Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We gathered photos from around the area of fireworks, and on Thursday we will have a special tribute to Snellville in Viewfinder.
We had Patch photographers all over the metro area, and here are some of the photos that we shot. From Gwinnett County and beyond, looks like Atlantans were having a lot of fun.
Monday, July 4, 2011
G-Braves take on Durham Bills at Monday game featuring red. white, and blue thundersticks giveaway, jersey-off-the-back auction and spin the wheel for prizes at team store.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The Gwinnett Braves are celebrating Independence Day with a bang July 4th at Coolray Field with post-game fireworks. The G-Braves play division rivals Durham Bulls. Monday's 7:05 p.m. game also features a Red, White, and Blue Thundersticks Giveaway in addition to fireworks. The G-Braves will also be hosting a Jersey-Off-The-Back Auction. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction for the jerseys worn at the game on July 4. Winning bidders will get to go on to the field following the game and get their jersey signed by their player. Gates will open early for the Independence Day game at 5:30 PM. Group discounts and lawn seats are available to celebrate with friends and family. For tickets, click here or call 678-277-…
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Check out these tips to keep your pet safe and happy during the holiday.
While packing the sandwiches, soda and picnic blanket for an evening out to celebrate Independence Day be sure to make arrangements for the family pet. The Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve are the two holidays each year where the highest number of pets go astray. According to Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, at least 10 pets went missing in Gwinnett on July 4 last year. “The fireworks really just scare these poor animals to death “ said Lt. Mary Lou Respess, manager of the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. With an increased capacity for hearing, some animals are especially sensitive to loud noises and are frightened by both the sound and the bursts of color of a huge firework display. In order to keep your pet safe on the Fourth of July, …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Just for fun, a look at one of Stone Mountain Park's busiest weekends, The Fantastic Fourth Celebration, by the numbers.
Just for fun, Stone Mountain Patch asked the park to give us an overview, by the numbers, of what a typical Fourth of July weekend is like at the rock. Here's what they said: 33 million: Total number of people who have seen the fireworks over 44 years. 100,000: Number of attendees last year. 35,000: Bags of ice used. 15,000: Pieces of fried chicken consumed. 8,000: Slices of pizza sold. 6,000: GLO Necklaces sold. 2,000: Funnel cakes eaten. 1,200: Hot dogs cooked. 700: Amount of bulk candy devoured. 55: American flags displayed. 44: Number of years the Fantastic Fourth Celebration has taken place. 3: Nights of fireworks at the park (July 2,3,4). 2: Lasershows shown on July 4 (insider info: first one starts at 9:30 pm and the second one is …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Looking for fireworks and fun? Look no further.
Although many will take advantage of the long weekend and travel for the 4th of July, there are plenty of patriotic events happening in and around Atlanta, for those who stay put. Here are some of the events taking place downtown and throughout the metro area. Georgia Aquarium: Red, White & Brew Price: $45 Time: 6-10:30 Barbecue and beer fest! Celebration takes place on the top floor of the Aquarium parking deck, offering unparalleled views of the fireworks display from Centennial Olympic Park. Proceeds go to benefitting Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives. Must be 21 or older. Woodruff Arts Center: All-American Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Price: $12-$35 Time: 8 pm-midnight Raise your flag with an exciting evening …