Lenox Square axes fireworks show for 4th of July celebration

After more than half a century of hosting its “Legendary Fourth of July” event, Lenox Square will change things up.

In the past, the event has included a 15-minute fireworks show with about 4,000 shells exploding in the sky — but not this year.

The city and mall have “both grown and evolved,” according to a statement from the mall.

“For this reason in 2017, Lenox Square has decided to update its 4th of July programming and will offer a new type of celebration for the Atlanta community and surrounding neighborhoods,” the statement said. “More information will be released in the near future as details are confirmed.”

A spokeswoman confirmed that the fireworks will no longer be taking place.

UPDATE: Lenox Square announced Wednesday evening that it would be partnering with a competing production at Centennial Olympic Park. 

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