Atlanta’s Best 4th of July Fireworks, Parades and Events in 2018
It’s time to take out the red, white and blue! Celebrate America’s independence with these fun metro Atlanta 4th of July patriotic parades, fireworks shows, and events. Check out craft, game and food ideas here.
This year’s fireworks in Downtown Atlanta will be at International Plaza at the Georgia World Congress Center. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
March in the children’s parade around the museum floor, enjoy storytime, sing patriotic songs and see special indoor “fireworks” with bubble wrap. Wear your 2018 Peachtree Road Race T-shirt to receive one half-price admission per T-shirt (with purchase of one full-priced admission). July 4.
Family-friendly activities, including corn hole, face painting, games, fireworks and more hosted by Ponce City Market at Old Fourth Ward. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or enjoy bites from local vendors and food trucks. July 4.
Enjoy a fireworks display following the Lasershow Spectacular and more.
Sandy Springs will be decked out in red, white, and blue. Entertainment from “Shiloh” at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. at Concourse Corporate Center. July 4.
A patriotic, hometown parade starts at Veteran’s Memorial Park and ends at Greenville Street Park; followed by entertainment and food at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium. July 4.
Live music, a movie and Gwinnett’s biggest fireworks display. July 4.
Face painting, entertainment, local bands, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. July 4.
Marietta freedom parade at 10 a.m. with music and entertainment throughout the day. Fireworks at about 9:30 p.m.
Features a patriotic concert with performances by the KSU Big Band and KSU Summer Orchestra followed by a fireworks finale. Family Fun Festival includes free games, face painting and balloon artists plus food vendors, exhibitors and vendors. June 30.
Celebration features marching bands, floats, clowns and animal units who will march from Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road to Dunwoody Village. July 4.
Celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display, children’s activities, bands and more. July 3.
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 starts at 10 a.m. Fireworks at dusk at Lake Avondale.
Fireworks, inflatables, food and drinks and live entertainment. July 3.
Fireworks, food trucks, inflatables, music and more. July 3.
Festivities begin with a dance contest, food and vendors, children’s activities and fireworks. July 4.
Pre-Fourth celebration including two stages of live music, food vendors and other activities. July 3.
Artist market, food vendors, live music, a carnival and fireworks. July 4.
Activities for kids and adults, food vendors, live music and an elaborate fireworks show in the park. July 4.
A parade, free concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks. Parade begins at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Parkway. July 4.
Fourth of July parade on Peachtree Parkway. Festival starts at City Hall Plaza. Food vendors and fireworks. July 4.
Food vendors, live music in the afternoon and fireworks at dark. July 4.
Parade begins at 10 a.m. and proceeds west down Church Street. Festival starts at 11 a.m. at Hunter Memorial Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. July 4.
This bash at Callaway Gardens includes beach activities, live music, the FSU Flying High Circus and the annual Fireworks Extravaganza. July 4.
Concert, fireworks, children’s area, food and more. July 4.
Aspiring runners and fans will love watching and cheering on the participants of this famous Atlanta race. July 4.
All day family fun with evening concert and a world-class fireworks extravaganza. Entertainment includes farm access and more than 35 family rides and attractions. June 30.
Fireworks extravaganza. July 4.
Celebrate Independence Day all aboard in Bryson City. July 4.
For more Fourth of July train rides see our Summer Train Rides list.