ATLANTA - It was a rainy start to the Fourth of July evening, but that did not stop thousands from attending their Fourth of July festivities.
"We came out here to see the fireworks and it started raining so we had to get this tarp," said Brian Treslar who watched the fireworks with his family at Stone Mountain Park.
Despite the rain, thousands packed the lawn at Stone Mountain. It was a sea of umbrellas, tents, and raincoats.
"I am so surprised that there are lots of people who are not covered are still staying around," said Thao Treslar.
Just before 9 p.m., Stone Mountain said in a tweet that they were at full capacity.
Over at Centennial Olympic Park, thousands may have had to wait longer to get in because of the rain, but people did not let the weather dampen their 4th of July festivities.
"This is the greatest country in the world, so it's been home for me from the very first day I came here, I have been enjoying every moment," said Osa Adagbonyin, who arrived in the United States from Nigeria five years ago.
This year Centennial Park joined forces with Lenox Square for what is the largest fireworks show in the Southeast. This is the first year the mall does not put on a show.
"I used to go to Macy's, but I have not been there in a long time," said Yemenja Muhammad who attended the fireworks show in Centennial Olympic Park. "I've been here like three times to this one and I enjoy this one."