Atlanta 4th of July Celebrations

When you think of 4 th of July what comes to mind?Probably picnics, grilling, red, white and blue, and fireworks, right? Well this is not entirely the case in Atlanta.While Atlanta still has the typical 4 th of July celebrations, there is also something Atlanta does that is different from other places. Each year on the 4 th of July, 60,000 people come out for the Peachtree Road Race. This is the largest 10K in the world.

This race runs from Leno X Mall to Piedmont Park. If running isn'tyour thing, there is also a tailgate before the race so you can enjoy the costumes that the runners put together. Some runners finish the race is close to 30 minutes! If you are looking for the traditional 4 th of July celebration, Centennial Park holds a big celebration complete with fireworks. The gates open at 6 p.m. with activities and music to entertain guests until the fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Right across the street, for those 21 and up, is The Red,White and Brew Beerfest.

This is held at the Georgia Aquarium parking deck with a beer tasting on the roof. There is barbeque food to enjoy, a photo booth to take pictures in and music by "Yacht Rock Revue" to enjoy. At the end of the night, you can stick around to enjoy the Centennial Park Fireworks. However you choose, celebrate the 4 th in style! For more information about the author, City Guru, please visit my Google+ profile page.