Fourth of July in Atlanta is a full day of entertainment with the Peachtree Road Race in the morning and firework displays all over the metro area at night. If you’re heading out to a show, consider taking MARTA to avoid traffic and utilizing many of the free park and ride lots and parking garages around the city to get to one of the firework shows below that are near MARTA stations.
MARTA will be on a modified schedule with trains every 12 minutes until approximately 1 a.m. Note that the firework display at Lenox Square Mall has been discontinued.
Happy Independence Day!
Centennial Olympic Park Fireworks
In downtown Atlanta, the Centennial Olympic Park 4th of July Celebration is the largest firework show in the city. Enjoy festivities starting at 6 p.m. and a firework show at night that’s synchronized to music. Choose from two nearby MARTA stations to reach the park: Peachtree Center and the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena station. See walking directions to learn more. Also, be sure to check entry rules and prohibited items, including no large bags, outside food, pets or coolers.
Downtown Decatur Fireworks
The Decatur Fourth of July event is a family-friendly destination with an annual parade open to all as well as live music and a fireworks show. Multiple ice cream and frozen yogurt shops add to the holiday fun or eat at one of the many restaurants before the sky lights up. All events take place directly above the Decatur MARTA station on the blue rail line.
Head to Keswick Park near the Chamblee MARTA station on the gold line for live music, food, games, bicycle parade and firework show at the Fourth of July Celebration. The park is a 20-minute walk from the station or bring a bike with you and connect with a trail near the station to reach the park. For more information, view MARTA directions to Keswick Park.
East Point Fireworks
For a family-friendly event without city crowds, take MARTA to the East Point MARTA station on the south red and gold lines for Salute to the Red, White and Blue. Fireworks are set off across the street from the station on Main Street, where you can also enjoy music performances and classic summer food including Italian ice, funnel cakes, fried fish and smoked/grilled meats.
- Use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals
- Avoid leaving your car overnight in a daily parking lot unless you use designated long-term parking areas
- If you’re new to Uber, use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride as another transit option or as a supplement to your MARTA commute