Atlanta to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, rain or shine

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Video: Atlanta to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, rain or shine

Fireworks in Centennial Olympic Park, downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA -- While there is a good chance of rain on this year's Fourth of July holiday, we're hoping all families and friends have a great time celebrating. 

Many local communities have exciting events planned with festivities for all to enjoy. If getting out and about is on your weekend agenda, but you haven't made up your mind, check out our Help Desk Resource Guide on Weekend Events and Fourth of July Celebrations

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There, visitors can find a photo gallery from past celebratory events around Atlanta. 

In addition to the Resource Guide options, Atlanta residents can search by date for things to do by using our event calendar. On the left-hand side of the page, results can be narrowed by entering a date into the search boxes. 

One of the most popular events in Atlanta is set for Thursday - the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The race began in 1970, when 110 runners took on the first race. Over the years, the event has come to draw some 60,000 runners, requiring a lottery system to narrow down the crowd. 

Anyone running the 6.2 miles, along with those going to enjoy and cheer may check out Complete Coverage of the AJC Peachtree Road Race online. Weather updates, video reports, music and other information is available. 

Whether you plan to run or watch, if it rains on Thursday, will you still go to to the Peachtree Road Race? Vote in our poll:

Just in case metro Atlanta dances in the rain over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, we will keep our interactive radar up and running, where rainfall can be tracked in all neighborhoods. 

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