Ponce City Market to host free ‘grand fireworks show’ on 4th of July

Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Last year, Atlantans lost one place to view 4th of July fireworks when Lenox Square ended its decades-long tradition of hosting a show at the mall.

This year, the city is gaining one.

Ponce City Market announced Wednesday its inaugural "Fireworks in Fourth Ward" festival. The free, public event will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. across from Ponce City Market at the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Guests can play cornhole, have their faces painted and get food and drinks from local vendors. A “grand fireworks show” will begin once the sun sets, a press release said.  

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Beverage proceeds will benefit event partner the Old Fourth Ward Business Association.

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. 

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