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Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton to host July 4th celebrations


Celebrate Fourth of July with fun Independence Day festivities all around North Fulton.


“Barbecue & Bluegrass” returns to the grounds of historic Barrington Hall on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy barbecue and bluegrass music in the backyard of Barrington Hall. A tradition established by the King family, who built Barrington Hall, who would host friends and family for a barbecue. The city will revisit the tradition for the third year with live music, barbecue, beer, soft drinks and desserts for sale. A children’s area will “keep the youngsters occupied with games and crafts.” Residents are invited to “come enjoy this laid back and musical 4th of July celebration.” Admission is free, food and drink will be available for purchase from vendors.

“Fireworks Extravaganza” will be at Roswell High School in the front yard. This city tradition and largest community celebration returns for its’ 18th year with activities, food trucks and live stage performances. Big C Chicago Kitchen, The Philly Connection and Grubbing Out are food trucks confirmed to be on site. There will be a Kids Zone with inflatables, carnival games and prizes. Attendees are advised to bring blankets and chairs for seating at this family-friendly event. Performances begin at 6 p.m. with The 120 East Band, then at 7:30 p.m. with Banks & Shane. Dogs are not permitted and emphasis is placed on the fact that Roswell High School is an alcohol, drug and tobacco free campus. Fireworks are scheduled to begin “at dark,” which the city anticipates to be at 9:30, but could be earlier depending on weather.


Wills Park will be the host location for Alpharetta residents’ Independence Day fireworks at dusk.

Alpharetta Golden Age Club will sponsor activities in the children’s area such as inflatables, face painting, balloon animals. Wristbands are available for nominal fees. Food vendors located throughout the park will serve “festive fare” from 6 to 10 p.m., including barbeque, hot dogs, hamburgers, wood-fired pizza, grilled cheese, kettle corn, old fashioned lemonade, snow balls, ice cream and more. Food vendors and children’s entertainment will accept cash only.

Alpharetta’s Police Explorers will have red, white and blue glow sticks for sale to raise funds for new uniforms and training materials.

Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy music from Alpharetta City Band, performing patriotic tunes starting at 6 p.m.Local band, Serious Business is scheduled to follow playing a set of classic rock and new country favorites. The fireworks show, which will occur despite inclement weather, begins at dusk and will conclude the evening’s activities. Use of personal fireworks in the park during this event is considered a safety hazard and is discouraged by the city. Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited in the park per City ordinance. Pets are allowed, but must be on leashes or in a crate. Patrons are recommended to bring chairs and blankets for seating. Charcoal grills are strictly prohibited. Small propane grills are allowed with the proper permit, which can be obtained by contacting (678) 297-6123. For more event information and to obtain a grill permit, contact (678) 297-6132 or


Crabapple Community Association in Milton will host its annual Walking Community Parade and Celebration in observance of Independence Day. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 1, leaving from the Broadwell Pavilion on Broadwell Road. At the conclusion of the parade, prizes for the “Most Spirited” individuals of all ages, family, dog and wagon or stroller float will be awarded. Kona Ice will be in attendance and there will be games, music, and more. Students from the North Fulton School of Music are scheduled to perform.





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