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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/21/23

Five Identical Nights of Fireworks, July 1-5, at Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration

From July 1 through July 5, Stone Mountain Park is lighting up the sky every night during its Fantastic Fourth Celebration with a special patriotic fireworks finale after the all-new Music Across America Drone & Light Show.Named a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” Georgia’s most visited attraction is the premier location to see fireworks in Atlanta.

The 2023 Fantastic Fourth Celebration runs five consecutive nights, July 1-5, with the same exact fireworks show immediately following the Music Across America Drone & Light Show. The NEW Music Across America Drone & Light Show offers an escape to a world of pure magic and exhilaration. Embark on an unforgettable cross-country journey and experience the ultimate musical extravaganza! Get ready for a show like no other, featuring a stunning display of 250 choreographed color-changing drones creating detailed shapes and patterns in the sky, breathtaking flame cannons shooting flames 100 feet in the air, and a fireworks finale that will light up the night sky, filling it with an explosion of joy and wonder. It’s the perfect grand finale for an extraordinary evening of music, lights, and shared memories. Advanced reservations are highly recommended during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Purchase tickets online at stonemountainpark.com.

Families can come early and enjoy a full day of fun with access to attractions such as Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, and Summit Skyride; catch live performances by K9s in Flight, an exciting canine thrill show; explore 3,200 acres of natural and historic sights, and much, much more.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/26/22

Specials, events, and more!

Celebrate America’s Birthday With Brunch on the BeltLine at TWO urban licks: 
It’s time to don the red, white, and blue on Monday, July 4th! Brunch lovers can get an early start to their Independence Day festivities at TWO urban licks.  Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine and with an expansive, dog-friendly patio, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Executive Chef Shane Wancio is cooking up his signature, fiery American cuisine.  Guests can sip on refreshing beverages in spirit of the holiday, including Strawberry Peach Tea, the Clermont Cooler, wine, beer and hard seltzers, while enjoying TWO’s classic favorites like the Salmon Chips, Fried Chicken Biscuit, TWO Burger, Chocolate Banana French Toast and much more. TWO urban licks will be closed for dinner. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit  twourbanlicks.com.
Have an Un-fore-gettable Time at Puttshack this Fourth of July
Tee-time awaits! Let freedom, and golf balls, ring this Fourth of July at Puttshack! Adding some competitive fun for all ages on staycation or vacation with upscale tech-infused mini golf. Guests that play one round on Monday, July 4th will get the next round for 50% off until 4 p.m. After working up an appetite on the arcade-themed holes, players are invited to indulge in Puttshack’s globally inspired food menu and toast to Independence Day with one of Puttshack’s handcrafted signature cocktails like the Peach Tea on Peachtree, Very Berry Mule and Frozen Watermelon Margarita. Puttshack also boasts an expansive mocktail, beer, and wine menu. Puttshack will be open on the Fourth of July from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Puttshack is located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, visit puttshack.com or call 404.738.7888.
Wild Heaven Beer Launches Sunday Brunch Fourth of July Weekend
Fireworks aren’t the only things getting lit this Fourth of July. Wild Heaven Beer s kicking off celebrations early, Sunday, June 3rd with the launch of their new Sunday brunch at the West End location. Beginning at 11 a.m., Wild Heaven invites revelers to be the first to indulge in tasty offerings including the House Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Avocado & Egg Taco, Waffle, Mushroom Bowl, Potato Hash, sides and more. On Monday, July 4th, both the West End and the Avondale taprooms will be open to properly honor the holiday with some of Atlanta’s best craft brews including two new beers created by Brewmaster Eric Johnson, the Piña Colada Sour and Belgian With Chai. Peachtree Road Race runners can bring their bib to either location and receive a free draft of choice. The Avondale location is opening its doors early at 1 p.m. and guests are invited to enjoy a cold beer with gourmet street foods from Chef Brian Wilson’s pop up at the brewery. The West End location will have to-go beer specials for those celebrating by the pool, on a boat, or anywhere else the festivities may be. Wild Heaven West End is located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta GA 30310. Wild Heaven Avondale is located in the Avondale Estates at 135B Maple St., Decatur, GA 30030. Visit www.wildheavenbeer.com for more information.
Snap, Crackle, and Pop Open One of Post Meridiem’s RTD Cocktails This Fourth of July
Red, white, and booze! There is no better way to spend Fourth of July than sipping on one of Post Meridiem Spirit Co.’s award-winning canned cocktails featuring only real ingredients. Made in Atlanta and conveniently packaged in 100 ml cans, these ready-to-drink cocktails take up minimal cooler space, making them ideal for a day on the lake, a refreshing poolside pick-me-up, and gatherings with friends and family. Their current lineup includes The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The 1944 Mai Tai, The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet, and The No. Four Daiquiri along with two new offerings, The London Dry Southside and The Modern Classic Cosmopolitan. Head to Post Meridiem’s warehouse at 1209 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, or a nearby liquor store to stock up for the Fourth of July! Visit https://postmeridiemspirits.com/find-our-cocktails/ to find Post Meridiem Cocktails in a store near you. For more information, visit www.postmeridiemspirits.com.
Celebrate the Stars and Stripes at Urban Pie
Urban Pie is celebrating the Fourth of July with a perfect patriotic pairing, their signature Kirkwood BBQ Chicken and a festive, specialty cocktail available Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th. Guests are invited to relax on the covered, dog-friendly patio and sip on the Red, White & Blue Margarita while noshing on the Kirkwood BBQ Chicken Pie. A local favorite, the thin-crusted pizza is loaded with grilled chicken, smoked gouda, red onion and of course plenty of Urban Pie’s classic BBQ sauce to bring that backyard barbecue feeling to each bite. Urban Pie’s full lunch and dinner, cocktail, beer and wine menus will also be available. Urban Pie located at 2012A Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317.
Raise a Glass to Independence Day at Dantanna’s 
Head to Dantanna’s in the heart of Buckhead this Fourth of July and toast to freedom with the Bomb Pop Lemonade, a specialty red, white, and blue vodka-based cocktail that is tangy, subtly sweet and refreshing. Guests can also nosh on Dantanna’s Independence Day food special featuring a mouthwatering combo of classic American favorites, a hot dog, hamburger slider, and chicken slider. Dantanna’s full menu and expansive list of beers, wines and cocktails will also be available. Dantanna’s dining room and expansive, dog-friendly patio will be open for dining on the Fourth of July from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 404.760.8873. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Sat., July 2, 11am-Midnight – The Roof’s Annual Fourth of July Party

