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Where is the best place to see 4th of July fireworks in and around Atlanta?

We have our winners.

It’s one of the area’s most popular tourist destinations, but it’s also a favorite holiday destination for locals. It was a close race, but Stone Mountain Park narrowly edged out Lenox Square as your pick for the best place to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. Check out your picks for the Top Five places in and around Atlanta to see the sky light up on July 4.

Your No. 2 pick was our No. 1. The traffic and the crowds keep some away from Buckhead on the night of July 4, but those who venture out are in for a real pyrotechnical treat at Lenox Square. And there’s always live entertainment, too. See our picks for the Top Five places to see July 4 fireworks in and around Atlanta.

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June 15th, 2009
4:20 pm

Roswell High School, no music, no pre show. Bring some Popeye’s … enjoy your family and friends … then it gets dark and there’s fireworks. Simple.


June 15th, 2009
7:19 pm

The fireworks at Lenox Square are pretty darn good.


June 15th, 2009
8:34 pm

The rooftop deck at STATS, 300 Marietta St is by far the best place. I brought Nola and baby Sophie therer last year and it was great.


June 15th, 2009
9:38 pm

Decatur square. Great show, and there’s a Marta stop right in the middle of it.


June 15th, 2009
11:10 pm

centennial park the best and the longest and you can walk to the train station but come early most people party all day


June 16th, 2009
1:11 am

Top deck, Turner Field. You can see the rest of the city’s shows from a distance during the game, then get a front-row seat for the best fireworks display in town.


June 16th, 2009
1:25 am

Lenox Square!!!


June 16th, 2009
6:21 am

The Decatur Square. Starts with parade and concert. Awesome!


June 16th, 2009
6:26 am

Newnan Community Fireworks produced by the Newnan Rotary Club at Drake Stadium


June 16th, 2009
9:10 am

Decatur on the sq


June 16th, 2009
9:16 am

Decatur Square. A 4th of July celebration with music provided by an all volunteer community concert band – THE CALLANWOLDE CONCERT BAND!!
This fine organization ( entertains the crowd with marches, patriotic music, popular movie and show selections and ending the program with the 1812 Overture complete (and timed at the conclusion)with the fireworks display. This is truely a COMMUNITY EVENT!


June 16th, 2009
9:44 am

sightseer – Shame on you. don’t tell anyone about the Decatur fireworks. It’s crowded enough already. Let people think the City of Atlanta has better fireworks. Keep them out of Decatur.

Well, at least they’ll think the best place to go is the Square. We won’t tell them you actually see the fireworks best at the C***** across the street from the P*** ****** or from the lot at the NE corner of *g*** *c*** ****e*e!


June 16th, 2009
10:56 am

Lenox Square is HANDS DOWN the best! This year is the 50th Anniversary, so it should be particularly good!


June 16th, 2009
10:57 am

What?!? No one has mentioned Stone Mountain?


June 16th, 2009
11:05 am

Downtown Norcross.


June 16th, 2009
12:55 pm

Inside my apartment watching the fireworks via HD TV without the hassle
of the crowds.Besides I live in Inman Park and I can step outside for a
view of all the displays.


June 16th, 2009
3:02 pm

Downtown old Norcross.

NY Transplant

June 16th, 2009
4:26 pm

East Point. Love going the little bridge and parking, plunking down a chair, sitting and watching the works. Great folks, no crowds, wonderful.


June 16th, 2009
5:45 pm

Anywhere where the thugs are not! Don’t want to have to worry about getting shot, killed, robbed, etc. You know how good they are at that!


June 16th, 2009
5:45 pm

My front yard to see Gwinnett Glows. No traffic, no crowds & plenty of good food & cold beer.


June 16th, 2009
6:49 pm

Dahlonega, Georgia. Crowds gather on the campus of North Georgia College & State University, surrounded by the beautiful mountains and quaint town square. Events throughout the day, including live music. Bring a picnic and blanket to share in the festivities! About one hour north of Atlanta via GA-400N. Visit this website for more info:


June 16th, 2009
7:20 pm

come by my house any saturday night when i get home about 3am from partying. those are some real fireworks.


June 16th, 2009
8:17 pm

I have been several fireworks in and outside of Metro Atlanta since been here for 15 years…and I promise you…downtown Lawrenceville blew me away. The fireworks is right on top of you!!! Have a Happy safe July 4th.


June 16th, 2009
8:19 pm

Jackson Lake. It’s free, and you can see great fireworks from almost anywhere on the lake on the 4th.


June 16th, 2009
8:51 pm

Stone Mountain Park. And you don’t have to go inside the park to see them! I take my 5 y.o. granddaughter to a nearby parking lot (be sure it has a view of the TOP of the mountain where they are set off). There are many places around the mountain to park. Many even park along the edge of Hwy. 78/Stone Mtn. Fwy. It’s the one time cops don’t say anything, unless you are impeding into traffic. Make sure you are pulled over completely on the shoulder. Going inside is even better, if you don’t mind paying a nominal fee…very small, considering…for a one-time visit. I’ve been to several displays in the area, and these are always the best!!! Happy 4th to everyone!!! This is the ONE thing (hopefully) that Obama can’t take away from us!!!


