Atlanta events for July 2015. 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 in July 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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Fourth of July - Stone Mtn.

July 2 - 5, 2015

19 miles east

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

Third of July - Norcross

July 3, 2015

19 miles NE

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

Fourth of July - Callaway

July 3 - 5, 2015

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.

Fourth of July - Centennial Park

July 4, 2015

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, 2015

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. Both sold out.

Fireworks viewing - Ventanas

July 4, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

8 miles SE

Saturday’s 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, 2015

8 miles NE

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

Fourth of July - Marietta

July 4, 2015

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, 2015

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 10 - 11, 2015

42 miles NW

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

Field day in the park

July 11, 2015

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.

Street-food festival

July 11, 2015

2 miles NE

Atlanta Street Food Festival showcases the best in local food trucks and local bands at Piedmont Park.

South Pacific festival

July 11, 2015

3 miles NE

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

Reptile Day

July 11, 2015 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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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Family-friendly festival

July 11, 2015

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 Film Festival

July 16 - 19, 2015

85 miles SE

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

Scrapbook Expo

July 17 - 18, 2015

27 miles NE

Scrapbookers find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Scrapbook Expo at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 17 - 25, 2015

112 miles north

Georgia Mountain Fair has family-friendly music, an arts & crafts show, petting zoo, and carnival rides in Hiawassee.

Zine festival

July 18, 2015

0.7 miles SW

A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. Atlanta Zine Fest has vendors, guest speakers, and workshops at Eyedrum. Free.

Restaurant week

July 18 - 26, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

Tomato festival

July 19, 2015

3.5 miles NW

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 the JCT Kitchen & Bar.

Concerts in the Garden

July 23 - 24, 2015

2.5 miles NE

See national acts like John Hiatt and Los Lobos at Concerts in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. June 20; July 23, 24; Aug. 7, 21, 22, 28.

Jazz on the Lawn

July 24, 2015

4 miles NE

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

Dance and drum festival

July 24 - 26, 2015

8 miles SW

Take a class or attend the Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival concert Sat. at 8 p.m. at Tri-Cities High School in East Point.

Ice cream festival

July 25, 2015

2 miles NE

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

Wine party

July 25, 2015

2 miles north

Atlanta Wine Party offers 50 wines to taste with live music and a DJ at Opera Nightclub. Repeats in March

Zombie Pub Crawl

July 25, 2015

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.

Decatur water slide

July 25, 2015

6 miles east

Buy a ticket for Slide the City to ride down a 1,000 foot water slide in the middle of W. Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur. You must be age 5+ and at least 46 inches tall.

River float

July 25, 2015

13 miles north

Chattahoochee River Summer Splash is a six-mile float down river to family festivities and a shuttle bus. No paddle boats or tubes. Details.

Macon music festival

July 25, 2015

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 25 - Aug. 2, 2015

2.7 miles north

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

Movies in the Parks

July 28 & Aug. 7, 2015

Atlanta city parks

See Movies in the Parks beginning at dusk (8:30 or 8:45 p.m.) on July 7, 10, 14, 24, 28, and Aug. 7. Free.

Family puppet show

July 28 - Aug. 9, 2015

2.5 miles north

Based on the book, The Reluctant Dragon is the story of a dragon who would rather be a friend than a fighter at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Discount tickets $10.

Blues musical

July 29 - Aug. 9, 2015

13 miles SW

Chasin’ Dem Blues is a foot-stomping musical history of American blues at Southwest Arts Center.

Discount tickets $18.

Evita outdoors

July 29 - Aug. 16, 2015

32 miles SW

Evita tells the story of Argentina’s former first lady in a musical with stunning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, including Don't Cry for Me Argentina, at Serenbe Playhouse. Discount tickets $18.

Broadway musical

July 29 - Aug. 30, 2015

31 miles NE

Memphis is based on a true love story about a white radio DJ and a black club singer in 1950s Tennessee, including laughter, romance and irresistible songs, at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Steel Magnolias play

July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015

37 miles NE

Steel Magnolias brings the camaraderie, humor and poignancy of the film that starred Dolly Parton to the Sylvia Beard Theatre in Buford. Discount tickets $11.

Thursday outdoor movies

July 30 - Aug. 6, 2015

9 miles NE

Bring a blanket for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. Do not bring chairs, coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free.

Addams Family musical

July 30 - Aug. 16, 2015

8 miles NE

In this live version of The Addams Family TV show, the daughter falls in love with a “normal” boy and invites him and his parents to dinner, at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. Discount tickets $16.75 at Goldstar and Groupon.

Film festival

July 31 - August 2, 2015

27 miles NE

Enjoy a mix of local and international films at Gwinnett Center International Film Festival, which also has seminars, vendors, film-industry panels, and an awards ceremony at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

Cabaret in Fairburn

July 31 - Aug. 9, 2015

23 miles SW

Step back in time to decadent Kit Kat Klub of prewar Germany as colorful singers serenade you in Cabaret at Southside Theatre Guild. Discount tickets $12.

Secret Garden outdoors

July 31 - Aug. 16, 2015

34 miles SW

The Secret Garden is a play based on a beloved novel about an orphan girl and a sickly boy who discover a secret garden and uncover family secrets in The Garden at Serenbe. Discount tickets $12.

Social-media comedy

July 31 - Aug. 23, 2015

3.7 miles SW

Lillian Likes It is a quirky new comedy about finding a guy with the perfect online profile (So what if he’s dead?) at Fulton County West End Performing Arts Center. Discount tickets $13.
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July 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.