Kennesaw’s traditional pre-Independence Day Salute to America celebration takes place on Sunday, July 3 2016 from 6 pm to 10 pm. The event features two stages of live music, festive entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities as well as one of the biggest fireworks displays in North Georgia.

The Star-Spangled Fireworks Spectacular are scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm, and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.

6 pm – 7 pm – The 80ators (80’s band) – Depot stage
7 pm – 9:30 pm – The Blast Band – Main Street stage
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – TUSK (Fleetwood Mac) – Depot Stage
Dark (approx. 9:30 pm) – Fireworks

Sunday, July 3 2016 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Free, no ticked is required

Parking will be available along Main Street, at the intersection of Main Street and Moon Station Road, behind the Southern Museum (off Shirley drive), and off Sardis Street (near the intersection of Big Shanty Drive). Main Street from Watts Drive to Summer Street and Watts Drive from Little General Clogger Ave to Main Street.

Historic Train Depot
2828 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw GA 30144

(770) 422-9714 

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For more information about the pre-Independence Day Salute to America celebration, please call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714 or visit or visit their Facebook page at



  1. THE best fireworks in the area. Great job, again, Kennesaw. We saw them for the first time last year and decided Kennesaw puts on the very best show around. It was the only show we went to this year.

  2. Always enjoyed the fireworks but won’t go anymore because your not allowed to have alcohol anymore. I will just go to Marietta or somewhere else. Sad day as this really had one of the best celebrations around. I’m just sick and tired of these righteous people regulating what responsible people should be able to do. If I was a sponsor I would be raising stink about this rule. Marietta holds concerts every month during the summer and they can handle it. When will Kennesaw ever get out of regulating their righteous views. Oh well there loss Marietta’s gain!

    • There are so many places where people can choose to go and “celebrate” with alcohol, etc. Thank goodness there is a remaining place where some (who prefer to celebrate without alcohol) may gather together and enjoy a holiday. By the way, the correct spelling is “their” in that context (their loss). Of course, it depends on one’s perspective. Many additional families will choose Kennesaw because the event is alcohol free.

    • There isn’t any specifically, there are vendor parking nearby that have handicap. I would prepare for either an early arrival or coordinate with law enforcement to see if they can help. First Baptist Church always has people around for the even also, and our parking is close.

  3. Really wish you’d do these shows on the fourth so I didn’t have to miss it every year. Lets celebrate Christmas on the 24th this year, right?

  4. I would love to be a face painter vendor for your Salute to America in Kennesaw. Please send a link for an application

  5. I (DJ Ray’s Entertainment) Love entertaining the street crowd at the intersection of Cherokee and Main! The last two years we have had a full block of dancing going on. Truly the best live performances and fireworks in North GA!