Sandy Springs will hold its annual “Stars and Stripes Celebration” picnic and fireworks event on Sun., July 3, at the Concourse Center lawn.

The Independence Day celebration at Five Concourse Parkway in Perimeter Center includes music from the band Shiloh at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. The event is free and some free parking will be available.

For more information, see the city’s website at or call 770-730-5600.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.