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Fourth of July events
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Patriotic Pops concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. today, gates open at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets. Brenau Amphitheater, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. Tickets $27 adults, $24 seniors and $12 students. 770-532-5727. STORY

Prelude to the 4th, Lawrenceville. “Crazy for You” performance at 7:30 p.m. today, fireworks at dusk, Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Free. Tables for six can be reserved for $150. 678-226-2639 .

Fourth of July, Stone Mountain. Lasershow and fireworks. Today-Saturday, Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78 E. Exit 8, Stone Mountain. $10 vehicle admission. 770-498-5690.

Annual Community 4th of July Celebration, Gainesville. Free food and games. 4 p.m. Friday, Bethel Community Center, Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. 770-983-7772.

Independence Day Celebration, Chattanooga, Tenn. Fireworks, 10 p.m. Friday, Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park. Children age 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. $5 gate admission, free parking. Tickets for rides priced separately. 706-866-5681.

Fourth of July Parade, Gainesville. Parade, food and entertainment. 10 a.m. Friday, Lake Run on Lanier subdivision, off McEver Road north of Friendship Road, Gainesville. 678-936-5269.

Fireworks, Gainesville. Sponsored by the American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7 and the Hall County Board of Commissioners. Fireworks begin at dusk Friday. Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. 770-534-7091. STORY

4th of July in Dahlonega, Dahlonega. Community reading of the Constitution, formal flag raising, Appalachian music, arts and crafts and a fireworks display. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dahlonega Gold Museum and North Georgia College & State University, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513.

Independence Day at Vogel, Blairsville. Flag-raising ceremony, bicycle parade, sand castle building and other games. 8:30 a.m. Friday, Vogel State Park, 7485 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville. $3 parking. 706-745-2628.

4th of July Celebration and Barbecue, Gainesville. Softball and other games. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Bethel United Methodist Church, 900 Mill St. SE, Gainesville. 770-536-3029.

Fireworks, Buford. 5 p.m. Friday, with fireworks at dark, Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Waterpark, 6950 Holiday Road, Buford. $10 per vehicle, $10 per person, free for children age 2 and younger.

Star-Spangled Classic, Athens. The Classic City Band will perform. Fireworks at dusk. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Bishop Park, 705 Sunset Drive, Athens. Free. 706-613-3589.

Fabulous Fourth, Buford. Concerts, inflatable jumping toys, carnival games, Georgia Force cheerleaders and mascot, fireworks and movie. 2 p.m. to dusk Friday; concerts and family activities, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, The Village, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free. 678-482-8788.

Fourth of July Festival, Dahlonega. Pig roast, live music, wine, grape-stomping contest, bocce ball tournament and fireworks. 3 to 9 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, Montaluce Estates and Vineyard, 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. Pig roast, $10 adults, $6 children. Free to attend. Bocce ball players should bring bocce balls. 800-251-4385.

July 4th Mountain Style, Helen. Watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and relays. Friday-Sunday, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, 1788 Ga. 3356, Helen. $3 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

Patriotic Pastimes, Dawsonville. Live music, old-fashioned games, hayrides and animal programs. Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Road, Dawsonville.  $3 parking. 706-265-1969.