Retailers may be steadily abandoning west Athens in favor of slicker confines across the county line, but that just means there’s more room on Atlanta Highway for us Athenians to get together and blow stuff up in the name of patriotism. This year, enjoy food trucks and the sounds of The Splitz Band, the Shawn Wilcox Band and more. And if you just can’t wait, Community Connection presents the East Athens Fireworks Extravaganza from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 at Trail Creek Park, with kids activities, trapeze lessons and DJ Mahogany. Admission is free, but parking is limited. Tune in to WXAG 1470 AM or use the Twitter hashtag #athensfireworks for updates.
4–10 p.m. FREE! georgiasquaremall.com
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