Atlanta and the Southeast’s biggest fireworks display has a new location this year – International Plaza and the greenspace around the World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena.
The annual July 4 fireworks show, which attracts thousands, has been relocated from Centennial Olympic Park because of massive construction underway at the park.
Instead of canceling the event, Joe Bocherer, GWCCA chief commercial officer, says it's being relocated because it is important to keep the tradition in place.
“It’s our gift to the community,” he said.
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which oversees Centennial Olympic Park, said June 26 that gates will open at 6 p.m.
Chart-topping R&B quartet After 7 will headline the entertainment lineup, which begins at 7 p.m.
After 7, best known for hits like "Ready or Not” and “Can’t Stop," will perform with JFly and Friends.
Other artists for the celebration include Keisha Jackson, Christian Jones, Kayte Burgess, Von Grey, Hamilton Park, Dionne Farris, and Cody Matlock.
Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
Visitors younger than 17 must be accompanied by someone who is at least 25 years old.
All bags are subject to search. Among prohibited items, drones, backpacks larger than 11×17 inches, coolers, glass containers, personal fireworks, tents, grills, illegal drugs, and skateboards.
There will be multiple road closures around the event site. Parking is half price if booked before the event at https://gwcc.clickandpark.com/.
Admission is free.
Fireworks watchers are encouraged to ride MARTA to the event. International Plaza is accessible from the MBS/Philips/GWCC Station. For more information, visit https://www.gwcca.org/events/july4/.