Fun Things To Do In The Atlanta Area On The 4th Of July

Dated: 06/29/2018

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4th of July – Fun Things to Do in the Atlanta Area

America has a lot to celebrate on Wednesday, July 4th. If you’re living in (or visiting) The A during this July 4th weekend, we have the quintessential guide to help you kick off the holiday, and have the most fun with family. Atlanta is well known as being a commercial hub, but it is also home to some of the best tourist attractions in the country. Here are some of the many celebrations taking place during this holiday.


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Six Flags Over Georgia

Coca Cola July 4th Fest

Austell, GA

The Coca-Cola July 4th Fest is five consecutive days of fun, celebration and a whole lot of fireworks. Starting Saturday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 4th you can enjoy the celebrations of our Independence Day.

There are thrill rides, family rides and kids rides. Make sure you visit Hurricane Harbor Water Park to cool off during your visit. Of course you’ll want to see the amazing fireworks show. But there are also entertaining shows, dining options and shopping as well.


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Stone Mountain Park

Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Stone Mountain, GA

From July 1st to July 7th, visitors get to enjoy an entire week of fun and entertainment that’s suitable for the whole family.Another reason to be part of the Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Atlanta is because the venue has been named “Best Place to See Fireworks in Atlanta” making it an experience you really do not want to miss.

Besides the awe-inspiring fireworks, Stone Mountain Park also has plenty of family attractions that are0 sure to keep the entire family busy for the whole day. Lasershow Spectacular is just one of the many highlights at the venue. You will need an all-attractions pass to enjoy the festivities. Please be advised that the Park typically experiences large crowds on July 4 and it is best to arrive early.


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Georgia International Plaza

1 Philips Dr., Atlanta

Due to construction at Centennial Olympic Park the fireworks have been moved to Georgia International Plaza. In addition to the fireworks display you can enjoy a fun filled evening of music and entertainment.

The gates open at 6 p.m., and the fun begins at 7 p.m., with the fireworks display starting around 9:45 p.m.

Red, White & BOOM!

Downtown Norcross – (3rd July)

If you can’t wait for the 4th of July celebrations, then the City of Norcross is throwing a pre-July 4th block party and all are invited. The 2018 edition of the ‘Red, White & BOOM’ celebrations offers plenty of fun entertainment for the entire family. From delicious food to bounce houses, festive face-painting, and an assortment of fun activities for the entire family, and did we mention the fireworks? The fireworks display will begin a few minutes past dusk. You can snag a spot at Lillian Webb Park to catch the best views.


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AJC Peachtree Road Race

Peachtree Road, Atlanta

Rise early (the race starts at 7:00AM), and head on down to Peachtree Road and join the thousands of other spectators watch all of the participants in the world famous Peachtree Road Race. Make sure to look for a spot that has refreshments nearby, some shade and of course a good view! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is the world’s largest 10K run that’s held annually on July 4. This year there are going to be many bands and entertainment along the way for the runners and spectators, and a post-race party at Piedmont Park.

With over 60,000 participants expected to take part in this year’s race, and more than 150,000 spectators from around the US, the AJC Peachtree Road Race is an electrifying experience, and an Atlanta tradition you wouldn’t want to miss.


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Mall of Georgia

16th Annual Star Spangled 4th

Buford, GA

This event offers fun activities for the entire family including children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions and the largest fireworks display in the county. Don’t miss Jumanji being shown on the outdoor big screen after the fireworks!

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