Patriots can show their American pride at two upcoming events to celebrate the country’s birthday.

Milton’s Independence Day Walking Parade will be held June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Broadwell Pavilion. The long-standing tradition is a partnership between Milton and the Crabapple Community Association, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better.

“Dress up your wagons, carts, bikes, kids and even pets to walk or ride in the parade that departs from Broadwell Pavilion ... led by our own City of Milton Fire Department,” according to the city’s website.

Following the parade, the Crabapple Community Association will have prizes for the most spirited family, individuals of all ages, dogs and wagon/stroller.

Attendees can enjoy games, popcorn, crafts, fire truck, police car, face painting, Kona Ice Alpharetta and more.

Broadwell Pavilion is at 12615 Broadwell Road in Milton.

Residents looking to celebrate on Independence Day will find a fireworks festival at Wills Park on July 4 starting at 6 p.m.

Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting.

The event is held in three sections of the park and will include food trucks and tent vendors, live entertainment, a DJ and the Alpharetta City Band playing patriotic tunes.

The fireworks are a rain or shine event. Event organizers ask that no one bring personal fireworks and that dogs and other pets are left at home.

Small tents and canopies are permitted prior to sundown.

Wills Park is at 11925 Wills Road in Alpharetta.


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