Centennial Olympic Park and Lenox Mall will join forces this year to host a fireworks show at the downtown park. Photo courtesy of Katie Darby/ Robb D. Cohen Photo.
Photo: Katie Darby/ Robb D. Cohen Photo/Jewel Wicker
Photo: Katie Darby/ Robb D. Cohen Photo/Jewel Wicker

Centennial Olympic Park’s Fourth of July celebration: 5 thing to do this week in Atlanta

Make the most of this holiday week by enjoying great food, free fireworks shows and concerts in Atlanta. 

Whether you’re heading downtown to celebrate Independence Day, or you’re looking to stay in your neighborhood, your options are plentiful.

Drift Seafood & Oyster House

Enjoy a great seafood dish in Atlanta this week. AJC readers voted Drift Seafood and Oyster House as the best seafood restaurant in Atlanta in Access Atlanta’s “Best of Atlanta” poll. Head to East Cobb to see what all the fuss is about.

Visit 2 Chainz’s Trap House

2 Chainz’s pink Trap House is still attracting crowds. The Howell Mill attraction once featured a matching pink car, but it has been removed. Tourists and locals can still take a photo in front of the house through July 7, though. 

The rapper flipped the rental home as a part of a clever marketing strategy for his latest album “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.” 

Luba Lukova: Designing Justice 

Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) summer exhibit explores the work of Luba Lukova’s poster art. Lukova’s work has been praised for its simplicity and commentary on social injustices. 

Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 3. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors, military, educators), $5 (children, 6-17 and college students), free (children under 5). MODA, 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. MuseumofDesign.org

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

This is the 48th year of Atlanta’s famous 10k, drawing thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators to the city. The course for the race on July 4 runs from Buckhead to Piedmont Park, with wheelchair racers starting at 6:43 a.m. and the main start at 7:30 a.m. in waves of racers. For more info, go to ajc.com/peachtree

4th of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park and Lenox Square mall will join forces this year to host a fireworks show at the downtown park. Translation: This year’s Fourth of July event is sure to be massive. Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Bobby Brown will headline the festivities. Earlier this year, Lenox Square announced plans to give a “generous donation” toward the park’s annual fireworks show.

The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. Go to the website to see which items you’re allowed to bring.

6 p.m. July 4. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. W. NW, Atlanta. www.gwcca.org/park/.

The Atlanta Police Department wants to make sure that the thousands of people watching Fourth of July fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park stay safe.

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