Best of Atlanta: 4th of July Fireworks, Restaurant Deals and Events
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June 29, 2012 by Emily Hunter
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The time has come again to celebrate our nation's
independence! Celebrations are gearing up all over the Atlanta metro
area, with fireworks events and Atlanta traditions available for your
entertainment. We've gathered here some of the highlights of the
festivities, and how you can join in the fun.
The Peachtree Road Race has been an Atlanta tradition for
over 40 years. It's one of the largest 10k races in the country. With
over 60,000 participants last year and 150,000 spectators lining the
course, there'll be plenty of ways to mingle with everyone. The course
runs along Peachtree Street starting at Lenox Mall and ending at
Piedmont Park. The footrace begins at 7:30 AM. The race is also
televised on WAGA-TV.
While you’re watching the race, you’re
probably going to want a little breakfast. There are two bars along the
raceway that are offering meals and drinks. The first is Market in
Buckhead. They’re holding an event called Fourth Fest
starting at 6 a.m. If early morning alcohol is your thing, you can get
bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas for $14. They also have a special
VIP ticket that gets you awesome race seating and free parking all day
long. This is a great deal if you plan on walking through the city
after the race is done.
is holding its own patio party with
street-level seating and Georgia beer to enjoy. All the traditional
Fourth of July
favorites will be served, along with excellent
specials like the Peachtree bellini. This festival will run from 6:30
AM to 4:00 PM.
From July 4th through the 8th, Underground
hosting the 17th annual Heritage Arts Festival. More than 50 booths
will be there to show off African artifacts, African-American culture,
blues musicians, storytellers, and much more. The festival runs from
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
If you want some high-class dining a few days before the
race, grab some reservations at Woodfire Grill. Kevin Gillespie is
waiting to serve up a special meal of Southern barbecue and local beer
on the night of the 2nd. He has a special barbecue sauce called
Terminus City that you must try. Plus, brunswick stew and peach
cobbler? You don’t want to miss this. You'll need to make
reservations at www.woodfiregrill.com, and they're $38 per person.
Once you're done seeing runners and enjoying mimosas, head
over to Centennial Park for the largest fireworks show in the city.
Festivities begin at 6 PM with musical performances and family-friendly
activities. At around 9:30, the fireworks show will begin! Traffic is
likely to be very heavy, so take MARTA to the CNN Center station or the
Peachtree Center station and walk from there. This is a free event, so
there's nothing stopping you!
Traffic after the road race can be crazy. If you get trapped
at Lenox Square mall all day you're in luck! Lenox Square Mall
own festivities and fireworks show start at 6:00 PM. Party on the Moon
will be performing at 7:30 PM. Party on the Moon is a highly-awarded
cover band covering a huge range of high-energy musical genres, and is
sure to keep you entertained until the fireworks start at 9:30 PM. The
firework show is said to be the biggest in the Southeast, and should
put a good capstone on a 4th of July day inside the perimeter.
Emily Hunter is a freelance writer for Atlanta-restaurants.org
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