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 utilize the free park and ride lots around the city. Explore firework options below and be sure to use the MARTA on the Go app or marta.io for real-time train arrivals, or check out the Fourth of July holiday rail schedules:
Downtown Atlanta Fireworks
In downtown Atlanta, the Centennial Olympic Park July 4th Celebration is the largest in Atlanta and accessible via all MARTA rail lines. Food trucks and a DJ are part of the festivities in 2019. View MARTA directions to Centennial Olympic Park to plan your trip.
Downtown Decatur Fireworks
The Decatur Fourth of July event is a family-friendly destination with an annual parade open to all. There will also be music from the Callanwolde Concert Band and a fireworks show. Multiple ice cream and frozen yogurt shops add to the holiday fun or eat at one of the many restaurants around the Decatur Square before the sky lights up. All events take place directly above the Decatur MARTA station on the blue rail line.
Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration
Head to Keswick Park near the Chamblee MARTA station on the gold line for live music, bicycle parade and a large 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 the Chamblee Rail 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. Just across the street from the station you can enjoy music performances and classic summer food. The event kicks off with a carnival at 2 p.m. and fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks in Fourth Ward
If you’re willing to ride a bus or walk/bike along the BeltLine, check out the Fireworks in the Fourth Ward event. For a VIP experience, buy tickets for a party and perch on top of Ponce City Market, or enjoy face painting, cornhole, food and drinks in the park. For the easiest commute, transfer to bus 2 or 102 at the North Avenue MARTA station. You can also walk or bike from the Inman Park MARTA station (15 minutes via bike, 30 if walking). See MARTA to the Historic Fourth Ward Park to get more directions and tips.
Last updated June 2019