Wow! I just realized that a week from now is the Fourth of July! That means this upcoming weekend will host a ton of fun events! Here’s what I have found in and around the Athens, GA area. Please let me know if you are aware of any others.
Friday July 1, 2016 – Monday July 4, 2016:
Stone Mountain’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration: Attraction Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lasershow and Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Fantastic Fourth Celebration was voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers, a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks.” Experience the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, a not-to-be-missed Atlanta tradition that promises to wow your family with state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects.The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, features a NEW! Drone Wars segment with iconic music, epic fireworks and jaw-dropping fire effects. Three flame cannons add a punch to the show by sending a trio of flames nearly one-hundred feet into the air. Plus, special fireworks spray multi-colored bursts and dance on the water at the base of the mountain. The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow every night July 1-4!
Friday July 1, 2016
Fireworks at the Classic Center: The fireworks will be launched from the top of the parking deck at The Classic Center in downtown Athens, and will explode high above the downtown streets. The entertainment will include performances by the Classic City Band, as well as Dwight Wilson and the Classic City Soul Band. Price: Free. Time: Starting: 05:00 PM
Saturday July 2, 2016
Colbert Fourth of July Parade and Celebration: Parade starts at 9.
Star Spangled Statham: Free food and jumpies for the kids will start at 5pm! Our FABULOUS band, Pullin’ Strings, will start playing at 6:30. Fireworks will be at dark! Bring your chairs and coolers! (We will have drinks for $1.00 each or you may bring your own)! Best viewing will be east of Casto Trading Company (down Railroad Street). Free parking available at Statham First Baptist Church and Statham Elementary School!
1st Annual Master Basters BBQ Fireworks Show: **FREE ADMISSION** Grab your family & friends, and come enjoy great food, music, and festivities! There will be plenty for the kids to do, as well for the adults! Free concert featuring Bobby Compton! Fireworks will start after dark! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show!
Sunday July 3, 2016
Classic City Band Concert: Join us in the air-conditioned conservatory to enjoy this popular annual concert filled with popular and patriotic tunes. This popular concert is always standing room only, so arrive early. Free.
Monday July 4, 2016
Oconee Fourth of July Spectacular: Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department and Walton EMCpresent the Oconee 4th of July Spectacular! Come out for this star spangled celebration! Activities & Music: 6:30 p.m. Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park
Mall of Georgia Star Spangled Fourth: Grab your red, white and blue and get ready to “Ooh!” and “Aah!” this Fourth of July with Mall of Georgia’s 14th Annual Star Spangled Fourth event! The mall’s Independence Day event is offering a full day of fun activities for the entire family including children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions and the largest fireworks display in the county! Event opens at 5 p.m. Free concerts begin at 5 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Fireworks display scheduled to begin at dusk. Post-fireworks screening of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (rated PG-13) 70 foot movie screen! Kid Zone opens at 5 p.m. with family-friendly activities.