What is the Fourth of July without a great fireworks show? You've just got to see the sky lit up with color and join in as the crowd "oohs" and "ahhs." There are spectacular fireworks shows all around the Atlanta area. Find out where you can see fireworks this July 4th in Atlanta.
For many of these crowded events, Marta is the way to go! Parking lots can be expensive and there's always a gridlock after the fireworks end. I will list the Marta stops for each event when available.
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Lenox Mall is one of the most popular spots to watch fireworks in Atlanta each summer. With a convenient location, plenty of free parking, live music, and family games - there's a lot to love about this event. Not to mention the fact that they've got one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southeast!
Fireworks start at approximately 9:40
Marta Stop: Lenox (North-South Doraville line) or Buckhead (North-South North Springs line). Lenox is closer, but if you are coming from North Springs and don't want to switch trains, Buckhead is just a short walk.
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The fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park, located in Atlanta's downtown entertainment district, is one of the best fireworks shows in Atlanta. It draws big crowds every year. Grab dinner before you head to the show at one of these downtown restaurants. Fireworks start at approximately 9:40 Marta Stop: Peachtree Center (North-South line) or Philips Arena/CNN Center/GWCC (East-West line)
Celebrate the Fourth of July Decatur style! Gather in the Decatur Square for a fun fireworks show and live music in the bandstand. Don't forget, Decatur is super walkable and home to some great restaurants
and shops, so spend the day in the area! Fireworks start around 9, as soon as it is dark enough. Marta Stop: Decatur (East-West line)
City of Marietta
There's something that feels a bit nostalgic about gathering with friends and family in the historic Marietta Square
for a fireworks show. There's a parade in the morning, carnival games, and live music throughout the afternoon in Glover Park (the heart of the Marietta Square). Then, lay down a blanket and stake out a spot for the fireworks show! Fireworks begin at 9:30
The City of Alpharetta will put on their traditional Fourth of July fireworks show in Wills Park. The park will have free kid's activities like a bounce house, face painting and games. Food vendors (including some food trucks!) will be on-site. Live music and activities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk
Here's a twist for you - fireworks on July 3rd! Norcross holds an annual pre-Fourth celebration (can you say fireworks two nights in a row?!). Live music and fireworks with picnics encouraged? Sounds a lot like the typical Fourth of July fireworks celebration! The festival begins at 4 p.m. and will include live music from Mother's Finest. Fireworks begin around 9:30
City of Roswell is putting on a fireworks extravaganza at Roswell High School. Carnival games start up and 5:30 p.m. and there will be live music beginning at 6 p.m. The big fireworks show takes place at dark. Food from Shane's Rib Shack will be available. Please note that Roswell High School is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free zone. Fireworks at dark
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Stone Mountain Park
makes for a perfect family-friendly Fourth of July! In addition to all the regular park activities (and there are lots!), the will have a special laser show on both July 4 - July 6, followed by a fireworks show each night. All you pay is the $10 parking fee (per car). The laser show starts at 9:30