Atlanta events for July 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

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Fourth of July - Stone Mtn.

July 1 - 4, 2016 (9:30 p.m.)

19 miles east

Enjoy a spectacular laser show and then fireworks every evening during Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park. Free except parking.

Aquarium beer festival

July 2, 2016 (SOLD OUT)

0.5 miles NW

Red White & Brew includes unlimited beer, food, live music, and aquarium exhibits in the Oceans Ballroom.

Fourth of July - Six Flags

July 2 - 4, 2016 (9:30 p.m.)

12.5 miles west

Six Flags Over Georgia launches fireworks each night.

Fourth of July - Callaway

July 2 - 4, 2016

82 miles SE

July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party has beach activities, live music, circus acts, and fireworks on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens.

Third of July - Sandy Springs

July 3, 2016

13.2 miles north

Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. at Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration on the lawn at Concourse Corporate Center 6.

Third of July - Norcross

July 3, 2016 (5 to 10 p.m.)

19 miles NE

Red White & BOOM! features food vendors, kids’ inflatables, DJ music starting at 5:30 p.m., and fireworks at 9:25 p.m. in Lillian Webb Park.

Third of July - Duluth

July 3, 2016 (6 to 11 p.m.)

26.3 miles NE

Duluth Celebrates America includes bands, family activities, food trucks, vendors, and 10 p.m. fireworks on the Town Green. Coolers OK but no glass. Free.

Fourth of July - Centennial Park

July 4, 2016

0.3 miles west

The gates of Centennial Olympic Park open at 6 p.m. for 4th of July Celebration and the fireworks synchronized to music begin about 9:40 p.m. Arrive early since gates close when the park is full. Free.

Fireworks viewing - aquarium

July 4, 2016 (SOLD OUT)

0.5 miles NW

Funbelievable Fourth gives families a view of the fireworks from level 7 of the Georgia Aquarium parking deck, with free beverages and desserts in the Oceans Ballroom, food for sale, games, and activites.

Fireworks viewing - Ventanas

July 4, 2016 (7 to 11 p.m.)

0.6 miles NW

Watch fireworks in Olympic Park from the rooftop of Ventanas with a buffet, drinks, and DJ at Red White & Booze.

Fourth of July - at the malls

July 4, 2016

8 miles NE

4th of July at Lenox Square Mall begins at 6 p.m. with family-friendly live music, food vendors, and a kids’ zone, followed by fireworks about 9:40 p.m. Free.

34 miles NE

Fabulous Fourth at Mall of Georgia features family-friendly activities and live music at 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk, and then a PG-13 movie in Buford. Free.

Fourth of July - East Point

July 4, 2016 (3 to 11 p.m.)

8 miles SE

Salute to the Red, White and Blue includes a carnival, food court, live music, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. near City Hall in East Point. Bring blankets and chairs but no food or pets. Free.

Peachtree Road Race

July 4, 2016

8 miles NE

AJC Peachtree Road Race follows a scenic 10K course from Buckhead to Piedmont Park.

Fourth of July - Marietta

July 4, 2016

19 miles NW

Fourth in the Park features a 10 a.m. parade, live music, arts & crafts, food, and carnival games at Marietta Square, followed by fireworks launched from First United Methodist Church at 9:30 p.m. Free.

Fourth of July - Lilburn

July 4, 2016 (5:30 to 10 p.m.)

23 miles NE

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to Sparkle in the Park for music, food vendors, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fourth of July - Roswell

July 4, 2016

25.1 miles north

Fireworks Extravaganza includes music at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dark at Sweet Apple Elementary. Free.

Fourth of July - Alpharetta

July 4, 2016 (6 to 9 p.m.)

25.6 miles north

Enjoy family activities, a band, and food vendors, followed by Fireworks at Wills Park at dusk. Free.

Bluegrass music

July 8 - 9, 2016

42 miles NW

Hear a dozen bluegrass bands in the country at Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival near Dallas, GA.

Jazz on the Lawn

July 8 - Aug. 5, 2016 (7:30 p.m. Fridays)

4 miles NE

Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde.

Reptile Day

July 9, 2016

4 miles NE

Come face-to-face with live pythons, king snakes, geckos, tortoises, monitors, and iguanas, and see presentations about them on Reptile Day at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Thursday outdoor movies

July 14 & 21, 2016

9 miles NE

Bring a blanket or chairs for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. No coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free.
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Short-film festival

July 15 - 16, 2016

2.5 miles SE

Atlanta Shortsfest [sound] shows films under 45 minutes long from a variety of genres at the DooGallery.

