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Best place to watch fireworks

FIREWORKS
YOUR PICKS
1. Stone Mountain Park
You say, “It’s nice especially with kids, because you get to sit down on the lawn, rather than standing around a crowded parking lot… 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.”

2. Lenox Square
3. Turner Field
4. Downtown Decatur
5. Downtown Kennesaw

A view of of the fireworks display at 2010's Legendary 4th celebration at Lenox Square. Phoito: Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

A view of of the fireworks display at 2010's Legendary 4th celebration at Lenox Square. Phoito: Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Panola Mountain State Park and Lenox Square
We say, “It was just too tough to choose just one, especially since these two spots are polar opposites. We love any location that offers views of more then one fireworks display, and Panola doesn’t event allow fireworks. It doesn’t matter because you can see for miles from peaceful Panola Mountain, and that means a view of fireworks shows across the Atlanta skyline. It isn’t free and you’ll need to bring comfy shoes and a flashlight, but it’s worth it. The fireworks at Lenox Square, on the other hand, won’t cost you a thing, except the time it’ll take you to leave the crowded area around the mall.  The pyrotechnical display is always spectacular, though, and if you like celebrating with a crowd, there’s no better place to be.”

2. Downtown Decatur
3. Stone Mountain Park
4. Centennial Olympic Park
5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta

32 comments Add your comment

Jimmy Baron

June 13th, 2011
12:58 pm

At home on TV. The Boston and Washington shows can’t be beat. The small shows around ATL are good if you can get over the constant rumbling of trains passing thru.

Bonnie Morris

June 13th, 2011
2:34 pm

For a small town feel, but with a big town celebration, you need to come to Dahlonega. There are activities throughout the day in town, culminating with a wonderful evening of fun and fireworks on the campus of North Georgia College & State University. If you are in town for the weekend, the Library Technology Center at the college has a wonderful Rodin exhibit. The library will be closed on the 4th, but open on Saturday and Sunday. Go to the campus or library web page for more information or call 706-8641889.

Chief

June 13th, 2011
3:01 pm

Turner Field. Get a seat in the upper deck and watch a dozen fireworks displays rise above the horizon all over town. Then, after the game, watch the best fireworks show in the city with 50,000 Braves fans!

Alatsea

June 13th, 2011
3:51 pm

Sugar Hill has a great show, it has gotten better year. However stay away as we don’t need anymore outsiders to invade our quaint city.

Three Fingers Bob

June 13th, 2011
3:52 pm

In my back yard.

Brian30101

June 13th, 2011
4:06 pm

City of Kennesaw…they do it the night before usually, you can see a live show without having to travel downtown. Then watch the other ones on TV the evening of the 4th.

Jen

June 13th, 2011
4:11 pm

I always liked going to Lenox, but the crowds can be a bit much.

Love it

June 13th, 2011
4:13 pm

Best place is from a private golf course across the street from my house. It is 80-90% as good as Lenox. We drive 1/2 mile to an unfinished neighborhood, put out chairs and enjoy. Never more than 50 people around…nobody knows about it! Been seeing it for 6 years. Sorry – not telling where it is – want to keep it all to ourselves!

doc martin

June 13th, 2011
4:14 pm

Oakland Cemetery you can see panaramic view of all the shows as far up as Marietta and out to Stone Mountain

Brian30101

June 13th, 2011
4:17 pm

If you don’t mind breaking the law a little, up top Kennesaw Mountian is pretty cool, can see shows all over the place

Call it like it is

June 13th, 2011
4:17 pm

Sitting on my pontoon boat at Lake Weiss Alabama. Yep not in Atlanta and thats why its the best place, no traffic, no smog, just nice country folk and a wonderful small town display. If I stay in the Atlanta area, I go to downtown Kennesaw. Great display, great music and since everyone carries a gun your car will be okay and it makes for a great finale.

Marty

June 13th, 2011
4:20 pm

The Horse Park in Conyers has always put on great firework shows.

Tucker

June 13th, 2011
4:37 pm

Decatur is a great show and easy in-and-out.

bob

June 13th, 2011
4:43 pm

Tallapoosa,Ga has a great fireworks show.

dook

June 13th, 2011
4:52 pm

alpharetta’s are pretty good @ wills park.
at encore/verizon wireless amplitheater you can see all the fireworks across metro atl on the skyline in lot A….pretty cool to see 7 + fireworks shows going off at once.

Atlanta Native

June 13th, 2011
5:00 pm

Not tellin’

Mike

June 13th, 2011
5:02 pm

Watching the Lake Acworth fireworks from my boat is nice.

Tony

June 13th, 2011
5:07 pm

I imagine the very best place to see fireworks would be looking down from heaven, wow what a site that must be…

malleesmom

June 13th, 2011
7:54 pm

Stopped watching them once they moved from GJAC. Yes, I realize there is a smaller celebration THE DAY BEFORE (blech) but can’t see them from our desired location. Skipping them this year if at all possible.

Gigi

June 13th, 2011
9:26 pm

Last year Union City started a Fourth of July concert and fireworks show in the Shanon Mall parking lot. The show was fun, the fireworks were great and it was easy to get in and out of the parking lot. I’ll be going back again this year. I think the concert is The Whispers.

Epic Fireworks

June 14th, 2011
3:51 am

Have a good one guys. Greetings from the UK. The Epic Fireworks Team.

gritsiam

June 14th, 2011
8:28 am

stone mountain park

Hardlyeverpost

June 14th, 2011
8:56 am

Country Club of the South has a great fireworks display. We always sit on one of the greens and watch. However, you can also watch from outside the gates.

carlaroqs

June 14th, 2011
12:40 pm

gotta differ, the traffic in and out of lenox makes it horrible.

Gael

June 14th, 2011
12:43 pm

Wills Park, Alpharetta or Roswell High School. I learned something new though…thanks to ‘dook’ and his/her posting, maybe Lot A of Amphitheater to see 7+ fireworks at same time would be a different experience. Sounds pretty cool.

Mary B

June 14th, 2011
2:22 pm

on top of the parking decks in downtown decatur, you can see 3 – 4 different shows

Typical Redneck

June 14th, 2011
3:31 pm

Downtown Norcross.

mbt

June 15th, 2011
7:11 am

on water at Lake Burton….nothing like it in America

Trish

June 16th, 2011
9:57 am

the golf course in Mid-Town was pretty good last year, love celebrating my favorite day of the year in ATL!

Karen

June 16th, 2011
12:46 pm

Used to watch them from the woods behind the Methodist Church in Acworth, until everyone caught on. Now I’ll just say, a parking lot of a store in a very small town, sometimes with an ice cream. LOL

Donkey200

June 17th, 2011
1:54 pm

St. Simon’s GA.

howard

June 18th, 2011
9:40 am

Rome, Ga…has an outstanding fireworks display…on the banks of the River…in the heart of downtown Rome, with the Rome symphony playing..outstanding.