The Fourth of July is a National Holidays for families and friends to gather up the lawn chairs and frisbees to head outside. They enjoy grilling out and games while building lasting friendships and enjoying time with the people we love. In Dunwoody, we celebrate good friends and family like everyone else. And we do it with a classic parade!
American flags waving as far as the eye can see, streets lined with smiling spectators dressed in red, white and blue, the poignant sounds of a marching band playing patriotic music, and the welcome scent of barbeque and hot dogs cooking on the grill. Dunwoody’s Independence Day celebration is all of this, immersing its attendees in a classic Americana atmosphere that’s perfect for making memories.
Among the Parade entries are local celebrities, costumed characters, and community organizations all competing for a variety of awards. The 2 ½ mile parade route starts at the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road at 9:00 a.m. and moves west on Mt. Vernon—finishing at Dunwoody Village.
After the parade, a lively and fun festival in Dunwoody Village features barbeque, sold by Dunwoody’s Boy Scouts. Grilled hotdogs and other concessions are offered by the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. Sponsors and community organizations meet and greet the community, and the 116th U.S. Army Band plays patriotic music for the crowd. Various awards are presented to parade participants while neighbors celebrate the holiday.
This year the Atlanta Falcons are supporting the parade as a Gold Sponsor for the first time, joining other repeat Gold sponsors:
- Discover Dunwoody (They work to attract more people to our hotels, restaurants, & retail)
- The City of Dunwoody
- EEP Events
- NFA Burger
The Dunwoody 4th of July Parade is presented by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and Reporter Newspapers and is the largest Parade in Georgia on the Fourth. The Parade won the “Best Community Event” award in the Best of Perimeter 2022. The theme for the 2022 event is “Parade of Stars”, and Grand Marshal Pam Tallmadge is being honored for chairing sixteen Parades before retiring in 2021. Drawing more than 2,500 participants and 35,000 spectators in 2019, this event is a treasured tradition that began in 1976.
Discover why a Dunwoody Fourth of July is so special!
For full details on the Parade and Family Festival, please visit the website.