Celebrating our Freedom – July 3 & 4

fireworksOne of my favorites Holidays of the year and our community goes all out — whether you are on the lake, at a pool, gathering with friends and family there are celebrations everywhere.  The City of Kennesaw celebrates on Sunday July 3 (with fireworks of course) and Acworth celebrates July 4 at the lake with concerts and fireworks while Marietta hosts an all day and evening affair on the Square ending with fireworks.

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute – Kennesaw’s Salute to America Event

The City of Kennesaw will host its annual pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks on Sunday, July 3 from 6 -10 pm in downtown Kennesaw. Admission to the event is free.

This year’s event will feature two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 pm.

On the Main Street stage from 7 – 9:30 pm, The Blast Band, an Atlanta-based party band, will perform tunes spanning from golden oldies to the latest Top 40 songs. From 6 – 7 pm on the feature stage in Depot Park, the 80ators will perform one hit wonders and chartbusters from the 1980s. From 7:30 – 9:30 pm, TUSK – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute will cover hits from one of the world’s top-selling bands, including “The Chain,” “Landslide,” “Rhiannon,” and “Go Your Own Way.”

A six-foot rectangular table located in front of the Depot Stage can be reserved for $75. Each table seats six persons (chairs are included). With the exception of reserved tables near the Depot Stage, all seating will be general admission, so bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chairs.
In addition to street vendor and sponsor booths, attractions will include free and pay-to-play inflatable amusements and mechanical rides. A wide selection of entrées, cold beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring picnic baskets or coolers. Grills will not be allowed.
For more information and to reserve a table, visit www.kennesawjuly3.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

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July 4th Concert and Fireworks – Let freedom Ring! The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association are proud to present one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Metro Atlanta.

On Monday, July 4 there will be live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music starts at 4:00 p.m.  The Paul Hand Band will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by special pass only on July 4, but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.  There will be food vendors on-site selling a variety of options beginning at noon.

If you do not have a parking pass or if the parking is full, you will need to park downtown. Shuttles will be available. To purchase a table, or for more information on this event visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org


Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square presented by Superior Plumbing, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from Zach Seabaugh, Marietta.  Zach was a finalist on the hit television show The Voice in 2015. His popularity continues to flourish as he continues performing to growing audiences on bigger stages. Opening for Seabaugh is Presley Sullivan, a featured artist on 94.9 The Bull’s Backyard Country. Concerts are presented by 94.9 The Bull. Visit  www.mariettaga.gov for more information.

Parade: The Marietta Independence Day parade is scheduled to include more than 115 entries with more than 40 floats and approximately 2,000 participants. Entries include marching units from the City of Marietta, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and 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.

Concert Table Sales – Stage in Glover Park: Concert tables are available for purchase in 8-tops and 6-tops for $100 and $80 respectively. Tables can be claimed beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth and you can purchase one by calling 770.423.1330., or email Peter Jezerinac at pjezerinac@jrmmanagement.com.