Local Family Fun on July 4th

Looking for some fun family fun to enjoy this fourth of July? Whether it’s a parade or a carnival you’re looking for, plenty of local events offer your family lots of variety and activity. What’s that? Your family craves the booming sensation of fireworks lighting up the night sky while patriotic songs we all love to sing fill the air waves? Well, there’s plenty of that kind of Independence Day fun, too! Don’t forget to check with your local homeowner’s associations and your town’s website or newspaper for more details on all of the activities planned for the 4th. Here’s a list of just a few local events we put together…

The city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale. The Marietta Freedom Parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The end of the parade marks the start of the Festival. Food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family.

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park in Alpharetta. Bring your blanket or yard chairs and picnic basket and relax under the stars. Activities include free children’s game, concert by the Alpharetta City Band and other musicians. Watch a beautiful fireworks display at dusk.

Come celebrate Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration with a night of fun and entertainment for the entire family, including downtown Atlanta’s best fireworks display. Park gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks start at approximately 9:40 p.m. The finale of the evening is Centennnial Olympic Park’s Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta’s best fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music. Each year, thousands of people come to Centennial Olympic Park to celebrate Independence Day. MARTA is strongly encouraged for transportation. Exit the West Line at the Philips Arena/Dome/GWCC Station (W-1) or exit the North Line at Peachtree Center (N-1), and follow the signs to Centennial Olympic Park.
And, of course, there’s always Lenox Square. Hosting the largest fireworks show in the Southeast, Lenox Square will light up the sky with their huge Pyrotechnic Extravaganza at 9:40pm. This year the 4th of July Fireworks at Lenox Square will feature over 4000 shots making it one of the largest fireworks displays in the country! The Lenox Square Independence Day Celebration starts at noon and offers fun for everyone. Between the Fourth of July Fireworks Show and the Peachtree Road Race, Lenox Square will be bustling with activity! Don your red, white and blue, and discover the fun at Lenox Square! 4th of July will be celebrated in grand tradition with activities for the entire family, including a Kids Zone, live musical entertainment from Party on the Moon, food concessions and the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. Everyone is invited to Lenox Square to experience Atlanta’s legendary celebration!
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