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Fourth of July Events in Atlanta 2020

Fourth of July Fireworks

Photo credit: Vernon Raineil Cenzon

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE: Watch Fireworks in Atlanta.



Oh say can you see, by the fire cracker’s yellow light...it’s America’s birthday! Deck out with some stars and stripes, hop on a motorcycle, and hit the road for a classic all-American road trip. Since 1776, the U.S. has been kicking butt and taking names, so let’s celebrate it! Don’t let George Washington down.

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If you have time away from work for Independence Day, chances are one of these noun combos is an accurate summation of your holiday activities. Sure, there are variations. No doubt some of you will choose Boca burgers or drink wine, liquor, or soft drinks instead of beer. And some of you are smart enough to lather up with SPF 50 and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

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The day's original meaning is now so obscure that not even self-described America-loving patriots call it Independence Day anymore. Instead we/they call it the Fourth of July or, more often, simply "the Fourth." It's not "What are you doing for Independence Day," it's "What are you doing for the Fourth?"

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The demands of work make us hurried and self-centered. Americans work very long hours compared to our peers in other wealthy nations. In 2008, the average American had only 18 annual vacation days and used just 14 of them. If you add up public holidays plus statutory requirements for paid time off work, our peers in Europe usually have at least five or six weeks paid time off annually.

Vacation time is only part of the "free" time formula. Our laws and traditions reinforce the message that workplace productivity (translation: profit) is our primary purpose for being. Everything else is distraction. Consider this, in the U.K., the country from which the U.S. declared independence, mothers get one year off of work to stay at home with a new baby. Nearly 10 months of that is paid. Anyone who has a child or knows someone with a child knows that time off work is anything but "free" time. By comparison, in the U.S. some women get three months off, unpaid, thanks to the Family Medical Leave Act. If new American mothers get paid during their parental leave, it's because they work for one of the just 10 percent or so of American employers that offer paid time off to new parents. More likely they're getting paid because they have an insurance policy through their employer that cuts checks to new mothers in the form of "short-term disability" payments. We're so obsessed by short-term profits, we view babies as distractions from workplace productivity. Even if you're a heartless major shareholder who hates babies, you should welcome them as future labor to exploit. By treating family as a disability, we're eating our own seed corn. A country that doesn't have time to raise its babies is a country that certainly has no time to think about things like the meaning of a holiday. So let's just chillax on our free day and try to be sober when we go back to work tomorrow, OK?

Independence Day's civic meaning is further devalued by the shallow way we choose to celebrate it. I'm not talking about meat and explosions. That's fellowship and fellowship is a wonderful thing. I'm talking our unhealthy urge to turn every civic event into a reason to genuflect to the U.S. military. It happens all over the country. It's just worse here in the South.

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We can widen and deepen Independence Day's appeal by expanding our working definition of patriotism beyond hand-clapping and "America, fuck yeah." Instead of being a third military holiday, but with fireworks, Independence Day should put the significance of our armed forces into a meaningful context.

Remember: Independence Day doesn't commemorate a battle or a war. It commemorates the day a bunch of politicians clicked "Like" on a 1,300-word missive by a radical public intellectual. July 4, 1776, was a thinking, talking, and writing day, not a fighting day. It's not the day we won the battle for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's the day a clutch of influential people agreed these were good ideas; the day they decided Americans should be citizens instead of subjects.

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We can widen and deepen Independence Day's appeal by expanding our working definition of patriotism beyond hand-clapping and "America, fuck yeah." Instead of being a third military holiday, but with fireworks, Independence Day should put the significance of our armed forces into a meaningful context.

Remember: Independence Day doesn't commemorate a battle or a war. It commemorates the day a bunch of politicians clicked "Like" on a 1,300-word missive by a radical public intellectual. July 4, 1776, was a thinking, talking, and writing day, not a fighting day. It's not the day we won the battle for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's the day a clutch of influential people agreed these were good ideas; the day they decided Americans should be citizens instead of subjects.

So just as people declare their intention to put the "Christ back in Christmas" and revive the spirit of that holiday by reclaiming it from consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, I urge my fellow Atlantans and Americans to begin making an effort to put the Independence Day back in the Fourth of July.

