Sixty-thousand participants took part in the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and re-wrote the event’s history books with new event records. In the women’s footrace, Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei crossed the finish line in 30:21 to break the previously-held record of 30:32. In the men’s race Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto completed the course in 27:04 – the fastest 10K ever run in the United States. Manuela Schar and Daniel Romanchuk won in the wheelchair division, both setting new time records. For the 50th straight July 4, Bill Thorn crossed the Peachtree’s finish line, as he continued his streak as the only member of the Original 110 finishers to complete every edition of the race. (Photos courtesy of Atlanta Track Club)

Hundreds turned out to take part and participate in the annual Pied Piper 4th of July Parade in downtown Decatur. (Photos by Asep Mawardi)

Old Fourth Ward Business Association and Ponce City Market teamed up to present Fire Works in the Fourth Ward at Historic Fourth Ward Park. (Photos by Jacob Nguyen)