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4th of July 2015 – Your list of things to do!

Fireworks, parades and picnics – nothing spells celebration on the 4th of July like that trio of events.  Have you made your plans for this year. The holiday falls on a Saturday and most people have Friday off! So let’s get started early and celebrate late into the weekend.

Here’s our list of things to do in Georgia!

If you’re looking for fireworks to light up the sky you’re in luck. Or maybe you and the family would love to rock to the beat of great music.  And, parades are a tradition of the red, white and blue holiday – so we have those too.  There are lots of locations around the area to be wowed and awed!

Gainesville – Hall County – North Georgia

Lake Lanier  at LanierWorld –
July 3: Concerts from 3-11 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk.
July 4: concerts from 4-630 p.m. Fireworks start at di10k.
July 5: Concerts from 2-6 p.m.
Address:  7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford Ga.
For more information:  (770) 945-8787  or

Laurel Park in Gainesville
July 4th:  Gates open at 9 AM. Sports facilities, playground, sprayground and dog park are open to the public. Live music with performance by Across the Wide at 5:30 and the Wheelcats at 8pm
Fireworks start at dusk
$10 per car.
For more information:
Location:  3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.

Holiday Floor Gorge Hike
July 3rd : Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls
July 3 – July 6, 10:30 a.m.
Hike the high-skill level trail down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim.
No pets.
Bring food and water.
Children 10 or older only. Limited space.
Cost:  $5 per person and $5 parking.
For more information: (706) 754-7981 or
Location:  Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls

Fourth-annual Earl Patton Duck Tape Regatta
July 3rd  from 12noon to 5pm
The event will benefit FAITH (Fighting Abuse In The Home).
Location:  Clarksville Lake Burton at LaPrade’s Marina, 25 Shoreline Trail – Clarkesville
For more information: (706) 212-0241 or

Firework Show and Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds
July 3rd at 6 p.m.
Join the fun with various vendors, food and drink.  There will be inflatables for kids, a live band and  fireworks of course.
For more information:

Prelude to the 4th at Lawrenceville Lawn
​July 3rd  from 7 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary outdoor Broadway show performed by Gwinnett’s  Aurora Theatre with a spectacular fireworks finale.

Fireworks at Lake Rabun
July 3rd from 8-10pm at The Earthen Dam at Lake Rabun
Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9pm
For more information:

Patriotic Pops Concert at Smithgall Arts Center, Gainesville
July 3rd 8 p.m.
Celebrate  with the Northwinds Symphonic Band.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors.
For more information:

Lake Rabun Fireworks at Lake Rabun Pavilion
July 3rd starting at 9 p.m.
For more

Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals
Jul 3, 2015 – Jul 10, 2015 at the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland
Join us for a fun with the animals, kids’ activities, music, karaoke and pizza.
For more information:

4th of July Family Fun Day Celebration in Dahlonega
Downtown Dahlonega & UNG Drill Field
The fireworks start at dusk and activities begin at 6:30 a.m.
July 4th in Dahlonega on the historic town square!
For more information:

Demorest City Park & Downtown Demorest
July 4th starting at 6:30 a.m. – Dusk
An annual tradition in downtown Demorest.
Crafts, horseshoes, cake walk, music, art, a 5K run, antique car show, kids’ games and many food vendors all create 4th of July fun.
This is the longest-running patriotic celebration in Georgia’s history.
5K Run begins at 8 a.m. at Demorest Police Department.
Celebration starts inDemorest Springs Park at 10 a.m. and continues until after the 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks start at dusk.
For more information:

Annual Fireworks at Dusk in Helen
July 4th South side of Helen near the tubing companies

Fairworks begin at dusk
For more information:

N‌inth-annual Rabun Ramble 5K and 10K
July 4th from 7:30 – 9 a.m.
This is the 9th-annual Rabun Ramble 5K and 10K along Lake Rabun from
The race begins at the Lake Rabun Pavilion.
Register online at
For more information: Sandy O’Brien at (706) 782-7043 or

July Fourth Celebration at Vogel State Park in Blairsville
July 4th at 8 a.m.
Begin your celebration with a flag ceremony at 8 a.m. at the Visitors Center, followed by a day of family games.
Enjoy a bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle competition, watermelon eating contest, sack races, egg toss, and greased pole climb.
For more information: (706) 745-2628 or

31st-annual Lake Burton Fun Run in Clarkesville
July 4th starting at 9 a.m., lineup at 8:15 a.m.
No pets or earphones allowed.
No sign-ups on race day.
For more information:
If you missed the sign up – go and help cheer for the runners!

