Wow! What a hot month June has been (temperature and business-wise)! We sure can't wait to cool off 4 of July weekend with some hot dogs, baseball and ice cold Coca-Cola to celebrate Independence Day. Fortunately this year the 4th falls on a Monday this year so celebrating will last all weekend long. Whether it be, street fairs, Braves games or the Peachtree Road Race there will be events throughout the city to partake in this 4th of July weekend, below are a few suggestions to help guide you through.
The Peachtree Roadrace
When: July 4 @7 am
Where: Begins in Lenox Heights and Ends at Piedmont Park
Although sign-ups ended on June 4th, the Peachtree Roadrace is an absolutely electric event to attend as either a runner or a bystander. It is the largest 10k race in the world with 60,000 participants and a course that winds through midtown Atlanta. Bystanders have been known to cheer on runners hand out drinks (including beer) and bands entertain from the sidelines. Attached is a link to the course in case the race passes through your neighborhood and you're curious to join the fun!
Sideline entertainment, restrooms and hydration are also highlighted on the map
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
When: July 4 @7:20 PM
Where: Truist Park
Celebrate America's birthday with America's National Pastime of baseball. Our fearless Atlanta Braves will be taking on the St. Louis Cardinals at Truist park the evening of the 4th. Following the game will be an unforgettable firework spectacular hosted by the stadium. Make sure to arrive at Truist park early and enjoy the bars and restaurants of the battery. Tickets can be found below and begin at $20 for standing room only.
'Look Up Atlanta'
When: July 3 gates open @ 5PM
Where: Centennial Park
Want to celebrate fireworks two nights in a row? The Georgia World Congress Center Authority will be hosting a firework show on July 3 in Centennial Park titled 'Look up Atlanta' celebrating the greatness of the city. Gates open at 5 with food and beverage options being available for purchase as well as live music entertainment provided by national recording artist Angelica Hale and the Atlanta Youth Symphony during the firework show. Ticket prices vary from GA at $10, VIP Child $20 and VIP Adult $40. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly towards the Centennial Olympic Park beautification fund. More information can be found below.
The 4th of July can be a great holiday to travel, especially when it lands on a 3 day weekend as it does this year. But if you decide to stay in town for the 4th there are many events throughout the city to take advantage of. The list above are just a few of our favorite ways to spend Independence day, but as always make sure to check in with your specific neighborhood to catch any local shows or parades. Wishing you all a safe and fantastic 4th of July weekend, as always stay safe and happy 246th birthday America!