The city of Chamblee will host a family-oriented Fourth of July celebration again in 2023 — but it’s in a new location and some of the details are different from previous years. All the new info is right here!
The Independence Day summer concert and fireworks will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023.
The location is the new Chamblee City Hall, located at 3518 Broad Street, in the downtown Chamblee entertainment district.
The annual event will NOT be at Keswick Park this year.
There will be live music, fireworks, food, and activities for kids and families.
There will NOT be a kids bicycle parade this year, because of the new location.
We also have a complete list of Chamblee Summer Concerts.
The concert & entertainment
Georgia native Leah Belle Fraser will open for the Geek Squad Band. Expect a dance party!
There will be food trucks and beverage tents on site — and you’ll find a full list of the downtown Chamblee restaurants just below.
A Kids Zone will have inflatables and games.
Know before you go
All the rules for the new Open Container District are listed just below — please review!
You cannot bring your own alcohol.
The concerts are family-friendly but you can not bring pets.
You can not bring sparklers or other fireworks.
Outside food is permitted, but only small (under 30 quarts) coolers are allowed.
No glass containers, please.
Lawn chairs and blankets are fine, but tents or canopies are not allowed.
These events are rain or shine so dress accordingly.
If the weather threatens to become dangerous, look at Chamblee’s social media pages to find out if an event is canceled or rescheduled.
View the Chamblee Summer Concert website
Please don’t drive into downtown Chamblee!
There will be road closures.
If you want to use Uber to get there, you can get a discount voucher here and plan to use the new rideshare park in Chamblee (details below). NOTE that the Uber discount code will only be valid on the 4th between 5:30 and 11 p.m.
We have parking info in a section below, and there is an FAQ page covering other details at chambleerocks.net.
Other 4th of July celebrations & fireworks in Dekalb County include:
- Dunwoody’s Independence Day Parade
- Patriotic Pops Concert and fireworks on the Decatur Square
- Tucker’s Independence Day on Main
- Fantastic Fourth at Stone Mountain Park
Getting to the downtown Chamblee business district
Downtown Chamblee is embracing transit-oriented development — and the business district is an easy walk from the Chamblee MARTA Station.
If you live anywhere on the Gold Line, MARTA is a no-brainer. Get off at Chamblee Station, then follow the signs pointing to the buses (not to Chamblee Tucker Rd) to exit the platform. In the middle of the station, one level below, you’ll find a short covered walkway that is marked Peachtree Rd. This is the shortest walk to the concert.
(TL;DR version — if you take the train, do not exit the station via the front door! Find the walkway to Peachtree Rd and the back door.)
Parking & shuttle service
There is a limited amount of parking in the Chamblee downtown business district. Please find an alternative means of transportation, other than driving!
There is a new designated rideshare park, located at 5374 Peachtree Road. Please use this address for pickup and dropoff by Lyft, Uber, etc.
Each concert will also have an Uber discount code.
Get the Uber voucher for the 4th of July here
After 6 p.m., you can park at Winter Construction, located at 5616 Peachtree Road. This is 5 minute walk to the concert location.
For the 4th of July concert, and fireworks, you can park at Chamblee Middle School (3601 Sexton Woods Drive) and ride a shuttle to the concert. Shuttles will run continuously from 5:30 to 11 p.m.
NEW open container policy!
Chamblee becomes the latest municipality in the Atlanta metro area to allow outdoor alcohol consumption in its entertainment district!
Starting June 1, 2023, you can purchase alcohol from a licensed establishment in downtown Chamblee and carry it with you, as long as you adhere to the ordinance guidelines.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Hours for outdoor alcohol consumption are 9 a.m to 10 p.m.
- Open containers are prohibited outside those hours.
- You still must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.
- Alcohol-licensed restaurants will dispense your drink in a clearly marked plastic cup.
- Beer and wine cannot exceed 16 fluid ounces; for distilled spirits it’s 12 ounces.
- You cannot bring your own alcohol to the city for open container consumption.
Food options in downtown Chamblee
There will be food trucks on site for all concerts, as well as designated tents where you can buy beer and wine.
But in case you don’t know, downtown Chamblee has shrugged off its “Antique Row” reputation to become a bustling restaurant scene. Come early on concert nights to take advantage of these dining options, all located within a walkable area:
- Vintage Pizzeria
- Gus’s Fried Chicken
- Antiguo Lobo
- The Frosty Caboose
- Himalayas Indian Restaurant