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Where to See Fireworks in Georgia on July 4th, 2024


As Independence Day approaches, Georgians are gearing up for a spectacular celebration of freedom, complete with dazzling fireworks displays across the state. Whether you’re in bustling Atlanta or seeking a coastal view, here’s your guide to the best fireworks shows in Georgia this 4th of July.

Metro Atlanta Lights Up the Sky

The heart of Georgia offers multiple options for fireworks enthusiasts:

  • Stone Mountain Park kicks off early with its “Fantastic Fourth Celebration” running from July 1-7. The nightly fireworks and drone show starts at 9:30 p.m., set against the backdrop of the iconic mountain.
  • In Alpharetta, head to Wills Park for a family-friendly celebration. Fireworks begin at 9:15 PM, with a rain delay option until 10:40 p.m..
  • Decatur’s “Pied Piper Parade, Concert & Fireworks” lights up the Court Square around 9 p.m..
  • The historic Marietta Square hosts “Fourth in the Park,” with fireworks scheduled for approximately 9:30 p.m.
  • Sandy Springs “Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration” at City Springs begins at 9:30 p.m.

Coastal Georgia Celebrations

Georgia’s coast offers unique waterfront viewing experiences:

  • Savannah’s River Street Celebration features fireworks over the Savannah River at 9:30 p.m.
  • Jekyll Island starts early with their display at 8:45 PM, viewable from Great Dunes Beach Park and Oceanview Beach Park.
  • The St. Simons Sunshine Festival concludes with fireworks at Neptune Park at 9 p.m.
  • Tybee Island launches fireworks from the pier at 9:15 p.m., offering a beautiful beachfront display.

Mountain Views and Lakeside Spectacles

For those seeking a different vantage point:

  • Blue Ridge offers a mountain backdrop for their 9:30 p.m. show over Lake Blue Ridge.
  • Hiawassee’s Lake Chatuge hosts a boat parade during the day, followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.

Other Notable Displays

  • Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain hosts a “Star Spangled Beach Party” with nightly fireworks from July 4-6.
  • Augusta’s Fort Eisenhower celebrates on July 3rd with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
  • Macon also opts for a July 3rd celebration, with fireworks at 9 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds.

Plan Ahead

Remember to arrive early to secure parking and good viewing spots. Many events include additional activities, so check local listings for full schedules. Bring blankets or chairs for comfort, and don’t forget insect repellent for outdoor venues.

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