Happy 4th of July!!

Happy Fourth of July!!

These days it can be hard to find fireworks to take you family to hear in Georgia, it seems like when we were kids every small town had a parade or festival type event followed by fireworks just after dark. The changing times and economy have limited, if not stopped all the Independence Day fun in most areas. It seems like we are all limited to grilling out in the back yard with family and friends and shooting off our own store bought fireworks. I guess it’s not fair to say “limited,” we all enjoy time spent with loved ones, but if you’re itching for a bigger bang this year; We’ve gotten a list of places all across Georgia that will be hosting fireworks and other festivities for free or at a low cost.

Friday July 3rd
Atlanta
Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Stone Mountain Park
Atlanta, GA
9:30 p.m.         Lasershow followed by Fireworks
(Voted Best in Atlanta)
Cost                $15

Cumming
Annual Third of July Fireworks
Cumming Fairgrounds
235 Castleberry Road
Cumming, Georgia
6:00 p.m.        Gates Open
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks.
Admission:        Free!

Darien
Red, White & Blues on the Bluff
103 Fort King George Drive
Darien, GA
5:00 p.m.        Food, fun and more.
6:30 p.m.        Entertainment begins
Dark                Fireworks
Admission:     $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, Free for ages 5 and under)

Forsyth
Forsyth Main Street Fireworks
Monroe County Recreation Park
Forsyth, Georgia
9:30 p.m.     Fireworks

Kennesaw
Salute to America
Downtown Kennesaw
Kennesaw, Georgia
6:00 p.m.         Entertainment, Food, Live Music
9:30 p.m.         Fireworks

Lakemont
Lake Rabun 4th of July Fireworks
Earthen Dam at Lake Rabun
Lakemont, Georgia
8:00 p.m.        Event Begins
Dark                Fireworks

Madison
Annual Independence Day Concert & Picnic
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
434 South Main St.
Madison, GA
6:00 p.m.        Gates open for food, fun and music.
7:00 p.m.        Athens Classic Band performance.
Dark:                Fireworks

McCaysville
Fireworks from the top of Tater Hill
Visible from most of the downtown area.
McCaysville, Georgia
9:30 p.m.        Fireworks
Free

Pine Mountain
July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party
Callaway Gardens
Robin Lake Beach
Pine Mountain, GA
9:00 a.m.        Gardens & beach open.
Afternoon/Evening        Live entertainment, food and fun.
Dark                 Fireworks
Admission:        $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids 6-12, Under 5 admitted free.

Sky Valley
July 4th at Sky Valley
Sky Valley, Georgia
6:00 p.m.        BBQ to benefit Sid Weber Cancer Fund.
Dark                Fireworks (Bring chairs or blankets)

Tifton
Independence Day Celebration
Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village
1392 Whiddon Mill Rd.
Tifton, GA
6:00 p.m.         Activities Begin
Dark                Fireworks
Admission       $10 per car.

Tybee Island
Fourth of July Fireworks on the Pier
Tybee Island Pier
Tybrisa Street & Strand Avenue
Tybee Island, GA
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks (visible all along the beach).
Admission:       Free

Villa Rica
Annual Fireworks Display Extravaganza
Villa Rica Civil Center & Sports Complex (V-Plex)
Villa Rica, Georgia
5 p.m.        Food, fun, events, hot air balloon rides ($5), zip line ($5)
Dark           Fireworks
Free

Washington
Independence Day Celebration
On the Square
Washington, Georgia
6:00 p.m.        Activities begin with food, live entertainment and more.
Sunset        Fireworks
Free

Woodbury                                                                                                                                                                 July 3rd Celebration at Lake Meriweather                                                                                  728 Lake Meriweather Road
Woodbury, Georgia
All Day        Food, Events, Entertainment
10 p.m.        Fireworks
Cost            $1 – $2 per person

Saturday July 4th
Acworth
4th of July Concert and Fireworks
Ackworth Beach
2293 Beach St.
Acworth, GA
4:00 p.m.         Concert and other activities.
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

Albany
4th of July Fireworks
Civic Center
100 W. Oglethorpe
Albany, Georgia
4:00 p.m.         Gates open for live music, food and more!
8:45 p.m.        Opening Ceremonies
9:30 p.m.        Fireworks
Admission:       Free

Alpharetta
July 4th Fireworks and Festival
Wills Park
1825 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
5:00 p.m.        Music, Food and Fun
Dark                Fireworks
Admission:     Free

Athens
Athens Celebrates America!
Georgia Square Mall
Athens, GA
4:00 p.m. Music, Activities Fun
Dark  Fireworks
FREE

