Atlanta events July 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events July 2018

Patriotic concert

July 1, 2018
(3 to 4:30 p.m.)
21 miles north
A choir and symphony perform patriotic classics at the Patriotic Celebration Concert at Roswell United Methodist Church. Free but get tickets in advance.

Fourth of July - Six Flags

July 1 - 4, 2018
12.5 miles west
See fireworks every night at dusk during July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Fourth of July - Stone Mtn.

July 1 - 7, 2018
19 miles east
Enjoy a spectacular laser show and then fireworks every evening during Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park. Free except parking.

Third of July - Norcross

July 3, 2018
19 miles NE
Red White & BOOM! has bounce houses (cost), food trucks, DJ music from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and fireworks about 9:25 p.m. in Lillian Webb Park. Free.

Third of July - Duluth

July 3, 2018
(5:30 to 10 p.m.)
26.3 miles NE
Duluth Celebrates America includes bands, children’s activities, food trucks, vendors, and fireworks (9:45 p.m.) on the Town Green. Free.

Fourth of July - International Plaza

July 4, 2018
0.3 miles west
The gates of Centennial Olympic Park open at 6 p.m. for 4th of July Celebration, which features top music artists and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Arrive early since gates may close when the park is full. Free.

Fourth of July - aquarium

July 4, 2018
0.5 miles NW
A ticket to Red White & Brew includes unlimited beer and cider samples, a BBQ dinner, live music, aquarium exhibits (7 to 9 p.m.), and views of fireworks from the top of the parking garage (9:45 p.m.) for age 21+.

Fourth of July - East Point

July 4, 2018
8 miles SE
Salute to the Red, White and Blue includes a 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, 2018
8 miles NE
AJC Peachtree Road Race follows a scenic 10K course from Buckhead to Piedmont Park.

Fourth of July - Marietta

July 4, 2018
19 miles NW
Fourth in the Park features a 10 a.m. parade, arts & crafts booths, food, carnival games, and live music at Marietta Square, followed by fireworks launched from First United Methodist Church at dark. Free.

Barbecue in Roswell

July 4, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
20.4 miles north
Barbecue & Bluegrass features live music, a children’s area, and vendors of barbecue, beer, soft drinks, and desserts on the grounds of Barrington Hall. Free entry.

Fourth of July - Lilburn

July 4, 2018
(5:30 to 10 p.m.)
23 miles NE
Bring lawn chairs or blankets to Sparkle in the Park, which has food vendors, bounce houses (cost), a band at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free.

Fourth of July - Roswell

July 4, 2018
25 miles north
Fireworks Extravaganza has food trucks beginning at 5:30 p.m., live music beginning at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dark at Roswell High School. Bring blankets or chairs. Free.

Fourth of July - Alpharetta

July 4, 2018
(6 to 10 p.m.)
25.6 miles north
Enjoy family activities, bands, food vendors, and fireworks at dusk at 4th of July Celebration at Wills Park. Free.

Fourth of July - Mall of Georgia

July 4, 2018
34 miles NE
Star Spangled Fourth at Mall of Georgia has family-friendly activities beginning 3 p.m., live music at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m., and then a movie (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, PG-13) in Buford. Free.

Fourth of July - Henry County

July 4, 2018
(noon to 10 p.m.)
38.4 miles SE
The inaugural 4th of July Family Fest promises live music, a BBQ contest, 100 vendors, a ticketed kids’ zone, and fireworks at Warren Holder Park in Locust Grove. Rain date July 7. Free admission, $5 parking.

Fourth of July - Dahlonega

July 4, 2018
64 miles north
4th of July Family Celebration includes a 5K run, an 11 a.m. parade, a patriotic speech at noon, the national anthem, a crafts market, a kids’ zone, a car show, and fireworks at dark in small-town Dahlonega. Free.

Fourth of July - Callaway

July 4, 2018
82 miles SE
July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party has beach activities, live music, circus acts, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens. See schedule.

Free movies - Atlantic Station

July 5, 12, 19, 2018
Atlanta city parks
Watch Movies in Central Park beginning at sundown (usually 8:30 p.m.). It’s best to arrive early with a blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Short films

July 6 - 7, 2018
2.6 miles north
Atlanta Shortsfest shows movies under 45 minutes long in a variety of genres at Synchronicity Theatre.

Running music festival

July 7, 2018
1.9 miles south
Night Nation Run includes a pre-party, a music filled 5K course with DJ music, light shows, bubble zones, neon and black lights, and an after-party at Georgia State Stadium.

Free movies - parks

July 10 - Sept. 15, 2018
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park in Canton, Cumming, and Dawsonville.

Jazz on the Lawn

July 13 - Aug. 10, 2018
(Fridays 7:30 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Cash bar and BBQ food for sale.

Field day in the park

July 14, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 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.

Elegant party

July 14, 2018
(7 to 10 p.m.)
2.6 miles north
Celebrate French Bastille Day in all-white cocktail attire at the $125 Soirée Blanche Bastille Day, with a rooftop fashion show, a silent auction, an open french wine bar, a French buffet, and dancing at Nelson Mullins.

