Atlanta events for July 2017. 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.

Distance is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Aquarium beer festival

July 1, 2017

0.5 miles NW

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

Fourth of July - Stone Mtn.

July 1 - 4, 2017

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, 2017

82 miles SE

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


July 1 - Aug. 31, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Second of July - Sandy Springs

July 2, 2017

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.

Fourth of July - Six Flags

July 2 - 4, 2017

12.5 miles west

See fireworks every night during July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Third of July - Norcross

July 3, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

0.3 miles west

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

Fourth of July - at the malls

July 4, 2017

8 miles NE

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

34 miles NE

Star Spangled 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, 2017

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, 2017

8 miles NE

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

Fourth of July - Marietta

July 4, 2017

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, 2017

23 miles NE

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

Short-film festival

July 7 - 8, 2017

2.6 miles north

Atlanta Shortsfest shows films under 45 minutes long from a variety of genres at Synchronicity Theatre.

Friday outdoor movies

July 7 - 28, 2017 (begins June 2)

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre on June 2, 16 and July 7, 14, 28.

Concerts in the Garden

July 7 - Sept. 30, 2017 (begins June 10)

2.5 miles NE

See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. The concerts on June 10 and Sept. 30 are in Gainesville.

Reptile Day

July 8, 2017

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 13 - 27, 2017 (begins June 1)

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. Dates in 2017: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 20, 27.

Scrapbook Expo

July 14 - 15, 2017

27 miles NE

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

Jazz on the Lawn

July 14 - August 11, 2017 (begins June 16)

4 miles NE

Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Dates in 2017: June 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 11.

Field day in the park

July 15, 2017 (12 to 5 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 16, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)

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 16 - 20, 2017

Northeast of Atlanta

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

Macon Film Festival

July 20 - 23, 2017

85 miles SE

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

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 21 - 29, 2017

112 miles north

Georgia Mountain Fair has family-friendly music, an arts & crafts show, carnival rides, and a parade July 22 at 11 a.m. in Hiawassee.

Ice cream festival

July 22, 2017

2 miles NE

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

Tennis tournament

July 22 - 30, 2017

2.7 miles north

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

Basketball tournament

July 27 - 29, 2017

0.5 miles SW

Watch hundreds of teenage teams compete at the Tournament of Champions at Georgia World Congress Center.

Music & health festival

July 28 - 29, 2017

2.8 miles north

Atlanta HealthCare & Music Festival has health & wellness vendors, cooking demos, workshops, and performances at Twelve Atlantic Station.

Macon music festival

July 28 - 29, 2017

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.

African dance festival

July 28 - 30, 2017

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.

Zombie Pub Crawl

July 29, 2017 (4 to 11 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.

Restaurant week

July 2017 (undated)

Atlanta locations

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

Fireworks viewing - aquarium

July 2017 (undated)

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 activities.

Fourth of July - Roswell

July 2017 (undated)

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 2017 (undated)

25.6 miles north

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