Atlanta
Fourth of July at Centennial Park
Centennial Olympic Park
Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
6:00 p.m.        Activities, food, etc.
9:30 p.m.        Fireworks to synchronized music
Free

Fourth of July at Lenox Square
Lenox Square Mall
Atlanta, Georgia
Afternoon & Evening        Entertainment & more
Dark        Fireworks
Free

Star Spangled Fourth
Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive
Buford,  Georgia
5:00 p.m.        Events begin with food, fun & live entertainment.
Dark                Fireworks

Six Flags Over Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Dark                Fireworks

Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Stone Mountain Park
Atlanta, GA
9:30 p.m.         Lasershow followed by Fireworks
(Voted Best in Atlanta)
Cost                $15

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Turner Field
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, GA
7:35 p.m.        Braves vs. Phillies
Dark                Fireworks

Auburn
Auburn Independence Day Celebration
Downtown Area
Auburn, GA
5:00 p.m.        Entertainment, chainsaw art demonstrations, rides, food & more.
9:30 p.m.        Fireworks
Free

Augusta
Augusta’s Independence Day Celebration
Augusta Common
836 Reynolds St.
Augusta, GA
All Day  .         Music, Entertainment, Food and Fun.
Dark                Fireworks

Bainbridge
July 4th Celebration
Earl May Boat Basin
100 Boat Basin Circle
Bainbridge, GA
Evening           Music, Fun and Entertainment
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

Blairsville
Independence Day Fireworks
Meeks Park
11 Pool Lane
Blairsville, GA
9:30 p.m.         Fireworks

Blue Ridge
Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks
Lake Blue Ridge Marina
335 Marine Drive
Blue Ridge, Georgia
3:00 p.m.        Music, BBQ & More
Dark                Fireworks

Braselton
Celebrate Braselton 4th of July Festival
Braselton Park
126 Harrison Street
Braselton, GA
4:00 p.m.        Food, entertainment and more.
6:00 p.m.        Parade
Dark                 Fireworks

Brunswick
Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Brunswick, Georgia
7:00 p.m.         Music, Food, Entertainment
9:00 p.m.         Fireworks

Buford
Star Spangled Fourth
Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive
Buford,  Georgia
5:00 p.m.        Events begin with food, fun & live entertainment.
Dark                Fireworks

Canton
Fourth of July Celebration
Downtown & Riverstone
Canton, Georgia
11:00 p.m.        Fun begins downtown
7:00 p.m.        Parade
Dark                Fireworks

Carrollton
July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Carrollton City Schools Complex
Carrollton, Georgia
All Day   .         Parade and other events
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

Cartersville
Stars and Stripes over Cartersville
Dellinger Park
100 Pine Grove Rd.
Cartersville, Georgia
10:00 a.m.       Food, Music, Entertainment.
Dark                Fireworks
Free

Columbus
Columbus will no longer host its famed Thunder on the Hooch. The Phenix City
fireworks can be watched from the RiverWalk at Dark.

Cordele
Fireworks on the Flint
Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 US Highway 280 West
Cordele, GA
Dark         Fireworks

Dahlonega
4th of July Family Fun Day
13 S. Park Street
Dahlonega, GA
9:00 a.m.     Events Begin
5:00 p.m.     Parade
Dark      Fireworks (Drill Field of North Georgia College & State University)
Free

Dawsonville
Sparks in the Park                                                                                                                      Dawsonville, GA
Evening        Entertainment, activities, fun and food.
Dark               Fireworks
Admission        Free (Children’s activity bracelets are $10)

Dillard
July 4th Fireworks
Dillard House Inn and Restaurant
768 Franklin St.
Dillard, GA
9:15 p.m.           Fireworks

Dublin
Beach Blast
Southern Pines Park
575 Southern Pines Road
Dublin GA
10:00 a.m.        Park opens
Afternoon/Evening        Live music, activities, food and more.
Dark                  Fireworks
Admission:      Free (Splash Pad $2)

Douglas
4th of July Freedom Fest
J.C. Adams Municipal Park
600 Van Davis Rd.
Douglas, GA
5:00 p.m.         Live Entertainment, Food.
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

East Point
Independence Day Hometown Celebration
2757 Main Street
East Point, GA
3:00 p.m.        Activities, food, fun & music.
Dark                Fireworks

Eatonton, GA
Lake Country Freedom Festival
Crooked Creek Marina
Eatonton, GA
1:00 p.m.         Music, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Food and More.
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

