Salute to America Event Features Music, Food, and Fireworks

June 1st, 2017 by Pam Davis

The City of Kennesaw will host its annual pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks on Monday, July 3 from 6 – 10 pm downtown. Admission to the event is free.

Salute to America will feature two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 pm.

On the Main Street stage from 7 – 9:30 pm, The American Flyers, an Atlanta-based party band, will perform music spanning from the classics of yesterday to the top hits of today. From 6 – 7 pm on the Depot stage, the 80ators will perform one hit wonders and chartbusters from the 1980s. From 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Don’t Look Back – The Boston Experience will perform all of the legendary rock band’s classic songs, including “More Than a Feeling,” “Long Time,” and “Peace of Mind.”

In addition to street vendor and sponsor booths, attractions will include free and pay-to-play inflatable amusements and mechanical rides. A wide selection of entrées, cold beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring picnic baskets or coolers. Grills will not be allowed.

A six-foot rectangular table/chairs located in front of the Depot Stage that seats six can be reserved for $75. With the exception of reserved tables near the Depot Stage, all seating will be general admission, so bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chairs.

Kennesaw city parks are “Breathe Easy Zones”; tobacco products, smoking, and e-cigarettes are prohibited in Depot Park. ATM machines will be available for convenient cash withdrawals. The event may be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

For more information and to reserve a table, visit or call Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.