They say fireworks make the Fourth of July one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Then they invite you, your family and everyone you know to come crowd around them while they explode. We don't always make sense, but we live in a great country.
The family fun starts at noon Thursday as Magic Debbie entertains the Duluth Town Green. Having performed for presidents past, Debbie's show incorporates colorful magic, comedy and mind reading.
New York Times best-selling author Karin Slaughter brings the promo tour of her new novel "Fallen" to Norcross. She'll be signing books and talking with fans at Barnes and Noble at The Forum on Friday night.
This weekly tour meets every Saturday at 45 South Cafe in Historic Norcross. Hosts walk and talk the group on a tour of the downtown area's most haunted places. For more info, call 404-934-4805.
The East Dixie Band joins the Everett Brothers at the Music Barn in Suwanee this Saturday night for good ol' bluegrass fun. If you want to jam after the show, bring an instrument. (See attached video for an example of the fun.)
Monday evening the Georgia Aquarium will be celebrating this Independence Day with a beer festival, fireworks and a live performance by Yacht Rock Revue. No word on if the band will actually play from a yacht floating in that huge tank, but that'd be awesome.
This annual Independence Day celebration takes over Downtown Norcross with food, music and more starting at 4:00 p.m. I hear there are 15-20K people expected to show up for the fireworks show, so I recommend getting there early to grab a spot on the lawn of Lillian Webb Park.
The Silverbacks play host to NASL rival Puerto Rico Islanders on The Fourth. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. and I'll almost bet you'll get some fireworks out of the night. Either on the field or off.
Come celebrate the Fourth of July at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Live music from Samantha Stroh, The Woody's and The Atlanta Groove precede the fireworks display and a screening of the movie "Little Fockers" will follow.
The Braves return home to continue their interleague play with the Baltimore Orioles coming to town. Dates/times: July 1, 7:35 p.m.; July 2 - 7:10 p.m.; July 3 - 1:35 p.m.