Reptile Day

July 14, 2018
(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.

A day on the river

July 14, 2018
(9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
30.6 miles NE
Rent a tube, raft, kayak, or paddle board (or bring your own) for Whatever Floats Your Boat, with live music, yard games, and food for sale at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth. You must bring or rent a life jacket to wear and be age 5+ to go on the water. Free entry.

Tomato festival

July 15, 2018
2.7 miles NW
Enjoy tomato dishes and drinks by some of the South’s best chefs and mixologists plus live music at Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Westside Provisions District.

Waiters’ Race

July 15, 2018
(5 p.m.)
7.4 miles north
Based on a French tradition celebrating Bastille Day, the Waiters’ Race has waiters race to win a free trip to Paris while holding a loaded tray of drinks in the center plaza of The Shops at Buckhead. A block party with games and live entertainment is 3 to 7 p.m. Free.

Ice cream social

July 15, 2018
(2 to 4 p.m.)
10.5 miles NW
Enjoy ice cream and children’s activities at The Vinings Ice Cream Social at The Historic Pace House. Children under 12 are free.

Taste local food

July 16, 2018
(5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
“Enjoy local food prepared by Atlanta’s top chefs” plus “a selection of beverages, live music, cooking and art demonstrations, garden tours, and a silent auction” at AgLanta Eats [formerly Taste of AgLanta] at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Gourmet gala

July 18, 2018
2.9 miles NW
Summer in the City promises “an evening of fine wine, delicious food, and an exciting auction” at the Foundry at Puritan Mill to support charity.

Monthly family festival

July 19, 2018
(5 to 9 p.m.)
22 miles north
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Underground film festival

July 19 - 21, 2018
2.6 miles north
Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) shows films and videos made by grassroots independent filmmakers who break conventional boundaries at Synchronicity Theatre.

Summer jazz

July 20, 2018
(8 p.m.)
3.9 miles SW
Hear great jazz once a month from June to September during Jazz Matters at The Wren’s Nest.

Scrapbook Expo

July 20 - 21, 2018
27 miles NE
Scrapbookers find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth.

Yoga festival

July 20 - 22, 2018
multiple locations
Dirty South Yoga Fest features “a diverse sampling of instructors for a weekend of yoga classes, workshops, community, and festivities” on Friday evening at Monday Night Garage, and Saturday & Sunday at Loudermilk Conference Center.

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 20 - 28, 2018
112 miles north
Georgia Mountain Fair has family-friendly music, an arts & crafts show, carnival rides, and a parade (July 21 at 11 a.m.) in Hiawassee.

Beer & bites in a brewery

July 21, 2018
(12 to 4 p.m.)
0.3 miles north
A ticket to Old 320 Beer Fest includes a tasting room with restaurant bites, 30 breweries offering unlimited sampling, and live entertainment at Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery. Pay $75 at the door.

Tennis tournament

July 21 - 29, 2018
2.7 miles north
The Atlanta Open is a televised annual men’s tennis tournament held at Atlantic Station.

Car show

July 22, 2018
(3 to 7 p.m.)
18.8 miles north
The Auto Show promises automobiles, motorcycles, games and activities for all ages, food from local vendors, and live music at Bradley’s Bar and Grill in Marietta to support charity.

Macon festival

July 27 - 28, 2018
85 miles SE
Hear 80 rock, blues, and soul-infused bands in multiple venues at Bragg Jam Concert Crawl in Macon. Saturday also includes the Arts & Kids Festival (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), with art vendors, food trucks, and kids’ activities in the plaza at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Girls’ basketball tournament

July 27 - 29, 2018
0.5 miles SW
Watch hundreds of teenage teams compete at the Tournament of Champions at Georgia World Congress Center.

African dance festival

July 27 - 29, 2018
5 miles SW
Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival offers dance and drum classes, an African inspired craft market with food vendors, a kids’ camp (Friday 9 a.m.), and a concert (Saturday 8 p.m.) at Sylvan Hills Middle School.

Ice cream festival

July 28, 2018
2 miles NE
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival features ice cream for sale, entertainment, vendors, and fitness events at Piedmont Park. You can bring chairs and umbrellas but no pets. Free entry.

Beer festival

July 28, 2018
(1 p.m., VIP noon)
2.9 miles NE
Great Southern Beer Fest features southern craft beer, southern cuisine, and country rock music in John Howell Park.

Zombie Pub Crawl

July 28, 2018
(4 to 11 p.m.)
3.2 miles NE
Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl for age 21+ begins at Diesel Filling Station and features makeup artists plus food & drink specials at multiple pubs. Wear sunscreen.

Fashion show

July 28, 2018
(6 to 10 p.m.)
31.1 miles NE
Small Boutique Fashion Week is a runway show and market of 20 independent fashion brands at Atlanta Banquets in Suwanee.