Metro Atlanta’s best Fourth of July events: Music, food and more

(L-r) Carli Arnett , Madison Towner and Daniel Cayetano wear Statue of Liberty costumes as they complete their seventh Peachtree Road Race together on Monday, July 4, 2022 (Natrice Miller/

Whether you want a laid-back music and food experience or you want to party the night away, Atlanta has what you’re looking for as you ring in Independence Day! Line up to watch runners compete in the world’s largest 10K, indulge in delicious food truck fare or take in a major league baseball game without leaving the area. And don’t forget to cap your celebrations off with fabulous fireworks throughout the metro. Here are our recommendations for celebrating this July 4!

Southern Spirits

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History and the Kennesaw Museum Foundation will host an evening of food and drink in the museum. Tickets include two drinks (wine or beer) and a tasting plate and one featured spirit. Lawn seats for the city of Kennesaw’s spectacular fireworks display will follow.

Location: Southern Museum; Website:; Date: July 3; Time: 7-10 p.m.; Admission: $30-$40

Braves vs. Giants

What’s a better way to observe America’s independence than to celebrate its favorite pastime? See the Braves at their finest at Truist Park the day before the Fourth! Atlanta’s home team will face off against the San Francisco Giants.

Location: Truist Park; Website:; Date: July 3; Time: 7:20 p.m.; Admission: $23-$160

Eats and Beats at East Point Farmers Market

While this isn’t an Independence Day event specifically, it’s a chance to get out inside the Perimeter and celebrate in your own way with great food and music. This longstanding, open-air farmers market offers an afternoon of fun strolling and buying!

Location: Downtown Commons - East Point; Website:; Date: July 3; Time: 4-7 p.m.; Admission: Free

AJC Peachtree Road Race

The 10K race the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls the world’s largest will commence for the 55th time this July 4. The race attracts elite runners from all over the world, and it’s your chance to find a place along the 6.2-mile route to watch participants vie for top spots in their divisions.

Location: Lenox Square Mall; Website:; 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

Run, White and Blue July 4 race

If you’re not content on the sidelines, join in on the action with this 1K, 5K and 10K fun run at Halcyon in Alpharetta. This run is family-friendly and open to walkers, too!

Location: Halcyon; Website:; Date: July 4; Time: 7:45 a.m.; Admission: $25-$45 (some prices will increase after June 20)

Underground Atlanta Fourth of July Block Party

Games, food trucks and dancing will fill the night at one of the city’s biggest block parties of the summer. DJs will take the stage one after another to bring sounds of the ‘90s, 2000s and the hottest hits of today. This 21-and-up event will provide free BBQ for the first two hours, free entry until 4 p.m. and fireworks at nightfall!

Location: Underground Atlanta; Website:; Date: July 4; Time: 3-10 p.m.; Admission: $0-$300

Cartersville Fourth of July Celebration

Shop, eat and relax at Dellinger Park at Cartersville this July 4! The football field will fill up with celebratory activities - kids games, live music and more - during the afternoon, and Scott Thompson will take the concert stage at 8 p.m. Fireworks will start after dark!

Location: Dellinger Park; Website:; Date: July 4; Times: 4-10 p.m.; Admission: Free

Taste of Food Trucks - the Big Bang Celebration

An array of delicious, purchasable food, great music and entertainment and games for the kids: It’s a Fourth of July celebration for the whole family at Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville.

Location: Arbor Place Mall; Website:; Date: July 4; Time: 5-10:30 p.m.; Admission: Free

Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Fill your July 4 with the sounds of the ‘70s. Enjoy food and drink as this fabulous Fleetwood Mac tribute band takes the stage and transports you for the evening!

Location: MadLife Stage & Studios; Website:; Date: July 4; Time: 7 p.m.; Admission: $34.50-$49.50

Backyard BBQ Fest

Enjoy free food from the grill until 4 p.m. and purchase from food trucks on site while you listen to live DJs and performers. Fireworks will cap things off after dark. Lawn chairs are welcome, and you can bring your own food and drinks with a purchased cooler pass.

Location: Bonfire ATL; Website:; Date: July 4; Time: 3-9:30 p.m.; Admission: $10

Dunwoody Homeowners Association Farmers Market July 4 Cookout

Come on out to Brook Run Park for free food from DHA vendors, and pick up great giveaways! There will be yard games, too, at this second annual event.

Location: Brook Run Park; Website:; Date: July 6; Time: 9 a.m.; Admission: Free

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