Fourth of July events

Fun Celebrations for the Family

Mall of Georgia

Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy a fireworks display following the Lasershow Spectacular. July 3-5. 9:30 p.m. Hwy. 78, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. Fireworks show, free; parking, $10.

Cumming Fourth of July Celebration. Cumming Fairgrounds. Festivities begin July 3, 6-11 p.m., with music, inflatables, and fireworks. Steam Engine Parade on July 4 at 10 a.m. with antique cars, tractors and floats. Celebration ends at 1 p.m. 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. 770-887-0516. Free.

Sparks in the Park. E.E. Robinson Park. Fireworks, inflatables, food and drinks, live entertainment and a feature film. July 3. 6:30-11:30 p.m. 850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill. 770-945-6716. Free.

Kennesaw Salute to America. The Depot. Live music by Stayin’ Alive and The Jagged Stones. Fireworks at dusk. July 3. 6-10 p.m. 2828 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. Free.

Fourth of July Festivities. Peachtree City. Fourth of July parade begins in front of Village on the Green, travels up Peachtree Parkway and ends at Huddleston Elementary School. 4th Fest at City Hall Plaza with rock walls, kid’s activities, inflatables, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. July 4. Parade: 9 a.m. 4th Fest: 5-9 p.m. 151 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City. 770-631-2525. Free.

Dunwoody Fourth of July Parade. Dunwoody Village. Celebration features marching bands, floats, clowns and mascots who will march from Mount Vernon Rd. and Jett Ferry Rd. to Dunwoody Village where the fun continues with a festival. July 4. 9 a.m. Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Dunwoody. 770-393-9647. Free.

Fourth in the Park. Glover Park. A parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks. Parade begins at Roswell St. Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Pkwy. July 4. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 50 Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5601. Free.

Legendary Fourth of July. Lenox Square. Games and rides for kids in carnival area at 10 a.m., live music, food and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. July 4. Family fun entertainment begins at 10 a.m., music at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:40 p.m. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-233-6767. Free.

Fabulous Fourth. Mall of Georgia. Live music, kids’ zone, a movie and Gwinnett’s biggest fireworks display. July 4. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.; fireworks begin at dark; after fireworks, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be shown. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788. Free.

Fourth of July Extravaganza. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. March in the children’s parade around the museum floor, create flags to wave in the parade and take home, and see indoor “fireworks.” July 4. Noon and 2 p.m. 275 Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Adults and children ages 2 and older, $12.75.

Fourth of July Celebration. Centennial Olympic Park. Live music, food vendors, fireworks set to patriotic music. July 4. Gates open, 6 p.m. Fireworks, dusk.  265 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta. 404-222-7275. Free.

July Fourth Concert and Fireworks. Cauble Park. Live music in the afternoon, followed by fireworks at dark. Food, inflatables and more. July 4. 4-10 p.m. 4425 Beach St., Acworth. 770-917-1234. Free.

July Fourth Festivities and Fireworks. Wills Park. Games, entertainment, local bands, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. July 4. 5-10 p.m. 1825 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-297-6133. Free.

Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration. Keswick Park. Activities for kids and adults, food vendors, live music and an elaborate fireworks show in the park. July 4. 5-10 p.m. 3496 Keswick Dr., Chamblee. 770-986-5016. Free.

Pied Piper Parade, Concert and Fireworks. Downtown Decatur. Decorate a wagon, ride your bike, skate or walk along with the parade that begins at First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Callanwolde Concert Band performs after the parade. Fireworks display at dark. July 4. Parade line-up, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. Downtown Decatur. 404-371-8386. Free.

Fourth of July Parade and Rotary Celebration. Downtown Newnan. A patriotic, hometown parade starts at Temple Avenue Park through downtown at 9 a.m.; followed by entertainment and food at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium; fireworks at dusk. July 4. Newnan. 770-253-8283. Free.

Atlanta Braves Independence Day Postgame Fireworks. Turner Field. Celebrate the 4th of July with a Braves game and a fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. July 4. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. 755 Hank Aaron Dr., Atlanta. 404-522-7630. $8 and up.

Annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza. Roswell High School. Carnival games and activities begin at 5:30 p.m. July 4. Live music at 6 p.m. 11595 King Rd,. Roswell. 770-641-3705. Free.

Pied Piper Parade

Beyond Atlanta

Celebrate America. The Rock Ranch. A world-class fireworks extravaganza and night of family fun. Entertainment includes train rides, pony rides and more. June 28. 4-10 p.m. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. $25/carload.

July Fourth “Day at the Beach. Unicoi State Park. A day at the beach style weekend of fun, including a watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and more. July 4-6. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1788 Hwy. 356, Helen. 800-573-9659. Free;
parking, $5.

Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Fireworks extravaganza. July 4. 9:45 p.m. 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee. 706-896-4191. Free. 

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