MARIETTA’S JULY 4 CELEBRATION AND PARADE

Published June 30, 2018

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 Departure, a Journey Tribute Band. Opening for Departure is Jon Byrd, Playing all of your favorite country songs. Concerts are presented by 94.9 The Bull.

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.

Crafts, Food and Carnival  Arts and crafts show with nearly 100 unique handcrafted vendors: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Food concessions: A variety of selections to please the palate from ice products to cool you down to corndogs and BBQ to satisfy your appetite. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kid’s Zone – huge interactive kids play area: 10 a.m.-dark; tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park

Entertainment schedule  Stage in Glover Park: 12 noon – Scott Thompson: 2:00; Bell ringing ceremony: 2:15 Float Award Ceremony; 2:30 – 3:30 Atlanta Concert Band; 7- 8:00 – Jon Byrd ; 8-9:30 – 94.9 The Bull presents Departure – Journey Tribute Band .9:30ish – Fireworks

The City of Marieta FireworksThe City of Marietta fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be shot from the First United Methodist Church parking lot. 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.

Concert Tables 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 Jonathan Jenkins at jonathanjenkins@jrmmanagement.com. For more information contact the City of Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities at (770) 794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

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