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Kennesaw’s Salute to America – July 3

The City of Kennesaw kicks off our Independence Day Celebration of freedom, music and fireworks on Tuesday, July 3 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm in downtown Kennesaw. Admission to the event is FREE.

Salute to America will feature two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 pm.

On the Main Street stage from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., The School of Rock, a student lead band will impress the crowd with their music. The American Flyers, an Atlanta-based party band, will perform music spanning from the classics of yesterday to the top hits of today on the Main Street Stage beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. and on the Depot stage, Fantabulous, a 5-piece party band will perform Top 40 hits from the 1960’s to today from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 pm, Head Games – The Foreigner Tribute Band will perform all of the legendary rock band’s classic songs, including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Juke Box Hero.”

In addition to street vendor and sponsor booths, attractions will include free and pay-to-play inflatable amusement park games and mechanical rides. A wide selection of entrées, cold beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring picnic baskets or coolers. Grills will not be allowed.
A six-foot rectangular table with chairs will be located in front of the Depot Stage. This area seats six and can be reserved for $75. With the exception of reserved tables near the Depot Stage, all seating will be general admission, so bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chairs.

Kennesaw city parks are “Breathe Easy Zones”; tobacco products, smoking, and e-cigarettes are prohibited in Depot Park. Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) will be available for convenient cash withdrawals. The event may be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

For more information and to reserve a table, visit kennesawjuly3.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

Celebrate the Fourth of July all Weekend!

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FRI JULY 3 KENNESAW’S FOURTH OF JULY – The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, Independence Day celebration will be held on Friday, July 3, and will feature FREE, high-energy live music and  talented entertainers, plus one of the biggest and brightest star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. From 6 – 7:30 pm on the DEPARTUREfeature stage in Depot Park, the United States Air Force Band of the West’s Concert Band will perform. This 45 member ensemble of Air Force professional musicians have a music repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring classical and Broadway music as well as Sousa marches and popular hits. From 8 – 9:30 pm, DEPARTURE, arguably the best, most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, plays all the hits of the ‘80s rock super group. The Atlanta-based band was voted “Best Local Entertainer” in 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.  This event is free.

flashbackSAT JULY 4 – ACWORTH’S FOURTH OF JULY, Let Freedom Ring Live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music with the Shreeps from 4-5; Paul Hand Band will start at 5:15 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:40 p.m. Stay for more FLASHBACK until 11:00 pm. Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.

audienceSAT JULY 4 MARIETTA’S FOURTH OF JULY 10-10. Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and Superior Plumbing fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from different local entertainers and even Universal Republic Nashville Records country star- David Fanning presented by 94.9 The Bull.  Plan on spending the day and enjoy shopping over 100 craft vendors, food concessions, a Kid’s Zone, concerts and fireworks.  Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm.

SAT. JULY 4 POWDER SPRINGS FOURTH OF JULY 4:00 PM. Festivities start in downtown Powder Springs at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free concerts, and Free Fireworks. Patriotic Program and Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

July 4th Starts the 3rd in Cobb County, 2014

fireworks1Staying in Town?  Lots to do to celebrate our Country’s Independence in Cobb County

THURS JULY 3 KENNESAW’S FOURTH OF JULY – The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, Independence Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 3, and will feature FREE, high-energy live music and  talented entertainers, plus one of the biggest and brightest star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. The “Night Fever” of the 1970s disco era meets the “British Rock Invasion” of the 1960s when Stayin’ Alive and Satisfaction take the stage on Thursday, July at the City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America. Stayin’ Alive takes the state at   6:00 p.m., followed by Satisfaction.  Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.  This event is free.

FRI JULY 4 – ACWORTH’S FOURTH OF JULY, Live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music with the Paul Hand Band will start at 5:00 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.

FRI JULY 4 MARIETTA’S FOURTH OF JULY 10-10. Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and Superior Plumbing fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from different local entertainers and even Universal Republic Nashville Records country star- Greg Bates presented by 94.9 The Bull.  Plan on spending the day and enjoy shopping over 100 craft vendors, food concessions, a Kid’s Zone, concerts and fireworks.  Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm.

FRI. JULY 4 POWDER SPRINGS FOURTH OF JULY 4:00 PM. Festivities start in downtown Powder Springs at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free concerts, and Free Fireworks. Patriotic Program and Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

GSO Starlight Spectacular! – June 28

PHOTOGSO Starlight Spectacular!

GSO invites the public for a spectacular evening of pops and patriotic favorites at Kennesaw State University.  Complete a perfect evening by cheering to a sensational fireworks display.  No ticket is required, and there is no cost to attend!

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, 2014 (rain date is Sunday, June 29).

