Award-winning firework displays, days out to remember.. Atlanta has it all this Fourth weekend, and so much more! Check out our top picks for Fourth of July and Independence Day, making sure you have a incredible celebratory weekend of fun, fireworks, and beyond! From the largest fireworks display in the Southeast to the best beer gardens and breweries in the ATL, there’s something for everyone.
1-4. Fabulous fireworks displays in Atlanta
One of the best ways to celebrate Fourth weekend is by catching an incredible fireworks display, lighting up the ATL skyline in red, white, and blue! Luckily for us, Atlanta is playing host to some pretty legendary firework displays, from the largest in the Southeast to community fairs, check out some recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Look Up Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park on Sunday, July 3
- Salute To America, Historic Downtown of Kennesaw on Sunday, July 3
- 4th in the Park, North Marietta Parkway on Monday, July 4
- Fantastic Fourth Celebration, Stone Mountain Park on Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4
5. Get wild at Zoo Atlanta
Grant Park’s beloved attraction is always an unforgettable addition to any weekend itinerary, so make it an Independence Day weekend to remember by paying a visit to Zoo Atlanta. There’s currently an awesome exhibit combining the natural world with Lego pop art, completely transforming the gorgeous grounds into a temporary art museum. Admission to the exhibition comes with entry to Zoo Atlanta. To get your tickets, click here.
6. Six Flags Over Georgia
It doesn’t get anymore American than celebrating Fourth of July weekend at a Six Flags event sponsored by Coca-Cola! With white knuckle rides, a water park, and epic fireworks displays throughout the weekend, you don’t want to miss out on Six Flags Over Georgia’s July 4th Fest. For more information, click here.
7-10. Enjoy some beer’s at Atlanta’s best beer gardens & breweries
The weather looks like it’s going to be a hit or a miss, throughout the entire weekend so we thought we’d prepare for both rain or shine. If the sun is shine for an hour or two, head to one of Atlanta’s favorite beer gardens. If the rain takes over, then it’s time to check out the hottest breweries that the ATL has to offer.
- New Realm Brewing, Common Ground
- Hippin Hops, East Atlanta Village
- Tucker Brewing Co., Tucker
- Der Biergarten, Downtown
11. Hot dog eating contest at Red’s Beer Garden
Speaking of beer gardens, one of our favorites is hosting the second iteration of their annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Spectate and cheer on the participating dog-champions, all while enjoying the unbeatable selection of brews and beers on offer at Red’s Beer Garden. Click here for more information.
12. Party at Ponce this Fourth of July
Ponce City Market’s rooftop has become renowned for throwing epic parties all year round, and Fourth of July is no different. Click here to find out more about their rooftop bash, with live entertainment, fireworks, and more!
13. Have some Escape Room fun at The Battery Atlanta
Several scenarios and missions await for you and your friends at this one-of-a-kind, premium escape room experience. Follow the clues and solve puzzles to complete your mission together. Will y’all beat the room and escape before the timer runs out? Click here to get your tickets for this awesome escape room located at The Battery Atlanta.
14. Peachtree Road Race
On Independence Day, runners will be taking part in an epic 10K run around Atlanta. As one of the largest 10K’s in the world, spectating is just as fun, with the participants needing that love and support throughout this institutional race. The race begins at Lenox Mall and ends at Piedmont Park. Click here for more information.
A brand new museum and art space is combining science, art, technology and more to bring cutting-edge exhibitions to Pullman Yards. Their first exhibit entitled HOOKED, delves into our relationship with addiction. Expect to explore the processes of addiction and recovery at this exciting new space, eager to provide the ATL with world-class educational and cultural experiences for young people. Click here to reserve your spot.
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