All over the country, Americans will let freedom ring as our country turns another year older. In Atlanta, as in other major cities and countless small towns, residents will not lack for fun and patriotic ways to celebrate this quintessential American holiday.

Fireworks Galore

Celebrating our nation’s birthday just wouldn’t be complete without fireworks. To be sure there will be no shortage of pyrotechnic display all over Atlanta on the 4th of July. If you find yourself near Stone Mountain Park, you should know that it has been voted as the best place to watch the 4th of July fireworks display. The readers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution have spoken!

A Carnival for Everyone

Who doesn’t love a carnival? In South Fulton County, the summer carnival is a 4th of July staple that dates back many years. Watch the fireworks from the top of a Ferris wheel as you bite into a corndog, a taste that will take you back to the care-free summers of your childhood.

Fourth of July Fun on a Farm

There’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy at the Nash Farm in Hampton, GA. Kids can go on a hayride or jump around on the inflatables as dads take in a car show or watch a lawnmower race. There’s even a Miss Firecracker Beauty Pageant and a chance to win cash prizes. Celebrate the 4th with good old-fashioned family fun.

Beach-side Celebration

If you prefer to spend the 4th on the shore, head for the annual July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake Beach. The fun begins early and lasts into the night. Enjoy exciting beach activities and good company as you dance the night away to live music.

Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza

This speed-fest typically attracts thousands of drag racing enthusiasts, so come early, dress comfortably and settle in for a thrilling evening. The 300th person to enter the Atlanta Motor Speedway for this exciting event wins a $30 gift card from Papa John’s. And after 9 p.m., Atlanta Papa John’s will treat the entire crowd to a fantastic fireworks display before the drag races get underway. Watch the races and the pyrotechnics from the Speedway infield or the grandstands at O-Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags.

No matter how you choose to celebrate our nation’s birthday, have a great time and stay safe!