Gates open at 6p.m.
Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration will offer fun and entertainment for the entire family, including free music and Atlanta’s number one fireworks display.
Come relax on the Great Lawn and celebrate Independence Day with Centennial Olympic Park. This year’s 4th of July celebration will once again be broadcasted by local ABC affiliate WSB-TV, who won an Emmy for the broadcast in 2012.
For transportation, attendees are encouraged to park in the Red Deck located on Andrew Young International Boulevard, next to the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome, or ride MARTA, which the Park is accessible from both the Peachtree Center Station as well as the Dome/Phillips/GWCC Station.
- No bags or backpacks larger than 11×17. Attendees and their belongings are subject to search.
- No coolers
- No glass containers of any kind
- No outside food or beverage may be brought into the event
- No large umbrellas or tents
- No skateboards, scooters, or bicycles inside the event
- No pets
- No grills
- No illegal drugs of any kind
- Alcohol may not be brought into the Park
- Centennial Olympic Park reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
- Park visitors under 17 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian 25 years of age or older at all times.
The United States Air Force Band of the West
The Concert Band is the largest ensemble in the USAF Band of the West with over 40 musicians. Its repertoire consists of music dating from the Renaissance to the present day and ranges from serious symphonic band literature and Sousa marches to Broadway musicals and Top-40 hits. The members of the group are highly-skilled musicians educated in colleges and universities from across the nation. Each member has volunteered to serve their country as Air Force professionals.
Visit them online at www.bandofthewest.af.mil or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/banofthewest.
J-Fly and Friends
Jorel’s successes are blessings from his passion for mastering the drums and impacting the lives of young music students as a Humanitarian and Recording Academy member. He has toured and recorded with many artists such as Cameo, Peabo Bryson, Phil Perry, Jennifer Holliday, Bobby Brown, and New Edition, while also producing a solo project, “Hypnotic” . Television appearances include the Soul Train Music Awards, BET’s Sunday’s Best, and the Music Director for the 2012 Heisman Trophy Awards.
Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music of the last quarter century. Possessing a beautifully rich, almost operatic voice, this two-time Grammy Award-winner has survived and prospered despite the passage of time and changes in popular musical trends.
With twenty albums to his credit, Peabo Bryson has enjoyed an unprecedented, across-the-board level of international success, Bryson has the distinction of being the first artist in music history to have separate records topping four different charts.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What time do the fireworks begin?
- The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:45pm. However, we advise guests to arrive at the Park early and enjoy the concert, as we have in past years reached capacity prior to the fireworks show.
Will there be live music?
- Yes. We are proud to host The United States Air Force Band of the West. More artists will be announced soon- stay tuned for updates!
Can I bring water for me and my friends and family?
- Yes, we allow (1) sealed plastic bottle of water per guest.
Where should I park?
- Parking will available at the Red Deck Parking Garage, which is located on Andrew Young International Blvd. across from the Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center. Parking will be at at premium due to other citywide events happening during the same time period. We recommend you purchase parking in advance.
- Click here to purchase parking in advance: https://aaaparking.t2hosted.com/cmn/index.aspx
Are umbrellas/chairs allowed?
- Small, personal umbrellas will be allowed, but large umbrellas and tents are not. Lawn chairs, preferably soft-back or low-backed, are allowed.
Is there a specific viewing area for guests in wheelchairs?
- Since the view of the fireworks is overhead, and the stage can be seen from anywhere in the Park, there will not be a designated spot for wheelchairs. However, all of Centennial Olympic Park is ADA compliant.
Road closures around the GWCCA Campus are as follows:
July 2 7:00am – July 5 11:59pm
- East lane of Park Avenue West between Marietta Street and Baker Street
- East lane of Baker Street between Luckie Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
July 4 7:00am– July 4 11:59pm
Park Ave. West between Marietta Street and Baker Street
July 4 7:00am – July 4 8:00pm
West curb lane of Baker Street between Luckie Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
July 4 3:00pm – July 4 11:00pm
South curb lane of Marietta Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and International Blvd
July 4 8:00pm– July 4 10:15pm
- Baker Street between Luckie Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
- Centennial Olympic Park Drive between W. Peachtree Place and International Blvd
- West Peachtree Place between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Williams Street
- Simpson Street between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
- Baker Street between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
- John Portman Blvd (Harris Street) between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Williams Street
July 4 9:15pm– July 4 10:15pm
- International Blvd between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
- Marietta Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Park Ave. West
There will also be public access closures inside Centennial Olympic Park:
- Playgrounds: Closed July 1- July 5 at noon
- North Park-: Closed July 1- July 5 at noon
- Entire Park closed to public: July 3 11:00pm- July 4 at 6:00pm
- Visitor Center and Googie Burger- Closed July 3 11:00pm- July 4 at 6:00pm
- Fountain of Rings: Closed July 3 9:30pm- July 5 at 12:00pm