Enjoy and Celebrate the 4th of July! Don’t Forget Why

Since the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year, your weekend plans are likely to be filled with plenty of friends, family, food, and fireworks. Not to mention local concerts, parades, and other patriotic celebrations for everyone to experience and enjoy. All of these things make the 4th of July consistently one of the most popular holidays in America but do you know why we celebrate this holiday the way we do?

Our National Day

As your holiday weekend festivities begin, don’t forget to remember why the 4th is officially called Independence Day. The name observes the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and equally celebrates our declared independence from Britain. For this reason July 4th is also considered the National Day for the United States of America, when we honor the founding of our Country and Nation in the eyes of the World.

Enjoy the Show

Obviously, one of the most popular ways to commemorate Independence Day is by attending a local fireworks show, but did you know that fireworks on the 4th of July were always intended to be part of the annual celebrations planned by one of America’s founding fathers, John Adams? Think about his patriotic vision being fulfilled as you enjoy the show! We hope you and yours have a safe and happy 4th this year. 

Enjoy these local fireworks shows and patriotic celebrations happening near our new home communities and around metro Atlanta on Saturday, July the 4th:

Woodstock – Stars and Strikes July 4th Spectacular

Downtown Woodstock, GA 10:00 a.m. Parade begins 10:30 a.m. Festival 9:00 p.m. Fireworks www.woodstockga.gov

Marietta – Fourth in the Park Celebration

Historic Marietta Square 10:00 a.m.  Freedom Parade begins 10:00 a.m.  Festival 9:30 p.m.   Fireworks www.mariettaga.gov/city

Atlanta – Fourth of July Fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park

Downtown Atlanta, Georgia 6:00 p.m.  Activities, food, etc. 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks to synchronized music

Powder Springs 20th Annual July 4th on the Lawn

Town Square in downtown Powder Springs, Georgia 6:00 p.m. Entertainment 9:45 p.m.  Fireworks www.cityofpowdersprings.org

Acworth 4th of July Concert and Fireworks at Cauble Park

2293 Beach St, Acworth, GA 4:00 p.m.  Concert and other activities 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks www.cityofacworth.org

Cartersville Stars, Stripes and Cartersville

Dellinger Park, Cartersville, GA 9:00 a.m.  Parade begins 10:00 a.m.  Festival 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks www.visitcartersvillega.org

Atlanta 56th Annual Legendary 4th of July

Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta, Georgia 6:00 p.m.  Entertainment & more 9:40 p.m.  Fireworks simon.com/mall/lenox-square

Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Hwy 78 East, Stone Mountain, GA 10:30 a.m.  Park opens 9:30 p.m.   Lasershow and Fireworks stonemountainpark.com/events

Canton Fourth of July Celebration

Downtown & Riverstone, Canton, Georgia 3:00 p.m.   Fun begins downtown 7:00 p.m.   Parade 9:30 p.m.   Fireworks www.canton-georgia.com

Alpharetta Wills Park – July 4th Fireworks and Festival

1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 5:00 p.m.  Music, Food and Fun 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks www.willspark.com

In Observance

With regard to this year’s 4th of July landing on a Saturday, Brock Built wants to let all of our homeowners and homebuyers know that our offices and neighborhood sales centers, will respectfully be closed for business on Saturday, July the 4th 2015, in observance. We will re-open on Sunday July the 5th, for normal weekend business hours. Please see the individual Brock Built Atlanta community pages for available hours and contact details.