4th of July Celebration

Due to the Coronavirus, the City of Marietta made the difficult decision to cancel all events scheduled for July 4, 2020 including the Let Freedom Ring Parade, festivities on the Square, and the fireworks show.

There is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel though because Mayor Steve Tumlin has determined a way to celebrate our nation, keep our citizens and employee safe, and create a little healthy competition. Mayor Tumlin is challenging our citizens, businesses, and neighborhoods to show their patriotic spirit by decorating yards, windows, and streets for the July 4th holiday. There will also be a category for most patriotic pet where the public can vote!

Now for the details – you have the entire month of June to get your red, white, and blue act together. Decorate your front yard, business store windows, or get your neighborhood together (we’re looking at you Maple Avenue!) to showcase your love of our nation. Take photos of your masterpiece or your patriotic pet and submit those photos with your contact information via our website by 5pm on Tuesday, June 30th. The judging committee will meet on Wednesday, July 1st and winners will be announced on July 2, 2020.

To enter your furry, feathery, or scaly friend into the patriotic pet contest, you must upload one photo of your pet by 5pm on Thursday, June 18th on our website. Only one entry per pet please. The judging committee will pick some of the top entries and allow the public to vote for the “Best in Show.” Voting for the City’s patriotic mascot will be open to the public from Monday, June 22 – Friday June 26, 2020.

Now it is time to let your patriotic spirit fly!

Patriotic Contest (1)

Based on guidance and information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and out of an abundance of caution for the health of our staff and community ALL Special Events have been suspended or canceled until further notice. This includes the July 4th Let Freedom Ring Parade, festivities on the Square and the fireworks show.

We are taking these precautionary measures to keep our staff, community and those most vulnerable safe and healthy. City facilities and programs/events which are closed, canceled or postponed will be posted on our COVID-19 webpage and will be updated daily. Please visit http://www.mariettaga.gov/1357/COVID-19-Information to view additional information.

About the 4th In The Park Celebration

The City of Marietta's 4th In The Park Celebration begins Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:00am and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale. 
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Event Schedule

10:00am Let Freedom Ring Parade
10:00am-9:00pm Festival - Arts & Crafts, Kid's Zone, Festival Food, Free Concerts
12:00pm Concert featuring Scott Thompson
2:00pm Bell Ringing Ceremony
2:30pm Concert featuring Atlanta Concert Band
8:00pm - 9:30pm Concert featuring Bogey & the Viceroy


The Marietta Let Freedom Ring Parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators. The parade begins at 10:00am 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. Food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family.

Entries include marching units from the city of Marietta, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses. Application to participate in the parade can be found HERE. Application deadline is May 29, 2020 5:00pm. (Late applications will not be accepted.)
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Arts & Craft Show

The 4th in the Park celebration is coupled with a large arts and crafts show that continues all day. For more information or to apply to be a vendor, visit the JRM Management website.

Concert Table Reservations

The evening concerts will begin at 7:00pm & float you into the fireworks show at 9:30pm. 8-top tables are $100 & 6-top tables are $80. To reserve a table or more information, contact 770-423-1330 or email jonathanjenkins@jrmmanagement.com.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Contact JRM Management for sponsorship and vending opportunities.

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Additional Information

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

2020 4th of July Sponsors