From town squares to stadiums and lakes, there are countless opportunities to watch 4th of July fireworks across the city of Atlanta. The city doesn't miss a chance to have a big party and, along with fireworks, there are live concerts, DJs, and even a road race. Below are some of the favorite spots from which to catch 4th of July fireworks in Atlanta.
Come and watch the largest fireworks display in the Southeast with the Atlanta skyline as the backdrop at the Centennial Olympic Park.
About a 40-minute drive north of the city, this event features live music, games, and festivities all day leading up to the largest fireworks display in North Georgia after the sun goes down.
Be amazed by a laser show that incorporates robotic drones synced with music before the fireworks finale hits the skies over an 800 ft high granite monolith.
Atlanta can be considered a party town but it actually has more wholesome activities for families and people who don't live to watch the sun come up. There are theme parks, amusement parks and lots of ways to get out and enjoy nature as well. When searching for Atlanta hotels for 4th of July, be sure to keep in mind the locations of the family-friendly fun you are interested in as traffic in Atlanta can be a challenge. Many families enjoy Atlanta vacation rentals for 4th of July as they can feel more like home and offer more privacy.
Rent a tube, kayak, paddle board or canoe and take the entire family down the beautiful, lush Chattahoochee river. This is a great activity for young people as well. Bring along a cooler for snacks and drinks and the perfect day out for the entire family is virtually guaranteed.
One of the world's largest aquariums. Spectacular creatures such as beluga whale, whale sharks, and puffins will leave your family in awe when you visit the Georgia Aquarium.
Rollercoasters, kid-friendly rides, comedy shows, and Looney Tunes Characters along with a water park, make Six Flags a popular family day out.
Along with the laser show and fireworks, Stone Mountain Park has hiking trails to the top of the mountain as well as a high-speed Swiss cable car.
Unlike a Carolina barbecue or a Memphis style barbecue, Atlanta is not tied to one particular style of barbecue cooking. It does, however, do many different styles very well. You can find any kind of BBQ you want in Atlanta - even Korean! Some mouth-watering options are presented below:
An Atlanta staple for over 20 years, Fat Matt's ribs fall off the bone and have that hickory smoked flavor that barbecue connoisseurs live for making this a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
One chef is a South Korean ex-pat and the other is Texas born and Atlanta trained. This barbecue truly is to die for and you will not find a more creative barbecue menu anywhere in the USA.
Featured in media outlets such as the New York Times and the Travel Channel, Daddy D'z serves up meat smoked over hickory and oak. Their delectable sides include standard barbecue restaurant favorites such as fried okra, baked beans, and potato salad.
Located on Atlanta burgeoning west side, one of the main things to know about this establishment is that they serve pork from heritage hogs raised on a farm in South Georgia.