Come out and celebrate America’s independence as the City of Marietta hosts the Fourth in the Park celebration beginning at 10 am on Thursday July 4th, 2024.

The Independence Day celebration begins with the Marietta Freedom Parade that starts at Roswell Street Baptist Church and continues west on Roswell Street, then north on East Park Square past Glover Park, then down Cherokee Street, and ends at North Marietta Parkway.

The parade features marching units from local bands, civic organizations, beauty pageant queens, scouts, local businesses of all types, and much more. After the parade there will be free live concerts and entertainment, food, arts and crafts, carnival games, and of course fireworks.

2023 Schedule:

  • 10 am – Let Freedom Ring Parade
  • 10 am – 9 pm – Festival – Arts & Crafts, Kids Zone, Festival Food, Free Concerts
  • Noon – Concert – Scott Thompson
  • 2 pm – National Bell Ringing Ceremony
  • 2:30 – Concert – Atlanta Concert Band
  • 7:00 – Concert – The Patriarchs Band
  • 8 – 9:30 – Concert – Boogilicious (dance, pop, funk, and rock hits)
  • Fireworks at Dark (around 9:30 pm)

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 vendors showcasing a wide variety of products. The vendors will be open from 10 am to 9 pm.

Food will be available from a variety of concessions beginning at 10 am. Marietta Square restaurants will also be open for business.

Fireworks light up the sky and patriotic music fills the air at dark – around 9:30 pm. The fireworks are shot from the parking lot of the Marietta First United Methodist Church.  If bad weather is expected, the fireworks may begin a few minutes early, to ensure the entire display is completed. If you want to watch the fireworks, make sure you get there early to grab a spot because traffic is expected to be heavy.

For more information, please call the Marietta Parks and Recreation department at (770) 794-5601.

For the weather related updates, please check with the event organizers by visiting the following links:

Marietta Square Decorated with American Flags



  1. Awesome night for fireworks! Great seats and free parking at community Bible church. Sitting on the hill near white cross looking into a clear sky.

    • Hi Elsie,
      One of the best places to park is the Cobb County Parking Deck. You can enter at the Waddell Street entrance. The Waddell Street entrance is on Waddell Street near the intersection with Hansell St. The best address we can give you for the parking deck is:
      Cobb County Parking Deck – Waddell Street entrance
      Hansell St NW & Waddell St NE
      Marietta, GA 30090

  2. What time do people start showing up to “claim their spot” in the morning? I plan on being there at 8, but is that even early enough to get a good spot in the middle of the square?

    • Is it illegal to drink whiskey during the fireworks on July 4th at area of Square? Will liquor joints be open for those who want to drink

  3. The Backyard Brigade Lawnchair performers were amazing as they are every year! They are without a doubt the best part of living in Marietta!!!! My family and I talk about them all year long and it is an absolute treat to see perform every year! WE LOVE THE BACKYARD BRIGADE!

  4. Can a local community organization get a “table space” on the square? How can I apply?


  5. Hi! I saw that there was a part of the July 4th celebration where there would be free live performances. I was wondering if there was a way I could apply for a performance? Or if i could speak to someone that is ahead of that part of the festival? Let me know!


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