Here are a few simple things you can do. Read the Declaration of Independence. It's shorter than this essay. Pick up a book about the Declaration's primary author, Thomas Jefferson. Screw that. I know you're busy. Just read his Wikipedia page on your phone in the bathroom at work. Knowing a little bit about Jefferson is a soothing experience. If you're the type of person who watches the news and laments that our country is a scary, freaky, mixed-up place, you will find something like solace in knowing confusion and contradiction is in our DNA — courtesy of American Baby Daddies like Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was/is a confusing and contradictory man. He was a man of letters, but a lousy public speaker. He was a theologian who distrusted contemporary religion so much he assembled his own version of the Bible. He tried to limit and abolish slavery as a government official, but kept slaves. Enormously heroic and deeply flawed, he was a complicated man; he was the John Shaft of his day. No one understood him but Sally Hemings.

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If you have time away from work for Independence Day, chances are one of these noun combos is an accurate summation of your holiday activities. Sure, there are variations. No doubt some of you will choose Boca burgers or drink wine, liquor, or soft drinks instead of beer. And some of you are smart enough to lather up with SPF 50 and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

Menus and melanomas aside, my bigger point is this: Independence Day isn't the national day of historical commemoration or celebration it's supposed to be. Instead it's an "I found $40 in these old jeans"; a bonus day during which we're allowed to start fires and detonate explosives without ending up on a Homeland Security watch list. It's our national Sabado Gigante that, six out of seven years, isn't even on a Sabado.

The day's original meaning is now so obscure that not even self-described America-loving patriots call it Independence Day anymore. Instead we/they call it the Fourth of July or, more often, simply "the Fourth." It's not "What are you doing for Independence Day," it's "What are you doing for the Fourth?"

How did that happen? Not even the "War on Christmas" jackboots marching across Sean Hannity's damp fantasies would think to defrock Christmas by dubbing it "the 25th." Yet Independence Day has somehow become the only major holiday we effectively deny by refusing to call it by its given name. Calling it "the Fourth" is dismissive and insulting, like when an elderly homophobic relative refers to your longtime same-sex spouse as your "friend." The words we choose to describe things convey our intentions, regardless of whether we understand or acknowledge those intentions.

When I consider how Independence Day has devolved into a mindless national block party, I can't help but think about how the pace and priorities of modern American life discourage us from being mindful of much of anything. We live in a city, in a country, where quasi-police agents need to be stationed at crosswalks every morning to keep commuters from mowing down children on their way to school. If we're too busy not to kill schoolchildren without explicitly being told not to, we're too busy to consider the meaning of our civic holidays. We're too busy to consider much of anything.

The demands of work make us hurried and self-centered. Americans work very long hours compared to our peers in other wealthy nations. In 2008, the average American had only 18 annual vacation days and used just 14 of them. If you add up public holidays plus statutory requirements for paid time off work, our peers in Europe usually have at least five or six weeks paid time off annually.

Vacation time is only part of the "free" time formula. Our laws and traditions reinforce the message that workplace productivity (translation: profit) is our primary purpose for being. Everything else is distraction. Consider this, in the U.K., the country from which the U.S. declared independence, mothers get one year off of work to stay at home with a new baby. Nearly 10 months of that is paid. Anyone who has a child or knows someone with a child knows that time off work is anything but "free" time. By comparison, in the U.S. some women get three months off, unpaid, thanks to the Family Medical Leave Act. If new American mothers get paid during their parental leave, it's because they work for one of the just 10 percent or so of American employers that offer paid time off to new parents. More likely they're getting paid because they have an insurance policy through their employer that cuts checks to new mothers in the form of "short-term disability" payments. We're so obsessed by short-term profits, we view babies as distractions from workplace productivity. Even if you're a heartless major shareholder who hates babies, you should welcome them as future labor to exploit. By treating family as a disability, we're eating our own seed corn. A country that doesn't have time to raise its babies is a country that certainly has no time to think about things like the meaning of a holiday. So let's just chillax on our free day and try to be sober when we go back to work tomorrow, OK?

Independence Day's civic meaning is further devalued by the shallow way we choose to celebrate it. I'm not talking about meat and explosions. That's fellowship and fellowship is a wonderful thing. I'm talking our unhealthy urge to turn every civic event into a reason to genuflect to the U.S. military. It happens all over the country. It's just worse here in the South.

Being thankful for and honoring the sacrifices made by the women and men of our armed forces is important. We quite rightly have two days on our civic calendar set aside for honoring people of the military (Memorial Day to honor our military dead and Veterans Day to honor everyone who has served in the armed forces). One could argue that it's more important than ever to honor the servicewomen and men since the U.S. moved to a volunteer military after Vietnam. (Remember, as great as the Greatest Generation was, remember they were conscripted; the people who got Bin Laden volunteered for that job.) But that's not what we do on Independence Day. At Lenox, Centennial Olympic Park, or wherever you gather for the holiday, there's going to be some cursory hand-clapping for veterans while Hootie (or your event's equivalent) downs a Dasani between sets. This is not thoughtful. This is not civic-mindedness.

