July 4th Celebrations

Friday, July 3


City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, July 3rd event. 6-10pm. Downtown Kennesaw. This free event is a great way to get your weekend started. From the United States Air Force Band of the West’s high-energy Concert Band to the sounds of DEPARTURE, the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 4

Home Depot Kids Workshop. 9am – 12pm (drop in any time). Any Home Depot location. This month’s event: Minion’s Scooter. Suggested for ages 5+, but younger kids can complete the items with an adult’s help.

4th of July Skate. 11am – 11pm. Sparkles of Smyrna. Admission is $8 and Skate Rental is $4.

Fourth in the Park – Parade, Festival & Fireworks. Events start at 10am. Marietta. The Freedom Parade starts at 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The festival, including carnival games for the kids runs from 10am – to 9pm at the Square. Live music at 12pm, 2:30pm, 7pm and 8pm. Fireworks at dark.

Acworth Independence Day Celebration. 4pm, Cauble Park. The celebration features live music by The Paul Hand Band starting at 5:30 pm and headliners FLASHBACK starting at 7 pm.  At dark, watch as one of the largest fireworks shows in Cobb County takes place over Lake Acworth. Food and drinks will be available from vendors. Tables for 6 available for $50 for residents and $70 for -.

July 4th on the Lawn. 6pm, downtown Powder Springs. Downtown Powder Springs is the place to be on July 4th. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with live entertainment provided by the popular gospel quartet Zion, followed by one of Atlanta’s favorite local bands, The Men in Blues. Mayor Vaughn will lead the patriotic program at 9:15 p.m. followed by the talented Noelle Miller singing the national anthem. The festivities will end with a spectacular fireworks show. This event is free and open to the public. Games, inflatables, vendors, and food will be available throughout the celebration.

The Regulars

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. 8am – 12pm. Smyrna First Baptist Parking Lot.

Marietta Square Farmers Market. No farmers market due to Fourth in the Park.

Jitterbug Performing Arts. Closed for holiday.

Free Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma. The Avenue at East Cobb. 10am. Theme – Berry Pies and Crisps. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime. 11am. Cumberland location. Book: TBD

Family Storytime. Library closed for July 4th holiday


Additional Independence Day Info:

Check out WSB’s list of fireworks around the metro area from Athens to Villa Rica!

Participate in The Flag Project.


July 4th


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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.