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Article by: WSBTV.com News Staff

ATLANTA — Fireworks, freedom, and a good time. That’s Atlanta’s July 4 in a nutshell.

With so much to do and so much to see, there’s no need to take the backstreets unless you’re avoiding traffic.

Here’s a rundown of fun around the metro Atlanta area for the July 4 weekend.

head of July 4, there’s a whole three days of weekend to celebrate, unwind, and pop off some fireworks.

Look Up Atlanta

An Atlanta tradition, Look Up Atlanta is the renamed version of the classic Centennial Olympic Park light show. It sparks up at 5 p.m.

If you’re not in Atlanta, many metro area cities are having fireworks shows on July 4 at multiple parks.

The AJC Peachtree Road Race

Now running for its 54th year, the AJC Peachtree Road Race will sprint into action for thousands of viewers and competitors. Athletes, fans, and friends will run from Peachtree Road at Lenox Square Mall to Piedmont Park, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Stone Mountain’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Every day from July 1 through July 5, Stone Mountain Park is launching fireworks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Arbor Place Mall’s Big Bang

From 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the Arbor Place Mall is hosting a July 4 celebration.

Patriotic Patio Party at the Distillery of Modern Art

Head on out to the distillery on July 4 for a family-friendly firework show, starting at 6 p.m.

Sparks in the Park

Down in Sugar Hill on July 3, there’ll be fireworks, food trucks, and a free concert at Robinson Park starting at 6 pm.

Pied Piper Parade

Starting at 6 p.m. on July 4, the Pied Piper Parade, Concert, and Fireworks kicks off at the Decatur Visitors Center.

Fourth in the Park

Marietta isn’t slouching when it comes to July celebrations. Glover Park will have events all day starting at 10 a.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza

Roswell is holding its own firework fest at Roswell Area Park, starting at 6 p.m.

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