A roundup of some of the best locations and events for fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations

21 things to do in metro Atlanta this Fourth of July weekend

Ready to start planning your holiday weekend activities? Metro Atlanta is hosting plenty of Fourth of July events over this extended weekend, so no matter where you live, you'll probably find food, fun and fireworks nearby.

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Although Fourth of July activities dominate local events, you can also make time for other fun activities such as a Lantern Festival and a Coca-Cola Memorabilia Show and Sale.

Check out the following 21 events going on this Fourth of July weekend in metro Atlanta:


Marietta 4th in the Park. 10 a.m. start and ending after fireworks at dark. Free. Thursday, July 4. Marietta Square, North Park Square, Marietta. https://www.mariettaga.gov.

Celebrate the 4th with a parade, live concerts, food, an arts and crafts show and museum tours before "oohing and aahing" at a fireworks finale.

Acworth July 4th Concert and Fireworks. 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Free, with tables and chairs available for $50 for city of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. Cauble Park, 4425 Beach St., Acworth. https://acworthtourism.org.

Celebrate the 4th in Acworth with music that starts at 5:30 p.m. and a fireworks show starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.

SpringsFest. 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Powder Springs Park, 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs. 678-429-7157. https://www.springsfest4th.com.

Enjoy a food court, wares from local vendors and artisans, live performances and a kids' zone with a game truck, face painters and more before wrapping up the evening by watching fireworks.

This is just some of the Coca-Cola memorabilia for sale this weekend at a home in metro Atlanta.
Photo: Estate Sales Over Georgia LLC

Coca-Cola Memorabilia Show and Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Free. Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 678-231-5146. http://www.cocacolacollectors.club.

Browse and buy Coca-Cola memorabilia at over 100 tables of merchandise. You'll find metal trays, bottles, clocks, light-ups and much more, ranging in price from $1 to $1,000.

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Lantern Festival. 6-10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. $16-$40. Jim R. Miller Park 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. https://www.waterlanternfestival.com.

Visit food trucks and music before designing your lantern, which is included with your ticket, and launching it with others as they reflect off the water, creating a beautiful scene.


Pied Piper Parade. 5:30 p.m.-after fireworks conclude. Thursday, July 4. Free. Parade starts at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. https://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/.

Wear your red, white and blue and join the parade or watch the festivities. The Callanwolde Concert Band will perform afterward at 7 p.m., and fireworks begin at dark.

Watch Dunwoody's parade go by with marching bands, floats and more on July 4.
Photo: From Dunwoody 4th of July Parade's Facebook page/For the AJC

Dunwoody 4th of July Parade. 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Starts at Jett Ferry and Mount Vernon roads, with route running along Mount Vernon to Dunwoody Village Parkway and shopping center. https://www.dunwoodyga.org.

Watch the parade's floats, marching bands and more and enjoy music and a kids' zone afterward.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration. 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4-Sunday, July 7. Admission prices vary. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 1-800-401-2407. https://www.stonemountainpark.com.

Check out Stone Mountain Park's usual attractions and stay for a nightly Lasershow that features music, animation, water effects, a fire wheel and more. A patriotic fireworks display is held after the Lasershow.

Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Free. Keswick Park, 3496 Keswick Drive, Chamblee. https://www.chambleega.com/.

Check out live music, food and activities for the whole family before watching a fireworks show.

4th of July Celebration in Avondale Estates. 10-11 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Parade at intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road and fireworks at dusk at Lake Avondale. https://www.avondaleestates.org.

Join in or watch Avondale Estates' parade and head to Lake Avondale for fireworks at dusk.

North Fulton

Barbecue & Bluegrass will be held on the grounds of Barrington Hall in Roswell on July 4.
Photo: From Barbecue & Bluegrass at Barrington Hall's Facebook page/For the AJC

Barbecue & Bluegrass. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Free admission. Grounds of Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855. https://www.roswellgov.com.

Barbecue, beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. Play games on the lawn and take a hayride as you listen to music from the Smokerise Bluegrass Band.

Freedom Flow Yoga. 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Free. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. https://www.facebook.com

Try a fun yoga class complete with cardio, power holds and deep stretches.

Roswell Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Starts at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4. $1 tickets or $20 wristband for unlimited inflatables, face painting, tattoos and Ninja Tower. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road, Roswell. https://www.roswellgov.com.

Bring the family out along with picnic blankets and chairs for kids' activities, live stage performances and food, followed by fireworks.

Stars and Stripes Celebration. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Free. Concourse Corporate Center lawn, 5 Concourse Parkway, Sandy Springs. 770-730-5600. http://www.sandyspringsga.gov.

Spread out a blanket, bring a picnic and listen to music from the band Bogey & The Viceroys before the fireworks start.

Alpharetta Aviators vs. Gwinnett Tides. 7 p.m. Friday, July 5. Legion Field, 201 Wills Road, Alpharetta. https://www.alpharettaaviators.com/.

Some of the top college players in the country play in the Sunbelt League this summer, with teams in local spots like Alpharetta. Food trucks are on site, as are activities for the kids.

4th of July Celebration at Wills Park. 6 p.m.-fireworks' conclusion. Thursday, July 4. Free admission. Wills Park, 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta. 678-297-6130. https://www.alpharetta.ga.us.

Willis Park will host three separate areas of food, games patriotic music and live entertainment with fireworks starting at dark. Bring cash, since food vendors will accept only this form of payment.

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Sparkle in the Park. 5:30-conclusion of fireworks after 9:30 p.m. start. Thursday, July 4. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St. NW, Lilburn. 770-921-2210. https://www.cityoflilburn.com.

Food, children's activities, live entertainment and fireworks bring the fun to Sparkle in the Park. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.

Star Spangled Fourth at Mall of Georgia. Starts at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Cost varies according to activities. Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. https://www.simon.com.

The 17th annual event features live music from The Pak and The Throwback Experience as well as food, children's rides, games and inflatables, a beer garden and an outdoor showing of "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part."

Flicks on the Bricks. 8 p.m. Friday, July 5. Free. Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. NW, Duluth. https://www.duluthga.net/.

Watch the movie "Aquaman" outdoors, and the kids can tire themselves out on free inflatables.

Star Spangled Snellville. 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Individually priced activity tickets with $10 all-day entertainment band available for some activities. Towne Green, 2437 Main St. E., Snellville. https://snellvilletourism.com

Celebrate the 4th in Snellville with live bands, food vendors and plenty of activities like a water slide, mini golf, bungee jump and watermelon-eating contest. The ticket booth will close at 8 p.m. and rides will close at 9 p.m.

Games on the Green. 10 a.m.-noon Friday, July 5. Free. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov.

Bring the kids and play lawn games like giant Connect Four, lawn bowling, ring toss and more together.

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