Independence Day is less than a week away, and towns across metro Atlanta are gearing up for fun celebrations and huge fireworks shows. Here are just a few of them, happening close to home in Gwinnett County.
Prelude to the Fourth – Lawrenceville
The City of Lawrenceville is once again hosting its Prelude to the Fourth Fireworks Spectacular. The event happens on Friday, July 1st on the Lawrenceville Lawn. The fun starts at 5pm with music and food vendors. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for fireworks viewing beginning at dusk. This is a rain or shine event!
Sparkle in the Park – Lilburn
Sparkle in the Park happens on Monday, July 4th at the Lilburn City Park. The fun starts at 5:30pm, when balloon artists, face painters, bounce houses, vendors, and food trucks will open. This is family fun for all ages! At 7:30pm, The GlowBand will take the stage, followed by fireworks at approximately 9:30pm. Look for signage directing you to parking, and ride the shuttle to the park starting at 5:30pm.
Star Spangled Fourth – Buford
Hosted by the Mall of Georgia (located at 3333 Buford Drive), this is the 14th annual Star Spangled Fourth starting at 5pm on Monday, July 4th. There will be children’s rides, inflatables, live music, food vendors, and a huge fireworks display. Free concerts in the Village Amphitheatre will include Ants Trippin’ from 5-7pm and The Woody’s from 7:30-9:30pm. Fireworks start at dusk, followed by “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” on the 70-foot outdoor screen.
Duluth Celebrates America – Duluth
Travel down to the Duluth Town Green on Sunday, July 3rd for food trucks, giveaways, kids’ activities, live music, and fireworks. The fun starts at 6pm and will run until 11pm. The 116th Army Band will perform starting at 6pm, followed by the Band of Gold and fireworks at 10pm.
Light Up the Lake – Buford
If you’ve never seen fireworks over the water, this is your year! Lanier Islands is once again hosting its Light Up the Lake Fireworks Independence Day Celebration at Lake Lanier. Starting July 3rd, a DJ will provide entertainment from 2-6pm, with fireworks at 10pm. On July 4th, enjoy live music from Back in Time and The Neons starting at 1pm. Play games and take part in tons of family-friendly activities during the day. Check out the latest information at www.lanierislands.com.
Sparks in the Park – Sugar Hill
Visit Sugar Hill on July 3rd for Sparks in the Park, with food trucks, inflatables, and live music from the Jimmy Buffet cover band A1A. The event begins at 6pm and runs until 10pm, with fireworks starting at 9:40pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and food and settle in for an amazing show. Organizers do ask that you leave glass containers and pets at home for this event. Address: E.E. Robinson Park at 850 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill. More details at www.cityofsugarhill.com.
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