Enjoy Fourth of July Week in Atlanta
Fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park as seen from Bobby Dodd Stadium on July 4, 2012. Photo courtesy of Danny Karnik.
Next Wednesday, campus will close for the July 4 holiday, and classes will not meet on Tuesday, July 3.
With Independence Day falling on a Wednesday this year, some festivities are starting this weekend. Plenty more take place on the holiday itself. If you’re looking to enjoy fireworks or other events around Atlanta, here are a few options.
Starting this weekend:
Six Flags Coca-Cola July 4 Fest: The holiday celebration at Six Flags Over Georgia runs June 30 through July 4 with exclusive ride time promotions, foam parties, and fireworks.
Stone Mountain Park: The Fantastic Fourth Celebration runs July 1–7 with fireworks following the Lasershow Spectacular every night.
AJC Peachtree Road Race: Cheer on runners along the route as it climbs through Buckhead and Midtown on July 4, ending in Piedmont Park.
Skyline Park Rooftop Backyard Luau: This all-ages event atop Ponce City Market will feature food, drink, live music, and fireworks, as well as the park’s regular rides and attractions.
Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White, and Brew: This annual event, for those of legal age, features beer, cider, barbecue, and, of course, lots of animals.
- Georgia World Congress Center
- Old Fourth Ward
- Downtown Decatur
- Downtown East Point
- Downtown Roswell
- Marietta Square
- Sandy Springs Concourse Corporate Center
- Callaway Gardens