According to Travel and Leisure, “in 1777, on the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia marked the Fourth of July with fireworks, beginning the tradition that has grown over the last 200 years.” John Adams is credited with suggesting “bells, bonfires, and illuminations,” for the event and with an estimated 14,000 fireworks displays throughout the country according to the American Pyrotechnics Association, we have gathered our favorite local celebrations for you to choose from. 

We're a little partial, but we especially love the Fourth of July because our fearless leader Eric Robb was born on July 4! If you see him in Newtown Park in Johns Creek on July 3 make sure you wish him a happy birthday.

Johns Creek Celebration at Newtown Park - July 3, 2019

Celebrate our country's independence at Newtown Park in Johns Creek with live music by Crystal Clear Band (Dance Party Band), activities, food, and an exceptional fireworks display at Newtown Park in Johns Creek beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Grab a spot on the terraced amphitheater lawn with a home-packed picnic or delicious food from Patty Wagon, Southern Crust, Lat’s Taco Bout It, Peace of Pita, and King of Pops. Cold beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Crystal Clear Band will take the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater stage. Crystal Clear is sure to keep people on their feet from start to finish. The group performs an exciting blend of Classic R&B, Jazz, and current dance favorites. So, be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

And if that’s not enough, top-off the night with a fireworks extravaganza!  Fireworks will begin after sunset. 

Bringing your own alcohol, pets and personal fireworks to the event is prohibited.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome and, tables (reserved seating for 8) are available for rent for $200. Reserve a table online here.

Duluth Celebrates America at the Duluth Town Green - July 3, 2019

From 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd in Downtown Duluth with a fabulous fireworks display, rockin' bands and activities for all to enjoy. Enjoy food trucks, children's activities, giveaways and more on Duluth Town Green. Backyard to Brooklyn band will be on the Main Stage from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and A-Town A-List will be on stage from 7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.. Parsons Alley will also have live entertainment Tommy and Marty from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. 

Downtown Duluth is an open container area so you are welcome to bring anything you want but food and beverage vendors will be onsite if you do not wish to bring your own. Blankets, lawn chairs etc. are welcome.

City of Alpharetta Fireworks Display at Wills Park - July 4, 2019 

Alpharetta Recreation and Parks will host an evening of entertainment and children’s activities on the lawn and field behind Alpharetta Community Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4, with a spectacular fireworks display to begin at dusk. Located throughout the park, food vendors will serve festive fare until 10 p.m., including classics like barbecue, hot dogs, and hamburgers, as well as Mediterranean-style dishes, wood-fired pizza, and tacos.  Old fashioned lemonade, Italian ice, snowballs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.

Enjoy inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and fun in the children’s area, sponsored by Alpharetta Golden Age Club, with wristbands available for nominal fees. The Alpharetta City Band is set to perform patriotic tunes starting at 6 p.m., followed by a local band, Serious Business, playing classic rock and new country favorites. Red, white and blue glow sticks sold by Alpharetta’s Police Explorers will be a fundraiser for new uniforms and training materials. To top off the night, the City of Alpharetta will present a fireworks show after sunset.

Roswell Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Roswell High School - July 4, 2019

The 20th Annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Roswell High School on the front lawn beginning at 5:30 p.m. This Roswell tradition is a great family event filled with live stage performances, a Kids Zone and great food! Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, and the entire family. However, dogs are not allowed at this event. 

The Kids Zone will feature giant inflatables, music and more. Purchase tickets at ticket the booth. $1 for one ticket, or $10 for 12 tickets or purchase a $20 wristband for unlimited inflatables, tattoos, face painting, and Ninja Tower (excludes balloons and food items).

Food trucks will be available for attendees throughout the night and live music begins at 6:00 p.m. featuring Last Call Band and Party Nation. Fireworks begin at dark around 9:30 p.m.