The Roof will be hosting their annual Fourth of July party, sponsored by Beam Suntory, from 11am-midnight on Saturday, July 2. There will be an array of entertainment, starting with a balloon artist and a magician from 11am-4pm, followed by music from DJ OP Diggy at 8pm and a spectacular private firework show at 9:30pm. Classic carnival style bites and a special cocktail menu, will also be available for purchase. Tickets include unlimited access to The Roof, boardwalk games and rides. The Roof will be 21+ after 5pm. All food and beverage will be sold separately. Tickets (available here) for 11pm-4pm will be $22 for ages 12 and under and $30 for adults. Tickets for 5pm and on will be $45 and 21+.

Jupiter Cafe: Pickup July 1-3, noon-6pm – Fourth of July Feasts To-Go

To celebrate Fourth of July weekend, Juniper Cafe will offer feasts to-go that feed 4-6 people for $90. Pre-orders can be placed on the restaurant’s website here, and meals will be available for pickup Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Fourth of July weekend (July 1-3) between noon and 6pm. The menu includes:

  • Eight-piece Bucket of Vietnamese Hot Fried Chicken

  • Caramelized Pork Banh Mi (4)

  • Jicama & Mint Slaw (1 quart)

  • Build-your-own Strawberry Shortcake

  • Homemade Juniper Cafe Natural Sodas (4)

Mon., July 4 – Celebrate the Fourth of July at H+H!

The community bar and restaurant welcomes those in town to gather and celebrate over drink specials, like a $5 LiberTea cocktail with bourbon, black tea, lemonade, basil & honey and $2 Budweiser American flag cans.

