After cooling down from the Peachtree Road Race, buy earmuffs for your pets and head to Centennial Olympic Park, Marietta Square, or Stone Mountain State Park (among other spots) to celebrate the nation’s independence by lighting up the sky. Expect parades, music, and entertainment culminating with fireworks spectacles after 9 p.m.
For the 10th year in a row, jack-of-all-cuisines Ford Fry’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival challenges local and visiting chefs, mixologists, and farmers to concoct tomato-based treats at the Westside Provisions District to raise cash for Georgia Organics, a nonprofit promoting sustainable agriculture.
The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre honors the undead with a 50th-anniversary screening of Night of the Living Dead, the cult-classic zombie flick directed by George Romero. Afraid of looking too alive at the screening? Get a $5 zombie makeover beforehand.
The High Museum’s initiative to reimagine its courtyard continues with a colorful set of trumpet-like sculptures made by internationally renowned designer Yuri Suzuki that manipulate sounds from passersby.
African Dance and Drum
July 27 – 29
Organized by the Afrikan Djeli Cultural Institute, the three-day event at the Covenant House promoting West and North African dances includes music and movement workshops, an African-inspired craft market, food vendors, and more.