Fourth of July 2013


  • Joeff Davis
  • A man prepares fireworks for Lenox Square mall's annual Fourth of July celebration.

FOURTH OF JULY AT LENOX SQUARE For more than half a century, Lenox Square has celebrated stars and stripes in grand tradition with activities for the entire family. Presented by the Atlantan, this year's activities will include musical entertainment, food concessions, and the "largest fireworks display in the Southeast." This year, Lenox Square will host its inaugural talent search, "Atlanta's Next Legend," where the crowned winner will perform in front of crowds filled with family and friends. Thurs., July 4, 10 a.m. Free. Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road. *rain or shine*

CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK'S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Celebrate the Fourth of July with Centennial Olympic Park, featuring a night of fun and entertainment for the entire family, including downtown Atlanta's best fireworks display. Musical act von Grey will perform at 6:30 p.m. The Fireworks Spectacular, synchronized to a special selection of patriotic and popular music, will start at approximately 9:40 p.m. Thurs., July 4, 6 p.m. Free. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. West. 404-222-7275. www.centennialpark.com. *rain or shine*

PEACHTREE ROAD RACE The AJC Peachtree Road Race attracts runners and walkers from all over the country, and is a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July. For those not running or walking in the event, there are opportunities to take part in the festivities by cheering on the 60,000 participants. Thurs., July 4. 6:45 a.m. www.peachtreeroadrace.org. *rain or shine*

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