4th Of July Celebrations In & Near Forsyth County {Plus 5 Tips For Families}

4th of July Forsyth County

4th Of July Celebrations In & Near Forsyth County {Plus 5 Tips for Families}

Happy 4th of July Forsyth County! There are usually lots of fun things to do for 4th of July in Forsyth County & surrounding areas!  I’ve got your round-up of some great events and lots of fun going on around town and beyond.

I’ll continue to add to the list as new events are found or submitted.  Events are listed in date order and as always, events may change due to weather or for any other reason so please use the contact information provided to confirm events prior to attending.  I’d hate to spoil someone’s holiday! Last but not least, ladies – if you are looking for a fun 4th of July outfit, check out this article from my friends “It Is What We Do.”

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July 1st

Downtown Ball Ground Fireworks
Ball Ground Main Street
Come early to shop & done in any of our awesome restaurants. There’s really not a bad seat in town!
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Fireworks & Independence Day Celebration
7004 Sterling Lake Blvd, Flowery Branch
Fireworks, onsite food vendors, craft vendors and local businesses
*Please note there is a $5 per car entry fee into Sterling Lake*
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July 3rd

Fireworks & Vendors at the Cumming Fairgrounds
6pm to 11pm
235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming
Dance Contest, Food Vendors & Children Activities
Free Admission & Parking
Fireworks start at 9:30pm
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FOP Family Fun & Fireworks
6pm to 10pm
248 Castleberry Industrial Dr, Cumming
All local law enforcement officers, their families, and friends are invited to join us for food, drinks, a bounce house, music, games, & fellowship followed by the City of Cumming’s fireworks! All you need to bring is a chair! Sheriff Ron Freeman will be manning the grill at this FREE event hosted by the FOP to thank you and show our appreciation for your work in the community.
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Sparks in the Park
E.E. Robinson Park – 850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill
Fireworks, inflatables, food, drinks & entertainment
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Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $15
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 4th
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July 4th

North GA Running Company’s Independence Day Run
Come out for the 2nd annual Independence Day 5k. New this year -a 10k course! This race is designed to celebrate America’s freedom. We are honored to add our 5k Road Race to the 59th annual Cumming 4th of July Steam Engine parade. The streets of Cumming Georgia are lined with close to 30,000 parade spectators to see the historic collection of Steam Engine tractors and historic vehicles pass through downtown and across the square. Our 5k will run just ahead of the parade passing by the staged floats and steam engines ready to go, providing race participants great crowd support. Runners will finish close enough in time and location to easily stay for the parade. 
Click here to register

Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration
Hancock Park – Downtown Dahlonega
5k, 4th of July Parade, All American Market, Car Show & Much MORE!
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Summer Movie Express at Regal Theaters 
Playing The Secret Life of Pets
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Steam Engine Parade
10am in Downtown Cumming
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Annual BBQ at The Foster House
The Foster House 305 W Main Street, Cumming
More Information or call 770-887-9905

8th Annual Dutch Monkey Doughnuts’ Independence Day Doughnut Eating Competition
Festivities begin at 10am, contest at 11am
According to this post on Facebook, you will need to private message Dutch Monkey directly on Facebook to register. TIP: Come early to grab a good viewing spot. This event is FREE, but they are hoping to raise lots of  money for childhood cancer research, so bring cash for hot dogs, popcorn, cold drinks, our donation jar, etc. 100% of funds collected at the event will be donated to the Rally Foundation!

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Mall of Georgia’s 15th Annual Star Spangled Fourth
3333 Buford DR NW, Buford,
Food concessions, Kid Zone, concert, movie (showing LEGO Batman), fireworks & more!
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Gwinnett Braves Game & Post Game Fireworks
Coolray Field – 2500 Buford Dr NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Enjoy watching a baseball game and an excellent firework show after
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Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $15
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 4th
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4th of July fun from my friends at 365 Atlanta Family:

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5 Helpful Tips for Families in Forsyth County 

4th of July Forsyth County

1- Bring cash: The Cumming Fairgrounds will have food concessions. If you’ve ever been to the Cumming Fair, it is similar to that (but not all fair food will be represented). Foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, etc. will be available. I always think it’s easier to have cash with you in case one of the vendors doesn’t take credit cards.

2- Come early: The Cumming Fairgrounds hosts the annual 4th of July celebration and it is completely free – free entry & parking. My advice to you – go early! If you aren’t there by 6:30-7pm then the parking lot will be full. And if you’d rather go somewhere else to see the fireworks, you could pack a picnic dinner and sparklers for the kids – then head to one of the surrounding parking lots to set up shop. Lakeland Plaza and Tri-County Plaza are both good options to watch the fireworks. But again – go early to get a good spot!

3- Bring water to stay hydrated: It’s July people! And July in Georgia = hot and humid! You will want to bring lots of water for yourself and the kiddos.

4- Have FUN: Whatever you do to celebrate Independence Day this year, I hope you have a good time and make memories with your friends & family. And be safe!

5- Expect to be in traffic: When the fireworks are over, everyone exits at the same time on the same roads in downtown Cumming. So sit back, relax, and expect that you will be in traffic for a while. Eventually you will get home! And if you are lucky the kids will fall asleep in the car while waiting.

Did We Miss An Event? 

If your business or organization is hosting an event open to the community, make sure you submit it to our Calendar of Events – for FREE!

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