Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch got an early start on the Fourth of July celebrations with a festival and fireworks show on Saturday.
The event included a crafts market, activities for kids, food, music and raffle prizes. A sizable crowd turned out for the festivities despite the afternoon thunderstorms in the area.
And that was just the start of things. Get a full list of fireworks shows and other Independence Day celebrations. Then grab Old Glory, put on your Uncle Sam hat and go join the fun.