14 Thrilling ATL 4th of July Best Things To Do

Metro Atlanta, GA is the ultimate destination for thrilling best things to do in the ATL to celebrate 4th of July! This year there will be starter celebrations to get the weekend started and tons of mega fireworks excitement around the city. 

Starter Celebrations 

1. July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake Beach

Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The celebration begins early and lasts well into the night at the annual July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake Beach. Highlights include beach activities, live music, the FSU Flying High Circus and their annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Be sure to pack plenty of red, white and blue for this All-American Weekend!

2. Fantastic Fourth Celebration  Stone Mountain Park 

July 1-4! Attraction Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lasershow and Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

Experience the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, a not-to-be-missed Atlanta tradition that promises to wow your family with state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects. The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, features iconic music, epic fireworks and  jaw-dropping fire effects. 

The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow every night July 1-4!

3. Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White & Brew

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Time: 6:30-10:00pm

Location: Oceans Ballroom

(Act fast because this event is often sold out!)

Celebrate Independence Day a little early at Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, July 1 with unlimited beer sampling, classic BBQ, live music from “The Regulars Band,” and over 500 aquatic species! Red, White and Brew will be held in the magnificent Oceans Ballroom with views of stunning beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. 

Admission to Red, White and Brew also includes admission to the entire aquarium this year! You can enjoy the aquarium until 10pm, when you’ll have to head back into the ballroom to finish out the event. Entry and exit for Red, White and Brew is via the Oceans Ballroom entrance on the first floor of the parking garage only. You cannot enter this event through the Main Aquarium Entrance. 

Local Faves 

4. 48th AJC Peachtree Road Race

July 4 th 

Wheelchairs: 6:43 a.m.

Main Start: 7:30 a.m.

10K Run 

The AJC Peachtree Road Race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park.

5. Atlanta United FC Play On Fourth of July 

Tuesday, July 4th @ 7:00 PM

Experience Atlanta United FC play on the Fourth of July as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes in this MLS match up at Bobby Dodd Stadium.


July 2 through July 4 at Six Flags

Each night, Six Flags Over Georgia will be honoring the annual Independence Day tradition with an amazing fireworks show! Be sure to get a spot early in the Metropolis Park district near the American Scream Machine and Sky Coaster for the best view. The firework show will start at dusk each night. This is one show you certainly do not want to miss! 

7.  Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration 

July 2, 2017 at the Concourse Corporate Center lawn

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

It’s become a much-anticipated tradition, where the Sandy Springs community will gather at the Concourse Corporate Center lawn to celebrate the nation’s birthday as part of the City’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. Music from the band Shiloh will begin at 7:30 pm and fireworks will dazzle the sky beginning at 9:45 pm. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Pets, tents, outdoor cooking, drones, alcohol, and personal-use sparklers will not be permitted.



The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience invites you to spend this 4th of July weekend at the Hall. Enjoy a day at the Hall, and then experience the Southeast’s largest fireworks show only steps away at the annual Centennial Olympic Park 4th of July Celebration! Bring your family and friends to experience this one-of-a-kind attraction and celebrate Independence Day. 

Fireworks Shows 

9. 4th of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park

Stars around 9:45 p.m. July 4th, 2017

Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave, West N.W.

10. Chamblee 4th of July Celebration

5-10 p.m. July 4th, 2017

Chamblee 4th of July Celebration, Keswick Park, 3496 Keswick Dr

11. Star-Spangled Fourth at Mall of Georgia

5 p.m. July 4th, 2017

Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr, N.E., Buford

12. Atlanta Braves and Gwinnett Braves Fireworks

July 4th, 2017

The Atlanta Braves will have fireworks at SunTrust Park.

13. Annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza

Begins at 5:30 PM, July 4th, 2017

The 18th Annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Roswell High School on the front lawn.

14. Alpharetta 4th of July Fireworks

Entertainment 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., July 4th, 2017

Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA

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