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.

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Aquarium beer festival

July 1, 2017 (6:30 to 10 p.m.)

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 1 & 4 (weather permitting) at Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens. See schedule.

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, with free garage parking on decks 5 and 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 (3 to 11 p.m.)

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, 2017 (6 to 11 p.m.)

26.3 miles NE

Duluth Celebrates America includes bands, children’s activities, food trucks, vendors, and fireworks on the Town Green. 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, 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 - East Point

July 4, 2017 (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, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

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 dark. Free.

Barbecue in Roswell

July 4, 2017 (10 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, 2017 (5:30 to 10 p.m.)

23 miles NE

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to Sparkle in the Park for food vendors and bounce houses (cost), a band at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free.

Fourth of July - Roswell

July 4, 2017

25 miles north

Fireworks Extravaganza opens at 5:30 p.m., has 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, 2017 (6 to 10 p.m.)

25.6 miles north

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

Fourth of July - Mall of Georgia

July 4, 2017

34 miles NE

Star Spangled Fourth at Mall of Georgia features family-friendly activities and live music at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m., and then a PG movie (The LEGO Batman Movie) in Buford. Free.

Fourth of July - Dahlonega

July 4, 2017

64 miles north

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

Short films

July 7 - 8, 2017

2.6 miles north

Atlanta Shortsfest shows movies under 45 minutes long in a variety of genres at Synchronicity Theatre.

Reptile Day

July 8, 2017 (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.

Waiters’ Race

July 14, 2017 (4 p.m.)

8 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. Watch it happen in the center plaza at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, followed by live entertainment. Free.

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.

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.

Elegant party

July 15, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

2.6 miles north

Celebrate French Bastille Day in all-white cocktail attire at the $125 Soirée Blanche, with a rooftop fashion show, a silent auction, an open french wine bar, a French buffet, and dancing at Nelson Mullins.

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 music at Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Park Tavern.

Ice cream social

July 16, 2017 (1 to 3 p.m.)

10.5 miles NW

Enjoy ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery and children’s activities at The Vinings Ice Cream Social at The Historic Pace House. Children under 12 are free.

Car show

July 16, 2017 (3 to 7 p.m.)

18.8 miles north

Summer Fest Car and Bike 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.

Gwinnett Restaurant Week

July 16 - 20, 2017

Northeast of Atlanta

Get a special $25 or $35 deal on a three-course meal at 20 restaurants during Gwinnett Restaurant Week.

Gourmet gala

July 19, 2017 (6:30 to 10 p.m.)

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 wounded military.

Monthly family festival

July 20, 2017 (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.

Ice cream festival

July 22, 2017 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

2 miles NE

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

Tequila party

July 22, 2017 (noon to 4 p.m.)

2 miles east

A ticket to 0.1K Block Party gets you a margarita, a T-shirt, and food & drink specials at two bars in Inman Park.

Restaurant week

July 22 - 23, 2017

multiple locations

Get a special fixed-price deal for lunch or dinner during Georgia Restaurant Week.

Short plays

July 22 - 23, 2017

8 miles south

Tapas II: Steady As She Goes is a festival of 10-minute plays performed by the Academy Theatre at Hapeville Performing Arts Center.

Discount tickets $10 at Goldstar.

Macon Film Festival

July 22 - 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.

Comedy festival

July 22 - 24, 2017

Atlanta locations

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


July 22 - 29, 2017

1 mile east

Professional magician Peter Morrison performs classic magic and comedy at the Atlanta Magic Theater.

Discount tickets $13 to $23 at Goldstar.

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 22 - 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.

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.

Free movies

July 22 - Aug. 26, 2017

multiple locations

See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.


July 22 - Aug. 31, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Robin Hood outdoors

July 23 - Aug. 13, 2017

32 miles SW

Robin Hood fights for justice with his Merry Men and rescues Maid Marian, in a rousing tale of romantic adventure on the outdoor stage of Serenbe Playhouse in Chattahoochee Hills.

Discount tickets $10 at Goldstar.

Concerts in the Garden

July 23 - Sept. 30, 2017

2.5 miles NE

See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. (The concert on Sept. 30 is in Gainesville.)

Barry Manilow

July 27, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

1 mile north

Barry Manilow, the best selling adult-contemporary artist of all time, belts out his hits (Copacabana, Mandy, Ready to Take a Chance Again) at Fox Theatre.

Discount tickets $30 at Goldstar.

Garden party for adults

July 27, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Buy rum drinks and play like a kid again on the children’s rope bridge and even in the fountain during Cocktails in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Thursday outdoor movies

July 27, 2017

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.
  • July 13 - The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 20 - Hidden Figures
  • July 27 - La La Land

Comedy battle of the sexes

July 27 - 28, 2017

17.5 miles NE

He Said! She Said! features comedians Kym Whitley & David Arnold competing for gender supremacy at Atlanta Comedy Theater for age 21+. Two item minimum.

Discount tickets $13 to $18 at Goldstar.

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.

Little Shop of Horrors

July 27 & 29, 2017

2.4 miles NW

Little Shop of Horrors is a comic-horror rock musical (a boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story) with demented humor and goofy songs performed by Actor's Express.

Discount tickets $17 to $33 at Goldstar.

Friday outdoor movies

July 28 - 28, 2017 (begins June 2)

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.
  • July 7 - Sing
  • July 14 - Pete’s Dragon
  • July 28 - Finding Dory

African dance festival

July 28 - 30, 2017

4 miles NW

Take a class at Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival, which has music and movement workshops, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, a kids’ camp, and a finale concert at Covenant House Georgia.

Jazz on the Lawn

July 28 - August 11, 2017

4 miles NE

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

Zombie Pub Crawl

July 29, 2017 (4 to 11 p.m.)

3 miles NE

Zombies invade 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.

Elegant party in the park

July 29, 2017 (7 to 11 p.m.)

14.5 miles north

A ticket to Prohibition in the Park includes five tastings of specialty craft cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres at Heritage Sandy Springs.

Discount tickets $50 at Groupon.

Tony-winning musical

July 29, 2017 (2 p.m.)

26.4 miles NE

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a small town girl trying to make a mark in the New York City of 1922, with hip-shaking dance numbers, sweeping ballads, and colorful characters at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Discount tickets $10 to $17 at Goldstar.

Macon music festival

July 29, 2017 (plus a Friday concert)

85 miles SE

Hear 80 rock, blues, and soul-infused bands in 15 venues at Bragg Jam Arts & Music Festival in Macon.
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