What better place to celebrate the Fourth than in the Fourth?
The second annual “Fireworks in the Fourth Ward” celebration is happening on July 4, 2019, from 5 to 11 p.m. It will take place in and around Historic Fourth Ward Park. The celebration is FREE and open to the public.
You can expect to enjoy live music by local Atlanta cover band Sucker Punch before dark. At dusk, deejay Q-Tip will spin a soundtrack that is coordinated with the fireworks display. Fireworks will begin after the sun sets.
This is a family-friendly event.
There will be over 20 food trucks in the area. And of course there are plenty of eateries in the Old Fourth Ward, including those at Ponce City Market.
The event’s Facebook page notes that you’ll be able to purchase adult beverages, courtesy of Old Fourth Distillery Co. and New Realm Brewing Co.; and wine, margaritas and vodka punch will be available.
Thousands of people are expected to attend — so you’re encouraged to leave the car at home!
Bike racks are located throughout Historic Fourth Ward Park and at Ponce City Market.
Designated pick-up points for Uber and Lyft users are:
- Ponce City Market
- The corner of Garden Park Drive and Rankin Street, adjacent to the park
If you happen to live along the BeltLine, Historic Fourth Ward Park is easily accessed on foot via the connecting Gateway Trail. You can also walk from many midtown neighborhoods.
If you want to take MARTA, it’s about a 30-minute walk to the park from either the North Avenue Station (walk on city streets) or Inman Park Station (walk on the BeltLine). The 889 bus can get you closer to the park entrance. MARTA has an excellent guide on getting to the park online.
About the venue
Historic Fourth Ward Park is a true urban oasis in Atlanta. The park features paved walking trails, a playground, a skate park, and a large pond that is home to ducks, turtles, fish, and the occasional heron or egret. A tiered, grassy amphitheater at one end of the pond creates an inviting space for performances and even weddings.
Video overview of Historic Fourth Ward Park: