The coronavirus pandemic has canceled and postponed graduations, birthday celebrations, retirement parties and many other get-togethers since March, but despite the ongoing health crisis there are still some Fourth of July activities on the calendar in North Georgia.
Many traditional events for the holiday will not be held this year, but we have compiled a list of those we know are happening in the North Georgia area. Please note there is a separate list at the bottom that includes favorite events that are taking the year off, and another list of some local Revolutionary War monuments and locations of interest.
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SATURDAY, JULY 4
4th of July Family Day Celebration - Dahlonega
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Mainstreet Dahlonega rings in Independence Day with a socially-safe day of family-friendly fun. Shaved ice and food truck from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Dahlonega Action Dogs will perform from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Hancock Park. The Square will be closed for social distancing. No admission fee.
4th of July at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Celebrate America's birthday with a free concert at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Annual Steam Engine Parade - Cumming
10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Kick off Independence Day with a parade at 10 a.m., and enjoy celebrating America with the annual steam engine parade.
Annual July 4th Celebration - Cumming
4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Enjoy a fireworks display at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
Fireworks on Lake Blue Ridge
Lake Blue Ridge Dam
Get out on the water and enjoy fireworks from your boat on Lake Blue Ridge.
Margaritaville Celebration and Fireworks Show - Buford
Activities all day, fireworks at 10 p.m.
Margaritaville at Lake Lanier Islands will celebrate the July 4th holiday all weekend long, including opening the Water Park from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, holding the Margarita Cruise from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Polynesian Dancers will take over LandShark Landing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the fireworks will start there at 10 p.m.
North Georgia Zoo Native Animal Showcase - Cleveland
North Georgia Zoo
All weekend during operating hours
Don't waste the 4th of July like it's any old summer's day. Join the staff and animals at the North Georgia Zoo to learn about the most patriotic animals there are - the ones native to the USA! PRICE
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Annual Patriotic Pops concert - Gainesville - canceled for 2020
Celebrate Braselton 4th of July - rescheduled to September 5
Demorest Glorious Fourth - postponed until the fall
Fireworks at Laurel Park - Hall County - canceled for 2020
Gwinnett Stripers game with fireworks - Gwinnett County - MiLB season canceled
PATRIOTIC PIT STOPS
Patriots Park at Alta Vista Cemetery - Gainesville
George Washington Monument - Gainesville Square
Lyman Hall Statue - Hall County Government Center
Lyman Hall historical marker - Hall County
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham monument - Habersham County
Button Gwinnett monument - Lawrenceville
Revolutionary Battleground - Banks County
Historic Traveler's Rest monument- Stephens County
Nancy Hart Log Cabin - Elberton
Old Clarkesville Cemetery - Clarkesville