This year the United States turns 245!
Celebrate Independence Day ATL Style
Atlanta can't wait to celebrate, and there are lots of ways to do so. Don your red, white, and blue and head out into the July sunshine to some of these patriotic Fourth of July events.
Fantastic Fourth Celebration
According to USA Today, the Fantastic Fourth Celebration is a "must-see" fireworks display. July 1-5, head to Stone Mountain Park for attractions and nightly laser shows and firework spectaculars. Social distancing measures will be in place, and audience capacity will be limited, so get there early. Tickets are $20 per square, and each square holds up to four people. During the day, check out family-friendly activities like the scenic railroad or get a bird's eye view of the park from the Summit Skyride.
July Fourth Concert And Fireworks
Just 45 minutes from metro Atlanta, Acworth puts on one of the largest fireworks displays in the city. On the fourth, head to Cauble Park with a blanket and some snacks. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky around 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. Admission to both the concert and the fireworks is free, but there are tables available for purchase. Tables are $50 for Acworth residents and $70 for guests. Each table seats six and includes a parking pass.
City Of Marietta Fourth In the Park
Marietta (30 minutes from downtown Atlanta) is hosting its own Fourth of July Celebration on July 3. The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Let Freedom Ring Parade. The parade has 110 entries and more than 2,000 participants. There will also be arts and craft areas for kids to get creative, and food stands with festival-style snacks. Concert performers include Scott Thompson, the Atlanta Concert Band and Bogey and the Viceroy. Fireworks start at dark. If you want to reserve a table for the evening concerts and fireworks, they're available on a first-come-first-served basis. Eight tops will run you $100, and six seaters are $80.
Fourth Of July Prince Tribute
The world of music lost an icon back in 2016, but Atlanta residents and visitors can revisit Prince's iconic music at Purple Madness. Bobby Miller is an acclaimed Prince impersonator (he also impersonates Michael Jackson), and his shows are high-energy, and the fun is contagious. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. at Madlife Stage and Studios in Woodstock, GA. Tickets range from $39 to $60. Rock out to hits like "Little Red Corvette," "Raspberry Beret," and "Purple Rain."
Peachtree Road Race
The 52nd annual Peachtree Road Race will return Fourth of July weekend. The 10K race is slated for both Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4. Runners and walkers can participate in person or opt to participate virtually. Admission is only $38 for Atlanta Track Club members and $45 for non-members. Kilometer Kids, the ATC free youth program that teaches kids about goal setting through running, has a limited number of charitable donation tickets available for $200. The in-person race starts at Lenox Square.
Midtown Butcher Shoppe
With vaccines rolling on out, more and more Atlanta families can gather safely to celebrate the Fourth. Fire up the grill and get ready to feed a crowd with quality meat from Midtown Butcher Shoppe. The reasonably priced ground chuck is perfect for homemade burger patties, or you can marinate a flank steak before throwing it on the flames. If tubular meats are more your speed, there are 11 different kinds of sausage available—everything from classic hotdogs to blood sausage and chorizo.