15 Places to Watch Fireworks in Metro Atlanta

Here's your guide to metro Atlanta's July Fourth celebrations.
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  1. Alpharetta’s July Fourth Fireworks and Festivities, July 4
    Entertainment and children’s activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and fun will be on the lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Food vendors will be present (cash only) from 6 to 10 p.m. with live entertainment from the Alpharetta City Band. Small propane grills are allowed with permit. To obtain a permit, call 678-297-6123. Fireworks begin at dusk, rain or shine. Wills Park

  2. Acworth’s Fourth of July Celebration, July 4
    The celebration features food vendors starting at noon and live music starting at 4 p.m. After dark, watch one of the largest fireworks shows in metro Atlanta take place over Lake Acworth. The concert is free to the public. Tables for six are available for $50 each for city of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. The cost includes a parking pass for Cauble Park, while spots are available. Fireworks will take place once it’s dark; approximately 9:30 p.m. Cauble Park

  3. Buford – 15th Annual Star Spangled Fourth at the Mall of Georgia, July 4
    Festivities begin at 5 p.m., fun activities for the entire family include children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions, and the largest fireworks display in the county at 9:35 p.m. Post-fireworks screening of The LEGO® Batman Movie- Rated PG - 70-foot movie screen.

  4. Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration, July 4
    There will be a bicycle and wagon parade from Chamblee Middle School on Sexton Woods Drive at 5 p.m. A Corn Hole Tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the first eight teams to register. Prizes, which will be awarded to the top competitors, include a VIP Table at the Aug. 22 Yacht Rock Schooner Concert and gift certificates to local restaurants. You can register online. Enjoy live music by Bogey & the Viceroy. Food and drink will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own food and beverages, excluding alcoholic beverages. A make-up date for fireworks will be announced should it rain. Keswick Park

  5. Cumming’s July Fourth Celebration, July 4
    Join the fun at the Cumming's Fairgrounds on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; free for 12 years and younger. Parking is free. Enjoy a dance contest, food vendors, kids zone and other activities. Steam engine parade at 10 a.m. Dance contest 8:30 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

  6. Decatur’s July Fourth Pied Piper Parade, July 4
    Get on your feet and join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur. Parade lineup is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the "Star Spangled Banner." The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.). Decatur Square.

  7. Duluth Celebrates America, July 3
    Celebrate Independence Day with a fabulous fireworks display, rockin' bands and activities for all. Enjoy food trucks, children's activities, giveaways and more on Duluth Town Green from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

  8. Kennesaw’s Salute to America, July 3
    Kennesaw’s traditional pre-Independence Day Salute to America celebration takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features two stages of live music, entertainment, food vendors and kids' activities as well as one of the biggest fireworks displays in North Georgia. Live music includes Head Games -- the Foreigner tribute band; Fantabulous; The American Flyers; and School of Rock East Cobb. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., visible from Depot Park. In the event of rain, fireworks will be rescheduled for July 7.

  9. Lawrenceville – Prelude to the Fourth, July 3
    Head to the Lawrenceville Lawn for a fun Kid Zone, live entertainment, beer, wine and food trucks. Music from DJ SUSPENSE and Maggie Baugh opening for The Swingin' Medallions. Fireworks display at dusk. Rain or shine. 5 to 10 p.m.

  10. Marietta – Fourth in the Park, July 4
    Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The festival begins at the end of the parade at Historic Marietta Square. Fireworks at dark.

  11. Norcross – Red, White & BOOM!, July 3
    Pre-Fourth of July block party in Downtown Historic Norcross. Food trucks, art and craft vendors, music, shops, bounce houses and more from 5 to 10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk; typically 9:40 p.m. No shade structures permitted. Parking available at First United Methodist Church on Beaver Ruin Road. A shuttle will run starting at 4 p.m. Lillian Webb Park

  12. Roswell’s Annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza, July 4
    The 19th Annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Roswell High School on the front lawn. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. with food, kid zone and live music. It culminates with a spectacular fireworks show at dark.

  13. Sandy Springs – Stars and Stripes Celebration, July 4
    The Sandy Springs community is invited to pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon and evening on the lawn at Concourse Corporate Center. Residents are encouraged to bring kid- and crowd-friendly toys such a Frisbees and soft-sided balls. Pets, tents, sparklers, outdoor cooking and drones are not permitted. Live music will begin at 7:30 p.m. BYO food and a picnic blanket. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Concourse Corporate Center Lawn next to the King & Queen buildings

  14. Snellville – Star Spangled Snellville, July 4
    Star Spangled Snellville begins at 4 p.m. with family-friendly entertainment, including food vendors, a large playground of inflatables, train rides and a space ball. Bring your blankets and chairs to assure your seats for the music and fireworks show to take place at 9:30. Snellville Towne Green.

  15. Downtown and Around
    Check out this list of all the major fireworks downtown and around.

Joleen Pete is a Southern California transplant, living and loving it in the ‘burbs outside Atlanta, with her husband and their 5-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and lifestyle/family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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