Fourth of July Celebrations Around West Cobb

Fourth of July Celebrations Around West Cobb

You can choose from several different Fourth of July Celebrations around West Cobb, and even attend more than one since some are on different days. Growing up in small towns in northern New Jersey, I remember standing on the sidewalk watching the parade. In high school we lived across the street from where the holiday festivities were held and sat on blankets in our front yard to watch the evening fireworks display. The holiday is steeped in history, but also in so many childhood memories. Living in West Cobb often reminds me of those days as I attend neighborhood festivals and celebrations. And while I love the proximity of a “big city”, I cannot imagine living anywhere else! My only dilemma now is which celebration to attend.

In addition to the community events below, several neighborhoods will host their own celebrations for residents, like Governors Towne Club which will have fireworks at sundown on Friday, July 3rd. While this is a gated community, these may be able to be seen from nearby Mellow Mushroom and the shopping center, so dinner and a show? Brookstone Golf & Country Club is hosting a Fourth of July Pool Party for members, Check with your HOA to see what’s going in your neighborhood.

If you want to venture around metro Atlanta , here are some festivities you might want to look into. Some of these require advance registration and/or admission fees, please click the links to learn more.

Fourth of July Celebrations Around West Cobb

Acworth

Celebrate at the beach! The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association will host this year’s Independence Day celebration featuring live music by The Paul Hand Band and FLASHBACK. The live entertainment begins at 5:30pm.

Date:
Saturday, July 4, 2015

2015 Schedule:
Live music starts at 4pm
5:30 pm – Concert with The Paul Hand Band
7:00 pm – Headline concert with Flashback
Dark – Fireworks (around 9:30pm)

Admission:
The concert is free to the public, and tables for 6 are available at $50 for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. The table reservation includes 6 chairs and one parking pass which will allow you to park at Cauble Park – as long as spots remain available.

To purchase a table visit http://www.acworthparksandrecreation.org

Parking:
As per the City of Acworth, you will need a pass for parking at Cauble Park on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early. If you do not have a parking pass or if the parking if full, you will need to park downtown and walk or take a free shuttle down to the park. If you choose to park downtown, shuttles will pick you up at the city hall parking lot and the post office parking lot.

Address:
Cauble Park
2293 Beach St.
Acworth, GA 30101

For more information, please call (770) 917–1234 or visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

Cartersville

35th Annual Stars & Stripes Cartersville Fourth of July Celebration will be held at Dellinger Park in Cartersville with a day beginning with the downtown parade starting at Church Street to Bartow Street to Main Street and Stonewall Street. Festivities will continue with a day filled with activities including Arts & Crafts show, children’s activities, entertainment and fireworks show at Dellinger Park.

Schedule:

Date
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Admission
Free

Parking
$5.00 per vehicle

Location
Dellinger Park

Information
For more information or to apply to be a vendor, visit www.jrmmanagement.com. Booth Space for a 12’x12′ booth is $75.00.

Kennesaw

Kennesaw will celebrate on July 3rd with live music from the US Air Force Band, Last Five Standing and DEPARTURE beginning at 6pm, and fireworks at 9:30pm. There will be two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities.

Schedule:
6 pm – United States Air Force Band of the West (Concert Band) – Depot stage
7pm – Last Five Standing – Main Street stage
8 pm – DEPARTURE (Journey tribute band) – Main Stage
Dark (approx. 9:30 pm) – Fireworks

Date:
Friday, July 3, 2015

Admission
Free

Parking
Parking will be available along Main Street, at the intersection of Main Street and Moon Station Road, behind the Southern Museum (off Shirley drive), and off Sardis Street (near the intersection of Big Shanty Drive). Main Street from Watts Drive to Summer Street and Watts Drive from Little General Clogger Ave to Main Street.

Location
Historic Train Depot
2828 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw GA 30144

Phone:
(770) 422-9714 

Marietta

Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins at 10am with a parade, including a variety of 110 floats, performers and more, that starts at Roswell 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. (Parade float content awards will be presented at 2:15pm). Immediately following the parade, the city’s Festival begins with a day filled with food concessions, arts & crafts, carnival and live entertainment.

The Fourth in the Park celebration is coupled with a large arts and crafts show of more than 80 booths that continues throughout the day. For more information or to apply to be a vendor, visit www.jrmmanagement.com.

Schedule
10:00am Marietta Freedom Parade
10:00am Festival
12:00pm Concert – Scott Thompson
2:00pm Bell Ringing Ceremony
2:15pm Float Contest Awards
2:30pm Concert – Atlanta Concert Band
7:00pm Concert – Twisted Whiskey
8:00pm Concert – Danny Fanning
9:00pm Fireworks

Date
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Admission
Free

Location
Historic Marietta Square
Marietta, GA

Information
For more information, call Marietta Parks and Recreation at 770-794-5601.

Powder Springs

In its 20th year, Powder Springs will present it’s Downtown Powder Springs celebration beginning at 6pm with live entertainment including the gospel quartet Zion and a local favorite, The Men in Blues. Noelle Miller will sing The National Anthem just before the festivities end with a spectacular fireworks show. Games, inflatables, vendors, and food will also be available throughout the celebration.

Schedule:
5:00pm Festivities begin
7:00pm Concert performances begin
9:15pm Noelle Miller signs The National Anthem
9:20pm Fireworks Show

Date:
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Admission:
Free

Location:
Taylor Farm Park
Powder Springs

For More Information, Contact Paulding County Parks & Recreation at 770-445-8065.

Woodstock

The Woodstock Stars & Strikes July 4th FreedomFest will begin at 10am this year with a new parade route starting at Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Road and traveling through downtown Woodstock and back to the school. The Parade will offer trophies for Parade Float Competition including Best Holiday, Most Original and People’s Choice Floats, which will be presented at a City Council Meeting. Applications are still available until the deadline of June 22 at
www.WoodstockParksandRec.com. Immediately following the parade will be a festival from 11am – 3pm to include food, arts & crafts, kids activities, live music and more. The day will end with fireworks at dusk to be held at the Target Shopping Center at Highway 92 near 575.

Schedule
10:00am Parade
11:00am – 3:00pm Festival at The Park at City Center
9:00pm Fireworks at Target Shopping Center

Date
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Admission
Free

Parking
Handicapped parking available in front of the Ledger-News Building on East Main Street for the festival. For additional parking information, please contact Woodstock Parks & Rec at the information links below.

Location
FESTIVAL:
The Park at City Center
Downtown Woodstock

FIREWORKS:
Target Shopping Center
Highway 92
Woodstock
Information
City of Woodstock Parks & Recreation Department
770-517-6788
mstockdale@woodstock.gov
http://www.woodstockparksandrec.com

All events are subject to change. Please check with each community to confirm information.

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