We can widen and deepen Independence Day's appeal by expanding our working definition of patriotism beyond hand-clapping and "America, fuck yeah." Instead of being a third military holiday, but with fireworks, Independence Day should put the significance of our armed forces into a meaningful context.

Remember: Independence Day doesn't commemorate a battle or a war. It commemorates the day a bunch of politicians clicked "Like" on a 1,300-word missive by a radical public intellectual. July 4, 1776, was a thinking, talking, and writing day, not a fighting day. It's not the day we won the battle for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's the day a clutch of influential people agreed these were good ideas; the day they decided Americans should be citizens instead of subjects.

So just as people declare their intention to put the "Christ back in Christmas" and revive the spirit of that holiday by reclaiming it from consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, I urge my fellow Atlantans and Americans to begin making an effort to put the Independence Day back in the Fourth of July.

Here are a few simple things you can do. Read the Declaration of Independence. It's shorter than this essay. Pick up a book about the Declaration's primary author, Thomas Jefferson. Screw that. I know you're busy. Just read his Wikipedia page on your phone in the bathroom at work. Knowing a little bit about Jefferson is a soothing experience. If you're the type of person who watches the news and laments that our country is a scary, freaky, mixed-up place, you will find something like solace in knowing confusion and contradiction is in our DNA — courtesy of American Baby Daddies like Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was/is a confusing and contradictory man. He was a man of letters, but a lousy public speaker. He was a theologian who distrusted contemporary religion so much he assembled his own version of the Bible. He tried to limit and abolish slavery as a government official, but kept slaves. Enormously heroic and deeply flawed, he was a complicated man; he was the John Shaft of his day. No one understood him but Sally Hemings.

You don't have to celebrate Independence Day my way. You can celebrate it your way or not at all. Do it however you'd like. It's a free country, after all. All I ask is you take a few seconds to consider that. 

Andisheh Nouraee is the author of Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom. Find him and the book at twitter.com/andishehnouraee.       0,0,10    "4th of July 2020"  13068840 5696723                          Opinion - The Declaration of Independence Day "
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We received an e-mail from Secretary of State Karen Handel at 4:55 Friday afternoon notifying us that Georgia's official copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the state Capitol today, Monday, Feb. 12.

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It’s the second Sunday of the month, and that means the chance to catch some of the world’s greatest works on display for free at the High Museum. With special attention to the museum’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic exhibition, there’ll be film screenings, storytelling for the young ones, and the opportunity to make your own stuffed animal! Exhibits Outliers and American Vanguard Art and Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki will also be on display. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., July 8. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. https://high.org/tickets/​​​​​​​


Produced by the legendary comedy venue Dad’s Garage, Black Nerd is a dark comedy that follows a young man's journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. Asking the question of what happens when a black kid prefers Weird Al over Kendrick Lamar, attend DragonCon over a Jay-Z concert, and Star Wars over Tyler Perry, here’s an original work that’s sure to both entertain and engage. Currently in previews, this weekend’s audiences will be the first to experience this new work. $15.50-$29.50. 8 p.m. Fri., July 6 & Sat., July 7. Dad’s Garage, 569 Ezzard St. www.dadsgarage.com.


Themes of memory, race, and erasure in urban Atlanta get unpacked for a panel discussion inspired by the City of Atlanta’s Gallery 72 exhibition, The Compassionate Eye in Forgotten Atlanta. Featuring a panel of educators, artists, archivists, and community leaders, the discussion will covoer concerns of development, economics, and race in Atlanta. Whether you’re new to the city or a Peachtree citizen, this is an opportunity to gain insight on the unseen and forgotten parts of the ever-changing city. Free. 7-9 p.m. Fri., July 6. Gallery 72, 72 Marietta St. N.W. 404-546-3220. www.ocaatlanta.com.


Blam! Catch some of the funniest minds in the city for Jokin’ Off: A Comedy Battle at Laughing Skull Lounge, hosted by Greg Behrens. For this rapid fire, single elimination one-liner tournament, eight comedians will go head to head using only their sharp wit and wry sense of humor to battle it out for the title of Jokin’ Off Champion. With each night closed out by some of best comics in the country, grab your comedy nerd friends for an evening of laughs at breakneck speed. $12. 4:30 p.m. (doors). Sat., July 7. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. 404-369-1017. www.laughingskulllounge.com.


