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Where you can see fireworks, celebrate July Fourth 2021 in Northeast Georgia
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Fireworks illuminate the sky during a Fourth of July celebration at Laurel Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

Fireworks, food trucks and festivities are coming back to Northeast Georgia this year for Independence Day weekend. 

If you’re looking to catch a dazzling display under the night sky, check out one of these Fourth of July celebrations in your area. 

Independence Day Celebration at Laurel Park

What: Fireworks display, food trucks, car show and family-friendly activities hosted by American Legion Post 7

When: Gates open at 9 a.m. July 3, fireworks show begins after sunset

Where: Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

How much: $10 per car

More info: 470-577-3617

Downtown Braselton Fourth of July Festival

What: Parade, concert, antique market, fireworks and trolley shuttle services

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4; 6 p.m. parade through downtown Braselton followed by GlowBand concert on Town Green, fireworks between 9-9:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown Braselton

How much: Free

More info: downtownbraselton.com

Braselton Patriotic Concert

What: Concert by North Georgia Winds, a local symphonic band 

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3

Where: Town Green, 9924 Davis St., Braselton 

How much: Free

More info: downtownbraselton.com

Honoring Freedom

What: Fireworks, community parade and family games organized by Chicopee Baptist Church

When: Parade begins at 6 p.m. July 4, fireworks start after sunset

Where: Chicopee Baptist Church, 13 First St., Gainesville

How much: Free

More info: 770-536-3761

Lanier Islands Fireworks

What: Fireworks shows on the beach

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3; 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4

Where: Paradise Beach, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

How much: General admission

More info: lanierislands.com 

Northwinds Symphonic Band — A Patriotic Pops Concert

What: Concert hosted by The Arts Council with patriotic selections of music played by wind, string and percussion musicians

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 3

Where: Gladys Wyant Performing Arts Pavilion, 331 Spring St., Gainesville

How much: $20 adults; $15 students; $18 for 65 and up; $15 for veterans and their immediate family; $240 table for eight

More info: theartscouncil.net

Dahlonega Independence Day 

What: Fireworks show 

When: Dusk Sunday, July 4

Where: Iron Mountain Resort, 116 Iron Mountain Parkway, Dahlonega

How much: $20 per car

More info: 706-482-2714

Helen Fireworks 

What: Annual fireworks show

When: Dusk Sunday, July 4

Where: Behind the Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center, 726 Brucken Strasse, Helen

How much: Free

More info: helenga.org

Lake Burton Fireworks 

What: Boat-accessible fireworks show

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3

Where: South end of Billy Goat Island, Lake Burton, Rabun County

How much: Suggested donation of $100 per family

More info: lakeburtonfireworks.com

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