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Light the fuse: July Fourth events in North Ga.
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Fourth of July weekend events

Gainesville
Fourth of July Celebration, Gainesville. 10 a.m. Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. Per car $10. Fireworks scheduled for 9:15. 770-531-2664, www.exploregainesville.org.

Braselton
Star Spangled Fourth of July 5K Fun Run, Braselton. 8 a.m. Braselton Park, 50 Harrison St., Braselton. $30. Aimee@operationonevoice.org, www.operationonevoice.org.

Celebrate Braselton, Braselton. 4-9 p.m. Braselton Park, 126 Harrison St., Braselton. Free. Parade will begin at 6 p.m. and make its way through downtown. Fireworks are scheduled to start after dark. www.braselton.net/

Buford
Light Up the Lake Fireworks Independence Day Celebration, Buford. 10 a.m. Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. Ticket prices vary. Fireworks are scheduled at 9:40 p.m. 770-932-7200, www.lanierislands.com.

Star Spangled Fourth, Buford. 5 p.m. July 4. The Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free. Fireworks scheduled to begin at dark.

Cumming
July 4th Steam Engine Parade, Cumming. 10 a.m. Downtown Cumming. Free. 770-887-0516

Dahlonega
Dahlonega Firecracker 5K/10K, Dahlonega. 6:30 a.m. Dahlonega Square, 13 S. Park St., Dahlonega. 5K $30; 10K $35; fun run $20. www.fivestarntp.com/Firecracker_5K_10K.html.

Dahlonega’s Fourth of July Celebration, Dahlonega. All day. Free. Downtown Dahlonega. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark. 706-864-3711.

Dawsonville
Sparks in the Park, Dawsonville. 4:30 p.m. Atlanta Motorsports Park, 20 Duck Thurmond Road, Dawsonville. Free; children’s activity bracelets $10. 678-381-8527, www.atlantamotorsportspark.com.

Demorest
Glorious Fourth of July, Demorest. All day. Downtown Demorest. Free. Fireworks scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. 706-778-4202, 706-754-2233.

Helen
Annual Fourth of July Fireworks, Helen. All day. Alpine Village Shoppes, 8016 S. Main Street, Helen. Free. Fireworks scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. 706-878-2181.

Athens
Athens Celebrates America, Athens. 4-10 p.m. Georgia Square Mall, 3700 Atlanta Highway, Athens. Live entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks start after dark.

Atlanta area
Fourth of July Celebration, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. 6 p.m. Centennial Park, 265 Park Ave. WNW , Atlanta. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta. All day. Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Free. Fireworks start at dark.

Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration, Stone Mountain. All day. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. $15. Laser show followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. www.stonemountainpark.com/events/Fantastic-Fourth-Celebration.

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