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Ready The Umbrellas, Y'all: Atlanta's Fireworks Map 2013

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Ladies and gents: It's almost Independence Day. This year's Thursday placement of Our Favorite Excuse to Day-Drink should earn most Atlantans a nice late-week break. So let's revisit traditional wisdom: The most patriotic thing you can do as an American adult on the Fourth of July is get drunk, stuff yourself full of grilled or fried food and scream words of encouragement at chemical explosions in the sky. Fortunately, Atlanta has no shortage of places to engage in this sacred rite. Here's our Top 10. Have fun, be safe and pack an umbrella.

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1. Lenox Square Mall (Buckhead)

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3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 233-6767
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The granddaddy of them all. Fireworks start at 9:35 p.m.

2. Centennial Olympic Park

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285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-4412
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Downtown's largest fireworks show — and the largest in the Southeast — kicks off at 9:40 p.m.

3. Stone Mountain Park

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1000 Robert E. Lee Dr.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 498-5690
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The Stone Mountain fireworks come after the Laser Show, which has gone 3D and is now called Mountainvision. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4. Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

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755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30315

Watch the Bravos pound the Marlins, then partake in choreographed pyrotechnics.

5. Six Flags Over Georgia

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275 Riverside Pkwy
Austell, GA 30168
(770) 739-3400
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The price of admission to Six Flags gets you access to their fireworks show.

6. Mall of Georgia

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Mall of Georgia
Buford, GA 30519

The Mall of Georgia kicks off its fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

7. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater (Alpharetta)

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2200 Encore Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the songs of patriotism before the fireworks. Show begins at 8 p.m.

8. Marietta Square

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50 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

Fireworks on the Marietta Square begin at 9:30 p.m.

9. Avondale Estates Fireworks

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Lakeshore Drive & Lakeview Place
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Avondale Estates has a fireworks show on the shores of Avondale Lake that starts at dusk.

10. Decatur 4th of July Spectacular

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Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-4100
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Decatur's fireworks festivities include a parade and a concert, followed by explosions at dusk.

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1. Lenox Square Mall (Buckhead)

3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

The granddaddy of them all. Fireworks start at 9:35 p.m.

3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

2. Centennial Olympic Park

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Downtown's largest fireworks show — and the largest in the Southeast — kicks off at 9:40 p.m.

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

3. Stone Mountain Park

1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083

The Stone Mountain fireworks come after the Laser Show, which has gone 3D and is now called Mountainvision. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

1000 Robert E. Lee Dr.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

4. Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30315

Watch the Bravos pound the Marlins, then partake in choreographed pyrotechnics.

755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30315

5. Six Flags Over Georgia

275 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168

The price of admission to Six Flags gets you access to their fireworks show.

275 Riverside Pkwy
Austell, GA 30168

6. Mall of Georgia

Mall of Georgia, Buford, GA 30519

The Mall of Georgia kicks off its fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

Mall of Georgia
Buford, GA 30519

7. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater (Alpharetta)

2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the songs of patriotism before the fireworks. Show begins at 8 p.m.

2200 Encore Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

8. Marietta Square

50 North Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060

Fireworks on the Marietta Square begin at 9:30 p.m.

50 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

9. Avondale Estates Fireworks

Lakeshore Drive & Lakeview Place, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Avondale Estates has a fireworks show on the shores of Avondale Lake that starts at dusk.

Lakeshore Drive & Lakeview Place
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

10. Decatur 4th of July Spectacular

Anywhere!, Decatur, GA 30030

Decatur's fireworks festivities include a parade and a concert, followed by explosions at dusk.

Anywhere!
Decatur, GA 30030