4th of July Ice Cream Social
This is the kind of social event that echoes from the past. Who doesn't like ice cream? Bring the family out, even consider bringing a few friends, and spend the evening socializing with each other and just taking it easy. McDonough is one of Morrow's sister cities and so only a few minutes' drive away. This would be a perfect end to the evening after enjoying barbecue at your own house.
Where: Historic McDonough Square, 5 Griffin St, McDonough, GA 30253
Additional information: Both admission and parking are free. You can also bring your pets.
Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine
Hampton, Georgia is well known for its Atlanta Motor Speedway just off of I-75 S. There's something at this event for both the daring at heart and the laid back spectator. Events will be taking place almost every Friday night during the specified date range. Come out and drive your car in one of the exciting drag races or just have a seat and cheer somebody on. Drivers will have show vehicles set up for viewing pre the race events. This will be a very different way for some of you to spend the holiday!
When: 07/04 to 07/25/2014
Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA 30228
Additional information: Admission is $8 for adults and $20 for those who wish to compete in the drag race events. Parking is free.
4th of July Celebration
If you don't mind the drive to Alpharetta (roughly 45 minutes or so), this may be a worthwhile holiday event. There'll be lots going on, plenty of new people to meet, and tons of fun taking place. Make it a family event or a romantic interlude for two. The fireworks display alone should make this celebration well worth the drive.
Where: Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA
Additional information: Both admission and parking are free. Bring your own food or purchase food at the park. There'll be entertainment, activities for the kiddos, and a fireworks display.
These are just three of the events taking place in and around Morrow, Georgia this year. Don't be a stick in the mud. Choose one of them and make this 4th of July a year to remember.
City of McDonough
Atlanta Motor Speedway
[Originally published on Yahoo! Voices.]