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2nd Annual Beltline Boil

Celebrating Community, Urban Accessibility and Low Country Cookin'Saturday, April 4, 2015Fourth Ward Skate Park on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail830 Willoughby Way NEInman Park | Historic Fourth Ward Directions Join thousands of your neighbors for a day of live music, local eats and cold drinks! All ages welcome. Ticket required for anyone over 12 years old. Event Hours 11am–8pm: $5 Admission Chef’s Competition 12pm–3pm: $20 Tasting Ticket *Tasting ticket includes admission and complimentary tastings during chef’s competition low country boil + voting ballots for the $5,000 charity prize FESTIVAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Chef’s Competition for Charity Center Stage’s Live Music Stage Full Bar – Cold Drinks – Local Food Trucks Blue Moon Pint Glass Painting Old Fourth Ward Distillery Bloody Marys Crispin Cider Mixology $5,000 Local Charity Giveaway LIVE MUSIC FROM: Reuben's Bell AM Gold Dyn-O-Mite Sam Burchfield

Peachtree Sports Festival

The Peachtree Sports Festival presented by Allstate and Firestone will debut in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This family-friendly event focuses on exposing kids of all ages to a variety of sports with a full day of Youth Sports Clinics hosted by professional instructors. The festival features a speaker series where attendees will hear from influential figures in pro sports and collegiate athletics from the Southeastern region.

The clinics will highlight 13 sports: archery, baseball, basketball, fishing, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, running, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under 6 are admitted free.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Families who pre-register for clinics online will receive a free 4-pack admission pass.


  • 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: David Greene, former UGA quarterback and SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2002
  • 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Greg McMichael, former Atlanta Braves reliever and member of 1995 World Series championship team
  • 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: D.J. Shockley, former UGA and Atlanta Falcons quarterback, MVP of 2005 SEC Championship
  • 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Brian Bosworth, 2-time All-American linebacker from the University of Oklahoma
  • 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Bobby Cremins, former head basketball coach of Georgia Tech

Gallery: Day of the Dead

Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival

Hours & Location

Friday, August 226:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Saturday, August 2310:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Adams Park2753 Watts Dr.Kennesaw, GA 30144    

Experience the mouthwatering aroma and savor every delicious bite of smoke-cooked barbeque and sweet peach desserts at the City of Kennesaw's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.This annual event has a street festival atmosphere of arts, crafts, and sponsor booths with unique products and services. Watch food vendors compete in cooking contests for cash and prizes. Enjoy live music, family entertainment, and a Kid Zone with inflatables, interactive games, and other fun activities. Admission is FREE, and the event is rain or shine!

Music & Entertainment Schedule

Map & Directions



Children's Christmas Parade 2013

Saturday, December 7


Enjoy the splendor of the holidays for the biggest holiday parade in the southeast- featuring festive floats, marching bands, live performances and much more.

Reserved, street side bleacher seats located in the WSB-TV zone are prime for viewing. Bleacher seats can be purchased here for $18. You will receive detailed information and a wristband prior to the parade.


Parade Route:

The Parade will travel through Midtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street starting at 16th Street and ending at 5th Street.


Leave your sleigh at home. The Midtown and Arts Center MARTA stations are located along the Parade route. There will be limited parking available in surface lots. The earlier you arrive, the better your chances of getting a good view.


Frolicking on the Fourth: Your guide to metro events

Fireworks will light up the sky all over metro Atlanta on July 4th - weather permitting.

With rain the forecast, be sure to check the websites or with sponsors for cancellations or postponements before taking off to watch.

Many metro Atlanta events involve more than fireworks, with live music, games and other activities to help you party the day and evening away. Here’s your guide to some of the best shows in town Wednesday and Thursday. Most are free.


Independence Day Celebration and Mother’s Finest Concert, Norcross.

4 p.m. July 3. Free. Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St. 678-421-2000,

Duluth Celebrates America

4 p.m. July 3. Free. Scott Hudgens Park - River Green Business Park, River Green Parkway. 770-476-3434,

City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America — postponed to an undetermined date


4th of July at Centennial Olympic Park

Relax on the Great Lawn or splash in the Fountain of Rings. The AirTran Airways Fireworks Spectacular is synchronized to patriotic music.

