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!

**Also, if you are doing fireworks yourself – please be safe! Read these tips from the Forsyth County Fire Department.**

4th of July Forsyth County

June 30

Picnic & Fireworks in the Lawn
6pm
First Redeemer Church – 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041
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Downtown Ball Ground Fireworks
9:45pm
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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July 1st

Independence Day Cook-Out
3-7pm
Forsyth County Georgia Republican Party
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Fantastic Fourth Celebration
9:30pm
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $20
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 7th
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July 3rd

Summer Movies For Kids at Movies 400 
10am
Playing Smurfs
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Summer Movie Express at Regal Theaters 
10am
Playing The Lego Movie & Alvin and the Chipmunks
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Sparks in the Park
6:30-10:15pm
E.E. Robinson Park – 850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill
Fireworks, inflatables, food, drinks & entertainment
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Fantastic Fourth Celebration
9:30pm
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $20
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 7th
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July 4th

North GA Running Company’s Independence Day Run – Let Freedom Run
7:30am-9am
Come and run free for a wonderful non-profit, Mission Overwatch Inc. This race will bring everyone together to celebrate our freedom! And, what better way to celebrate our freedom than to give to those that have served. Mission Overwatch Inc. goal is to provide goods and services to disabled veterans, senior citizens and injured first responders in our community at absolutely no cost to them. We will ALL gather as ONE and LET FREEDOM RUN! The race will start and finish at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
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Steam Engine Parade
Join the City of Cumming for July 4th festivities beginning with the Steam Engine Parade through downtown Cumming (route: Tribble Gap/Castleberry Road, ending at the Fairgrounds) at 10 am
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Fireworks & Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds
11am to 10pm
235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming
Festivities will include a dunk tank featuring several state and local elected officials; hot dog, pizza and pie-eating contests; music; vendors; games and activities for kids; and more! The annual dance contest kicks off at 8:30 pm., followed by the grand finale of an amazing fireworks display at 9:30 pm!
Please note – New this year: Admission to the Fairgrounds’ festival is $5 for ages 13 and up; kids 12 and under are free.
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Specials at Stars and Strikes
Open to Close
Stars and Strikes
Featuring: 99 cent bowling, $1 games of bowling on VIP lanes, $2.99 laser tag & more!
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Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration
8am-11pm
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 
10am
Playing The Lego Movie & Alvin and the Chipmunks
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9th 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 use this link 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 16th Annual Star Spangled Fourth
3pm-11:30pm
3333 Buford DR NW, Buford,
Food concessions, Kid Zone, concert, movie (showing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), fireworks & more!
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Fantastic Fourth Celebration
9:30pm
Stone Mountain Park
Free event, parking $20
Enjoy fireworks and the laser show
July 1st – 7th
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Fireworks, Live Music & Much More
7-10pm
Lanier Islands
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4th of July fun from my friends at 365 Atlanta Family:

4th of July Forsyth County

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- Steam Engine Parade: If you have never been to the parade, you should definitely go. It was started on July 4, 1957 when A.G. “Glen” Thomas rode his steam engine around the (old) courthouse in Cumming to honor American veterans. It’s been over 60 years of steam engines riding around downtown Cumming. If you are attending, your kids and possibly you will want to wear noise-canceling headphones because it is VERY loud. If you want your children to collect candy (that will be thrown out), you should bring a bag for them. And last but not least, you will want to get downtown early to get a good viewing spot. We like having chairs to sit and watch.

 3- Make a plan: My advice to you is to make a plan and go early. The Cumming Fairgrounds is hosting an all-day festival. If you wanted to make a full day of it, you could do spend your day and evening at the Fairgrounds. 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! Please note – the viewing spots outside of the Fairgrounds will most likely be very crowded this year because the Fairgrounds is charging for entry this year. I think that might deter people from going there and cause them to watch elsewhere. But who knows!

4- 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.

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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