Life is sweet at Piedmont Park during the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. (📷 @blacktieatl)

The Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival returns with lots of tasty treats. (📷 Erik Meadows Photography)

Run the city's mainstay 10k, the Peachtree Road Race. (📷 Gene Phillips,

Cool Things To Do In Atlanta In July

July starts off with a bang (literally) with tons of places to see amazing fireworks. Then check out even more cool things to do in July in Atlanta.

  1. Celebrate the Fourth of July in one of these fun places: Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration (July 1-7). Six Flags Over Georgia’s July 4th Fest (July 3-6). Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration (July 4).  Georgia Aquarium’s Red White & Brew (July 4). East Point’s Salute to the Red, White and Blue (July 4).
  2. Lace up for the AJC Peachtree Road Race, which follows a 10K course from Buckhead. July 4. 
  3. Atlanta’s own Grammy-nominated Soul/R&B singer/songwriter Anthony David will perform at Venkman’s from his latest album. July 5.
  4. The Wow! Afro Festival features African music, food, drinks, fashion, games and art. July 6. 
  5. The Atlanta Shortsfest shows films than run fewer than 45 minutes from a variety of genres at Synchronicity Theatre. July 11-13. 
  6. The Atlanta Pancake & Booze Art Show features a traveling exhibition of 100 artists, pancakes, live music, body painting and multimedia displays at Georgia Freight Depot. July 12. 
  7. Atlanta Comic Con celebrates comic books, toys, celebrity guests, comic creators, cosplay, panels and more at the Georgia World Congress Center. July 12-14.
  8. Southern-Fried Gaming Expo brings 250 arcade and pinball games, tabletop games, vendors, speakers, movies and a tournament to Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. July 12-14. 
  9. Circo Hermanos Vazquez brings acrobats, dancers, clowns and human cannonballs to a tent at Plaza Fiesta. July 12-14.
  10. Atlanta Field Day invites you to get a team together to compete in fun outdoor contests for prizes at Historic Fourth Ward Park. July 13. 
  11. Soirée Blanche Bastille Day celebrates Bastille Day in style with all-white cocktail attire, a rooftop fashion show, a silent auction, an open French wine bar, a French buffet and dancing at Nelson Mullins. July 13. 
  12. The Women’s History Tour: Building Atlanta will share the stories and places that relate to several women leaders. July 13. 
  13. The 9th Annual Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go Race series invites runners, walkers, strollers and dogs to explore different trail segments while also getting a race T-shirt. July 13. 
  14. The Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival features tomato-based dishes and drinks from some of the South’s best chefs and mixologists at Westside Provisions District. July 14. 
  15. AgLanta Eats is a hyper-local food festival raising money in support of Atlanta community gardens and urban farms. July 15. 
  16. Champions of Magic brings a top hat full of magic tricks to the Fox Theatre. July 20. 
  17. The 151st Golden Retriever Anniversary invites pups and their owners to Piedmont Park. July 20. 
  18. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour brings fashion and spectacle to Center Stage. July 20. 
  19. The BB&T Atlanta Open is a televised annual men’s tennis tournament held at Atlantic Station. July 20-28. 
  20. The Tournament of Champions brings hundreds of teenage teams to the Georgia World Congress Center for basketball competition. July 23-25. 
  21. Summer in the City features food, adult beverages and an auction at The Fairmont to support charity. July 24. 
  22. The Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival offers dance and drum classes, an African-inspired craft market with food vendors and a kids’ camp. July 26-28. 
  23. The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival brings ice cream for sale, entertainment, vendors and fitness events to Piedmont Park. July 27. 
  24. The WIFTA Short Film Showcase, hosted by Women In Film & Television Atlanta, highlights the work of talented female filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond. July 29. 

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Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city’s quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you’ll find her writing on

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