6 p.m., gates open. Fireworks begin about 9:40 p.m. Free. Centennial Olympic Park 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta.

Red White & Brew at the Georgia Aquarium

Watch the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks from the roof of the Georgia Aquarium with Red White & Brew. Beer and music. Hosted in the Oceans Ballroom before moving to the roof for the big show in the sky.

6 to 10:30 p.m. $55, 21 and older only. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street, Atlanta. 404-581-4000.

Lenox Square 4th of July

Games for children, music, food concessions and one of the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. Many line the streets around the mall to watch, hauling folding chairs and food for the evening show.

10 a.m., opens. Fireworks at dusk. Free. Music, fun for kids. 3393 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta. Phone: 404-233-6767.

Mall of Georgia Fabulous Fourth

A full day of activities including children’s rides, inflatables, live music, food. Kids Zone opens 2 p.m. for games, water balloon toss. Parking recommended in the Dillard’s lot. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

2 p.m. events begin. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free. Post-fireworks screening of Playing for Keeps (rated PG-13).

Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678.482.8788.

Alpharetta’s July 4th Fireworks and Festivities in Wills Park

Children’s activities and entertainment on the lawn behind the Alpharetta Community Center (175 Roswell Street) from 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk, rain or shine. The City Pool open until 9 p.m. Patrons can watch from the pool deck.

6-10 p.m. Free. Wills Park 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, 678-297-6133.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Okay, it’s a two-fer. Cheer on the Braves then stay around for the fireworks. Or, if you are nearby, watching from a parking lot is free.

7:10 p.m. Tickets $11-$92. Turner Field 755 Hank Aaron Drive. 800-745-3000.

Marietta Freedom Parade, Fourth in the Park and celebration

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Marching bands, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses. Festival starts after the parade with food concessions, music, arts and crafts and carnival.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Fireworks at dusk.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy the Lasershow Spectacular followed by a fireworks July 4-6 on the lawn.

Begins at dusk. $10 daily parking pass or $35 for annual parking permit, Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain.

Decatur’s July 4th Pied Piper Parade

Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate, or walk in this parade. Everyone can join the neighborhood and organization floats before settling in a the square for the fireworks, which begin about 9 p.m. Parade line-up is at the First Baptist Church of Decatur at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Community Bandstand on the square, where a concert by the Callanwolde Concert Band, begins at 7 p.m.

6 p.m. Free. 404-371-8386 or email

Fireworks at The Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton

Nash Farm, 4361 Jonesboro Road, Hampton.

Free. Fireworks at dusk.

Thursday Thunder and Fireworks at Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR’s stars of tomorrow race in Legends and Bandolero cars. Family-oriented fun in a kid-friendly environment that includes autograph sessions, a rock climbing wall, clowns, face painters. root beer chugging contests, trivia games.

Children 6-11 $2, adult $6. 1500 N Highway 41, Hampton. 770.946.4211.

Woodstock run, parade, festival, fireworks

A full day of celebrating, eating and playing. Freedom Run begins at at 7:30 a.m.; Main Street parade at 10 a.m.; Festival in the Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fireworks at dusk behind Kohl’s/Target Shopping Center on Ga. 92.

7:30 a.m. for race. Registration $30 for race, other events free. Main Street, downtown Woodstock.

14th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravanganza, Roswell

Carnival games, local duo Banks & Shane play before the fireworks.

5:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road, Roswell. 770-641-3705,


East Point Hometown Celebration

Gather in the heart of East Point for an old-fashioned carnival with favorites such as the carousel, Ferris wheel, rides, games, concessions and watermelon eating contest.

Postponed until Saturday 5-11 p.m. Free. 2757 Main St., East Point. 404-270-7059.

Celebrate July 4th in Lilburn — postponed until Sept. 1

Sugar Hill Sparks in the Park — postponed until Aug. 3

Acworth July 4th Concert and Fireworks — postponed until July 19

'Sound City' red carpet, 03.13.13

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