East Point has turned its annual July 4 celebration into something of a homecoming as well.

According to a news release, the event, Salute to the Red White and Blue, is not only the oldest but also the largest such event in south Fulton and has added to the name Hometown Celebration.

Set for 3 to 11 p.m., the celebration will be held across from the East Point MARTA station and East Point City Hall and will feature activities for the entire family, the release stated.

These will include a select merchandise vendor market, musical performances throughout the evening.

In addition, the city is planning on having a large food court including Italian ice, funnel cakes, smoked and grilled meats, fried fish, beer margaritas and much more.

However, the highlight of the evening will be that fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. when the city will present the largest Pyro Digital Fireworks extravaganza which will be synchronized to a musical score.

Mike Smith, who has lived in East Point for more than 15 years, said this is a fireworks show “I never plan to miss as long as I can make it and watch those magnificent fireworks and listen to that music, together.”

Admission to the event is free, but food and beverages must be purchased on site. Attendees can bring blankets, chairs and tents, but pets are prohibited.

Street closures for the carnival will apply, and the East Point Main Street Association may film and photograph attendees.

Information: https://bit.ly/2sjNKjg


The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is bringing its annual Fourth of July Celebration back to Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta starting at 7 p.m. The show was moved to the International Plaza last year while the park was being renovated.

The free event features the Southeast’s biggest fireworks show and includes a variety of food trucks and a special set of music provided by DJ Yvonne Monet. The fireworks show will begin at 9:45 p.m. Visitors under 17 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian 25 or older at all times.

Information: www.gwcca.org/events/july4


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