Where’s the best spot to watch fireworks in Smyrna-Vinings? Not Smyrna-Vinings.
The City of Smyrna doesn’t host a Fourth of July fireworks show. Now I know what you’re thinking, didn’t I see fireworks on the Village Green last year? You’re right. You probably did see fireworks last year, but it wasn’t for the Fourth. The city’s fireworks display is held each year in August to celebrate its birthday.
“We’re asked frequently in Smyrna if we do fireworks on the Fourth and we do not,” said Ward 3 Council Representative Teri Anulewicz. “We actually save our big fireworks display for the annual Smyrna birthday celebration.”
Weather permitting, Smyrna’s Birthday Celebration will be Saturday, Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Village Green. We’ll be celebrating 140 years of cityhood with music by Banks and Shane and Smokey’s Farmland Band with the fireworks as the birthday finale.
You can still see fireworks at the Marietta Fourth in the Park celebration, which includes a parade at 10 a.m. on Independence Day, concerts, an arts and crafts festival and a fireworks finale. Admission is free.
Six Flags Over Georgia will also put on a patriotic fireworks display at nightfall. The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
It’s illegal for private citizens to have fireworks inside city limits because of the risk of fire. But check out these tips from Cobb Police to see what kind of fireworks Georgia law permits you to use without a license. Then read up about fireworks safety with this post from the Cobb County Fire Department.