Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July 2014 Events: Morrow, Georgia

Summer is here, and the 4th of July is coming! It's not too early to begin making your plans for your holiday celebration if you don't want to stay home this year. Here are a few 4th of July events to choose from for those who live in or near the Morrow, Georgia area.

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.

When: 07/04/2014
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Historic McDonough Square, 5 Griffin St, McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-898-9311
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
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 770-946-3950
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.

Time: 5-10pm
Where: Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA
Phone: 678-297-6100
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
*Photo: Hammerin Man via Flickr

[Originally published on Yahoo! Voices.]