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6 of the hottest July 4th parties to attend in Atlanta

Kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a bang by attending the most lit parties in Atlanta.

A burst of bashes will be heating up around the city, including celebrity luxury soirees and patriotic day parties. 

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So, carve out some time outside of the family barbecue to party at the hottest July 4th parties taking place in Atlanta this weekend.

In Living Color

10 p.m., June 30

Artisans Bar & Gallery

140 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta

Music Type: Old School Hip Hop and R&B

Do the Running Man to the top hits from the 1990s at In Living Color hosted by Britni Ariel at Artisans Bar & Gallery. The party will be fueled by DJ Prince Akeem, who will be playing hip-hop and R&B jams from the 1990s, early 2000s and now. Along with sipping on custom cocktails and doing old school dance moves like the Kid 'N' Play, party goers can view art available for purchase. Early bird tickets are selling for $5 or can be bought at the door for $10. The party won't stop til' 2 a.m.

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Rick Ross hosts the All-White Anniversary Celebration

10 p.m., July 1

Mansion Elan

3595 Clairmont Road Atlanta

Music Type: Rap

Rapper Rick Ross will be live at The Mansion Elan's 7th Annual All-White Anniversary on July 1. The highly anticipated event will be within Mansion's luxury walls, which has 8 bars that serve specialty cocktails, and it will last until 3:30 a.m. As expected, white clothing is strongly suggested. General Admission is $30, and prepare to spend $50 if you plan on cutting the line.

5th Annual Iris Independence Party 

10 p.m., July 1

Rush aka "The Iris"

2751 Buford Hwy NE Atlanta

Music Type: EDM

Listen to high-powered music at the 5th Annual Iris Independence Party on July 1. Come wearing red, white and blue for a chance to win $2,000 in cash and prizes during Iris' Sexiest Patriot Contest. Music producer HxV, "Heroes x Villians," will be live, along with Eddie Gold, Sarah Sativa and Asroth. Grab a Customer Appreciation Party $10 presale ticket from Eventbrite until they're gone.

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Trap vs. R&B

3 p.m., July 2

Alibi Atlanta

956 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30309

Music Type: Trap, R&B

Trap and R&B music will battle it out during the indoor and outdoor day party at Alibi Atlanta hosted by Von The Promoter on July 2. Since more than 1,000 party people came to Alibi during Memorial Day Weekend, organizers suggest arriving early. Another incentive to come early is free admission until 5 p.m. with an RSVP. Find out which sound will win until 9 p.m.

Party goers are captured in the moment at a Nico Simone Compound bash.
Photo: Escape Sundays/For the AJC

B.R.I.T.E. Day Fete

4 p.m. July 2

Nico Simone Compound

7285 Covington Hwy Lithonia

Music Type: Reggae

Celebrate the 4th of July at B.R.I.T.E., Bacchanal Reggae Independence Twisted Event, hosted by Black-Ice Promotion ATL on July 2. At the Nico Simone Compound, the day party will start at 4 p.m. with music played by DJ ZJ Liquid the H20 Boss from ZIP FM Jamaica and won't end until 11 p.m. Organizers advise party goers to arrive early with their own drinks in bottles or coolers. Tickets are selling for $25 on Eventbrite.

Fabolous hosts The Biggest Red White and Blue Day Party

3 p.m., July 3


1008 Brady Ave. Atlanta

Music Type: Hip-hop

Hip-Hop artist Fabolous will be featured at The Biggest Red White and Blue Day Party hosted by AG Entertainment, Inc. on July 3. It's free to get into the event until 5 p.m. and the fun lasts throughout the evening until midnight. Get your most fly red, white and blue fit ready for this celebrity event.

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