Carson Kitchen is open regular hours over the Fourth of July weekend. This Alpharetta staple features reimagined comfort food with a fine-dining twist to connect with family and friends. Main menu favorites include crispy chicken skins, bacon jam, cocoa-espresso New York strip and glazed donut bread pudding while weekend brunch highlights include the chicken and mac and cheese waffle with spiced Mornay sauce and garbage hash with short rib, pork belly, red wine demi and sunny egg.  Reservations can be made via Resy.

The Halcyon location of HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern gets the festivities going with a Fourth of July party from 3-10 p.m., featuring live bands, a patio bar with lots of beers and whiskeys and a cornhole area. This event is rain or shine. RSVP online for free entry. All other HOBNOB locations—Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Atlantic Station— will be open regular hours on July 4.

Johnny’s Hideaway, Atlanta’s nightclub for big kids, is open late on Sunday, July 3. The iconic Atlanta nightclub will host trivia on Monday, July 4 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Marlow’s Tavern features its Red, White and Blue burger topped with bleu cheese, caramelized onions and red peppers on a toasted sesame bun and served with Freedom fries. The special burger is only available on Monday, July 4. Marlow’s Tavern Insiders can receive a complimentary Red, White and Blue burger with the purchase of an additional entrée when they dine-in or pick-up at their favorite tavern on Independence Day.

For steak lovers, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is featuring half-priced filets on July 4.

Sankranti will be open with regular hours over the Fourth of July weekend. The welcoming, fast casual restaurant offers the varied flavors of India with exciting menu items such as exotic mango chicken, dal panchratna (a tantalizing concoction of lentils, chilis and spices), paratha (Indian flatbread) and homemade mango lassis and signature rose milk. The restaurant also offers convenient online ordering for pickup.

Taco Mac is the perfect spot for celebrating over the Fourth of July weekend. The beloved sports bar offers an exceptional selection of beers on tap and award-winning chicken wings and has a television at every angle for watching weekend baseball games and Wimbledon. Pickup is available to order online.

Jim N’ Nicks 

Jim ‘N Nick’s will be open for dine-in, take out and curbside pickup on the holiday. Additionally, families can beat the heat and avoid standing by the grill by taking advantage of the restaurant’s convenient catering options.
Jim ‘N Nick’s offers a protein option with plenty of sides to choose from. It’s the perfect place to help families celebrate the 4th of July. Check out the link above for your location!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/21

Downtown Woodstock

Saturday, July 3rd at 2 pm

The Star Spangled Pub Crawl will take place in Downtown Woodstock on Saturday, July 3rd from 2 to 6 pm. Crawl-goers will enjoy festive food and beverage specials as they visit the participating bars and restaurants.


Participants include Copper Coin, The Daily Draft, Eden, Kai (formerly ICE Martini Bar), Madlife Grill, Pure Taqueria, Prime 120, Reel Seafood, Reformation Brewery, Rootstock, and Truck and Tap. Musicians will perform at select locations on a staggered schedule during the event.


When a crawl participant arrives at their first restaurant on the crawl, they will be given a stamp card. For each restaurant visited, they will receive a stamp on their card. Once they have received five stamps, they may turn in their card to any participating restaurant to be entered to win prizes.


Winners will be drawn from the entries and announced on Visit Woodstock GA social media in a live event on Tuesday, July 6th. Prizes include gift cards to participating restaurants. The grand prize is a Downtown Woodstock prize pack that includes a Downtown Dollars gift certificate.


Highlights from the featured food and beverage specials include Prime 120’s Happy Hour Smashburger (two beef patties topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, secret sauce, and shaved lettuce) with fries, Kai’s Star Spangled Beer & Boil, and the Bomb Pop Vodka Lemonade at The Daily Draft. All of the participating restaurants are offering dine in or carry out for crawl specials.


