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Annual Peachtree Road Race expected to draw
thousands of spectators
The annual AJC Peachtree Road Race will be held on Tuesday, July 4, near Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta.
The event draws 150,000 spectators who will line the sides of Peachtree Road to enjoy the world’s largest 10K. The race follows a scenic 10K course from Buckhead to Piedmont Park. Lenox Mall will offer families a full day of fun in the heart of Atlanta.
For more information, visit www.atlantatrackclub.org.
Celebrate Independence Day at Centennial Park
Enjoy a Fourth of July celebration show on Tuesday, July 4, at Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta.
Centennial Olympic Park is joining forces with Lenox Square to present the Southeast’s largest fireworks show. Grammy-award winning artist Bobby Brown will perform along with several other music artists. A synchronized musical firework show will follow at 9:40 p.m.
Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. For more information, visit gwcca.org.
Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration offers holiday fun
The Chamblee fireworks show at Keswick Park will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 5 to 10 p.m. at Keswick Park Soccer Field, 3496 Keswick Drive, Chamblee.
The event, which will include activities for the entire family, will consist of a bike parade, train rides, corn hole tournament, live music and fireworks.
There is no cost to participate in the tournament. For more information, visit www.chambleega.com.
Join Decatur’s July 4th Pied Piper Parade
Gather friends and family to ride your bike, walk or skate in the downtown Decatur community parade on Tuesday, July 4. Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. and concludes with a concert on the square beginning at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand. Fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m. 678-553-6573.
Stone Mountain Park presents Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Enjoy a laser show and fireworks every evening from Saturday, July 1, to Tuesday, July 4, during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain.
Attendees will get a chance to watch a free laser show featuring state-of-the-art digital graphics and special effects. A patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the laser show every night July 1-4.
Admission is free with a parking fee of $15. For more information, visit www.stonemountainpark.com
City of Lawrenceville hosts prelude to the Fourth
The City of Lawrenceville will host its 12th annual holiday prelude Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 3, 5 p.m., at the Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville.
Enjoy an evening of fun and fireworks for the entire family. There will be a kids’ zone, food trucks, beer and wine and music. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.lawrencevillega.org.
Star Spangled Snellville festival and fireworks show set
Star Spangled Snellville will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 4 p.m., on the Towne Green, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville.
The celebration will include family-friendly entertainment, a playground of inflatables, face painting, water slides, train rides and a bungee jump.
In addition to all the rides, guests can participate in several activities including a watermelon eating contest, cakewalk and a blood drive. The event will feature a variety of local food vendors as well as festival favorites such as boiled peanuts, grilled corn on the cob, freshly-squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, and flavored shaved ice. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.snellvilletourism.com.
City of Conyers to host “Celebrate Community” parade
The city of Conyers is kicking off its Independence Day celebration with a parade on Saturday , July 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The parade will leave from the parking lot of Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St. N.W. and travel a little more than a half mile into historic Olde Town.
Come out and watch the parade of people, vehicles, strollers, golf carts and more decked out in red, white and blue.
Stars and Stripes fest set in Covington
Join the Covington community for a free family-friendly Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2:30 p.m. in Downtown Covington on the Square, 2101 Clark St.
Festivities will include free entertainment, live music, food and beer followed by an evening fireworks show beginning around 9:30 p.m. Enjoy food, games, live music and lots of family fun.
For more information, call 770-787-3868.