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This Month in Atlanta: July 2018

4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, The International Plaza.  
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 International Plaza located between the Mercedes Benz Stadium and 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.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Sunday, July 15, Westside Provisions District.
I like to joke that in the South we will throw a festival for anything—seasons, flowers, feelings and in this case, even produce. So if you love tomatoes as much as we do, this is the event for you! There will be food (tomato-themed obviously) courtesy of dozens of local chefs and live music, all to benefit Georgia Organics.

Movies in Central Park

Thursdays through July 19, 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 I Am legend, 10 Hancock and a final screening on 7/19 of the community’s choice on the Atlantic Station Lawn. Submit your vote here! 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.

The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

Friday, July 27 through August, The Fox Theatre.
Every summer Coca-Cola and the Fox Theatre partner to offer movie screenings in the amazing Fox Theatre, complete with the traditional pre-show cartoon and Mighty Organ performance. July and August will feature everything from Funny Girl and Grease to Trolls and Moana. The festival kick-off starts with the first screening on July 27, which is Night of the Living Dead! You can buy tickets for movies here and you can also take tours of the Fox Theatre outside of featured events.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Saturday, July 28, 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.

‘Til next month!

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


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