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6 places to see Fourth of July fireworks in North Georgia
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The fireworks show at the American Legion Fourth of July celebration in Gainesville, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Laurel Park on Lake Lanier. - photo by David Barnes

This weekend, North Georgia offers multiple opportunities to gaze at fireworks in the name of American independence. Here are a few:

57th annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

Hosted by the Paul E. Boling American Legion Post 7, the all-day event features hamburgers and hot dogs as well as food trucks, a splash pad and DJ. Fireworks begin at dusk. In the event of rain, the celebration will be rescheduled for Sept. 3.

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 2

Where: Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

How much: $10 per car

More info: gainesvilleamericanlegion.org 

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

When: 10 p.m. July 2-4

Where: Paradise Beach, 7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

How much: $54.99 for water park ticket

More info: margaritavilleresorts.com/margaritaville-at-lanier-islands/events/july-4th-weekend

Dahlonega Fourth of July Parade and Celebration

The festivities begin with a patriotic parade on the downtown square followed by a concert in Hancock Park, food trucks and fireworks at dusk.

When: 11 a.m. to dusk July 4

Where: 465 Riley Road, Dahlonega

How much: Free

More info: dahlonega.org 

Cumming Fairgrounds Celebration

The fun-filled evening includes food and drinks, music, games, vendors and a hot dog eating contest. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. 

When: 4-10 p.m. July 4

Where: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming

How much: Free

More info: cummingfair.squarespace.com 

Celebrate Braselton Festival & Fireworks

The event features food trucks, a patriotic parade and concert on the Braselton Town Green. Fireworks begin at dusk.

When: 5-9:30 p.m. July 4

Where: Downtown Braselton

How much: Free

More info: explorebraselton.com/post/celebrate-braselton-july-4th-festival-fireworks 

Freedom Fest

The Edge Church’s annual Fourth of July features food trucks, live music, a bounce house, obstacle course and fireworks at dusk.

When: 6 p.m. to dark July 4

Where: The Edge Church, 4115 Price Road, Gainesville

How much: Free

More info: facebook.com/myedgechurch
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