July 4th Celebrations in North GA

fireworksFestivities get underway early in many places this year, with fireworks scheduled to hit the sky on Wednesday, July 3rd, shortly after dark.

If you have smuggled illegal fireworks into Georgia and you’re intent on blowing them — and a finger or two — off, at least follow a couple of guidelines:

  • Don’t throw firecrackers at others.  If you’re that dumb, cleanse the gene pool and blow yourself up instead.
  • If/when fireworks don’t go off, otherwise known as “duds,” don’t try to relight them.  Yes, you-know-who will be compelled to do try, but unless you like the nickname “Lefty,” we urge you to leave them alone.
  • Yes, you are tougher than anyone can imagine.  But holding firecrackers in your hands as they go off only makes you look more dumb than anyone can imagine.
  • Cool uncles don’t let kids light firecrackers — they protect them from danger.
  • Don’t tie firecrackers together to blow them all off at once, even if you saw Goober do it on Andy of Mayberry.  That’s only a TV program.  Really.  Honest.  Really.


Celebrations on July 3rd


  • Cumming Fairgrounds July 3rd & 4th
  • Family fun Wednesday evening with fireworks
  • Steam Engine Parade at 10 a.m. Thursday.
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  • Pre-Fourth Celebration on July 3rd
  • Family fun all afternoon in the downtown area.
  • At 7:30, The Mike Veal Band goes onstage in Lillian Webb Park!
  • Bring your chairs and blankets and plan to hang out for a free concert that goes until dusk when Norcross’ always-awesome fireworks will wow you into the night!
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July 4th Celebrations

Lake Lanier Islands


  • There will be food vendors and fun throughout the day.
  • Live music … with “FLASHBACK” at 7:00 p.m.
  • Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
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  • American Legion Annual Fireworks at Laurel Park on Cleveland Highway
  • $5 per car
  • Hot dogs and fun in the park all day
  • Fireworks after dark
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  • Shop until you drop
  • Watch the fireworks on the south side of town, by the tubing companies.
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  • Fourth in the Park at Marietta Square
  • Live music, parade, and fun all day with fireworks to finish off the day.
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Rabun County

 Stone Mountain

  • 46th Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration
  • $10 park entry fee
  • Enjoy the family-friendly fun all day with a patriotic-themed fireworks show following the laser show spectacular.
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  • 54th Annual Legendary Fourth of July Festivities at Lenox Square
  • All day event with family friendly activities
  • Massive Fireworks Display after dark
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  • 4th of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park 
  • Centennial Olympic Park will be hosting a variety of family fun activities and live music all leading up to an amazing fireworks show.
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Friday, July 5th


  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • July 5, 8 pm $15-$45
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert with America’s favorite patriotic ballads.
  • Post-concert fireworks finale.
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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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