Maybe the flags are already flying and the fireworks have already started in your neighborhood. If you're looking for something a little bigger than a neighborhood gathering this week, here's a list of Fourth of July activities we've discovered. If you'd like us to add a favorite even in your community, email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
PATRIOTIC POPS CONCERT IN GAINESVILLE
8 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.)
This annual concert presented by the Northwinds Symphonic Band is held on the grounds of The Arts Council Depot just off the Downtown Gainesville Square.Order tickets at https://theartscouncil.net/events/the-arts-council-summer-musicfest-2019/northwinds/
PRELUDE FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR IN LAWRENCEVILLE
210 Luckie Street in Lawrenceville
Food trucks and live music available starting at 5 p.m. the first 300 people to arrive will receive 3D glasses to view the fireworks show, which begins at dusk.
SPARKS IN THE PARK IN SUGAR HILL
E.E. Robinson Park
850 Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Food trucks, music and fireworks at dark. Free shuttle available at Sugar Hill Church, 5091 Nelson Brogdon Boulevard.
Lots of racing capped off by a great fireworks display. It's Shriner's Night and spectators can see nine divisions of racing. The Tony Stephens Memorial race is also on the schedule. Toccoa Raceway is located on Alt. 17 a quarter mile from Walmart in Toccoa.
Follow this link to get ticket information.
THURSDAY, JULY 4
BARROW BRIGHT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
985 Austin Road in Winder
Gates open at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS IN BLAIRSVILLE
Meeks Parks at 11 Pool Road in Blairsville
The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. and park is open until 11 p.m. Admission is free.
4th Of JULY IN BRASELTON
Patriotic Parade through the downtown area kicks off the festivities at 6 p.m. Live music on the Town Green gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks end the evening starting around 9:30 p.m. Food vendors will be set up around the Town Green for the night.
DAHLONEGA FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FAMILY CELEBRATION
The day starts with the Firecracker 5K at 8:30 a.m. Family activities throughout the day include the patriotic parade at 11 a.m., the Dahlonega Car Club Car Show, festivities in Hancock Park and much more. At sundown, visitors are invited to the drill field at the University of North Georgia for a huge fireworks display that begins at dark
Follow this link for full details.
DEMOREST GLORIOUS FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
One of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations takes place every year in Demorest in Habersham County. The day starts early at 8 a.m. with a 5K race at Demorest Springs Park. Activities open up on Georgia Street at 10 a.m. and continue until the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The parade through downtown Demorest begins at 11 a.m. For a full schedule of events, follow this link.
FOURTH OF JULY AT HALL COUNTY’S LAUREL PARK
3100 Old Cleveland Highway in Gainesville
Gates to Laurel Park open at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4
Kids activities, food vendors and music are all part of a full day of festivities. The annual fireworks display sponsored by the American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7 begins at nightfall.
Admission is $10 per vehicle.
HELEN'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
The Alpine Village in White County continues its 50th Anniversary Celebration with an annual fireworks show. The fireworks begin at dusk behind the Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center.
SPARKLE IN THE PARK IN LILBURN
Lilburn City Park
76 Main Street in Lilburn
Fun Fourth activities plus food trucks and adult beverages for sale. Please leave pets at home for this event. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. More information is available via this link.
STAR SPANGLED FOURTH AT THE MALL OF GEORGIA
Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive in Buford
The Kids' Zone opens at 3 p.m. with family-friendly activities. The singing of the National Anthem is at 9:30 p.m. followed by a huge fireworks show. The post-fireworks movie is The LEGO Move 2. Follow this link to get full details.