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This Month in Atlanta: July 2016

4th of July Celebration

Monday, July 4.
If you find yourself in Atlanta over the holiday weekend, and you’re in the mood to celebrate, look no further than this traditional event at the iconic Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. You can enjoy the Southeast’s largest fireworks show while listening to live entertainment and exploring the tributes to Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Games.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Saturday, July 23, Piedmont Park.
Yes, only in the South would you find an entire festival dedicated to just ice cream and its “healthy” consumption. While learning about health and fitness from professionals, enjoy activities throughout the day, including ice cream competitions, live entertainment, and of course, more ice cream.

Movies in Central Park 2016

Every Thursday through July 28, Atlantic Station
I’ve been watching great films (current and classic) outdoors around Atlanta as far back as I can remember. The venue and movie genres might change each summer, but the love our community has for mass picnics and movie screenings in our to-die-for summer evening weather has not changed and probably never will. During the month of July, you can catch A League of Their Own, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Elf and Grease on the Atlantic Station lawn. Local restaurants around the lawn are offering in-house discounts and picnic-style to-go orders on Thursday evenings to make your experience even better.

While there are lots of great events happening in Atlanta, there are also lots of great places to visit outside of Atlanta throughout the state of Georgia. After all, we are just a few hours from the beach and the mountains! Check out one of our blogs from last summer about where to go in Georgia.

Interested in seeing more of Atlanta? Check out these student-produced videos on some of their favorite spots in the city.

‘Til next month!

Farish JermanFarish Jerman 11C
Assistant Dean of Admission
Emory University
Office of Undergraduate Admission



Photos courtesy of Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, Inc., and Atlantic Station.

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