Atlanta July 4th fireworks show changes location

Fireworks light up the downtown Atlanta skyline.
Fireworks light up the downtown Atlanta skyline.

It’s been fireworks in Centennial Olympic Park for 20 years, but this July 4th will be different.

The celebration has moved a few blocks southwest to International Plaza, the green space around World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena.

“We wanted to keep it on our campus and this was a logical choice,” said Holly Richmond, Georgia World Congress Center Authority representative. “It was important for us to keep this tradition in place. It’s our gift to the community.”

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The change of scenery is due to Centennial Park construction. According to Richmond, construction will be done by the end of the year.

The venue may have changed, but you can still expect a free concert. R&B group After 7 will perform at the event along with other artists.

Those driving can find parking in decks close to the GWCC campus. Parking can be purchased in advance for $5. Day of the event pricing is $10.

Lawn chairs, coolers, glass containers, pets, personal fireworks, large umbrellas, lawn chairs, tens, grills, and outside food are among prohibited items.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks show will start at 9:45 p.m.

Can't make it to the show? Channel 2 Action News will have live coverage on WSB-TV.

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