Centennial Olympic Park’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, July 16 Gates open at 5 p.m. FREE and open to the public

A star-studded 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics will feature live entertainment, a dazzling fireworks show, food trucks and an Olympic and Paralympic volunteer reunion.

Elevating Atlanta to international status and recognition, the 1996 Summer Olympics united the world in friendship and peace—and the festivities in July will celebrate the glories of the Games, reuniting the athletic heroes, volunteers, the organizing team and fans at the event’s greatest lasting legacy – 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park.


  • Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Ambassador Andrew Young and more

Musical performances

  • Atlanta’s premier entertainment booking agency Absolute Entertainment presents high energy show band A-Town A-List
  • Country music artist Colby Dee and more

Gold medal-winning Olympic athletes

  • Five members of the Gold Medal-winning “Magnificent Seven” U.S.A. women’s gymnastics team
  • Gold Medalist Paralympic Track and Field athlete and Field and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Al Mead and More

Athletes at Meet & Greet in Southern Company Amphitheater from 6:30pm to 7:30pm:

Amanda Borden (gymnastics), Janet Evans (swimming), Carl Lewis (track & field), Amy Chow (gymnastics), Amy Van Dyken (swimming), Curtis Lovejoy (swimming and fencing), Shannon Miller (gymnastics), Teresa Edwards (basketball), Al Mead (track and field), Dominique Moceanu (gymnastics), Mitch Richmond (basketball), LeAnn Shannon (track and field), Jaycie Phelps (gymnastics) and Coach Lenny Wilkens (basketball)

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