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Fourth of July events
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  • 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. today, Bethel Community Center, Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. 770-983-7772.
  • Independence Day Celebration, Chattanooga, Tenn. Fireworks, 10 tonight, 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 or
  • Fourth of July Parade, Gainesville. Parade, food and entertainment. 10 a.m. today, 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 tonight. Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. 770-534-7091.
  • 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. today, Dahlonega Gold Museum and North Georgia College & State University, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513 or
  • Independence Day at Vogel, Blairsville. Flag-raising ceremony, bicycle parade, sand castle building and other games. 8:30 a.m. today, 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. today, Bethel United Methodist Church, 900 Mill St. SE, Gainesville. 770-536-3029.
  • Fireworks, Buford. 5 p.m. today, 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 tonight, 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 today; 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 or
  • Fourth of July Festival, Dahlonega. Pig roast, live music, wine, grape-stomping contest, bocce ball tournament and fireworks. 3 to 9 p.m. today 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 or
  • July 4th Mountain Style, Helen. Watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and relays. today-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. Today-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, 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.
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