New for this year’s event is the addition of pre-concert activities including games, facepainting, and balloon artist for kids, vendors and exhibits from the KSU community and beyond, and a patriotic singing contest. Come at 5 p.m. for pre-concert activities. 8 p.m. concert. Kennesaw State University on the Green

Marietta Streetfest and Fireworks – Saturday September 21.

4th OF JULY FIREWORKS AT 9 PM! ~ September 21, 2013

streetfestThe 22nd Marietta StreetFest returns to historic Marietta Square with arts & crafts, an antique car show, local musicians and plenty of fun for children. History buffs will enjoy honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the Marietta Museum of History. Civil War activities will be announced soon.

On September 21, the Marietta Museum of History presents Marietta StreetFest, a one-day event with a top-notch Arts, Crafts & Antiques Market, the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, presented by Wickham Services, the popular Jewelry Row and a chance to visit the delightful neighborhood restaurants, shops and historic sites found around the Square. This year, the festival features a new layout for even better perusing. Additionally, the City of Marietta’s July 4th Fireworks Display, postponed due to rain, will take place during the evening at Marietta StreetFest. Questions concerning the fireworks can be directed to City of Marietta at 770-794-5601 or www.marietta.gov.

Back for the second year, Marietta StreetFest includes the Extreme Children’s Zone with inflatables (require a small fee), make-n-take projects and interactive games. It’s all the fun a kid could ask for, and it’s even larger this year. Most activities are free, but some may require a fee. For adults looking for their next favorite piece of jewelry, a visit to Jewelry Row will offer more than 15 booths filled with various styles and price ranges.

This year, Marietta StreetFest is thrilled to welcome back the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival, featuring bands and singer/songwriters from throughout the metro area who will perform original music. Many bands and solo performers will create an entertaining afternoon of music of varying genres for listeners who can bring along blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic for a special afternoon and evening experience. Marietta Grassroots provides local musicians a chance to perform in front of larger crowds to gain more exposure. It was founded in 2009 as an outreach program to provide safe, family friendly events and activities with a special focus on showcasing local talent from Marietta and the surrounding communities. The Marietta Grassroots Music Festival is looking for musicians. Interested parties should visit www.mariettagrassroots.org to find out how to get involved.

Visitors the day of StreetFest will also receive free admission to the Marietta Museum of History.

Kennesaw’s Salute to America Event Rescheduled for August 3

american-flag-2a.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 480 pixels)The City of Kennesaw’s  “Salute to America” concert and fireworks originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, was postponed due to an unfavorable weather outlook. “Public safety is our highest priority, and when a high probability of lightning is forecast, we made the decision not to hold the event on July 3,” said Mayor Mark Mathews.

The Salute to America, including a performance by Hollywood Nights, a New Jersey-based tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, is being rescheduled for Saturday, August 3. The band will present a free concert at Depot Park starting at 7:30 p.m., which will include performances of classic hits such as “Old Time Rock and Roll” and “Against the Wind,” as well as well as lost gems like “Fortunate Son” and “Midnight Rider.” The opening act will be 129 & Counting, an internationally renowned barbershop quartet, who will perform timeless classics of American patriotism beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.

Premium seating near the main stage is available. A table with six chairs can be reserved for only $75. With the exception of reserved tables, all seating will be general admission. (Note: table rentals for July 3 will be honored for the rescheduled date; refunds will be available for those who cannot attend).  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Caution tape, ground tarps and lawn blankets may not be used to designate seating areas prior to 5 p.m. As a courtesy to others, shade umbrellas, canopies or any obstruction limiting the views of spectators will not be permitted in the general event area.

The main stage will be located at the Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street. A family entertainment stage featuring local dance ensembles and music performers will be located on Main Street near the pedestrian underpass. Inflatables, attractions and food vending areas will be located along Main Street and Cherokee Street.

For more information and to reserve a table online, visit   www.kennesawjuly3.com; or call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

Acworth Concert and Fireworks Rescheduled for July 19

fireworks1Due to the forecasted weather conditions, the city of Acworth is rescheduling its annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks to Friday, July 19.  Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. on July 19 with the music of the “Paul Hand Band, followed by a special tribute to the members of our Armed Forces at 7:45 p.m., the band “Flashback” at 8:00 p.m., and fireworks at dark.  Parking will be available in Historic Downtown Acworth and shuttles will take visitors to the event.  Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to visit   www.acworthparksandrecreation.org, follow us on Twitter at @aprd or @acworthpolice and join the conversation at #AcworthFireworks, or search “Acworth Parks” or “Acworth Police” on Facebook and like our pages for the most up to date information on the rescheduled event.