Come out and celebrate America’s independence as the City of Marietta hosts the 2014 Fourth in the Park celebration beginning on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10am. The Independence Day celebration begins with the Marietta Freedom Parade that starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and ends at North Marietta Parkway. The parade features marching units from the City of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, local civic organizations, beauty pageant queens, scouts and local businesses of all types. After the parade there will be free live concerts and entertainment, museum tours, food, arts and crafts, carnival games, and of course fireworks.
- Marietta Freedom Parade, 10 a.m.
- Festival, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Concert, 12 p.m.
- Bell Ringing ceremony, 2 p.m.
- Float contest awards, 2:15 p.m.
- Atlanta Concert Band, 2:30 p.m.
- Concert, 8 p.m.
- Fireworks, dark
The parade spans a 1.5 mile route beginning at Roswell Street Baptist Church and heads west on Roswell St, then north on East Park Square through Marietta Square, then down Cherokee Street and finishing at North Marietta Parkway. The parade features more than two thousand participants in more than one hundred entries, and there will be an estimated thirty thousand people in attendance. Watch as local businesses, civic organizations, beauty queens, bands, scouts, National Guard, and numerous floats participate and compete for prizes based on design, color, theme, appearance, originality, and riders and costumes.
The Arts and Crafts show features more than eighty different vendors showcasing a wide variety of products. The vendors will be open from 10am to 9pm.
Carnival games are available throughout the park at Marietta Square from 10am-9pm; tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park.
Fireworks light up the sky and patriotic music fills the air at dark.
For more information, please call the Marietta Parks and Recreation department at (770) 794-5601.
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