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Updated: 2:26 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 | Posted: 9:51 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014

July 4th and Independence Day events calendar


July 4 events: Dunwoody Parade photo
Dunwoody's Fourth of July Parade, an annual Independence Day event, is popular with families. The parade is sponsored by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper and includes marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units and local celebrities.

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Here is a preview of select July 4 and Indpendence Day events in Atlanta and north Georgia:

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Date: 10:30 a.m. July 3- July 5
Description: Celebrate in red, white and blue at the best place in Atlanta to see fireworks three nights in a row. Atlanta’s largest Fourth of July celebration explodes with excitement at Stone Mountain Park with the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. The thrills begin with the Lasershow Spectacular™ and culminate with a breathtaking fireworks display. The Lasershow and fireworks are free with vehicle admission. Please come early and prepare for large crowds.
Venue: Stone Mountain Park
Cost: Vehicle entry to the park is $10 for a one-day permit or $35 for an annual permit.
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain
(770) 498-5690

Norcross Red White & Boom (July 3)
Date: 6 p.m. July 3
Description: Fireworks & Bruce in the USA (Springsteen tribute band) headline this big time/small town pre-Fourth celebration! Bring chairs & a cooler & hang out that afternoon in the park (splash pad for the kids + nearby shopping & restaurants) then get ready to party @ 6pm. That's when Maxwell Taylor Man of 1000 Voices opens - then @ 7:30pm, it's time for Springsteen fans. At dusk, a mega fireworks show explodes & then if you're up for more, there's live music in downtown hotspots! Parking info online.
Venue: Lillian Webb Community Park
Cost: Free
5 College St. NW, Norcross
(678) 421-2000

Dunwoody Fourth of July Parade
Date: 9 a.m. July 4
Description: On Friday, July 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper will host the annual Fourth of July Parade featuring marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units and local celebrities. Last year the parade attracted over 2,500 participants and 32,000 spectators!
Venue: Dunwoody Village Shopping Center
5501 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta

Marietta Fireworks on Fourth
Date: 6 p.m. July 4
Description: Enjoy a memorable Fourth of July on the Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s festive terrace! Watch Marietta’s dazzling fireworks display from the fourth level Cobb Terrace while enjoying a cocktail and an unbelievable view of thousands of people in the square’s streets and Glover Park. The fireworks will light the sky after dark, estimated to be between 9 and 9:30 p.m. The doors and bar will open at 6 p.m. Admission will be limited to 120 people. No outside food or drinks.
Venue: Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Cost: $15
117 N. Park Square, Marietta
(770) 293-0080

Alpharetta 4th of July Celebration
Date: 6 p.m. July 4
Description: The Fourth of July is an exciting time to visit Alpharetta. With the traditional July 4th Fireworks and Festivities at Wills Park or a July 4th All-American celebration with theAtlanta Symphony Orchestra on July 5, you will have a fantastic time celebrating America!
Venue: Alpharetta City Pool at Wills Park
Cost: Free
1820 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta
(678) 297-6108

East Point's Salute to the Red, White, & Blue Independence Day Celebration
Date: 5 p.m. July 5
Description: East Point's largest event, boasting thousands of attendees and getting larger every year. People from all over the South Metro area gather downtown to celebrate the holiday. They come for the carnival rides, live music, and multitude of vendors. When the sun sets the sky lights up with the largest digital fireworks display in South Fulton County.
Venue: East Point Commons
Cost: FREE
Between Main St. and East Point St., Atlanta
(404) 765-1082

Cumming July Fourth Celebration and Parade
Date: Friday, Jul 4 10:00a
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Description: On July 4th: 57th annual steam engine parade. On July 3rd: fireworks and street dance.
Venue:Cumming Fairgrounds Cumming, GA

Summer at the Rock
Date: 10:30 a.m. July 1- August 3
Description: Stone Mountain Park presents Summer at the Rock! Excitement begins at the new Big Thinkers Science Exploration Show with interactive, brain teasing experiments. Also,the story of Goldilocks gets flipped around when she finds a bear sleeping in her bed in the Don’t Scare the Bear Improv Show. Enjoy the Craftivity Camp where adventurers can try their hands at fort building and star gazing. Adventure Pass tickets include Summer at the Rock activities plus entrance to all of the park’s attractions.
Venue: Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain
(770) 498-5690

Latimer Hall Arts and Craft Show - May 3rd, June 14th, July 19th! 
Date: 10 a.m. June 14- July 19, 2014
Description: Georgia’s home for Artisans and Crafters, the Monthly Arts and Craft Show continues, May 3rd, June 14th and July 19th at Latimer Hall in Historic Downtown Woodstock. With over 50 vendors, this indoor / outdoor event is located directly across from the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. We will be running from 10 am – 4 pm. See the show on Facebook: Contact us: for more information!
Venue: Latimer Hall - Arts and Craft Show
Cost: free
103 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock


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