Katsuhiro Watanabe waves four American flags as the Marietta Freedom Parade makes its way down Roswell Street in Marietta.  An estimated 30,000 spectators turned out for the parade in 2016. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer
Photo: Steve Schaefer

Marietta launches contest to share your Fourth in the Park memories

Want the perfect seat to watch fireworks on the Marietta Square?

The city of Marietta will launch a July 4th giveaway that includes seating space in a special viewing area for the annual fireworks show and free tailgating chairs.

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The city wants  people to go to its Facebook page and share their fondest memories  of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park event. The first leg of the contest closes tonight at 7 p.m.

Five winners will be selected and each person will receive two chairs.

Drawings will also be held on Tuesday and on June 29. The contest hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Winners will receive chairs which will be placed in a special viewing area for the fireworks show on July 4th. 

Here are 4 ways to celebrate America's independence this July 4th weekend 1. The Dunwoody 4th of July Parade steps off at 9 a.m. 2. 4th of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m. 3. Fourth

The folding chairs are donated by  Academy Sports & Outdoors.  People must use #academyviewingarea in the  response.

The day of celebration runs from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and includes a parade and fireworks at night. The fireworks usually start around 9:30, but there may be changes due to email.

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