Update: The 4th of July Fireworks Hike on Panola Mountain will not be happening this year.
There won’t be quite as many Fourth of July celebrations in and around Atlanta compared to previous years.
Although the city has a history of celebrating Independence Day with options suitable for a variety of tastes, the coronavirus pandemic has led many events to be postponed. They include Georgia Aquariums’ Red White & Brew, the Stars and Stripes Celebration in Sandy Springs, the annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza, Dunwoody’s 2020 July 4th parade, and Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration.
Some big events, like the Fourth of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park, and Fireworks in Fourth Ward at Ponce City Market, have yet to be announced. As for the annual Independence Day with the Braves, with no game on Fourth of July, there’ll be no fireworks show.
Still, some celebrations are going on as planned or they’re going virtual. Here’s a list of events that are happening. It will be updated as new events emerge.
Salute to the Red, White and Blue
South Fulton county’s oldest and largest Independence Day celebration is going virtual this year. East Point has partnered with Holopundits to bring attendees a free fireworks show using the Total AR app. Download the app on your tablet or smartphone and catch the 10-12 minute display as many times as you like in a designated time frame. Visit the website for details on how to view the show in augmented reality.
9 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, July 4. Free. downtowneastpoint.com.
City of Woodstock July 4th Fireworks Celebration
The coronavirus pandemic means the July 4th Spectacular Parade and Festival will not be held this year. However, the fireworks display will go on as planned within the Woodstock Square area. Fireworks will go on at dusk.
“We strongly encourage those who gather in the area of Woodstock Square for the show to be responsible and follow CDC guidelines,” city manager Jeff Moon said.
9-10 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Free. Woodstock Square, 8964 Alabama Rd NE
Fourth of July Virtual Celebration and Drive-By Parade
The city of Powder Springs is hosting a drive-by parade instead of the annual SpringsFest on the 4th. The one hour and 30-minute event will begin at 10 a.m. on Independence Day and begins at the Ford Center on Atlanta St.
The all-day event includes virtual celebration videos residents can watch in their homes. Patriotic appearances by Mayor Al Thurman and Council Member Henry Lust are on tap.
10-11:3- a.m. Saturday, July 4. Free. cityofpowdersprings.org.
DeKalb County Census Drive-in Movie Night and Fireworks
While there won’t be fireworks and a laser show at Stone Mountain Park this year, you can get your fix with movie and fireworks show at South DeKalb.
The DeKalb County Census is hosting a Drive-in movie night ahead of Independence Day complete with a fireworks display at The Gallery at South DeKalb. Only the first 200 cars and 50 walk-ups can be accommodated.
7-11 p.m. Friday, July 3. Free. The Gallery at South DeKalb. 2801 Candler Rd, Decatur. facebook.com/DekalbCensus2020
Fourth of July 2020 in Atlanta
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