Tear the roof off this sucker, or just stay for the party. Join SunTrust Park and Terrapin Beer Co. for a rooftop party at Xfinity Rooftop Patio at SunTrust Park! With the Braves vs. Brewers game on full volume, this rooftop pow wow has got foosball, cornhole, ping pong, and plenty of Terrapin brews on tap. Local restaurant legends Fox Bros BBQ will provide bites, and the party organizers will be giving away Terrapin Chopsecutioner Bobbleheads to the first 100 fans who arrive. Don’t miss out for a beautiful view matched with the Braves, good brews, and good times. Free. 3-7 p.m. Sat., July 7. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. S.E. www.facebook.com/events/624191244604407/?active_tab=about.


Jaymerson Payton’s newest exhibition, The Pragmatic Protagonist, is a testament to vulnerability and reflection. His exhibit at The Mammal Gallery’s new location on Mitchell Street is a body of work translating his life experiences, quandaries, and dilemmas through paintings, drawings, and sculptures. As we experience a barrage of tales and stories of struggle in our tech-obsessed world, here’s an exhibit that attempts to condense all the roads taken into one comprehensive exhibition. Free. 7-11 p.m. Sat., July 7. The Mammal Gallery, 217 Mitchell St. S.W. www.mammalgallery.com.


Relive some of that old-school Saturday morning cartoon nostalgia with Joystick Gamebar for an afternoon of great food, drinks, and games for a good cause. In addition to Joystick’s delightful Bloody Mary’s, delicious Mimosa’s, and games on free play, a portion of the proceeds from sales will go to Our House, Inc. The organization is a neighborhood non-profit with a goal of breaking the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families experiencing homelessness. So grab the kids and bask in some classic Saturday morning programming while contributing to the betterment of our community. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Sat., July 7. Joystick Gamebar, 427 Edgewood Ave. S.E. www.joystickgamebar.com.


Sweet dreams are made of this. Atlanta’s favorite ‘80s dance party, HEYDAY, returns to East Atlanta Village’s The Basement for a night of Reagan-era dance floor bangers. The itinerary will be the same as usual: Letting loose with friends to some classic poppy jams. Except this time around it’s an all-request night. That’s right, from the most embarrassing slow jams to upbeat crowd pleasers, you’ll get the chance to spin your favorite ‘80s tune. Featuring Kimber of NonsenseATL behind the turntables, it’s time to forget the working week and get lost in the groove. This is a 21+ event. $7-$10. 10 p.m. Sat., July 7. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. www.basementatl.com.


Looking for an excuse to drink during the day? Urban Tree Cidery has got you covered. Atlanta’s first cidery is offering up Rosé cider all day with creative cocktail mixes to boot. Two featured mixtures are “Brosé,” made with Moonrise Rye Whiskey, and “Glowsé” made with gin from the Old Fourth Distillery. Guests can also grab sugary delights from Southern Peach Pastries and a local food truck. It may be the Lord’s day, but honestly, there’s nothing more heavenly than soaking up sun and sipping on some local Rosé. Free. 12:30-6:30 p.m. Sun., July 8. Urban Tree Cidery, 1465 Howell Mill Road N.W. 404-855-5546. www.urbantreecidery.com.


Get craftin’ at the Museum of Design Atlanta and join the staff in designing lanterns and masks for Parliament of Owls’ owl-themed lantern parade on August 3. Then, in anticipation of MODA’s Raspberry Pi Jam on July 18, participate in a collaborative design integrating Raspberry Pi computing and textiles. While you’re there, gain some insight on the craftivism movement with their Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibit. Bring the kids and the family, ‘cause it’s free. Free. Noon. Sun., July 8. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-979-6455. www.museumofdesign.org.


A match made in heaven: local brews and local burgers. Swing by Eventide Brewing as they host the new burger pop-up, Black Sheep ATL. The event will feature the Braves game on the big screen, bar games on the patio, and Eventide’s Tasting Room open for the beer geeks. Here’s to Sundays full of brews, burgers, and the Braves. Free. Noon. Sun., July 8. Eventide Brewing, 1015 Grant St. S.E. www.eventidebrewing.com."
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PLUS: An 80’s dance party, comedy, Day-drinking, Art, and more 7129  2018-07-06T19:27:07+00:00 Fourth of July 2018 laureneleathers@gmail.com Lauren Leathers  Jake Van Valkenburg Jake Van Valkenburg 2018-07-06T19:27:07+00:00  In what’s been called this year’s Get Out, Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You is an absurdist sci-fi satire depicts a desperate telemarketer named Cash, played by Atlanta actor Lakeith Stanfield, who has difficulty getting people to listen to him. Until, with a little help from his aging co-worker (played by Danny Glover), he discovers the magic touch… to use the “white voice.” Through a series of surreal misadventures, Cash utilizes his “white voice” to ascend the telemarketing corporate ladder, which puts him at a daring crossroads of material success and moral predicaments. In select theaters Friday, witness Boots Riley’s big screen debut at AMC Phipps Plaza or the Regal Atlantic Station Stadium Movie Theater.  Prices and times vary per movie theater. Fri., July 6. sorrytobotheryou.movie.

