Really Big Fourth of July Shows in Atlanta

If you like a really big bang to celebrate America's birthday, try one of these huge Atlanta shows this Fourth of July.
  • Fourth of July in Atlanta begins with the Peachtree Road Race.
    Fourth of July in Atlanta begins with the Peachtree Road Race.

Atlanta loves a fun Fourth of July celebration, and the 2018 festivities are sure to please. Whether you are celebrating America’s birthday at a metro Atlanta location or at one of the more traditional ATL venues listed below, there are concerts, parades and children’s events happening in and around town.

  • Piedmont Park
    Be one of 150,000 spectators cheering on the 60,000 participants in the country's largest road race. The Peachtree Road Race takes place along the course's 10-kilometer route from Peachtree Road at Lenox Square Mall to Piedmont Park.

  • Georgia World Congress Center Fourth of July Celebration 
    The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is moving its annual family-friendly, free Fourth of July Celebration and fireworks show to International Plaza, the green space and surrounding areas between the Georgia World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena. The change in venue is due to ongoing renovations of Centennial Olympic Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks explode at 9:45 p.m. Music headliner is After 7, and there will be plenty more performers on stage as well. Please check the Georgia World Congress Center website for restrictions concerning bags, chairs, containers and more.

  • Stone Mountain Park
    The Fantastic Fourth Celebration runs from July 1 through 7, with a patriotic fireworks display following the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision every night. Stone Mountain was voted Best Place to See Fireworks by readers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The nightly show begins with music and ends with a bang.

  • Red, White & Brew
    Celebrate the Fourth of July with our nation's sea creatures at the Georgia Aquarium, where you'll find lots of beer and cider samples, barbecue and live music. You must be 21 or older. We've heard the whale sharks are excited.   


Check out our 4th of July page for more patriotic fun.

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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