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Your guide to celebrating July Fourth 2020 in Northeast Georgia
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The fireworks show at the Independence Day celebration at Laurel Park in Gainesville, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. - photo by David Barnes

Update ,Friday, June 26: Both Chicopee Baptist Church's Honoring Freedom Fourth of July celebration and Chicopee Village's parade have been canceled.


Fourth of July celebrations aren’t as plentiful this year in Northeast Georgia.  

The American Legion Post 7 has postponed the July Fourth fireworks show it usually puts on at Laurel Park. Instead, the legion plans to hold celebrations sometime during Labor Day weekend. Johnny Varner, veteran service officer of the post, said the specific date and time is to be determined.  

Amy Pinnell, Braselton’s downtown director, said Braselton will also celebrate in September instead of July, with plans for an event Saturday, Sep. 5. 

Other cities and locations with canceled July Fourth events include Oakwood, Braselton, Helen, Demorest, Vogel Park and the Mall of Georgia in Buford. 

The pandemic has put festivities on hold for many, but these Northeast Georgia communities will have events. 

Dahlonega Fourth of July Celebration 

What: Festival with live music, dog sports show, food and vendors (no fireworks) 

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4 

Where: Dahlonega square and Hancock Park 

How much: Free 

More info: 706-864-6133 

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands July 4 Celebration 

What: Music from DJ Sterling, Polynesian dance performance and fireworks show

When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, with dance performance from 3-4 p.m. and fireworks show at 10 p.m. 

Where: Margaritaville at Lanier Islands LandShark Landing Stage, 7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford 

How much: General admission 

More info: lanierislands.com 

Cumming Fairgrounds July 4th Celebration 

What: Fireworks show  

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4

Where: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming 

How much: Free 

More info: cummingfair.squarespace.com 

Thomas-Mashburn Steam Engine Parade 

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4 

Where: Around Tribble Gap and Woodland Drive, Cumming 

How much: Free 

More info: cummingfair.squarespace.com 

Lake Burton Fireworks 

What: Boat-accessible fireworks show 

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 

How much: Suggested donation of $100 per family 

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

More info: www.lakerabunfireworks.com 

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