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Where to watch July 4 fireworks in north Georgia
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While bangs and blasts will be heard and red, white and blue will be flared in the sky above the Cumming Fairgrounds Monday at the city’s annual Independence Day celebration, there are fireworks shows going on around metro Atlanta and north Georgia all weekend for those fanatics who want more than one reason to lay out the camp chairs and wait for dark to explode into color and patriotism.

Fireworks all starts once the sun goes down, and some events include daytime festivals.

Gainesville

  • What: Owl Creek Bank, food, craft market and bouncy houses
  • When: 9 a.m. July 4, including a 3:30 p.m. tribute to veterans
  • Where: Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway
  • Cost: $10 per car
  • More info: (770) 534-7091
Lanier Islands

  • What: Low country boil, street performers and concerts
  • When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 30 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 1-4
  • Where: Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
  • Cost: $15-41.99
  • More info: (770) 945-8787
Flowery Branch

  • What: Craft market, raffles and prizes 
  • When: 5 p.m. July 1
  • Where: Sterling on the Lake, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd.
  • Cost: $5 per car, $1 per person for walk-ups, free for residents with amenity card 
  • More info: (770) 965-3980
Fireworks
- photo by Micah Green
Cumming 

  • What: Dance contest, food vendors and children’s activities
  • When: 6-11 p.m. July 3
  • Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road
  • Cost: Free 
  • More info: Cummingfair.net

Dahlonega

  • What: 5K, adventure zone for kids, craft market, car show, parade
  • When: 8 a.m.-dark July 4; parade at 11 a.m.
  • Where: University of North Georgia drill field, 82 College Circle
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: Dahlonega4thofJuly.com
Braselton

  • What:  Festival, parade and concert
  • When: 5-10 p.m. July 4
  • Where: Braselton Town Green, 9924 Davis St.
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: DowntownBraselton.com
Buford

  • When: 5 p.m. July 4
  • Where: Mall of Georgia parking lot, 3333 Buford Drive NE
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: Simon.com/mall/mall-of-georgia/stream/15th-annual-star-spangled-fourth-4965000
Dawsonville

  • When: 6-9 p.m. July 4
  • Where: Atlanta Motorsports Park, 20 Duck Thurmond Road
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: (678) 381-8527
Helen

  • When: 9:30 to 10 p.m. July 4
  • Where: Alpine Village Shoppes, 8016 S. Main St., Helen
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: (706) 878-2181