The Fourth of July is the day we celebrate the United States of America’s birthday, however, July 3rd is the day the fireworks and fun begin.
To find out where to go today in Atlanta to rev up your 4th check these parks and parades out:
Fantastic Fourth Celebration – Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain has really geared up for the 4th this year. They are presenting a ropes course, the Yogi Bear 4D Adventure. In addition, there is a fantastic laser/music/fireworks show on Memorial Lawn.
Lenox Square’s Legendary 4th
Every year Atlantans and visitors can always count on Lenox to go all out for the 4th. According to About.com: “it is the largest celebration in the Southeast!” Families attending can listend to live bands, visit the family area, sample food at the Taste of the 4th, and finish the evening with fireworks at 9:40 p.m. The music and fireworks are free, but the Taste of the 4th costs $10 per person. Visit their website for more information
The 4th of July celebration at Centennial Park will be packed – a good time to consider Marta. Events start at 2:00 p.m. In addition to live music and food, kids can have fun splashing in the Olympic Rings or enjoying arts and crafts, face painting, performances, inflatables, and stilt walkers. Crystal Bowersox is the headline artist, coming on stage at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Activities are free, except for parking.
Head to Six Flags for food, fun, and fireworks.
Mall of Georgia
Visit the Southeast’s largest mall for the Ninth Annual Fabulous Fourth. Starting at 2:00 p.m., enjoy food, games, rides, inflatables, and music. Visit the Mall of Georgia Beer Garden (open to families). The evening ends with fireworks and a showing of the movie Little Fockers after the fireworks.
Lake Lanier Islands
It’s going to be hot on the 4th, so why not head to the waterpark? Hit the waterslides all day and enjoy the fireworks at night. If you come after 3:00, the price is $14.99 per person. After 7:00, the price is $10.00 per car and $10 per person.
If you are busy on the 4th, consider the Radio Disney All-American Celebration event at Atlantic Station on July 2. There won’t be fireworks, but there will be games, crafts music, prizes, balloons, food, and face painting from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
This list is provided by writer Stephanie Carnes of About.com events