4th of July in Atlanta

June 12, 2022

Soul food, sweet tea, and huge helpings of Southern hospitality are all markers of the Big Peach. Infuse your Independence Day celebration with plenty of history, charm, and fun for all ages when you head to the Big A.

Follow along as we dive into every fantastic 4th of July celebration in Atlanta.

ATL has no shortage of patriotic passion, from family-friendly face painting to searing firework displays.

Jam out to live music in City Springs, or sit tight for a laser spectacular at Stone Mountain Park. Show your Yankee Doodle pride at a Braves game, or encounter sharks, sea lions, and starfish at the Georgia Aquarium.

Read on to discover the best 4th of July Events in Atlanta.

Atlanta Attractions

This year July 4th falls on a Monday. So spread out your love for Old Glory all holiday weekend long when you take advantage of Atlanta's dazzling array of attractions and activities. Marvel at marine life in the world's second-largest aquarium, get up close to apex predators at the Zoo, or buckle in for high-speed thrills at Fun Spot: Go-karts, Ferris wheels, and mini-golf, oh my!

Adrenaline junkies of all ages and sizes will be in amusement heaven when they visit Fun Spot America Theme Park Atlanta. Compete for arcade game mastery, slip down the Fun Slide, or dare to ride the brand new ArieForce One Roller Coaster.

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Hightail it to Historic Grant Park for a day of animal-filled adventure. Zoo Atlanta is home to over 1,000 animals. Check out all the slithering species of reptiles and amphibians at the Scaly Slimy Spectacular, or gush over the cute and cuddly Giant Pandas. Indeed, this esteemed institution is one of only three zoos in the USA to host this rare bear. 

close up of panda bear at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Experience a watery world of wonder when you reserve tickets for the Georgia Aquarium today. Journey under the sea with Whale Sharks, or sit tight for a dynamic dolphin presentation. Learn about coral reef ecosystems, or witness the plucky nature of the African penguin. 

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Brick brick boom! Why wait till the 4th of July fireworks to have an explosion of entertainment? Pack your day with plenty of bricktacular attractions with a stop at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. This plastic nirvana is the perfect place to unleash your creativity.

Build LEGO masterpieces with input from expert builders, explore Miniland recreations, or sharpen your fighting skills at the NINJAGO training camp. From full-on rides to 4D cinematic experiences, LEGOLAND is overflowing with awesome activities. 

4th of July Atlanta Events

Fantastic Fourth at Stone Mountain Park July 1-5, 2022

Got an excess of American spirit? Celebrate our Nation all week long when you gather the whole family for the Fantastic Fourth at Stone Mountain Park. This yearly event is heralded as a 'must-see fireworks show' by USA Today and a Reader's Digest top pick.

Explore the Dinotorium and ogle the scenic vistas from the Summit Skyride all day before witnessing the laser show spectacular come nightfall. The Georgia Office Highway Safety presents this patriotic party in the sky, featuring state-of-the-art digital graphics, iconic music, lasers, epic fireworks, and jaw-dropping fire effects.

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This is a paid event, and advanced reservations are required. For maximum comfort, be sure to bring along a picnic blanket or lawn chair. 

photo credit: Stone Mountain Park via Facebook

Red, White, and BOOM! Celebration - July 3rd, 2022

Raise a glass to the red, white, and blue at this annual bustling block party in historic Olde Town Conyers. Red, White, and BOOM! is a family-friendly free* event that will kick off at 6 p.m. on July 3rd. Pint-sized patriots can enjoy arts and crafts, carnival games, food, and more. Meanwhile, liberty-loving adults can indulge in libations at the beer garden and live entertainment.

Swing by the Kids Zone for bounce house fun and creative face painting, or grab a refreshing Italian ice from an onsite food truck. Delight in plenty of patriotic tunes, including performances by the Contagious and Tiger Bragg Bands. After 9 p.m., train your eyes to the sky for a stirring fireworks finale.

*Please note that this event is free to enter, but purchases of kids' activities, food, and beverages require payment. 

Stars & Stripes Celebration at City Springs - July 4th, 2022

Lots of liberty, freedom and flag-flying festivities are on the menu for the Stars & Stripes Celebration at City Springs. Treat yourself to a hearty serving of Southern Charm and Independence Day amusement at this all-evening affair. Enjoy a savory super of all American favorites from various food trucks.

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Then stay put, as musical performances will kick off at 7:30 p.m.* on the City Green. Revel in the sounds of the sublime orchestra and purchase an ice-cold brew to accompany the encore fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

*Please note exact times are based on last year's event and have yet to be confirmed. 

photo credit: City Springs via Facebook

Independence Day with the Braves - July 4th, 2022

Take me out to the ball game! Rejoice in our Nation's birth in the most all-American way with a rousing baseball game at Truist Park. Cheer on the Atlanta Braves as they prepare to battle the St. Louis Cardinals on this special Independence Day event.

This epic evening match will finish with an extra special explosion of cheer as the stadium's pyrotechnics illuminate the sky with a searing July 4th Post-Game Firework Show. 

photo credit: Mary M. Nevins via Facebook

Roswell's annual Fireworks Extravaganza - July 4th, 2022

Come rain or shine, this 4th of July, Roswell Area Park will be aglow with the light of Liberty! Fuel up for a day of festivities that would make the founding fathers proud. The Old Glory excitement commences at 6 p.m. and will include live music, entertainment, food trucks, and fireworks.

Pack a picnic supper or feast on nibbles from Lee Street Tacos or Big House BBQ. Then, clap along to the kid-friendly band performing at 6 p.m. on the Crabapple Field. Grab a frosty creation from Kona Ice, and then whip out that phone as you'll want to document the exquisite sunset fireworks display. 

Acworth's 4th of July Concert and Fireworks - July 4th, 2022

Hip, Hip, Horray! Sit back, relax and congratulate Uncle Sam on another year well done in the sweet town of Acworth. Muster up every last ounce of star-spangled pride as you soak in the beauty of Cauble Park this 4th of July.

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From 4 –10 p.m., this lakeside haven will be chock full of music, fun, and fireworks. This is a free event, though VIP tables are also available for purchase. 

photo credit: Kelly Eugene Challis via Facebook

Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia - July 2-3, 2022

An afternoon full of wave pools, adrenaline-pumping Batman coasters, and speeding go-karts. What could be better? Indulge in every last thrilling attraction at Six Flags Over Georgia this July and experience the bliss of nightly fireworks and premium giveaways.

This stars and stripes-themed event is brought to you by Coca-Cola and features screamin' rides, sublime fireworks, and plenty of social media worth moments. 

photo credit: Six Flags Over Georgia & Hurricane Harbor via Facebook

From backyard BBQs to baseball games, there is no wrong way to celebrate our Nation's birth.

Scope out massive gorillas and orangutans at Zoo Atlanta, or test your mettle on the Six Flag's Georiga Scorcher. Smile non-stop when you bounce away in the Kids Zone in Old Town Conyers or listen to Souza jams at the Stars and Stripes celebration in City Springs.

Sweet, juicy, and packed full of patriotic flavor, the Big Peach is the perfect destination for your 4th of July exploration!

Tell us, What's Your Favorite Way to Spend the 4th of July in Atlanta?

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Written By Isis Maya

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