It’s the second Sunday of the month, and that means the chance to catch some of the world’s greatest works on display for free at the High Museum. With special attention to the museum’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic exhibition, there’ll be film screenings, storytelling for the young ones, and the opportunity to make your own stuffed animal! Exhibits Outliers and American Vanguard Art and Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki will also be on display. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., July 8. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. https://high.org/tickets/​​​​​​​


Produced by the legendary comedy venue Dad’s Garage, Black Nerd is a dark comedy that follows a young man's journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. Asking the question of what happens when a black kid prefers Weird Al over Kendrick Lamar, attend DragonCon over a Jay-Z concert, and Star Wars over Tyler Perry, here’s an original work that’s sure to both entertain and engage. Currently in previews, this weekend’s audiences will be the first to experience this new work. $15.50-$29.50. 8 p.m. Fri., July 6 & Sat., July 7. Dad’s Garage, 569 Ezzard St. www.dadsgarage.com.


Themes of memory, race, and erasure in urban Atlanta get unpacked for a panel discussion inspired by the City of Atlanta’s Gallery 72 exhibition, The Compassionate Eye in Forgotten Atlanta. Featuring a panel of educators, artists, archivists, and community leaders, the discussion will covoer concerns of development, economics, and race in Atlanta. Whether you’re new to the city or a Peachtree citizen, this is an opportunity to gain insight on the unseen and forgotten parts of the ever-changing city. Free. 7-9 p.m. Fri., July 6. Gallery 72, 72 Marietta St. N.W. 404-546-3220. www.ocaatlanta.com.


Blam! Catch some of the funniest minds in the city for Jokin’ Off: A Comedy Battle at Laughing Skull Lounge, hosted by Greg Behrens. For this rapid fire, single elimination one-liner tournament, eight comedians will go head to head using only their sharp wit and wry sense of humor to battle it out for the title of Jokin’ Off Champion. With each night closed out by some of best comics in the country, grab your comedy nerd friends for an evening of laughs at breakneck speed. $12. 4:30 p.m. (doors). Sat., July 7. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. 404-369-1017. www.laughingskulllounge.com.


Tear the roof off this sucker, or just stay for the party. Join SunTrust Park and Terrapin Beer Co. for a rooftop party at Xfinity Rooftop Patio at SunTrust Park! With the Braves vs. Brewers game on full volume, this rooftop pow wow has got foosball, cornhole, ping pong, and plenty of Terrapin brews on tap. Local restaurant legends Fox Bros BBQ will provide bites, and the party organizers will be giving away Terrapin Chopsecutioner Bobbleheads to the first 100 fans who arrive. Don’t miss out for a beautiful view matched with the Braves, good brews, and good times. Free. 3-7 p.m. Sat., July 7. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. S.E. www.facebook.com/events/624191244604407/?active_tab=about.


Jaymerson Payton’s newest exhibition, The Pragmatic Protagonist, is a testament to vulnerability and reflection. His exhibit at The Mammal Gallery’s new location on Mitchell Street is a body of work translating his life experiences, quandaries, and dilemmas through paintings, drawings, and sculptures. As we experience a barrage of tales and stories of struggle in our tech-obsessed world, here’s an exhibit that attempts to condense all the roads taken into one comprehensive exhibition. Free. 7-11 p.m. Sat., July 7. The Mammal Gallery, 217 Mitchell St. S.W. www.mammalgallery.com.


Relive some of that old-school Saturday morning cartoon nostalgia with Joystick Gamebar for an afternoon of great food, drinks, and games for a good cause. In addition to Joystick’s delightful Bloody Mary’s, delicious Mimosa’s, and games on free play, a portion of the proceeds from sales will go to Our House, Inc. The organization is a neighborhood non-profit with a goal of breaking the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families experiencing homelessness. So grab the kids and bask in some classic Saturday morning programming while contributing to the betterment of our community. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Sat., July 7. Joystick Gamebar, 427 Edgewood Ave. S.E. www.joystickgamebar.com.