Scrapbook Expo

July 15 - 16, 2016

27 miles NE

Scrapbookers find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 15 - 23, 2016

112 miles north

Georgia Mountain Fair has family-friendly music, an arts & crafts show, carnival rides, and a parade July 16 at 11 a.m. in Hiawassee.

Field day in the park

July 16, 2016 (12 to 5:30 p.m.)

2 miles east

Sign up your eight-person team to compete in zany outdoor contests for prizes at Atlanta Field Day in Historic Fourth Ward Park. Rain date July 30.

Bicycle expo

July 16, 2016

11.2 miles south

Atlanta Bike Expo has vendors of bikes and gear, an indoor test track, and a stunt show at Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Tomato festival

July 17, 2016

2.4 miles NE

Enjoy tomato dishes and drinks by some of the South’s best chefs and mixologists plus live entertainment at Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Park Tavern.

Gwinnett Restaurant Week

July 17 - 21, 2016

Northeast of Atlanta

Get a special $25 deal on a three-course meal at 20 restaurants during Gwinnett Restaurant Week.

Comedy festival

July 20 - 24, 2016

Atlanta locations

ATL Comedy Arts Fest features local comedians at six venues competing to be filmed in the TV taping finale.

Macon Film Festival

July 21 - 24, 2016

85 miles SE

Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in historic theaters in downtown Macon, with celebrity guests and workshops.

Beer Mile

July 23, 2016 (noon)

1.7 miles south

Run a mile, stopping to drink beer every quarter mile, followed by an open beer bar with food vendors and music at National Beer Mile at Turner Field.

Ice cream festival

July 23, 2016

2 miles NE

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival features ice cream for sale, entertainment, vendors, and fitness events at Piedmont Park. Free entry.

Restaurant week

July 28 - 31, 2016

Atlanta locations

Get a special deal on a fixed-price meal for brunch, lunch, or dinner during Downtown Restaurant Week.


July 28, 30, 31, 2016

1.7 miles south

Watch the Atlanta Braves play Philadelphia at Turner Field.

Discount tickets $18 to $51.

Entertaining play about racism

July 28 - Aug. 7, 2016

13 miles SW

Smart People examines the difficult issue of racism with barbed wit and a keen eye on human nature through the eyes of four Harvard graduates at Southwest Arts Center. Discount tickets $18.

Theme parks

July 28 - Dec. 31, 2016

multiple locations

Discount prices include all taxes and ticket fees.

Baseball & fireworks

July 29, 2016 (7:35 p.m.)

1.7 miles south

Watch the Atlanta Braves play the Philadelphia Phillies, followed by fireworks at Turner Field. Discount tickets $21 to $46.

Friday outdoor movies

July 29, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at Mable House Amphitheatre. Free or reserve a great seat for $4.50.

Concerts in the Garden

July 29 - 30, 2016

2.5 miles NE

See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

African dance festival

July 29 - 31, 2016

9 miles west

Take a class at Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival at Adamsville Recreation Center, or attend the concert Saturday at 8 p.m. at Spelman College.

Musical: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

July 29 - Aug. 13, 2016

7.6 miles NE

Based on the movie starring Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is about two con artists competing to con a beautiful heiress on the French Riviera, live at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. Discount tickets $13.

Underground art show

July 30, 2016 (8 p.m.)

0.9 miles south

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 50 artists, pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+. No advance tickets. Pay $5 cash at the door.

Zombie Pub Crawl

July 30, 2016 (4 p.m.)

3 miles NE

Zombies invade 5 pubs and restaurants along North Highland Ave. during Zombie Pub Crawl. A ticket includes drinks, food discounts, and zombie make-up at Diesel Filling Station. Requires age 21 ID.

Family-friendly festival

July 30, 2016

22 miles NW

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival has food, music, vendors, and a kids’ zone at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Donate school supplies. Parking $5.

Macon music festival

July 30, 2016

85 miles SE

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy family-friendly activities and music, and browse art and food vendors. Beginning at 3 p.m., hear 80 rock, blues, and soul-infused bands in a dozen venues at Bragg Jam Arts & Music Festival in Macon.

Family puppet show

July 30 - 31, 2016

2.5 miles north

Sleeping Beauty is the classic fairy tale about a princess put under a spell to sleep for 100 years until she is awakened by the kiss of a prince, at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Discount tickets $11.

Tennis tournament

July 30 - Aug. 7, 2016

2.7 miles north

The Atlanta Open is a televised annual men’s tennis tournament held at Atlantic Station.
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