June 16th, 2009
9:45 pm

Braselton– The winery Chateau Elan had a nice display


June 16th, 2009
11:43 pm

Turner Field – Nosebleed Section

GA on my mind

June 17th, 2009
7:59 am

Oooohhh…another person who can’t accept change and I’m sure his color makes your skin crawl too! Get over it…my people are just as qualified!

GA on my mind

June 17th, 2009
7:59 am

GRAMMAW this is for U!


June 17th, 2009
11:16 pm

you can see the 4th July fireworks on the internet here


June 18th, 2009
9:07 am

New Birth has the best. you can pitch a tent, play games, listen to good music & bbq all day and fire woeks at night. The best part, it’s on church grounds so no alcohol or drunks!

Mother Irish

June 18th, 2009
9:08 am

Marietta – with out a doubt – much to see and do before hand and the fireworks always draws a huge crowd. We have enjoyed the event starting with the parade in the morning, time on the Square and then getting out spot to watch the fireworks after our picnic.

Don Voit

June 19th, 2009
8:31 am

Norcross on the 3rd and Auburn, Ga on the 4th. No Gwinnett Glows this year, so small town Auburn is the quaint place to be. Can’t get any closer to the action!!


June 19th, 2009
8:35 am

Lawrenceville, GA – in my backyard next to the lake and always enjoy watching the fireworks from downtown Lawrenceville.


June 19th, 2009
8:42 am

Sitting in a boat watching the fireworks overhead on Lake Rabun in Northeast Georgia!


June 19th, 2009
8:44 am

Jackson Lake has the best. We sit on our dock and watch the fabulous free fireworks. It doesn’t get any better than that.


June 19th, 2009
8:46 am

I agree with the Stone Mountain folks. It’s nice especially with kids, because you get to sit down on the lawn, rather than standing around a crowded parking lot, like at Lenox. And you can make a day of it instead of just showing up at dark. Spend the afternoon in the park, then get over to the lawn for the laser show and the fireworks. Overall, it just seems to me to be much more relaxing and enjoyable then all the hustle and bustle of the Atlanta shows.

My dock...

June 19th, 2009
8:58 am

…on Lake Lanier – the perfect spot to watch the Lake Lanier Islands extravaganza!


June 19th, 2009
9:04 am

City of Jackson puts on a great show every year at Daughtry Park. It’s $5 a car load to watch them from the park but you can watch them for free in the Piggly Wiggly Parking lot or places close to the Park. In the park before the fireworks they have live music, bouncy houses for the kids, concessions, etc. It’s good family fun. My family and I have been going for several years and plan to go back this year.


June 19th, 2009
10:12 am

If you’re looking to get away, I’d say Gatlinburg. Great fireworks follows up a big day that starts with the midnight parade the neight before. It’s awesome! and very patriotic. LOts of floats and balloons and bands and military.


June 19th, 2009
11:40 am

Nashville, TN…hands down. I have NEVER seen anything like it. One word…UNBELIEVABLE! :)


June 19th, 2009
12:00 pm

The real “Buckhead, GA.”


June 19th, 2009
12:07 pm

Summerfest in Morrow the Saturday BEFORE the 4th of July. Good, free fun with lots of entertainment. What a bargain.


June 19th, 2009
12:08 pm

Nashville is the best. I’ve seen displays all over the South. Every major city boasts theirs is bigger, longer, louder, etc. None of them is better than Music City. For pure enjoyment from home tune in the Boston Pops. A&E used to carry the whole thing, but now one of the networks bought the rights and scaled it back to one hour. Still is very entertaining.


June 19th, 2009
12:15 pm

Jeff Freer’s house – July 4 party


June 19th, 2009
12:38 pm

Sugar Hill. Ok, it’s small, short and really crowded, but the fireworks are practically on top of you.

Turd Ferguson

June 19th, 2009
12:48 pm

I will be eating some 5 alarm chili with boiled eggs, raddishes and mayonnaise all day July 3rd. You want some fireworks, YOU GOT IT BABY!!

Good Witch

June 19th, 2009
12:48 pm

For those of you that have enjoyed the Lawrenceville Fireworks – Did you know that they will not be displayed this year… Read on… this is posted on Gwinnett County’s website under events, then click Gwinnett Glows.

Fireworks tradition ends after 21 years

In the face of declining revenues and the difficulty in raising sponsorship funds, Gwinnett County Government officials have decided the County will no longer organize the annual Gwinnett Glows 4th of July celebration. Gwinnett Glows has been a fun community tradition for two decades, but the old adage “all good things must come to an end” is particularly apt in this case given the current state of the economy.

It Doesn't Matter

June 19th, 2009
1:12 pm

If you live on the southside of town, go to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton on July 2nd. Come watch the Thursday Thunder Racing Series and one of the best fireworks show around. 5.00/adults & 1.00/kids(6-11)

Matt Smith

June 19th, 2009
1:17 pm

Twin Lakes in Valdosta, GA