Sweet dreams are made of this. Atlanta’s favorite ‘80s dance party, HEYDAY, returns to East Atlanta Village’s The Basement for a night of Reagan-era dance floor bangers. The itinerary will be the same as usual: Letting loose with friends to some classic poppy jams. Except this time around it’s an all-request night. That’s right, from the most embarrassing slow jams to upbeat crowd pleasers, you’ll get the chance to spin your favorite ‘80s tune. Featuring Kimber of NonsenseATL behind the turntables, it’s time to forget the working week and get lost in the groove. This is a 21+ event. $7-$10. 10 p.m. Sat., July 7. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. www.basementatl.com.


Looking for an excuse to drink during the day? Urban Tree Cidery has got you covered. Atlanta’s first cidery is offering up Rosé cider all day with creative cocktail mixes to boot. Two featured mixtures are “Brosé,” made with Moonrise Rye Whiskey, and “Glowsé” made with gin from the Old Fourth Distillery. Guests can also grab sugary delights from Southern Peach Pastries and a local food truck. It may be the Lord’s day, but honestly, there’s nothing more heavenly than soaking up sun and sipping on some local Rosé. Free. 12:30-6:30 p.m. Sun., July 8. Urban Tree Cidery, 1465 Howell Mill Road N.W. 404-855-5546. www.urbantreecidery.com.


Get craftin’ at the Museum of Design Atlanta and join the staff in designing lanterns and masks for Parliament of Owls’ owl-themed lantern parade on August 3. Then, in anticipation of MODA’s Raspberry Pi Jam on July 18, participate in a collaborative design integrating Raspberry Pi computing and textiles. While you’re there, gain some insight on the craftivism movement with their Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibit. Bring the kids and the family, ‘cause it’s free. Free. Noon. Sun., July 8. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-979-6455. www.museumofdesign.org.


A match made in heaven: local brews and local burgers. Swing by Eventide Brewing as they host the new burger pop-up, Black Sheep ATL. The event will feature the Braves game on the big screen, bar games on the patio, and Eventide’s Tasting Room open for the beer geeks. Here’s to Sundays full of brews, burgers, and the Braves. Free. Noon. Sun., July 8. Eventide Brewing, 1015 Grant St. S.E. www.eventidebrewing.com.    Courtesy of Urban Tree Cidery  ROSE ALL DAY: It may be the Lord’s day, but honestly, there’s nothing more heavenly than soaking up sun and sipping on some local Rosé.   0,0,10  See & Do: Glenwood Park Fireworks Show  "4th of July events"                             Fourth of July 2018 "
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!!!4th of July Dowdy Girl Beach Ball Extravaganza
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Happy independence, America. Ponce City Market is throwing a Fourth of July bash at Skyline Park with live entertainment, food and a panoramic fireworks show from nine stories up. General admission tickets are available at the door only and include access to Skyline Park's dinner menu, complimentary boiled peanuts, open access to the three-story slide and Heege Tower and entertainment by DJ Hands of Grace. Rooftop Terrace tickets include general admission access along with a barbecue buffet dinner, two drink tickets and access to a live music performance under the private tented event space. Limited VIP admission includes all benefits along with access to Nine Mile Station, the roof's beer garden.

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!!!Fourth of July Celebration
Centennial Olympic Park - 265 Park Ave. West N.W. Atlanta, GA 30313 Free. 6 p.m.

The snap, crackle and pop of Fourth of July fireworks get even louder this year at the Southeast's largest fireworks show. Lenox Square and Centennial Olympic Park have always held two of the city's largest Fourth of July celebrations separately, but they're switching things up in 2017, combining their efforts this year and promising "a more spectacular fireworks show than ever before." Lenox lends financial support to Centennial's celebration, shifting its focus to the Peachtree Road Race and other daytime activities for the whole family. The musical lineup includes Bobby Brown, Ann Nesby, CeCe Peniston, Algebra Blesset, Chelsea Shag and more. With the focus on Centennial, spots are sure to fill quickly, so go ahead and nab one at dawn.

