Advisory: Busy Holiday Weekend around the GWCCA Campus

Jun. 29, 2015

(ATLANTA ,June 29, 2015) Several citywide events are taking place downtown during the Independence Day weekend, including the Fourth of July Celebration in Centennial Olympic Park, the citywide Peachtree Road Race, and the 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Georgia World Congress Center. With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, purchase parking passes online in advance.

The Fourth of July Celebration will take place in Centennial Olympic Park, and gates will open at 6pm. For more information, visit the event page here.

The 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place July 1 – July 5, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Buildings A and B. For more information, visit the convention’s website here.The Peachtree Road Race Expo will take place July 2- 3, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Peachtree Road Race will take place July 4, 2015. For more information, visit the Atlanta Track Club’s website here.

The following tips will be helpful for those making their way to these events:

  •  Buy Parking Passes OnlineAttendees are encouraged to buy passes online for the Fourth of July Celebration and the Peachtree Road Race Expo as soon as possible. To purchase parking passes for the Red Deck which is conveniently central to both venues, click on the “Online Parking Permits” icon.

  • Take MARTAAttendees are encouraged to take MARTA to minimize traffic. MARTA offers free daily parking at 23 of its stations. The Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station is located on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus, and fare is $2.50 each way. Centennial Olympic Park is also accessible via the Peachtree Center Station. For more information, visit www.itsmarta.com.

Road closures around the GWCCA Campus are as follows:

July 2 7:00am – July 5 11:59pm
East lane of Park Avenue West between Marietta Street and Baker Street
East lane of Baker Street between Luckie Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive

July 4 7:00am– July 4 11:59pm
Park Ave. West between Marietta Street and Baker Street

July 4 7:00am – July 4 8:00pm
West curb lane of Baker Street between Luckie Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive

July 4 3:00pm – July 4 11:00pm
South curb lane of Marietta Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and International Blvd

July 4 8:00pm– July 4 10:15pm
Baker Street between Luckie Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Centennial Olympic Park Drive between W. Peachtree Place and International Blvd
West Peachtree Place between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Williams Street
Simpson Street between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Baker Street between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
John Portman Blvd (Harris Street) between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Williams Street

July 4 9:15pm– July 4 10:15pm
International Blvd between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Marietta Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Park Ave. West

There will also be public access closures inside Centennial Olympic Park:

  • Playgrounds: Closed July 1- July 5 at noon
  • North Park-: Closed July 1- July 5 at noon
  • Entire Park closed to public:  July 3 11:00pm- July 4 at 6:00pm
  • Visitor Center and Googie Burger- Closed July 3 11:00pm- July 4 at 6:00pm
  • Fountain of Rings: Closed July 3 9:30pm- July 5 at 12:00pm

Media Contact:
Morgan Smith-Williams
Public Relations Specialist
404.223.4000 (phone) / 404.223.4211 (fax)
[email protected]

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on Jun. 29, 2015

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