Monday, July 2, 2012

Dunwoody Area Fireworks - I recommend Norcross on the 3rd and Chamblee on the 4th.

It is a rare year when we actually attend two firework shows back to back, two nights in a row but when the shows are close and the parking is easy, it does happen in the Heneghan household from time to time.  Depending on how worn out my crew is on the 4th, two shows might be in our future.

Norcross - July 3rd
The City of Norcross puts on a nice show (20 min last year) which is held in a relatively new, very large Lillian Webb Park which is located between Old Norcross (Train Station & Thrasher Park) and Buford Hwy.  The new park has lots of open grass, a water fountain for the kids to play in and live music.  The City hosts a festival you on the streets of the town with numerous food vendors and entertainment for the kids.
News Article on Event.

For Norcross, I usually park just off Buford Highway about a block away in one of the nearby empty parking lots.  The beauty of parking here is that it is an easy trip home with little ones in tow with Buford Highway being able to handle the mass exodus traffic.

Chamblee - July 4th
The City of Chamblee hosts an all day affair in Keswick Park and though I have attended some of the all day festivities in prior years, I usually just zip over for the fireworks after a busy day grilling out at the pool.  Parking is easiest for me at Chamblee Middle School which is about two blocks away but spots can be found in the neighborhood if you arrive a little earlier then I usually do. City Festivities schedule here.

Musical Performance Schedule:
2 p.m. - Chris Cauley from Atlanta, GA and the television show,The Voice. Chris considers himself a soul singer and performs pop covers. Click Here to see his video from The Voice audition.
4 p.m. - Nathan Ware - from Woodstock, GA. Nathan is a country music singer/song writer. He will be performing some covers for artists like Zac Brown and will also perform some of his own originals.
6 p.m. - Mike Veal Band - out of Atlanta, GA. Mike and his band covers a combination of genres including blues, rock, funk and fun. The band has a diverse musical background.

Other Fourth of July Activities Schedule
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Train rides, clowns, spider bungee jump, pony hops, rock wall, face painting, balloon animals, clowns, moonwalks and other carnival type kids activities.
9:30ish p.m. - Fire Works Show

1 comment:

kalmanja said...

thanks for the recomondations..!! hoping to see a good fireworks this year..