The city of Marietta is hosting an all-day “4th in the Park” celebration on Thursday, July 4th. The event runs from 10 a.m. till 11 p.m., with fireworks after dark.
The 4th of July events include a parade, free live concerts, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and the fireworks finale
NOTE: The info provided us has been vague about exact locations for the festival and concerts. All we know is that the festivities take place somewhere in the area of the Marietta Square. The parade route is described below. The fireworks will be set off from a church parking lot a few blocks from the Square, and presumably can be seen from all over the downtown Marietta area.
“Let Freedom Ring” Parade
the parade begins at 10:00am at Roswell Street Baptist Church. It travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street, and ends at North Marietta Parkway.
The end of the parade marks the start of the Summer Festival. Food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family.
From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can enjoy an arts & crafts sale, a Kids Zone, festival food, and live entertainment.
Arts & Crafts booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Food will be available from a variety of concessions beginning at 10 am. Marietta Square restaurants will also be open for business.
Kids Zone featuring a huge interactive play area from 10 am to dark; tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park.
noon — live concert featuring Scott Thompson
2:00 p.m. — bell ringing ceremony
2:30 p.m. — live concert featuring Atlanta Concert Band
7:00 p.m. — live concert featuring Chris Stalcup
8 to 9:30 p.m. — featured concert with live music by A1A – The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show
The display will light up the sky to a background of patriotic music. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. and are shot from the parking lot of the Marietta;First United Methodist Church.
If bad weather is expected, the fireworks may begin a few minutes early, to ensure the entire display is completed. If you want to watch the fireworks, make sure you get there early to grab a spot because traffic is expected to be heavy.
- City of Marietta’s Twitter Page