Ellijay
July 4th Downtown
Downtown Ellijay
Ellijay, Georgia
All Day        Parade, Food, Block Party, Music
Dark            Fireworks
Free

Fitzgerald
4th of July Celebration
Paulk Park
Fitzgerald, GA
11:00 a.m.        Food, fun and more!
Dark                   Fireworks
Admission:       Free

Gainesville
4th of July Celebration at Laurel Park
3100 Old Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA
Dark        Fireworks
Admission:        $5.00 per car

Hampton
4th of July Extravaganza at Nash Farm
100 Babbs Mill Road
Hampton, Georgia
1:00 p.m.        Music, rides, zipline, contests, pageant and more.
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks
Admission:        $20 per vehicle (up to 6 passengers), $35 per van
$10 for motorcycles, children under 5 admitted free with adult.

Helen
Annual 4th of July Fireworks
8016 Main Street
Helen, Georgia
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

Hiawassee
4th of July Fireworks at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, Georgia
9:45 p.m.        Fireworks

Jekyll Island
4th of July Celebration on Jekyll Island
Great Dunes Park & Convention Center Campus
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Dark        Fireworks
(Note: $6 parking fee to enter island does apply)

Jonesboro
4th of July at the Beach
Clayton County International Park
2300 Highway 138 SE
Jonesboro, GA
10:00 a.m.        Water Park opens
Dark                   Fireworks
Admission:        $10 per person

Lake Burton
4th of July Fireworks at Lake Burton
South End of Billy Goat Island
Lake Burton, Georgia
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks
(Note: Boat-accessible show)

Lilburn
Sparkle in the Park
Lilburn City Park
76 Main Street
Lilburn, GA
5:30 p.m.         Live Music, Entertainment, Children’s Activities
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

McRae
God & Country Festival & Fireworks
Telfair Recreational Complex
408 E. Oak Street
McRae, GA
Evening           Food, Entertainment and More
Dark                Fireworks

Marietta
Fourth in the Park
Glover Park – Marietta Square
Marietta, Georgia
10:00 a.m.       Marietta Freedom Parade, Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival, Music
2:00 p.m.         Bell Ringing ceremony
2:30 p.m.         Live Music
8:00 p.m.        Concert
Dark                Fireworks

Pine Mountain
Star Spangled Beach Party
Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, Georgia
(Robin Lake Beach entrance on U.S. 27)
Events all day
9:30 p.m.         Fireworks Extravaganza

Powder Springs
Independence Day Celebration
Powder Springs Town Square
Powder Springs, GA
4:00 p.m.         Music, Entertainment, Food, Fun.
9:15 p.m.         Patriotic Program
9:45 p.m.         Fireworks.

Rome
July 4th Salute to America
Ridge Ferry Park
282 Riverside Parkway
Rome, GA
6:00 p.m.         Gates Open, Food, Children’s Activities.
8:00 p.m.         Presentation of Flags and Colors
8:15 p.m.         Concert by the Rome Symphony Orchestra
9:30 p.m.         Fireworks

Roswell
Roswell Rotary 4th of July Fireworks
Sweet Apple Elementary School
12025 Etris Road
Roswell, GA
Dark                Fireworks.

St. Marys
Independence Celebration
St. Marys Historic Waterfront
St. Marys, GA
10:00 a.m.         Festival begins with Events, Food, Music, Entertainment and More.
Dark                Fireworks over the St. Marys River
Free

St. Simons Island
Fireworks at Neptune Park
Neptune Park
529 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia
9:00 p.m.         Fireworks (Visible along the beaches)
Admission:        Free

Savannah
River Street Fourth of July Celebration
Historic River Street
Savannah, Georgia
4:00 p.m.         Music, Food and more.
9:30 p.m.         Fireworks

Thomasville
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Downtown Thomasville
301 West Jackson Street
Thomasville, Georgia
6:30 p.m.         Music, Activities, Fun
Dark                Fireworks
FREE

Valdosta
Fourth of July Celebration&
Wild Adventures Theme Park
3766 Old Clyattville Rd.
Valdosta, Georgia
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks

Watkinsville
Oconee July 4th Spectacular
Oconee Veterans Park
3500 Hog Mountain Rd.
Watkinsville, Georgia
6:30 p.m.     Music, Activities, Fun
Dark      Fireworks
FREE

Woodstock
July 4th Celebration
Downtown Woodstock & Woodstock City Park
Main Street
Woodstock, Georgia
10:00 a.m. Parade, Food, Fun
Dark          Fireworks (Woodstock City Park)

Happy 4th of July!!