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Intown Atlanta things to do on July 4th

If you haven’t nailed down your plans for Independence Day yet, what are you waiting for? 

A list of events happening around intown Atlanta, you say?

Look no further: 

The AJC Peachtree Road Race

The 49th annual event of the city’s famous 10K race, which usually draws thousands of spectators, will run from Buckhead to Piedmont Park. It is followed by an awards ceremony.

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Various times. July 4. Free. Near Lenox Square mall, 3393 Peachtree Road NE


Fireworks in Fourth Ward

The inaugural festival will take place across from Ponce City Market. Guests can play cornhole, have their faces painted and get food and drinks from local vendors. A big fireworks show will begin once the sun sets.

The fireworks will also be visible from The Roof at Ponce City Market during the Rooftop Backyard BBQ event, which debuted last year. That luau-themed, ticketed event begins at 5 p.m. 

5-10 p.m. July 4. Free. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St. NE


4th of July Celebration at Georgia World Congress Center

Centennial Olympic Park is undergoing renovations, so this year’s festivities are near the Georgia World Congress Center Authority — on the green field and surrounding spaces between the center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena for live concerts and the fireworks show.

6 p.m. July 4. Free. Georgia World Congress Center Authority, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW


Red, White and Brew

The Georgia Aquarium is hosting a special program with music, unlimited beer, cider samples and a barbecue dinner.

7-10 p.m. July 4. $65 general admission, $50 members. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW


Explore July 4th events elsewhere around Atlanta:

Cobb County

Gwinnett County

DeKalb County

North Fulton

Metro Atlanta

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