Independence Day at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth
July 4th from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m .
Both trains will be up and running for the 4th!
For more information:

Lake Nottely Boat Parade in Blairsville 
July 4th starting at 11am at Lake Nottely Marina
A delight for young and old. Anyone with a boat is welcome to line up at the marina beginning at 11:00am.
At 11:30 boats will pass in review.
There is no charge and boats can be decorated in any theme.
Visitors can view the parade from areas around the marina. U.S. Hwy. 19/129N., Blairsville

Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks
Lake Blue Ridge Marina
July 4th starting at 3 p.m.
Celebrate with music, barbeque, and special events beginning at 3 p.m. at Lake Blue Ridge Marina.
Fireworks at dusk.
For more information:  706-632-2618

Celebrate Braselton 4th of July Festival, Parade & Fireworks
July 4th at Braselton Park
4pm to 9pm
Parade begins at 6pm
Come and enjoy booths and food trucks, live entertainment on the stage throughout the day in the park and a parade.
For more information:

Mall of Georgia’s 13th annual Star Spangled Fourth
July 4th at 5:00pm
A variety of  fun for the entire family, including children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions, a special Movies Under The Stars presentation of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” on a 70-foot big screen and the largest fireworks display in the county.
For more information:

Duluth Celebrates America at the Duluth Town Green
July 3rd from 6 pm -11 pm
Come and enjoy fireworks display, rockin’ bands and activities for the whole family.
For more information:

Sid Weber MemCancer Fund, Sky Valley
July 4th at 6 p.m.
A barbecue at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at dark. Bring chairs or blankets. Activities benefit Weber Memcancer

July 4th Cookout & Fireworks Show at Brasstown Valley Resort in Hiawassee
July 4th at 6:30 p.m
Annual Star Spangled Spectacular at Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris. Beginning at 6:30 pm at the Sunset Pavilion, Brasstown Valley will host the annual cookout and, beginning at dark, a fireworks show. Advance reservations are required to attend the cookout and can be made by calling – 706-379-4617

Annual Star Spangled Spectacular at Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris
Young Harris Sunset Pavilion
6:30 p.m.
An all-you-can-eat buffet cookout  (advance reservations required), fun activities, a DJ providing music, and the annual fireworks show at dusk.
​Cookout reservations: (706) 379-4617.

Annual Fireworks in Helen
July 4th at Dusk (9 p.m.)
For more information: (706) 878-2181 or

Homer Fireworks Show
Banks County High School
July 4th Dusk (9 p.m.)
Historic Homer Highway
Parking in front of the school is limited
Rain date is July 5.

Independence Day Firework in Blairsville at Meeks Park
July 4th at 9:30pm
Come for an explosion of lights and color!
11 Pool Lane, Blairsville (1/2 mile west of Blairsville Hwy. 515W)
For more information:

Fourth of July Fireworks, Hiawassee
July 4th at 9:45 p.m.
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Independence Day Fireworks in Suches
Woody Gap School, Suches
July 4th  at Dusk
Around 7pm gather at the Suches Community Center for music, hot dogs, soft drinks, and snacks. Afterwards, head to Woody Gap School to watch the fireworks light up the skies over Suches.
2331 State Hwy 60, Suches.

