Fourth of July Festivities in Cobb County
This Independence Day, show your patriotic side. Grab a lawn chair, the kids and maybe a cooler, and bring them to a Fourth of July celebration nearest you. Watching fireworks burst overhead is a glorious American tradition, as is enjoying good food and live music with your neighbors in the community.
Cobb County makes planning for the holiday easy. This year, several places in the area will be hosting family-friendly events, filled with these activities and more. Just swing on by, and prepare for hours of fun. All you need to coordinate is your red, white and blue attire. In addition, many festivities are scheduled for the week leading up to the Fourth.
July 4, Marietta- Marietta Parks and Recreation is presenting a Fourth in the Park celebration. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptists Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The celebration also features concerts, museum tours, an arts and crafts show, food carnival games and a fireworks finale at 9:30 in Glover Park/Marietta Square. For more information, visit http://www.mariettaga.gov.
July 4, East Cobb- Indian Hills Country Club (IHGC) welcomes community members to a Membership Appreciation Day. At dusk, visitors may grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. IHGC is located at 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb.
July 4, Powder Springs- This Independence Day celebration features live entertainment by the Glow Band, children’s activities, food and fireworks at dark. Celebrate from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Historic Town Square, 4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs. To learn more, visit http://www.cityofpowdersprings.org.
July 3, Kennesaw- Kick off the Fourth a day early at Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration featuring high energy, live music performances and family entertainment from 6-11 p.m. The “Night Fever” of the 1970s disco era will intersect with the “British Rock Invasion” of the 1960s when Stayin’ Alive and The Jagged Stones take to the stage. A family entertainment stage located near Main Street will showcase local dancers and musicians. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Blankets, chairs and coolers are permitted. Tables for six are available for rent at $75. The concert begins at 7:30pm at The Depot on 2828 Cherokee Street. For more information, call 770-422-9714 or visit http://www.kennesawjuly3.com.
July 2-3, East Cobb- On Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is presenting “An American Celebration,” a performance that features music by the Johnson Ferry Choir and Orchestra. After the concert, an ice cream social will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Visitors are requested to bring a freezer of homemade ice cream or their favorite store brand to the Fellowship Hall prior to the concert and return after to enjoy. Complimentary preschool childcare is offered during the concert with advance registration by June 26. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is located at 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068. For more details, contact Melanie Christian at 770-795-3238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2, Kennesaw- Children ages 5-10 are invited to participate in Hooray for the USA, a free event to take place at the Kennesaw Library at 3:30 p.m. Join the Art Station Big Shanty in creating patriotic artwork to help commemorate the nation’s birth. Please note- due to the small size of the library’s story time room, the program fills up quickly. The Kennesaw Library is located at 2250 Lewis Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144.