Free And Fun Events For July!

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Fourth of July - International Plaza
July 4, 2018
0.3 miles west
Due to construction at Centennial Olympic Park, the 2018 July 4 Celebration moves to Georgia International Plaza (west of Philips Arena). Gates open at 6 p.m., entertainment begins at 7 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. Free.

Free movies - Atlantic Station
July 5, 12, 19, 2018(also June)
Atlanta city parks
Watch Movies in Central Park beginning at sundown (usually 8:30 p.m.). It’s best to arrive early with a blanket or lawn chair. Free.July 5 - I am Legend
July 12 - Hancock
July 19 - (audience choice)

Short films
July 6 - 7, 2018
2.6 miles north
Atlanta Shortsfest shows movies under 45 minutes long in a variety of genres at Synchronicity Theatre. 

Free movies - parks
July 10 - Sept. 15, 2018(also June)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.July 10 - Paddington 2 (Cumming)
July 21 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Woodstock)
July 24 - Ferdinand (Cumming)
July 28 - Ferdinand (Canton)

Free movies - Brookhaven
July 12 - 26, 2018(Thursdays, also June)
9 miles NE
Bring a blanket or chairs for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. No coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free.July 12 - Back to the Future
July 19 - Grease
July 26 - Coco

A day on the river
July 14, 2018(9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
30.6 miles NE
Rent a tube, raft, kayak, or paddleboard (or bring your own) for Whatever Floats Your Boat, with live music, yard games, and food for sale at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth. You must bring or rent a life jacket to wear and be age 5+ to go on the water. Free entry.

African dance festival
July 27 - 29, 2018
5 miles SW
Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival offers dance and drum classes, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, a Friday kids’ camp, and a Saturday night concert at Sylvan Hills Middle School.

Ice cream festival
July 28, 2018
2 miles NE

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival features ice cream for sale, entertainment, vendors, and fitness events at Piedmont Park. Free entry.