July 4th in Dahlonega start at 8am
Fireworks begin at dusk
Downtown Dahlonega & UNG Drill Field.
For more information:  (706) 864-3711 or

July 4th. Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m
Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. at Heritage Point Park
1275 Cross Plains Trail, Dalton
For more information:

july 4th Star Spangled Beach Party
Vendors from 4-8 p.m.
Parade starts at 6 p.m.
For more information:

Flowery Branch
Sterling on the Lake – July 3rd. $5 per car for self-park. $20 per car shuttle parking.
4 p.m. Games and vendors 4-6 p.m.
Concert 6-9 p.m. Fireworks at dark. 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd

Gwinnett County – Gwinnett Braves vs. Charlotte Knights
Friday July 4.
Fireworks extravaganza immediately after game.
Game begins at 7:05 p.m.
For more information:

Down Town Atlanta & Decatur

Centennial Olympic Park
4th of July –  Gates open 6 p.m. July 4th.
Fireworks begin about 9:00 p.m. and music follows the fireworks
Centennial Olympic Park 265 Park Ave. W.
For more information:

Peachtree Road Race:
July 4th – 6:43am
Down Peachtree Street.
Come be a spectator and cheer leader

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies
July 4th 7:15pm for the game and fireworks afterwards

Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive,
For more information:  800-745-3000  or

Lenox Square 4th of July
July 4th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:40 p.m.
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
For more information:

Red White & Brew
July 4th from 7 – 10pm

$55 ($45 for members)
Watch the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks from the roof of the Georgia Aquarium.
225 Baker St.
For more information:  404-581-4000 or

Decatur – July 4th Pied Piper Parade
Decorate your wagon, ride your bike, skate or walk in this parade, line up begins at 5:30 p.m.

Parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Community Bandstand on the square
A concert by the Callanwolde Concert Band at 7 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
For more information:  404-371-8386 or

North Atlanta Area

Acworth’s 4th of July concert and fireworks
July 4th starting at 4 p.m. Fireworks at dusk (9:30).
For more information:
Alpharetta’s July 4th Fireworks and Festivities
Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., behind the Alpharetta Community Center. Fireworks begin at dusk. Wills Park 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, 678-297-6133,

Athens – Independence Day Celebration
July 4  at 4:00 p.m. with fireworks starting at dark at the Georgia Square Mall.
Auburn July 4th Festival & Fireworks
5 to 11 p.m. July 4th. 1369 Fourth Ave., Auburn.

Austell – Six Flags Over Georgia
July 3rd – 5th
Come for the rides, fun games and fireworks show.
Bring a Coca-Cola can, and you get in an hour early.
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. on all three nights.

Calhoun-Northwest Georgia Fairgrounds
July 4 at 10:00
Highway 53/Rome Road Calhoun.
For more information:

Canton Fireworks
July 4th Parade 7:00 PM
Riverstone Boulevard, Canton, GA
For more information:

July 4th Fireworks Watch Hike from 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
At the Pine Mountain Recreation Area (West Trailhead)

July 4th 5:00PM
Bike parade from Chamblee Middle School to the Keswick Park soccer field
Fireworks begin at 9:30PM
For more information:
July 4th Main Street Covington Independence on the Square
More information:
July 4th Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds.
Steam Engine Parade at 10:00 AM
Fireworks start at 9:30 PM
For more information:

Prelude to the Fourth – Lawrenceville’s renowned Aurora Theatre will perform a Broadway Musical with a full orchestra, followed by a dazzling fireworks display! Begins at 7:00 p.m. at 210 Luckie Street
For more information:  (678) 226-2639 or


Sparkle in the Park Music, food and fireworks. A1A, the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, will have a family-friendly concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, coolers are allowed. 5:30-10 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.
For more information:

Norcross – Red, White & BOOM!.
July 3rd 3-10 p.m.
block party. Inflatables and vendors.
Live music at 6 p.m.
Fireworks at dusk. Free.
Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross.
For more information:  678-421-2000 or

Sugar Hill
Sparks in the Park Fireworks.
July 3rd from 6:30-midnight.
EE Robinson Park.
For more information:

