10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

People wave flags and celebrate during the July 4th all day celebration parade in Marietta. (Michael Blackshire/Michael.blackshire@ajc.com)

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, Atlanta is gearing up for an array of exciting events and activities that promise fun for all ages! From spectacular fireworks displays and lively parades to family-friendly festivals and unique local experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. To help you make the most of the holiday weekend, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend.

4th of July Celebration

The 4th of July celebration kicks off with an exciting parade featuring floats, marching bands and more! There will also be free live concerts, carnival games, arts and crafts shows for the kids and a fireworks finale.

Location: Marietta Square - 99 S Park Square NE; Date: July 4; Time: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: mariettaga.gov

AJC Peachtree Road Race

Come out and cheer on thousands of racers as they participate in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree 10k road race. Runners will complete a 6.2-mile race and compete for top spots in their divisions.

Location: Lenox Square Mall - 3393 Peachtree Rd NE; Date: July 4; Time: wheelers - 6:25 a.m., elite women - 6:50 a.m., first wave - 7 a.m., waves to follow in five-minute intervals; Admission: Free for spectators; Website: atlantatrackclub.org

Pied Piper Parade, Concert and Fireworks

Join the Decatur community for a day of festivities! This event is a highlight of the summer, bringing together people of all ages to celebrate Independence Day with live music, community and a spectacular fireworks show.

Location: Downtown Decatur - 101 E Court Square; Date: July 4; Time: 5:30-9 p.m.; Admission: $; Website: decaturga.com

Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday brings together a diverse lineup of food trucks offering an array of dishes, from gourmet burgers and pizzas to street food and desserts. Also enjoy giveaways, raffles, and other fun activities.

Location: Northwest Atlanta - 1537 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy; Date: July 5; Time: 3-7 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: groveparkfoundation.org

Lift Up Atlanta 2024 Community Festival

Join the fun at Lift Up Atlanta’s 2024 Community Festival, a celebration that brings together families and friends for a day of community spirit and entertainment. Kids can enjoy bounce houses, face painting and carnival games while adults can explore local vendors, craft stalls and food trucks.

Location: Gwinnett - 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Date: July 6; Time: noon to 6 p.m.; Admission: $5; Website: liftupatlanta.org

Asamble! ATL Edition

Dance the night away at this Afro House party featuring electrifying beats, soulful melodies and tribal rhythms of popular African-based genres of music. Enjoy sounds by Synsation, DJ Aviny, MsLeeding and Son-Of-Rhythm.

Location: Downtown Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St; Date: July 6; Time: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Admission: $10; Website: eventbrite.com

RNB Mimosa Festival

Get ready to groove at the R&B Mimosa Festival, a celebration of smooth R&B music and refreshing mimosas. Attendees can sip on a variety of creatively crafted mimosas and enjoy a fun atmosphere perfect for mingling and dancing.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 680 Dallas St NE; Date: July 6; Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Session 1); 5-9 p.m. (Session 2); Admission: $40-$50; Website: eventbrite.com

Fireworks at Spivey Splash Water Park

Dive into a splashing good time this Independence Day with Fireworks at Spivey Splash Water Park! Spend the day cooling off on exciting water slides, floating along the lazy river, or enjoying the kid-friendly splash zones. As the evening sets in, gather with friends and family on the lawn for live entertainment and fireworks.

Location: Jonesboro - 2300 Hwy 138 SE; Date: July 6; Time: Fireworks begin at dusk; Admission: Free; Website: claytoncountyga.gov

Kenan Presents Clean Comedy Brunch

End your weekend with laughter and good company at Kenan Presents Clean Comedy Brunch, a delightful event that combines delicious food with family-friendly humor. This brunch features talented comedians who deliver hilarious performances without the need for adult language. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere makes it an ideal outing for families, friends and anyone looking to enjoy some good food paired with wholesome entertainment.

Location: Norcross - 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd; Date: July 7; Time: 2-4:30 p.m.; Admission: $15-$30; Website: eventbrite.com

Cops ‘N Cars Car Show

Rev up your engines and join the excitement at this free family event featuring a wide selection of classic and modern cars. Kids can meet local police officers and parents can shop at dozens of local vendors, indulge in an array of food trucks, and enjoy entertainment for the entire family.

Location: Roswell - 38 Hill St; Date: July 7; Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: friendsofroswellpolice.org

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