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Celebrate both American patriotism and Atlanta pride by going to an Atlanta United FC game. The team takes on the San Jose Earthquakes in the Georgia Tech stadium. The roar of the crowd may be even louder than the fireworks as all of Atlanta turns out to rally for this new team."
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#Peachtree Road Race Post Race Party at Colony Square
#Terminus City Fourth of July Party at Revival
#Pints for Patriots at Meehan's Public House - Buckhead
#Funbelievable Fourth at Georgia Aquarium
#Red, White & Booze 2016 at Ventanas
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Monday July 4, 2016 07:00 am EDT

Monday, July 4, 2016

  1. Peachtree Road Race Post Race Party at Colony Square
  2. Terminus City Fourth of July Party at Revival
  3. Pints for Patriots at Meehan's Public House - Buckhead
  4. Funbelievable Fourth at Georgia Aquarium
  5. Red, White & Booze 2016 at Ventanas

 

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Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration  -  July 3-5, 9:30 p.m.
Catch the special patriotic fireworks finale after the Lasershow each night.

Centennial Olympic Park's 4th of July Celebration  -  Fri., July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Join thousands of Atlantans and visitors for the park’s largest event of the year. The family-friendly event features a concert and a bright fireworks display that lights up the Downtown skyline.

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This year’s activities will include the largest fireworks display in the Southeast, musical entertainment, a live talent search, and food concessions.

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Celebrate with beer, food, live music, and a rooftop view of the Centennial Olympic Park firework show, all while benefiting Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives.

Atlanta Braves All American Fireworks Spectacular at Turner Field  -  Fri., July 4, 7:35 p.m.
Stay after the Diamondbacks vs. Braves game and enjoy a fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music.

Peachtree Road Race  -  Fri., July 4, 6:45 a.m.
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Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags  -  July 4-6
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[http://clatl.com/atlanta/red-white-and-brew/Event?oid=11385013|Red, White & Brew at the Georgia Aquarium]  -  Fri., July 4, 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate with beer, food, live music, and a rooftop view of the Centennial Olympic Park firework show, all while benefiting Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives.

[http://clatl.com/atlanta/atlanta-braves-all-american-fireworks-spectacular/Event?oid=11468712|Atlanta Braves All American Fireworks Spectacular] at Turner Field  -  Fri., July 4, 7:35 p.m.
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[http://clatl.com/atlanta/peachtree-road-race/Event?oid=11166165|Peachtree Road Race]  -  Fri., July 4, 6:45 a.m.
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[http://clatl.com/atlanta/coca-cola-july-4th-fest/Event?oid=11468970|Coca-Cola July 4th Fest] at Six Flags  -  July 4-6
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The skies of Atlanta will glow with the city’s brightest and loudest firework shows this Friday night. Catch the biggest fireworks displays at Centennial Olympic Park, Lenox Square, Stone Mountain, or Turner Field after the Braves vs. Diamondbacks game. Don’t worry if you aren’t feeling fireworks this year  —  the city is crawling with neighborhood parades, festivals, cookouts, and the annual Peachtree Road Race. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Atlanta has got you covered this Independence Day.

Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration  -  July 3-5, 9:30 p.m.
Catch the special patriotic fireworks finale after the Lasershow each night.

Centennial Olympic Park's 4th of July Celebration  -  Fri., July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Join thousands of Atlantans and visitors for the park’s largest event of the year. The family-friendly event features a concert and a bright fireworks display that lights up the Downtown skyline.

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Fourth of July at Lenox Square  -  Fri., July 4, 6-10 p.m.
This year’s activities will include the largest fireworks display in the Southeast, musical entertainment, a live talent search, and food concessions.

Red, White & Brew at the Georgia Aquarium  -  Fri., July 4, 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate with beer, food, live music, and a rooftop view of the Centennial Olympic Park firework show, all while benefiting Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives.

Atlanta Braves All American Fireworks Spectacular at Turner Field  -  Fri., July 4, 7:35 p.m.
Stay after the Diamondbacks vs. Braves game and enjoy a fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music.

Peachtree Road Race  -  Fri., July 4, 6:45 a.m.
Drawing more than 50,000 participants each year, the race is a staple of Independence Day in Atlanta. Runners who make it from the starting line in Buckhead to the finish line in Piedmont Park win a coveted Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.

Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags  -  July 4-6
Bring a Coca-Cola can to be admitted an hour early to the left side of the park, then stay for the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. each night.

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Wednesday July 2, 2014 12:15 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File



The skies of Atlanta will glow with the city’s brightest and loudest firework shows this Friday night. Catch the biggest fireworks displays at Centennial Olympic Park, Lenox Square, Stone Mountain, or Turner Field after the Braves vs. Diamondbacks game. Don’t worry if you aren’t feeling fireworks this year — the city is crawling with neighborhood parades,...

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__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*__

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Wednesday July 3, 2013 10:45 am EDT

  • 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...

