Fourth of July Fun

Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy a fireworks display following the Lasershow Spectacular. July 1-4. 9:30 p.m. Hwy. 78, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. Fireworks show, free; parking, $15.
Cumming Fourth of July Celebration. Cumming Fairgrounds. Festivities begin July 3, 6-11 p.m., with dance contest, food and vendors, children’s activities and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. 770-881-3491. Free.
Sparks in the Park. E.E. Robinson Park. Fireworks, inflatables, food and drinks and live entertainment. July 3. 6:30-10:15 p.m. 850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill. 770-831-7413. Free.
Fourth of July Festivities. Peachtree City. Fourth of July parade begins at 9 a.m. in front of Village on the Green, travels up Peachtree Parkway and ends at McIntosh Recreation Complex. Food vendors and fireworks at dusk. July 4. 9 a.m.-11 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 animal units who will march from Mount Vernon Rd. and Jett Ferry Rd. to Dunwoody Village. July 4. 9 a.m. Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Dunwoody. 770-354-7653. 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. Children’s activities, live music, food and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. July 4. Musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:40 p.m. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-233-6767. Free.
Star Spangled 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. 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 ages 1 and older, $12.75.
Fourth of July Celebration. Centennial Olympic Park. Live music, food vendors, fireworks set to patriotic music. July 4. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45. 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. Facepainting, entertainment, local bands, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. July 4. 6-10 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 Veteran’s Memorial 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.

Beyond Atlanta  

Celebrate America. The Rock Ranch. All day family fun with evening concert and a world-class fireworks extravaganza. Entertainment includes farm access and more than 35 family-fun rides and attractions. June 25. Gates open at 2 p.m. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. $12/person from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., $25/carload after 6 p.m.
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.
Freedom Train. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Celebrate Independence Day all aboard in Bryson City. July 4. Departure 7:30 p.m. 226 Everett St., Bryson City, NC. 800-872-4681. Adults, $61-$94; ages 2-12, $39-$54; ages 23 months and younger, free-$15. 

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