Marietta, Georgia Fourth of July Parade and Events

Fourth of July Celebration

Marietta, Georgia - July 4thThe city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins July 4 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

The Marietta Freedom Parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell St. Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on E. Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway.

Entries include marching units from the city of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses.

Museums and shopping

The Marietta Welcome Center will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum and Marietta History Museum will be open for tours. Historic walking tours are also available. Unique shops located around the Square will have special July 4 hours. For details, call the Marietta Welcome Center at 770-429-1115.

Entertainment Schedule

10:00 am – Let Freedom Ring Parade
12:00 pm – Colgate Country Showdown
2:00 pm – National Bell Ringing
2:15 pm – Parade Awards Ceremony
2:30 pm – Cobb Wind Symphony
8:00 pm – Peachtree Station
Dark – Fireworks

Arts and crafts show

With 80 vendors: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.


Concessions for sale: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Carnival Games

Tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be shot from the First United Methodist Church parking lot. KICKS 101.5 FM will broadcast patriotic music during the fireworks. Rain date for fireworks is July 6 at 9:30 p.m.

Information Flyer

Participant Information

Map of Parade Route

For more information, call Marietta Parks and Recreation at 770-794-5601.