for the oldest and largest 4th of July Celebration in South Fulton complete with a full carnival and the largest pyro digital fireworks display in South Fulton. Located across from the East Point MARTA station, this family event features a Carnival Midway July 3rd-8th a Watermelon & Pie Eating Contest,special musical performances throughout the day and evening, fantastic food, beer and margaritas.
4th of July Carnival begins July 4th and lasts through July 8th

Hampton

Nash Farm Battlefield Fourth of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4 6:00a to 10:00p
at Nash Farm Park, Hampton, GA

A full day of festivities will include live bands, a motorcycle and car show, 5k and 10k runs, cash prize cornhole tournament, arts and crafts, food, and more! The spectacular fireworks show will begin approx. 9:30 pm.

Kennesaw

July 3 6-11pm Downtown Kennesaw

Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment; plus one of the biggest and brightest, star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia.

Main stage performers include teen singing sensation Kaylin McClure, an electrifying Neil Diamond tribute show featuring the vocal talents of Conner Lorre, and The Stranger, who are undeniably the world’s most authentic tribute to the legendary Billy Joel. Family stage performers include the band Revolution, and singer-songwriters Hannah DeLane and Savannah Jade. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Lawrenceville

July 3rd – 7:30pm -11pm Courthouse Lawn

LTTA and the Aurora Theatre present Lawrenceville’s annual Prelude to the Fourth free musical celebration held on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Families and friends can rent tables and order catering packages from local restaurants, as they enjoy the outdoor performance and a spectacular finale on the eve of the Fourth of July.

Lilburn

July 1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA
LILBURN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Lilburn
Live band music and BBQ.
2pm-4pm
678-462-0535 www.foundationforyoutharts.org/events

July 4

SPARKLE IN THE PARK
LILBURN CITY PARK
Lilburn
Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of children’s activities, a live band – The mustangs and fireworks.

4pm-
Free to attend 770-638-2198 www.cityoflilburn.com

Loganville

July 4

4TH OF JULY PARADE DOWNTOWN LOGANVILLE Loganville
Free

770-283-9016

www.loganville-ga.gov

Mall of Georgia

Mall of Georgia’s 10th Annual Fabulous Fourth of July Celebtration!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Join us beginning at 2:00 pm for a fun and festive July 4th Celebration!

2:00-4:00 pm Band: Vintage Boogie Band

4:30-6:30 pm Band: Norwood

7:00-9:00 pm Band: The Woody’s

9:15 pm Annual Fireworks Show!

9:45 pm Movie: Sherlock Holmes 2

If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor for this event, contact Carol Cox at cacox@simon.com for more information.

Marietta

The city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

Parade

The Marietta Freedom Parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway.

Entries include marching units from the city of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses.

The end of the parade marks the start of the Festival. Food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family.

Entertainment schedule

  • Marietta Freedom Parade, 10 a.m.
  • National Bell Ringing, 2 p.m.
  • Parade awards ceremony, 2:15 p.m.
  • Fireworks, dark

Arts and crafts show

The Fourth in the Park celebration is coupled with a large arts and crafts show that continues all day. For more information or to apply to be a vendor, visit www.jrmmanagement.com.

For more information, call Marietta Parks and Recreation at 770-794-5601.

Norcross

July 3

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
DOWNTOWN NORCORSS SOUTH PEACHTREE STREET & LILLIAN WEBB COMMUNITY PARK Downtown Norcross
Annual family fun throughout downtown area with live music, splash fountains and
ending with one of the best fireworks displays in metro Atlanta.
4pm-9:30pm
Free
770-448-2122
www.aplacetoimagine.com

Roswell

Roswell’s 13th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Carnival games and activities begin at 6 p.m.
Food for sale by Shane’s Rib Shack
Stage Performances
BackTrax 6:00 p.m.
Banks & Shane 7:30 p.m.
FIREWORKS AT DARK held at ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL (a drug, alcohol and tobacco free zone)
Call 770-641-3705 for more information

Stone Mountain

July 3-4

45TH ANNUAL FANTASTIC FOURTH CELEBRATION
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
Stone Mountain
Lasershow Spectacular and fireworks three nights in a row! 10:30am-8pm, Lasershow 9:30pm

$10 vehicle admission fee 770-498-5690 www.stonemountainpark.com

Sugar Hill

July 3

2012 SPARKS IN THE PARK
E.E. ROBINSON PARK
Sugar Hill
You’ll love this festival full of fireworks, inflatable rides, live entertainment by Lakyn Brinkman and 7 Bridges, a movie – Kung Fu Panda II, and food vendors. 6:30pm-midnight

Free
770-945-6716 www.cityofsugarhill.com

Woodstock

July 4th FreedomFest:
W
ednesday, July 4th

Our HUGE parade kicks off the celebration at 10:00 am. The parade starts at Hwy. 92 (old WalMart/Furniture for Less Store) and goes north on Main Street through the Olde Town merchant district to Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Rd. After the parade, join us in The Park at City Center (formerly Downtown City Park) until 3:00 pm for food, Adam the Juggler, Tim the Magician, musical entertainment, children’s games, cake walk, arts and crafts, and vendors of all types.  Fun for young and old!  Don’t forget the Annual Woodstock Freedom Run at 7:30 am. See www.WoodstockFreedomRun.com for more details.  The day concludes with fireworks at dusk behind the Target shopping center at Hwy 92 and I-575.  See our website for traffic directions for the fireworks show.

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