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Independence Day Fireworks Light Metro Atlanta Skies

Fireworks will light the skies around Atlanta on the Fourth of July. (Photo by Ryan Johns)

Wondering where to watch fireworks in Atlanta this Fourth of July? Celebrations are breaking out all across the metropolitan area.

Alpharetta: Wills Park

The city of Alpharetta will celebrate in Wills Park. (Photo by Gene Gallin/Unsplash)

Fireworks light up the skies of Wills Park in Alpharetta, beginning at 9:15 p.m. on July 4. If there is a weather delay, the latest start-of-show will be 10:40 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own fun with a blanket, picnic and games. 

Consumer fireworks and charcoal grills are strictly prohibited. Small propane grills are allowed with an approved permit and will be granted to the first 50 permit applicants. Submit all July Fourth fireworks grill permits to 

Acworth: Cauble Park

The city of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association present one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in metro Atlanta on July 4 at Cauble Park. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on weather). Admission to the event and concert is free. If you do not have a parking pass or if the parking lot is full, you will need to park downtown and walk down to the park. Shuttles will not be running for this event. Handicap parking will be available at McCall Primary School, and there will be a shuttle provided for handicap attendees.  Handicap shuttles begin at noon.

Chamblee: City Hall Green Space

The city of Chamblee will host a family-oriented Fourth of July celebration again in 2024. The summer concert and fireworks will take place from 5 until 10 p.m. on July 4. The location is the new Chamblee City Hall, located at 3518 Broad St., in the downtown Chamblee entertainment district. There will be live music, fireworks, food and activities for kids and families. There will NOT be a kids bicycle parade this year, because of the new location.

Decatur: Downtown

Decatur’s Fourth of July Pied Piper Parade starts at 6 p.m. It wends through downtown with floats, wagons, and bicycles. Music at the community bandstand starts at 7 pm. Fireworks begin at approximately

Dunwoody: Streets of Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s Fourth of July celebration draws more than 2,500 participants and more than 35,000 spectators. This year’s theme is “Red, White & YOU.” Considered the largest Independence Day parade in the state of Georgia, it features floats, marching bands, vintage cars, clowns and animals. Parade spectators are encouraged to set up chairs along Mount Vernon Road and circle around the Dunwoody Village Parkway into Dunwoody Village. Spectators will be blocked from viewing on the east side of Jett Ferry Road on Mount Vernon due to the staging and set-up for parade participants. The parade route is approximately 2.7 miles and steps off from the intersection of Mount Vernon and Jett Ferry roads at 9 a.m., proceeds west on Mount Vernon to Dunwoody Village, turns right onto Dunwoody Village Parkway, circles around the Parkway and left into Dunwoody Village in between First Watch and Citizens Bank.

Johns Creek: Newtown Park

The city of Johns Creek plans to celebrate on July 3. (Photo by Tom Dahm/Unsplash)

The city of Johns Creek celebrates our country’s independence at Newtown Park with live music, activities, food and a fireworks display from 6 to 10 p.m. on July 3. The free event features food trucks and music from the band Boogilicious. Beer, wine and sangria will be for sale. Fireworks will begin after 9 p.m.  Please do not bring outside alcohol (alcohol will be for sale from vendors). No pets are allowed except for service animals. No tents are allowed and no personal fireworks. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. 

Kennesaw: Downtown Kennesaw

The city of Kennesaw’s July 3 Independence Day celebration will feature two stages with live music plus additional entertainment, food vendors and family-friendly activities. The Star-Spangled Fireworks Spectacular is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be visible from Main Street in downtown Kennesaw.

Public parking will not be available at Depot Park for this event. Free public parking will be available at Adams Park and the Ben Robertson Community Center and along Lewis Street between North Main and Dallas streets. Handicap-only parking is available in the lot at the intersection of North Main Street and Moon Station Road.

Lawrenceville: Lawrenceville Lawn

The city of Lawrenceville will host a special Prelude to the Fourth from 5 until 10 p.m. on July 3. Guests are invited to gather on the Lawrenceville Lawn for a festive, free family-friendly event. You can cozy up on the lawn with blankets and chairs and enjoy snacks and treats from a variety of food trucks. And there will be fireworks.  

Marietta: Fourth in the Park

The City of Marietta’s 4th In The Park Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on July 4 and includes a parade, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.  The Let Freedom Ring Parade begins at 10 a.m. A festival also begins at 10 a.m. and includes arts & crafts, a kid’s zone, festival food and free concerts. A noon concerts features Scott Thompson. There will be bell ringing at 2 p.m., followed by a 2:30 p.m. performance by the Atlanta Concert Band. A 7 p.m. concert features Tulani. The band Savannah Jack performs from 8 until 9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark.

Norcross: Lillian Webb Park

The city of Norcross plans the event Red, White & Boom on July 3 at Lillian Webb Park from 5 until 10 p.m. There will be food, live music, face painting and more. The fireworks display will light up the night sky. This event is free and open to the public. Blankets and chairs are welcome; shade structures, tents and umbrellas are not allowed.

Powder Springs: Thurman Springs Park

The city of Powder Springs plans a Fourth of July Celebration, cruise-in and fireworks display. Festivities run from 6 until 10 p.m. in Thurman Springs Park. There will be vendors, a kids’ area, food, a cruise-in car show and the fireworks. Music will be provided by 7 Sharp 9 and September in the Park.

Roswell: Roswell Area Park

The skies above Roswell will sparkle on Independence Day. (Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton/Unsplash)

The city of Roswell plans a July 4 celebration beginning at 6 p.m. in Roswell Area Park. There will be family-friendly bands performing starting at 6 p.m. on Crabapple Field. There will be food trucks:  A Little Nauti, Bento Bus, Fair on Wheels, Gekko Hibachi Grill, Meatballerz Pizza, Mrs. Rosa’s Latin Kitchen, Pork Choppers BBQ, The Patty Wagon, The Pickle, Tres Jardines, Aloha Ice, Snowie Creations, Dolce Tropical, King of Pops, Yom Push Pop and Whits Frozen Custard. The concession stand will be open, serving drinks and snacks. Outside food is allowed, but no grills. And guests may bring chairs. Fireworks begin at sunset.

Sandy Springs: City Springs

The Sandy Springs Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration at City Springs begins at 4 p.m., accompanied by the tunes of the band A-Town A-List starting at 7:30 p.m. A fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. A variety of food trucks will begin serving at 6 p.m. Attendees also may bring their own picnic or purchase food from nearby restaurants. Tents and personal sparklers are not permitted for safety reasons.

Stone Mountain Park: Throughout Park

Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth celebration runs July 1-7. Visitors are invited to enjoy family attractions and live entertainment, followed by the new Music Across America Light Show. Tickets are required for the light show and fireworks. You may purchase an attractions ticket or light show-only ticket. Space is limited, early entry by 5 p.m. is highly recommended during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. 

Sugar Hill: E.E. Robinson Park

The city of Sugar Hill plans its Independence celebration, “Sparks in the Park,” for July 3 at E.E. Robinson Park. The free fireworks display and live music show begins at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks starting at sundown.

Woodstock: The Park at City Center

The city of Woodstock’s Fourth of July festivities begin with a parade from 10 until 11 a.m. Next comes a festival from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.

Visit our 4th of July page for more fun things to do in Atlanta.

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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