Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4th, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with at the Marietta Fourth of July Celebration 2016. The events includes an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Marietta Square presented by Superior Plumbing, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square in Marietta with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from Zach Seabaugh, a hometown boy who was a finalist on the hit television show The Voice. His popularity continues to flourish as he begins performing to growing audiences on bigger stages. Opening for Seabaugh is Presley Sullivan, a featured artist on 94.9 The Bull’s Backyard Country. Concerts are presented by 94.9 The Bull.
The Marietta Independence Day parade is scheduled to include more than 115 entries with more than 40 floats and approximately 2,000 participants. Entries include marching units from the City of Marietta, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses. 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. The end of the parade marks the start of the Festival.
There will be an arts and crafts show with nearly 100 unique handcrafted vendors from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. And in case you’re hungry, anything to please the palate from ice products to cool you down to corndogs and BBQ to satisfy your appetite from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. And for the little ones, there will be a Kid’s Zone – huge interactive kids play area from 10 a.m.-dark; tickets for games available at booths located throughout the park
Stage in Glover Park
- 12 noon – Scott Thompson
- 2:00 – Bell ringing ceremony
- 2:15 – Float Award Ceremony
- 2:30 – 3:30 Atlanta Concert Band
- 7- 8:00 – Presley Sullivan
- 8-9:30 – 94.9 The Bull presents Zach Seabaugh
- 9:30ish – Fireworks
The Marietta Fourth of July Celebration 2016 fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be shot from the First United Methodist Church parking lot. 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.
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