2023 Salute to America

Kennesaw’s annual Independence Day Salute to America celebration takes place in downtown Kennesaw on July 3 from 6pm to 10pm each year. The event features two stages of live music, festive entertainment, food vendors, kids activities, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in North Georgia.  The Star-Spangled Fireworks Spectacular are scheduled to begin at 9:30pm, and will be visible from Main Street in downtown Kennesaw.

Please note that due to ongoing construction at Depot Park, the Main Stage will be relocated to Main Street.

2023 Schedule:
6pm to 7:30pm: Band X (smash hits) – Main Street Stage
6pm to 7:30pm: Trevor Startt (singer-songwriter) – Depot Parking Lot Stage
8pm to 9:30pm: Departure (Journey tribute band) – Main Street Stage
8pm to 9:30pm: Courtney Dickinson (country) – Depot Parking Lot Stage
9:30pm: Fireworks

Monday, July 3, 2023 from 6pm to 10pm

Free, no ticket is required

Public parking will NOT be available at Depot Park for this event. FREE public parking will be available at the following locations:

  • Adams Park & the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive
  • Along Lewis Street, between North Main Street & Dallas Street

Handicap ONLY parking is available in the lot at the intersection of North Main Street & Moon Station Road

Historic Downtown Kennesaw
2828 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw GA 30144

(770) 422-9714

Rain info or last minute updates:
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 KennesawJuly3.com or visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/KennesawParksRecreation.


  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!

    • No your not suppose to park your cars there because they have an event for their members but your welcome to the event. Nice church and nice people.

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