Check out where to view 4th of July Fireworks in and around the Northeast Georgia/ Hall County Area! There are several venues that offer spectacular firework shows and fun activities for the whole family.
2015 Fourth of July is on a Saturday this year! Communities all over Georgia will have firework displays and entertainment in celebration of Independence Day. Please click on the red highlighted links below for details about events around Northeast Georgia and please confirm with venue about delays in case of inclement weather.
Where to see the Fireworks:
——> LAUREL PARK Gainesville/American Legion – Begins at approximately 8:30PM.
Laurel Park Gainesville, GA (Hall County) July 4, 2015 American Legion Presents Annual 4th of July Celebration Fireworks Display at Laurel Park 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. Fireworks at dusk. ($10.00 per car.)
——> LAKE LANIER – Begins at 10:00AM to 11:00PM.
Lake Lanier July 4, 2015. LanierWorld. 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518. Fireworks scheduled to begin at 10PM. Live entertainment by Kicks 101.5, with Skyelor Anderson taking the stage at 4PM and Tiki Bros at 6:30PM. Check out their event schedule for events happening on July 2nd, 3rd and 5th.
——> FLOWERY BRANCH/Sterling on the Lake Begins at 5:30PM (Please note the date of Friday JULY 3rd)
Sterling on the Lake Flowery Branch, GA. Sterling’s Fireworks celebration is on Friday, July 3rd, 2015, with games and vendors from 4PM to 6PM. The live entertainment will kick off at 6PM! Fireworks begin at dark. Update: Parking is $5 per car to park in the Prince of Peace Church parking lot on Spout Springs Road. A shuttle will transfer people from Prince of Peace to Sterling. There are 100 parking spaces available on-site, at the venue, and those spaces are $20 per car. It is important to note that after 4pm, no one will be admitted to enter Sterling without paying .
——> DEMOREST – Begins – All Day.
Demorest, GA: July 4, 2015. Huge celebration planned! Please click city link for a full list of Demorest’s schedule of events. All day festivities are planned with live music, arts and crafts, parades, car show, and more! Begins at 6:30AM and Fireworks begin at dusk. The John King Band will perform live for Concert in the Park following the fireworks show!
——> BUFORD/Mall of Georgia – Begins at 5:00PM.
Mall of Georgia, Buford, GA: July 4, 2015. The 13th Annual Star Spangled Fourth Event begins at 5PM. Free concerts begin at 5PM with the Joe Hall Band and The Woody’s performing in the Village Amphitheatre. For purchase, many food vendors will be on site. Kid Zone opens at 5PM with special appearances by Captain America and Wonder Woman! Fireworks begin at dusk. After the fireworks show, don’t miss Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 on the 70 foot screen! Mall store hours for the 4th will be 10AM to 6PM, however Regal Cinemas will be open.
——> CUMMING – Begins – 9:30PM.
Cumming, GA: Friday, July 3, 2015. Festivities begin at 6PM and end at 11PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA 30040. Dance contest, Food Vendors, and Children Activities. Free admission and free parking.
——> DAHLONEGA – Begins at dusk.
Dahlonega, GA July 4, 2015. 4th of July Family Celebration. Festivities scheduled all day & Fireworks begin at dark on the UNG campus. From 2PM to 6PM live music and entertainment will be located on the lawn of the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Great family event with a lot of activities for the kids and a 5K to kick off the day. Don’t miss the parade at 5PM through the historic downtown square!
——> HELEN – Begins at 9:00PM.
Helen, GA July 4, 2015 at 9PM – 9:30PM, 8016 S. Main St., Helen, GA, behind the Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center.
——> BRASELTON – Begins at 4:00PM.
Braselton, GA July 4, 2015, Celebrate Braselton Festival begins at 4PM, Parade through downtown begins at 6PM, & Fireworks after dark.
——> STONE MOUNTAIN – Begin 9-9:30PM.
Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration is one of the best fireworks displays in Georgia! Stone Mountain will have a show every night from July 2nd to the 5th, 2015. Laser Show & Fireworks begin at approximately 9PM to 9:30PM. Come early for festivities and for a good spot on the lawn. $15 per car parking fee.
——> CENTENNIAL PARK – 6:00PM to 10:00PM.
Centennial Olympic Park <— July 4, 2015 at dusk, 4th of July Celebration. 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Located between Baker Street and Techwood Drive in Atlanta, Centennial Park will host live music and entertainment and a fireworks show choreographed to music. Gates open at 6PM. Fireworks begin sometime around 9PM.
——> LENOX SQUARE MALL 9:40PM.
Lenox Square 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA. July 4, 2015. Lenox lights up the sky on the Fourth of July, with Atlanta’s all time favorite fireworks show beginning at 9:40PM. Live musical entertainment begins at 6PM.
——> SIX FLAGS – 9:30PM.
Six Flags 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, Georgia 30168. July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015, sponsored by Coca-Cola®. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM.
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There are many great events if you want to stay local. The American Legion in Gainesville, Georgia is putting on a fireworks display at Laurel Park in Gainesville, GA. The Park is located at 3100 Old Cleveland Highway. The park will be open during the day with activities and use of the park for picnic goers with views of Lanier. The fireworks show starts at dusk, about 9pm.
What better way to spend the 4th of July than at Lake Lanier Islands? Whether you’re visiting or live in Hall County, this is a great place to be for the Fourth! The show starts at dark, but the park opens at 10:00am with live entertainment, games and family activities planned during the day.
A North Georgia favorite is at The Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Come out to see the “Fabulous Fourth Celebration” and experience a great number of activities the mall has going on! Their fireworks show starts at dusk which is around the time most shows get started, but you’ll need to come early because the fun actually starts at 5:00pm featuring live music from local bands all the way up to 9pm. After the fireworks display, you can stick around for a showing of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the mall’s Village Amphitheatre on a 70 foot screen!
If you are thinking about traveling out of Hall County and looking for a larger venue, you may want to visit the Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration in Atlanta, GA. This is a free event and festivities begin at 6PM with live music. The fireworks finale is synchronized to patriotic music and is said to be a spectacular show!
Another great place to go see the fireworks is Lenox Square. They have musical entertainment planned starting at 6pm and their fireworks show begins at dusk.
No matter where you are in North Georgia, there are plenty of alternatives to putting on your own fireworks display. Every year fireworks safety advocates warn about the dangers of putting on your own fireworks show and urge you to leave it to the professionals.
According to the Center for Disease Control there are 8,500 injuries a year relating to people using their own fireworks. And, out of those injuries 70 to 75% occur within 30 days of July 4th. Children under the age of 14 have the greatest risk of being hospitalized for fireworks injuries. 7 people out of 100 are hospitalized every year and 40% of them are children. 10 to 14 year old boys make up the largest percentage of children who are hurt by fireworks. They are 3 times as likely to be injured than girls. Did you know that fireworks are responsible for $22.7 million in property damage every year and $100 million in medical costs? It is a staggering amount when you think of the numbers that way. With so many places to see the fireworks, it really isn’t worth the risk. Keep in mind that even though sparklers are legal in Georgia, they burn at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
For more information about the use and sale of fireworks in Georgia, please see our article: Fireworks Legal in Georgia: Georgia Attorney Discusses New 2015 Law
Have fun this Fourth of July, but most of all no matter where you choose to watch the fireworks we hope you and your family have a safe holiday!
About the attorney: Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWI, Marijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters. The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), Jackson County (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.
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