“The Star Spangled Pub Crawl is great way to celebrate with friends Independence Day weekend,” said Visit Woodstock GA Marketing and Communication Manager Stacy Brown. “The focus is on the delicious food and beverage features and there won’t be vendors on the sidewalks so people can move from one restaurant to the next easily.”

Find more information about the Star Spangled Pub Crawl at visitwoodstockga.com/crawl


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/12/19

Celebrate Independence Day Early This Year at Red, White & Brews in Midtown Atlanta

“Gear Up & Let the Fireworks Begin”

Wednesday, July 3rd 6 pm

Gear up and celebrate Independence Day at the annual Red, White & Brews in Midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, July 3rd.  This year you will be singing “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as you march to over 20+ bar, restaurant & nightclub establishments in Atlanta’s Midtown entertainment district. Ticket includes Complimentary themed shots, $3-$2-$1 Drink specials ($3 Well Cocktail or $2 Beer or $2 Shot), party beads, great food specials, bands, and DJ’s.

Check out some of Atlanta’s newest hot spots like:

  • Foxtrot Liquor Bar – Craft cocktails, local taps and small plates served in an “elevated pub”, British-inspired setting
  • Tiki Tango Hideway Oasis – A 3 level tiki lounge with each level featuring a distinct vibe and mood
  • City Tap Kitchen & Craft – Offers a huge selection of taps and exceptional regional cuisine
  • Veranda – Midtown’s newest venue serving southern smoked meats with a fun upbeat bar, lounge & patio
  • Ponko Chicken – A unique spin on japanese + western cuisine

Venues will feature discounted food and drink specials along with live bands & DJ’s. Registration check in starts at 6:00 p.m. at Foxtrot located at 45 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.  So wear your Stars & Stripes and unite with Atlanta Bar Tours and “Let the fireworks begin”. Tickets run $15 to $25. Grab your tickets today by visiting www.AtlantaBarTours.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/2/19


Free & Open to the Public, the Community Event Brings Together Fireworks, Family Fun, Food & Libations at
Historic Fourth Ward Park

Guests Can Also View the Fireworks Show from The Roof at Ponce City Market

In partnership with Old Fourth Ward Business Association, Ponce City Market is hosting the second annual “Fireworks in Fourth Ward” to celebrate the Fourth of July. Free and open to the public, the community event will be held across the street from Ponce City Market at Historic Fourth Ward Park from 5pm to 11pm.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic or enjoy bites from local vendors and food trucks, and King of Pops and Queen of Cream will also be serving frozen desserts. Local favorites including New Realm Brewing Company and Old Fourth Distillery will provide libations; wine, margaritas and a vodka punch will also be available for purchase (no outside alcohol is allowed). All beverage proceeds will directly benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association, whose mission is to create a safe and sustainable community environment for businesses and residents alike.

In the park, there will be live music from local Atlanta band Sucker Punch, covering hits from the 90’s and 00’s. Once the sun sets, the evening will culminate in a grand fireworks show, and DJ Q-Tip will be spinning a soundtrack coordinated with the display.

The Fourth of July fireworks show can also be seen from The Roof at Ponce City Market during their annual Fourth of July celebration. The kid-friendly event begins at 5pm and will have live entertainment, a DJ and activities for kids. There will be two ticket levels – VIP access and General Admission – for adults, and tickets for children will be offered at a lower price point. While space is available, guests can purchase walk-up tickets on July 4 for the evening fireworks show. Advance tickets will be available at www.poncecityroof.com.

Expected to draw several thousand people, attendees are encouraged to bike, walk or use a ride share service to travel to and from the event. Bike racks are located around the periphery at Historic Fourth Ward Park and at Ponce City Market, and pick-up points for Uber and Lyft users are available at Ponce City Market and adjacent to the park on the corner of Garden Park Drive and Rankin Street.

Ponce City Market restaurants and retail shops will be open during normal hours on July 4, from 10am to 9pm. Event sponsors include Ponce City Market, Skyline Park, Gas South, Atlanta Dream Center and Good2Grow.

Please note that no pets, scooters and bikes, drones, outside fireworks, weapons, grills or pop-up tents will be allowed inside the park during the event.