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.

Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark Twain musical

July 1 - 10, 2016

18.8 miles NW

Big River is the story of Huckleberry Finn and his adventures with Big Jim the slave, and Tom Sawyer at Theatre in the Square, Marietta. Discount tickets $23.

Baseball & fireworks

July 1, 2016 (7:35 p.m.)

1.7 miles south

Watch the Atlanta Braves play the Miami Marlins, followed by a fireworks show at Turner Field. Discount tickets $18 to $41.

Fourth of July - Stone Mtn.

July 1 - 4, 2016

19 miles east

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

Fourth of July - Callaway

July 1 - 4, 2016

82 miles SE

July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party has beach activities, live music, circus acts, and fireworks (July 4) at Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens.

Childrens’ play outdoors

July 1 - 31, 2016 (also May & June)

33.3 miles SW

Charlotte’s Web is the award-winning story about Charlotte the spider who saves Wilbur the pig. See it live surrounded by real animals at The Inn at Serenbe. Discount tickets $10.

Third of July - Norcross

July 3, 2016

19 miles NE

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

Women’s basketball

July 3 - 17, 2016 (also May & June)

1 mile NE

Watch The Atlanta Dream play an exciting game of basketball in Philips Arena. Discount tickets $11 to $23.

Fourth of July - Centennial Park

July 4, 2016

0.3 miles west

The gates of Centennial Olympic Park open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks synchronized to music begin at 9:45 p.m. for the 4th of July Celebration. Arrive early because gates close when the park is full. Free.

Fireworks viewing - aquarium

July 4, 2016

0.5 miles NW

Two versions: Red White & Brew includes beer, a BBQ buffet, and live music in the ballroom, plus fireworks viewing atop the Georgia Aquarium parking deck. Red White & View is a family version.

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 at 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 movie in Buford. Free.

Fourth of July - East Point

July 4, 2016

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

The Fourth of July Celebration features a parade, live concerts, museum tours, arts & crafts, food, carnival games, and fireworks at Marietta Square. Free.

Fourth of July - Lilburn

July 4, 2016

23 miles NE

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

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.

Relationship theater

July 8 - 23, 2016

16 miles NW

The Last Five Years is a bittersweet musical about a five-year relationship, as told in chronological order by him, and in reverse order by her, at Out of Box Theatre in Marietta. Discount tickets $15.

Jazz on the Lawn

July 8 - Aug. 5, 2016 (begins June 10)

4 miles NE

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

Mary Poppins musical

July 12 - Aug. 7, 2016

26 miles SW

Magical nanny Mary Poppins sings catchy tunes and works her charms on a family in Tyrone. Discount tickets $25.

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 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, petting zoo, and carnival rides in Hiawassee.

Friday outdoor movies

July 15 & 29, 2016

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at Mable House Amphitheatre. Admission is free, or buy a reserved center seat.

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.

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.

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 (11 a.m.)

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.

Dance and drum festival

July 29 - 31, 2016

8 miles SW

Take a class or attend the Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival concert at Tri-Cities High School in East Point.

Concerts in the Garden

July 29 - Aug. 19, 2016 (begins June 25)

2.5 miles NE

See national acts like John Hiatt and the Beach Boys at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden (also Gainesville June 18, July 16, Aug. 13).

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, a kids’ zone, and dental screening at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Donate school supplies. Parking $5.

Macon music festival

July 30, 2016

85 miles SE

During the day, enjoy family-friendly activities and music, and shop art and food vendors. At night, hear 80 rock, blues, and soul-infused bands in a dozen venues at Bragg Jam Arts & Music Festival in Macon.

Tennis tournament

July 30 - Aug. 6, 2016

2.7 miles north

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

Movies in the Parks

July 2016 (undated)

Atlanta city parks

See Movies in the Parks beginning at dusk (8:30 or 8:45 p.m.). Free.

Restaurant week

July 2016 (undated)

Atlanta locations

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

South Pacific festival

July 2016 (undated)

3 miles NE

‘Nezian Fest includes Islander food, entertainment, and children’s activities at Candler Park. Free.

Reptile Day

July 2016 (undated)

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.
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