Stone Mountain Park was voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers. Enjoy a day full of adventure, then stay into the evening to experience the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision featuring music, animation, water effects and an immersive laser canopy in front of the 825-foot mountain! The special patriotic fireworks finale will follow the Lasershow. StoneMountainPark.com/Activities/Shows-Entertainment/Lasershow
The AJC Peachtree Road 10K race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park. If you're not running, get out and cheer on the runners while enjoying the energy and spirit of the day.
Celebrate Independence Day at Georgia Aquarium on Thursday, July 4, with unlimited beer and cider samples, classic barbecue dinner, live music and more than 500 aquatic species! Red, White and Brew will be held in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, 7-9 p.m., with views of our beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks.
Sign up your co-ed team of eight and head out to enjoy a classic Field Day. The throwback to grade school with adults in mind features tug-of-war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. Some surprises will be throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up your total for the day, 11 a.m.-4 .m.
The annual Bastille Day fundraiser is an elegant cocktail affair, one of Atlanta’s largest public celebration’s commemorating France’s national holiday (July 14, 1789). This evening will feature French cuisine, wine, a rooftop fashion show, live music and dancing and a high-end benefit auction with a French flair and more! Proceeds from this event, 7-10 p.m., support Alliance Française of Atlanta
Chef Ford Fry invites you to the 11th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, a benefit for Georgia Organics. Enjoy tomato-based treats from dozens of chefs and mixologists and live music from The Spazmatics, as well as Ford Fry’s chef band,The Foo’d Fighters! A live auction will have a variety of prizes and experiences!
Now in its fourth year, Aglanta Eats returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden! This event features a variety of tastings prepared by top local chefs utilizing the freshest ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. There will be beverages, a silent auction and live music. Proceeds from the event benefit AgLanta Grows-a-Lot through Groundwork Atlanta, a local non-profit.
Summer in the City is the Shepherd Center’s annual food and wine pairing event to support the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute. It’s an evening filled with fine wines, cocktails and delicious bites from the best restaurants in Atlanta. Features are more than 16 chefs, more than 45 wine selections and Atlanta’s top mixologists.
The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival offers a variety of activities for the whole family that showcase how living a balanced lifestyle can include lots of fun! Ice cream eating contest and wellness activities including boom shock fitness, exercise routines, yoga and Chinese exercises are options. Enjoy double Dutch routines, hula hoop competitions, jump rope fun, a frisbee toss and more!