4th of July is just around the corner! And that means fireworks!! Fireworks are that rare spectacle that can keep both young and old alike in awe, craning their necks to the sky to take in the visual extravaganza. This year, the Fourth of July is on Sunday, July 4; the federal holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5, 2021. Read on for details on where to find fireworks, parades, and more fun ways to celebrate Independence Day this holiday weekend— many of our favorites are back for 2021! 


Freedom Celebration at Mount Paran North. Enjoy food trucks (for purchase), a kids’ zone with inflatables, fireworks, and live music. Concert begins at 7:30; go early to tailgate! Concert begins at 7:30pm; Fireworks at dark. Free. Mount Paran North, 1700 Allgood Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: mountparannorth.com/freedom.


4th In The Park Celebration (on the 3rd of July). Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at Marietta Square/Glover Park. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food and carnival games. Fireworks finale at 9:30pm. Free. Glover Park, 50 N Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5601 or visitmariettaga.com/event/4th-in-the-park.

Salute To America. A pre-Independence Day celebration, features high-energy, live music and family entertainment from 6-10pm in Downtown Kennesaw. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Free admission. Food and beverages for sale. Historic Train Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/salutetoamerica.

Free Fireworks! Part of Membership Appreciation Day hosted by Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) featuring fireworks at dusk. IHCC allows the community to come by and grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the fireworks extravaganza. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb.


4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Live music, entertainment, and food trucks. Bring your chairs and blankets to spread out at one of several fireworks viewing areas throughout the park. Entertainment 5:30. Fireworks will start at sunset. Free. Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. More info: www.roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-parks-historic-cultural-affairs/news-events/july-fourth-fireworks-extravaganza.

Acworth July 4th Concert & Fireworks. Live music will start at 5:30pm. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Food vendors will be on site. Free admission. Parking pass and tables available for event. Residents: $50; Non-residents: $70. Parking without a pass is available in downtown. Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 4425 Beach Street, Acworth. More info: 770-917–1234 or acworthtourism.org/events/july-4th-concert-and-fireworks.

Fireworks in Alpharetta. Celebrate our great nation with your family under the stars watching a brilliant display of fireworks at dusk. Families are welcome to enjoy the fireworks together but are asked to social distance and take whatever precautions will make them feel comfortable. Free. Wills Park, 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta. More info: www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/departments/recreation-parks/special-events/july-4th

Springfest On The 4TH. Featuring music, children’s activities, food and fireworks at dark. Noon-10pm. Free admission. Food and beverages for sale. Thurman Springs Park, 4485 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs. More info: 770-943-1666 or www.springsfest4th.com.

Stars & Stripes at City Springs. The Rupert’s Orchestra will rock the City Green with their unique and versatile range of music including current top 40 hits, Motown, Classic Rock, and Swing.  The music begins at 7:30pm, and fireworks will light the night sky beginning at 9:30pm. Bring your own picnic or purchase from food trucks. Food trucks will open at 6pm.  Only alcoholic beverages sold on site are allowed.  Tents and personal sparklers are not permitted. Free admission. City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. More info: spr.gs/starsandstripes.


4th Of July Parade (on the 5th of July). Featuring marching bands, local celebrities and floats. Parade starts at 9am at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road (West side of the street), follows west on Mt. Vernon to Dunwoody Village at 5483 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Spectators are encouraged to set up chairs along Mt. Vernon and Dunwoody Village Parkway. This year’s theme: Celebrating Our Heroes. Free. More info: 770-624-4825 or dunwoodyga.org/dunwoody-4th-of-july-parade.