Roswell’s Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
4th July Fireworks beginning at 5:30 pm Sweet Apple Elementary School
12025 Etris Road.
BBQ & Bluegrass 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
Barrington Hall Grounds 535 Barrington Dr reviving tradition Mill Kicthen Restuarant & Bar
For more information:
Sandy Springs Fireworks Display
July 5th Parade 9 a.m Mount Vernon Rd Fireworks
Festivities music begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Viewing will be at Concourse Corporate Center Lawn: Five Concourse Parkway.
pack a snack.
For more information:

Snellville – Star Spangled Snellville.
Independence Day Celebration on the Towne Green.
July 4th starting at 3 pm.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
For more information:

Stone Mountain
Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park.
Enjoy the Lasershow Spectacular, followed by a fireworks
July 2-5 on the lawn.
Begins at dusk.
$15 daily parking pass or $40 for annual parking permit, U.S. 78 E., Stone Mountain.
Attraction hours 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Laser show & Fireworks 9:30 p.m
For more information:

Duluth Celebrates America
July 3rd Celebration – Duluth Town Green.
From 6-11 p.m.
Fireworks show at 10 p.m.
For more information:  (770) 476-3434 or

July4th in the Park.
Day-long celebration.
July 4th 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale.
Fireworks at dusk.
Glover Park on the Marietta Square
For more information:

Atlanta South Area

4th of July Weekend at The Beach in Clayton County
Live entertainment and fireworks.
Firework Show starts at 9:45
$10 per person
For more information:

Woodstock’s Festival in the Park
July 4th Parade at 10 a.m.
Events after parade go until 3 p.m., fireworks at dusk.
Freedom Run at 7:30 a.m. Main Street
For more information:

East Point Hometown Celebration
July 4th from 3-11 p.m. fireworks at 9:30 p.m..
Across from East Point MARTA station.
July 1-4th Carnival (July 1: 3-10 p.m.) (July 2-3: 2-11 p.m.) (July 4: noon-midnight)
For more information:  404-270-7059 or

Griffin Independence Day Celebration
July 4th at the Kiwanis Fairground
1025 S Hill St. at 7:00 p.m.
Fireworks at dusk
For more information:

July 3rd Friday Night Drags and Fireworks at AMS.

Show starts at 9:30-10PM $8 admission per person, kids 5 and under are free.
Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 N. U.S. 41,
For more information:  770-946-4211 or

Henry County Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4th 2 p.m.
Live music, car, motorcycle, truck show, kids play area, hayrides, zip line, bingo tournament, raffle with cash prizes, craft vendors and a beer garden.
Fireworks at 9:30 pm. 100 Babbs Mill Rd.
Kids under 5 are free, $6 per vehicle up to 6 passengers and $35 for vans up to 10 passengers, over 10 $5 per person
For more information:  (678) 432-4399  or

Peachtree City
The parade begins at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 4th on Peachtree Parkway at Braelinn Golf Course. 4th Fest 5 pm- 9 pm at City Hall Plaza. Fireworks 9 pm-9:45pm
151 Willowbend Rd.
For more information:

Newnan Rotary Club’s Independence Day
4th of July parade at 9 a.m. Main Street Newnan. Fireworks celebration – Drake Stadium.
Gates open at 5:30 festivities begin at 6 p.m.
Fireworks begin at dusk
For more information:

Villa Rica Fireworks Extravaganza
July 3 at 5 p.m.
The Villa Rica Sports Complex
1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica
For more information:

South Georgia

St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration:
July 3rd – 5th – Simons Island Sunshine Festival
At the Pier Village on St. Simons
Festival Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
For more information: www.

Brunswick’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration:
July 4th for  kids and adults – free games, free watermelon, and  free fireworks
At Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick.
Starts at 7:00 pm with games and fun
The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9:00 pm and last 30 minutes.
For more information:

Jekyll Island Independence Day Celebration:
July 4th at or at Summer Waves Water Park
Fireworks being launched from Great Dunes Golf Course @ 9p.m.

Celebration information from:

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