Posted: Friday, July 4th 2014 at 12:00am
Independence Day happenings in North Georgia
UNDATED Ė From fireworks to parades, Independence Day activities are scheduled all over north Georgia. A list of activities is posted below. Let us know if you have an event to add to our list!
FRIDAY JULY 4
Auburn Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks.
Braselton City Park Celebrate Braselton Festival, Parade and Fireworks.
Festival from 4 to 10 p.m., parade at 6 a.m. and fireworks begin at dark. The Braselton Gallery will also be open until 7:30 p.m.
Braselton City Park Star Spangled 5k and Fun Run
Star Spangled Fun Run begins at at 8:15 a.m., 5k begins at 8 a.m. Strollers welcome.
Cumming Fairgrounds July 4th Celebration
Annual Steam Engine Parade begins at 10 a.m.
Dahlonegaís Annual 4th of July Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day family-style on the historic Dahlonega square. Includes the Firecracker 5K, Gold City Classic Car Show, patriotic ceremonies, a grill out, fireworks and more.
Dawsonville's Sparks in the Motorsports Park
Sponsored by the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority, this event takes place at the Atlanta Motorsports Park on Duck Thurmond Road. The park opens at 1 p.m. for karting, cycling, music food and more. Free fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.
Demorest Glorious Fourth of July
This old fashioned celebration of the nation's independence has been a tradition in Demorest since 1890. Parade follows a brief opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Activities throughout the day, with fireworks at dusk.
Ellijay Downtown Square Fourth of July
Star Spangled beach party of the square, festivities include a parade at 6 p.m., music and fireworks at dark.
Gainesville 4th of July Fireworks at Laurel Park
American Legion Fireworks display. Begins at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. $5 per car.
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Fireworks Display
Live music by Raven and Reed begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
Helenís Family Fun 4th
Presented by Charles Smithgall Humane Society and ABLH, Inc. Kid games, Snow Cones, Prizes, raffles and more.
Helenís Annual 4th of July fireworks
Fireworks begin at dusk (between 9 and 9:30 p.m.) behind the Alpine Village Shops.
Live music from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hosted by Kick 101.5.
Lilburn City Park Fourth of July
Celebrate the 4th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Lilburn City Park. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Mall of Georgia Independence Day
Festivities begin at 5 p.m., fireworks begin at dusk.
North Georgia Zoo and Farmís 4th of July Celebration in Cleveland
Learn about the animals that call America home, including alligators, opossums, cougars, wolves and more. Face painting, crafts and more!
Oconee Veteranís Park 4th of July Spectacular
Hosted by Oconee County Parks and Rec, the event begins at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free Admission. Please, no pets.
Vogle State Park Independence Day
Flag-raising ceremony, bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle building competition, and more. $5 parking.
White County Freedom Park Dedication
White County Board of Commissioners will hold a dedication ceremony for the countyís new "Freedom Park" at 11 a.m.. A special flag raising ceremony will be conducted by the Roy Head Post 16 of the American Legion. Following the dedication, free hot dogs and entertainment featuring Gina Gailey.
SATURDAY JULY 5
Flowery Branch Sterling on the Lake
Kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a live band, fireworks at dusk. $15 per car for non-residents.
Gainesville Airport Cracker Fly-In
EAA Chapter 611 announces their 45th annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Runway 29. $3 donation per person at the gate, kids and fly-in pilots free. Family activities all day.
Lake Lanier Islands Resort July 4th weekend
Live music from Wylie Street Coyotes, Gray Sartin, Ashley Rivera and Bama Gamblers. After Dark, a showing of Captain America will be shown.
JULY 4th WEEKEND
Blue Ridge Marina Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks
On or near July 4th. Live music and barbecue beginning at 4 p.m., fireworks at dark.
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