Kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a bang by attending the most lit parties in Atlanta.
A burst of bashes will be heating up around the city, including celebrity luxury soirees and patriotic day parties.
So, carve out some time outside of the family barbecue to party at the hottest July 4th parties taking place in Atlanta this weekend.
10 p.m., June 30
Artisans Bar & Gallery
140 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta
Music Type: Old School Hip Hop and R&B
Do the Running Man to the top hits from the 1990s at In Living Color hosted by Britni Ariel at Artisans Bar & Gallery. The party will be fueled by DJ Prince Akeem, who will be playing hip-hop and R&B jams from the 1990s, early 2000s and now. Along with sipping on custom cocktails and doing old school dance moves like the Kid 'N' Play, party goers can view art available for purchase. Early bird tickets are selling for $5 or can be bought at the door for $10. The party won't stop til' 2 a.m.
10 p.m., July 1
3595 Clairmont Road Atlanta
Music Type: Rap
Rapper Rick Ross will be live at The Mansion Elan's 7th Annual All-White Anniversary on July 1. The highly anticipated event will be within Mansion's luxury walls, which has 8 bars that serve specialty cocktails, and it will last until 3:30 a.m. As expected, white clothing is strongly suggested. General Admission is $30, and prepare to spend $50 if you plan on cutting the line.
10 p.m., July 1
Rush aka "The Iris"
2751 Buford Hwy NE Atlanta
Music Type: EDM
Listen to high-powered music at the 5th Annual Iris Independence Party on July 1. Come wearing red, white and blue for a chance to win $2,000 in cash and prizes during Iris' Sexiest Patriot Contest. Music producer HxV, "Heroes x Villians," will be live, along with Eddie Gold, Sarah Sativa and Asroth. Grab a Customer Appreciation Party $10 presale ticket from Eventbrite until they're gone.
3 p.m., July 2
956 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30309
Music Type: Trap, R&B
Trap and R&B music will battle it out during the indoor and outdoor day party at Alibi Atlanta hosted by Von The Promoter on July 2. Since more than 1,000 party people came to Alibi during Memorial Day Weekend, organizers suggest arriving early. Another incentive to come early is free admission until 5 p.m. with an RSVP. Find out which sound will win until 9 p.m.
4 p.m. July 2
Nico Simone Compound
7285 Covington Hwy Lithonia
Music Type: Reggae
Celebrate the 4th of July at B.R.I.T.E., Bacchanal Reggae Independence Twisted Event, hosted by Black-Ice Promotion ATL on July 2. At the Nico Simone Compound, the day party will start at 4 p.m. with music played by DJ ZJ Liquid the H20 Boss from ZIP FM Jamaica and won't end until 11 p.m. Organizers advise party goers to arrive early with their own drinks in bottles or coolers. Tickets are selling for $25 on Eventbrite.
3 p.m., July 3
1008 Brady Ave. Atlanta
Music Type: Hip-hop
Hip-Hop artist Fabolous will be featured at The Biggest Red White and Blue Day Party hosted by AG Entertainment, Inc. on July 3. It's free to get into the event until 5 p.m. and the fun lasts throughout the evening until midnight. Get your most fly red, white and blue fit ready for this celebrity event.