Traffic management plan and map
The Marietta Police Department has announced a plan to help motorists safely get to and from the Square July 4 when the city celebrates its 175th anniversary with an Independence Day parade and day of events and fireworks finale.
Visitors coming to the parade and celebration on the Square can use Church Street from the north, Whitlock Avenue from the West, North Marietta Parkway from the east or Powder Springs Road from the south for easiest access to and from the Square. Make sure you arrive early to get a good spot to watch the parade anywhere along the route away from the road.
The parade will run from Roswell Street Baptist Church, west on Roswell Street to the Square, then north on Cherokee Street to North Marietta Parkway.
Parking will be available in several paid and free parking lots around the Square, including the Cobb County parking deck on Cherokee Street with easy access from Waddell Street. Handicapped parking will also be available.
Lots will be marked and attended, and drivers are reminded to be careful if you park on private property because your car will be towed if it is illegally parked. Drivers are also encouraged to lock doors, roll up windows and hide valuables to help prevent them from being stolen.
With thousands of people expected to be on the Square July 4, traffic is anticipated to be heavy after the fireworks display, and drivers are urged to use caution and allow plenty of time when leaving the city.
Drivers going north, south or east of Marietta are encouraged to use Cobb Parkway (US 41) when leaving the city.
Throw away your trash
Several trash cans will be located around the Square all day during the parade and celebration. Visitors are encouraged to pick up trash and throw it in the trash cans to help keep Marietta beautiful.
The public is encouraged to leave your pets at home so they won’t get hot and won’t get scared by the fireworks. If you bring your pets, remember to get them out of the car to help them stay cool. If you bring pets to the Square, keep them on a leash and pick up after them so they, too, can have a fun, safe holiday weekend. There will be watering stations located around the Square so your pets can get something to drink to help them stay cool.
For more information, call the Marietta Police Department at 770-794-5300.