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1. Be proud of your government: Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed his business partner and two top campaign contributors to the influential Georgia Ports Authority. 

2. A quick crime round-up: Atlanta Police are seeking several suspects who they say kidnapped a man during a home invasion last night in Cabbagetown. The man, who police say was not injured, was apparently taken by the suspects to withdraw money from an ATM. Also: Sketches have been released of two men who police say were involved in the recent robbery of the North Highland Pub. If you see 'em or know 'em, call the police.

3. ICYMI: We have new owners!

4. Finally: CL suggests you read Uncle Andisheh's wonderful essay reminding us that Independence Day is more than just the "Fourth of July." Some suggestions:

Read the Declaration of Independence. It's shorter than this essay. Pick up a book about the Declaration's primary author, Thomas Jefferson. Screw that. I know you're busy. Just read his Wikipedia page on your phone in the bathroom at work. Knowing a little bit about Jefferson is a soothing experience. If you're the type of person who watches the news and laments that our country is a scary, freaky, mixed-up place, you will find something like solace in knowing confusion and contradiction is in our DNA - courtesy of American Baby Daddies like Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was/is a confusing and contradictory man. He was a man of letters, but a lousy public speaker. He was a theologian who distrusted contemporary religion so much he assembled his own version of the Bible. He tried to limit and abolish slavery as a government official, but kept slaves. Enormously heroic and deeply flawed, he was a complicated man; he was the John Shaft of his day. No one understood him but Sally Hemings.

Hike the Atlanta Beltline. Go swimming. Consider one of the many events we've selected. Listen to Simon and Garfunkel. Or torture yourself with some Lee Greenwood! Do whatever you wish! We're spending the day making fireworks in our garages so expect light posting unless major news breaks. Have a fun and safe holiday."
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3. ICYMI: [http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2012/07/03/nashville-based-media-company-southcomm-acquires-creative-loafing-atlanta-and-washington-city-paper|We have new owners]!

4. Finally: ''CL'' suggests you read [http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-declaration-of-independence-day/Content?oid=5696723|Uncle Andisheh's wonderful essay] reminding us that Independence Day is more than just the "Fourth of July." Some suggestions:

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Hike the Atlanta Beltline. Go swimming. [http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2012/07/04/5-things-to-do-happy-fourth-of-july|Consider one of the many events we've selected]. [http://youtu.be/5n4TULPMEsU|Listen to Simon and Garfunkel]. Or [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf8hfZuzw_A|torture yourself with some Lee Greenwood]! Do whatever you wish! We're spending the day making fireworks in our garages so expect light posting unless major news breaks. Have a fun and safe holiday."
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1. Be proud of your government: Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed his business partner and two top campaign contributors to the influential Georgia Ports Authority. 

2. A quick crime round-up: Atlanta Police are seeking several suspects who they say kidnapped a man during a home invasion last night in Cabbagetown. The man, who police say was not injured, was apparently taken by the suspects to withdraw money from an ATM. Also: Sketches have been released of two men who police say were involved in the recent robbery of the North Highland Pub. If you see 'em or know 'em, call the police.

3. ICYMI: We have new owners!

4. Finally: CL suggests you read Uncle Andisheh's wonderful essay reminding us that Independence Day is more than just the "Fourth of July." Some suggestions:

Read the Declaration of Independence. It's shorter than this essay. Pick up a book about the Declaration's primary author, Thomas Jefferson. Screw that. I know you're busy. Just read his Wikipedia page on your phone in the bathroom at work. Knowing a little bit about Jefferson is a soothing experience. If you're the type of person who watches the news and laments that our country is a scary, freaky, mixed-up place, you will find something like solace in knowing confusion and contradiction is in our DNA - courtesy of American Baby Daddies like Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was/is a confusing and contradictory man. He was a man of letters, but a lousy public speaker. He was a theologian who distrusted contemporary religion so much he assembled his own version of the Bible. He tried to limit and abolish slavery as a government official, but kept slaves. Enormously heroic and deeply flawed, he was a complicated man; he was the John Shaft of his day. No one understood him but Sally Hemings.

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1. Be proud of your government: Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed his business partner and two top campaign contributors to the influential Georgia Ports Authority.

2. A quick crime round-up:...

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Wednesday July 1, 2009 04:00 am EDT

The draw of music, food and fireworks is undeniably strong and was in evidence on July 4, as hundreds of Atlantans packed into Centennial Olympic Park during the day and Lenox Square during the evening to catch all three.

(Photos by Jeff Riley)

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