Independence Day celebrations at Turner Field will start on Friday, July 1 and continue through Monday, July 4 as the Atlanta Braves celebrate Fourth of July Weekend with three spectacular fireworks shows on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. But on Monday, July 4, when it’s Braves vs. Colorado Rockies at 7 p.m., after the game the “All-American Fireworks Spectacular,” will feature a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, choreographed to patriotic music that will light up the Atlanta skyline in red, white and blue, honoring members of the U.S. military. While at the ballpark enjoy all that ballpark food which can be explored through the new interactive Turner Field Map which includes a food directory. www.atlantabraves.com
It’s the annual Fourth of July fireworks and it’s the largest in the Southeast. From 2 – 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4, patriotic food-lovers are invited to celebrate the holiday with bites and beverages. Local restaurants, including Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Morelli’s Ice Cream, California Pizza Kitchen, The Palm, Red Brick Brewery and more are serving up freshly prepared tastes for attendees. The $10 ticket, benefiting Atlanta Union Mission, grants guests exclusive access and samples from many of Atlanta’s top restaurants.
Shops are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m. including performances from Party on the Moon and Atlanta’s favorite Jimmy Buffett tribute band, A1A, and then the fireworks get underway at 9:40 p.m. Lenox Square management asks that attendees refrain from bringing pets to the event. www.lenoxsquare.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Enjoy the BBQ buffet at The Café on Monday, July 4 from 6 p.m. featuring Baby Back Ribs with Mesquite Barbeque Sauce, 48-Hour-Smoked Beef Brisket with Peach Barbecue Sauce, Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise, Free-Range Chicken with Peach Barbecue Sauce, and Ginger Barbecued Quail with sensational sides and delectable desserts. Then relax outside on The Café Terrace and watch the fireworks at Lenox Square. $89 per person. For reservations or more information, visit The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead’s The Café.
The W Atlanta Buckhead
The party starts at 6 a.m. with a premier view of the Peachtree Road Race when DJ Hakim begins spinning to kick off the day for runners and race spectators. Guests can stick around for MARKET’s Party Brunch beginning at 7 a.m., featuring $14 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, and an a la carte brunch menu. Then the celebrates don’t stop until after midnight because guests are encouraged to purchase a VIP pass ($25 in advance or $30 at the door) that includes all-day parking, access to five live music performances, preferred seating, exclusive entry to the Sundeck for the Lenox Square firework show and drink specials. For more information, visit www.watlantabuckhead.com.