Get ready for 4th of July Parade and fireworks in Peachtree City

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Here's where you can limited parking for vehicles, including golf carts, for the evening fireworks behind City Hall.
Here's where you can limited parking for vehicles, including golf carts, for the evening fireworks behind City Hall. Graphic'City of Peachtree City.

The crowd favorite July 4th parade in Peachtree City starts at 9:00 a.m., using the southbound lanes of Robinson Road and the northbound lanes of Peachtree Parkway to McIntosh Trail.

Access to neighborhoods along the parade route will be severely restricted during the parade and cleanup.

Expect delays on Crosstown Drive, McIntosh Trail, Peachtree Parkway South and Robinson Road starting at 7:30 a.m. on July 4th.

Parade Route: The parade begins on Peachtree Parkway north of the Braelinn Golf Club in front of Village on the Green and proceeds north before making a left turn onto McIntosh Trail and ends at the McIntosh Trail Complex. Approximate parade distance is 2 miles.  Parade begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

July 4th Parade route. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.
July 4th Parade route. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.

Fireworks are at dark over Lake Peachtree. The City of Peachtree City does not make recommendations or give permission for parking on any property that is privately owned including businesses, shopping centers or churches. Please inquire with any non-city owned location for parking permission.

A chunk of Drake Field — usually a prime fireworks watching spot — is partially covered with construction equipment behind a chain link fence in the near center of the field. Some folks used to putting blankets out for a clear view of the fireworks will be disappointed this year because the cart-path-bridge-building gear got there first.

Parade Grand Marshal Leon Hammond. Graphic/City of Peachtree City
Parade Grand Marshal Leon Hammond. Graphic/City of Peachtree City.

This year’s 2024 July 4th Parade Grand Marshal is Leon Hammond, McIntosh High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director

Mr. Hammond became McIntosh Assistant Principal/Athletic Director in 2019. He earned his B.S. in Physical Education & Health and his M.A. in Sports Administration from Canisius College. While teaching, Mr. Hammond coached basketball, football, and boys and girls track at his previous stops.

As a coach, Mr. Hammond has won a state championship in boy’s basketball and football. During his time at McIntosh, he has won the Region Athletic Director of the Year Award twice and was named the Georgia Athletic Directors Association’s Athletic Director of the Year in 2023.

“His emphasis on service is the cornerstone of his leadership philosophy, and under his guidance, McIntosh [High School] has fostered a proud tradition of philanthropy,” said former McIntosh Principal Maggie Walls.

Mr. Hammond is married to Kimberly Miller-Hammond and is the proud father of two girls, Vivian and Isabella.