Marietta Forth of July Festival and Fireworks!

Marietta GA, Forth of July

Fireworks at Marietta Square

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve officially passed the halfway point in 2010. And with the 4th of July right around the corner this weekend, there’s only one thing all active adults and your families must do: See fireworks! Luckily there are many options for taking in those splendid displays of pyrotechnics this Saturday, July 3, at least one of which is an easy 20 minute drive from Windsong’s Somerset in Woodstock.

The city of Marietta’s annual Fourth in the Park celebration is an all-day affair for the kids and grandkids. The huge (and free!) Independence Day celebration begins at 10AM with a grand parade that begins at the Roswell St. Baptist Church and travels west. Somewhere around 2,000 participants will be filing down the street joyously, including beauty queens, girl and boy scouts and the Air National Guard Band of the South.

Once the parade ends at Glover Park at North Marietta Parkway, the festival begins around noon. There will be live musical concerts, museum tours, plenty of food (it’s the perfect day for hot dogs and fried chicken, of course!), carnival games and an arts and crafts area. There’s enough activity to wear down your grandkids with fun and keep you entertained as well.

And of course, the grand finale of the spectacular holiday is the fireworks. They’ll begin after dark and will have your whole clan cheering from your picnic blanket and chairs! And not that you want to spend too much time dwelling on history, but the 4th is a perfect opportunity to give your grandkids a little patriotic history lesson, and make sure they know what all the fun is for.

For information call Marietta Parks and Recreation at 770.794.5601.

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