What's the first thing you think of when you think 4th of July? Probably fireworks, right? Okay, maybe you think about barbeques, pool parties, or parades first. The point is, the first thought for most people isn't about the nitty-gritty that we're actually celebrating — our independence as a nation. Deep down, we all know that's what it's all about. And we respect it. But, we're also human. Who can blame us for enjoying our freedom watching fireworks, without giving all that much thought about everything our founding fathers did to get us here? So it is in real estate... There's a lot of focus on the "fireworks" in real estate. The big, glorious, flashy, exciting moments. Like...

  • The moment your house first hits the market.
  • Seeing the pictures of your house all over the Internet.
  • Throngs of people walking through your first open house.
  • Receiving offers from buyers...maybe even multiple offers.
  • Going under contract.
  • Walking into "the" house, and falling in love with it.
  • Making an offer on the house you love, and having it accepted.
  • Closing on the sale or purchase of your home.

All really exciting "firework" moments. But they're not the full story. There's a lot of stuff behind the scenes in order to get to those fun, celebratory moments. A lot of thought, knowledge, skill, and work... Not necessarily fun, or sexy stuff. But it's all important. It's all necessary to get to those exciting "fireworks" moments. Not that the behind the scenes stuff should be something you think about. As a consumer, you should enjoy the glorious moments. Leave the nitty-gritty to your agent. Just know that there's more to it than the "fireworks" you want to see when you buy or sell a house.

Not sure what your plans are for this holiday weekend?  Here are a few of our favorite things to do to celebrate the 4th of July in metro Atlanta.  

The Red Door Atlanta team will be at the Roswell 4th of July Extravaganza - we'll have a craft for the kids and we're giving away a yeti cooler.  You will want to stop by to get a pair of awesome fireworks-viewing glasses! 

1. 11th Annual Roswell July 4th Extravaganza

Roswell High School

🎇🎇 Come see us!!!  🎇🎇

6 pm, Tuesday, July 4

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display. This year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Roswell High School located on King Road off of SR 92. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and includes the following performances: Back Trax at 6 p.m. Banks & Shane at 7:30 p.m.

Moby, a popular local radio personality, will emcee the event and there will be activities for the children. At dark, a beautiful 30-minute fireworks display will be the highlight of the evening. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics for an old fashion family outing. Concessions by Millers Ale House and Restaurant will be on hand to purchase. Children carnival and inflatable activities will be available at a nominal fee.


2. July 4th Fireworks at Wills Park

Wills Park (Alpharetta)

I personally like to view these fireworks from the lawn at Matilda's after their live music.  If you're not with us at Roswell High School, Matilda's is a must.  

6 pm, Tuesday, July 4th

Musical entertainment kicks it off, with the Alpharetta City Band performing patriotic tunes starting at 6PM, followed by the local T James Band playing classic rock and new country favorites. Located throughout the park, food vendors will serve festive fare until 10PM, including classics like barbeque, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as Mediterranean-style dishes, wood-fired pizza, and tacos.  Old fashioned lemonade, Italian ice, snow balls and ice cream will also be available. (Fireworks at dusk)


3. July 4th Celebration

Cumming Fairgrounds 235 Castleberry Rd Cumming.

6-11 pm, Monday, July 3rd 

Dance Contest, Food Vendors & Children’s Activities. Fireworks are at 9:30 pm. Free admission and parking.


4. 4th of July Celebration with WSB-TV

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta.

6 pm, July 4th 

Enjoy fireworks at 9:45 pm as well as live music and entertainment by Atlanta favorite JFly and Friends, Grammy-award winning artist Bobby Brown, Two-time Grammy award winning artist Ann Nesby, Billboard 100 Top Dance Club Artists of All Time artist CeCe Peniston, R&B singer and songwriter Algebra Blessett and several more!


5. 4th of July Celebration Presented by Sunset Cove

Sunset Cove 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford.

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with us! It’s the perfect weekend to come ride the water slides, dip your toes in the lake, build a sandcastle along our pristine beach, and soak up the sun at LanierWorld! Dine right on the beach or catch a pick-up game of volleyball at Sunset Cove! Check out great live music at each of our outdoor stages! There will be patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long, with fireworks & special presentation on Spectacular Screen! This is an Independence Day celebration you won’t want to miss! 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, June 30

Join your friends for the 'calm before the storm' of our explosive 4th of July Weekend, as we have a laid back evening enjoying a classic southern delicacy at Sunset Cove Cafe

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Low-Country Boil

Saturday, July 1

So many things to do! Have a blast all day on LanierWorld's rides and slides while being entertained by a host of performers through the day. Drink specials throughout the day. FIREWORKS  in the evening!!

- 10:00 am - 10:00 pm: Live Beach Broadcast by Kicks 101.5

- 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Van Lears Dance Band 

- 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Street Performers (Jugglers, Balloon Artist, Hula Hoopers, Face Painters)

- 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Broken Whisky Glass

- 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm: Laughlin

- 10:00 pm -10:30 pm: Fireworks

Sunday, July 2

Great live music at Sunset Cove beach, or at the fabulous Sunset Cove Cafe.   Get ready for the fireworks extravaganza! Display will begin after dark, weather-dependent. 

- 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Joseph Erwin (Live Acoustic Artist)

- 10:00 pm -10:30 pm: Fireworks

Monday, July 3

Enjoy unch at Sunset Cove and enjoy great entertainment! Headlining the evening is Dirty Roses. The group performs on Sunset Stage from 7 pm-11 pm.  Fireworks display starts after dark, weather dependent. 

- 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Dirty Roses (live band)

- 10:00 pm -10:30 pm: Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4

 Let's go out with a fireworks blast to close out the long holiday weekend! 

- 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Live DJ

- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Volleyball Competition

- 10:00 pm -10:30 pm: Fireworks


6. City of Marietta 4th of July Celebration

The city of Marietta's Fourth in the Park celebration begins Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.

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

- 10 a.m. Freedom Parade 

- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Festival More than 80 arts & crafts booths, Kids Zone & Festival Food Noon-

- 2 p.m. Scott Thompson 

- 2 p.m. Bell Ringing Ceremony 

- 2:15 p.m. Float Contest Awards 

- 2:30 p.m. Atlanta Concert Band 

- 7 - 8 p.m. Backyard Country Artist Caryn Womack 

- 8 - 9:30 p.m.  Sons of Sailors (Jimmy Buffett cover band)

Fireworks at Dark

July 4, 2016



Whatever you decide to do with this holiday weekend, we here at Red Door Atlanta hope you have a relaxing and fun time with family and friends celebrating the freedom we so dearly enjoy as Americans!