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The Stars and Stripes Guide to Independence Day

The Stars and Stripes Guide to Independence Day

Happy 245th birthday, America! Here’s a rundown on how to celebrate the Fourth of July with festive fireworks, outdoor events, and family barbeques.

Baby, You’re a Firework
It’s time to take out the sparklers and enjoy the light show. Before you light the fuse, check out these fireworks safety tips to prevent fires and injuries.

Sparks on Display
View the rockets’ red glare at the best fireworks shows in town. Whether in Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, or Roswell, check out this list of Fourth of July events around Atlanta for parades, fireworks and food.

Peach on the Run
Ready, set, race! Find your mark for the Peachtree Road Race this Saturday and Sunday to see Atlanta’s favorite 10k. While the race may look a bit different this year, runners will still line up at Lenox Square and continue to Piedmont Park each day. Check out this website for more details or go here for road closures and transportation info.

Red, White and Barbeque
Setting up an old-fashioned backyard picnic is as American as apple pie. Take a bite out of this list of recipes from pasta salad to sandwiches. To celebrate this sweet land of liberty, check out this dessert guide for flag cake recipes and peach cobblers.

Gallantly Stream
Celebrate the holiday by sitting back and pressing play on classic American cinema. For Disney+ subscribers, stream Marvel’s Captain America, National Treasure or Hamilton. Find The Patriot on Netflix for an iconic action movie or The Sandlot on Hulu for a nostalgic favorite. If you’re looking for Independence Day, Top Gun, Stripes or Forrest Gump, rent these all-time favorites on Amazon Prime.

Home of the Braves
Take me out to the ballgame! Enjoy America’s pastime with popcorn and cracker jacks at the Atlanta Braves game on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as they face the Miami Marlins. Find the schedule and tickets here.

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