A star-studded 1996 Summer Olympics 20th anniversary celebration will feature live entertainment, a dazzling fireworks show, food trucks and an Olympic and Paralympic volunteer reunion. The celebration will be on Saturday, July 16. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Elevating Atlanta to international status and recognition, the 1996 Summer Olympics united the world in friendship and peace—and the festivities in July will celebrate the glories of the Games, reuniting the athletic heroes, volunteers, the organizing team and fans at the event’s greatest lasting legacy – 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park.
Scheduled to appear are the following:
- Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
- Ambassador Andrew Young
- Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) Chairman and CEO, Billy Payne
- ACOG Chief Operating Officer, A.D. Frazier
- Shepherd Center Chairman James Shepheard
- Atlanta’s premier entertainment booking agency Absolute Entertainment presents high energy show band A-Town A-List
- Country music artist Colby Dee
- Long-running Atlanta folk/Americana act Banks & Shane
- Atlanta’s gospel-influenced SEEiT Choir
Gold medal-winning Olympic athletes
- Five-time Olympic medalist, considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, and penultimate Olympic torch runner, Janet Evans
- Ten-time Olympic medalist, Sports Illustrated’ s Olympian of the Century by, track and field legend, Carl Lewis
- Atlanta’s top gold medalist among all athletes, with four golds in 1996 and two more in 2000, swimmer Amy Van Dyken
- Paralympians Curtis Lovejoy, LeeAnn Shannon
and Tim Willis
The following items are not permitted inside:
- No bags or backpacks larger than 11×17. Attendees and their belongings are subject to search.
- No coolers
- No glass containers of any kind
- No personal fireworks
- No outside food or beverage may be brought into the event
- No large umbrellas or tents
- No skateboards, scooters, or bicycles inside the event
- No pets
- No grills
- No illegal drugs of any kind
- Alcohol may not be brought into the Park
- Centennial Olympic Park reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
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