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15 Places to Watch Fireworks in Metro Atlanta

Wondering where to watch fireworks in Atlanta this Fourth of July? Discover the 15 best places to watch fireworks in Atlanta and throughout the metro area.

1. Alpharetta’s July Fourth Fireworks and Festivities, July 4

Entertainment and children’s activities such as inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and fun take place at Wills Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Food vendors are present (cash only) along with live entertainment throughout the night. Small propane grills are allowed with a permit. To obtain a permit, call 678-297-6123. Parking is available at the Alpharetta Community Center, Wills Park Recreation Center and near the Wacky World Playground. Old Milton Parkway between Highway 9 and Wills Road closes when lots are full. Fireworks begin at dusk, rain or shine. Wills Park

2. Acworth Fourth of July Celebration, July 4

The celebration features food vendors starting at noon and live music starting at 4 p.m. After dark, watch one of the largest fireworks shows in metro Atlanta take place over Lake Acworth. The concert is free to the public. Tables for six are available for $50 each for city of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. The cost includes a parking pass for Cauble Park, while spots are available. Fireworks begin once it’s dark; approximately 9:30 p.m. Cauble Park

3. Buford’s 17th Annual Star Spangled Fourth at the Mall of Georgia, July 4

Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with fun activities for the entire family, including children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions, and the largest fireworks display in the county at 9:40 p.m. Post-fireworks, there is a screening of “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” (Rated PG) on a 70-foot movie screen. Wristbands for children’s activities are available. 

4. Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration, July 4

A bicycle and wagon parade from Chamblee Middle School on Sexton Woods Drive begins at 5 p.m. Inflatables are available for fun from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Crystal Clear Band. Bring your own food and beverages, excluding alcoholic beverages, in coolers of 30 quarts or less. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Keswick Park

5. Fourth of July Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds, July 4

Join the fun at the Cumming’s Fairgrounds on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; free for 12 years and younger. Parking is free. Enjoy a dance contest, food vendors, kids zone and other activities. A steam engine parade begins at 10 a.m, a dance contest 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

6. Decatur’s July Fourth Pied Piper Parade, July 4

Get on your feet and join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur. Parade lineup is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. It ends at the Community Bandstand on the square with a presentation of colors and the “Star Spangled Banner.” The concert, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.). Decatur Square 

7. Duluth Celebrates America, July 3

Celebrate Independence Day with a fabulous fireworks display, rockin’ bands and activities for all. Enjoy food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways and more on Duluth Town Green from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

8. Kennesaw Salute to America, July 3

Kennesaw’s traditional pre-Independence Day Salute to America celebration takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features two stages of live music, entertainment, food vendors and kids’ activities as well as one of the biggest fireworks displays in North Georgia. Live music includes Band X, Paul Hand Band, The Weekend Getaway Band and Daniel Lieving. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. and are visible from Adams Park, Depot Park and along Main Street. In the event of rain, fireworks are rescheduled for July 8.

9. Lawrenceville’s Prelude to the Fourth, July 3

Head to the Lawrenceville Lawn for a fun Kid Zone, live entertainment, beer, wine and food trucks. Maggie Baugh  opens for the Swingin’ Medallions. Fireworks begin at dusk. Rain or shine. 5 to 9 p.m.

10. Marietta’s Fourth in the Park, July 4

Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The festival begins at the end of the parade at Historic Marietta Square. Fireworks occur at dark.

11. Norcross’ Red, White & BOOM!, July 3

There is a pre-Fourth of July block party in Downtown Historic Norcross. Enjoy food trucks, art and craft vendors, music, shops, bounce houses and more from 5 to 10 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk; typically 9:40 p.m. There are no shade structures permitted. Lillian Webb Park

12. Roswell’s Annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza, July 4

The 20th Annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza occurs at Roswell High School on the front lawn. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. with food, kid zone and live music. It culminates with a spectacular fireworks show at dark, approximately 9:30 p.m.

13. Sandy Springs’ Stars and Stripes Celebration, July 4

The Sandy Springs community is invited to pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon and evening on the lawn at Concourse Corporate Center. Pets, tents, sparklers, alcohol, outdoor cooking and drones are not permitted. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m. BYO food and a picnic blanket. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. Concourse Corporate Center Lawn next to the King & Queen buildings

14. Snellville’s Star Spangled Snellville, July 4

Star Spangled Snellville begins at 4 p.m. with family-friendly entertainment, including food vendors, a large playground of inflatables, train rides, bungee jump, mini-golf and even a water slide. Bring your blankets and chairs to assure your seats for the music and fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.. Snellville Towne Green

15. Downtown and Around

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Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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