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Fourth of July events happening around Gwinnett

The Fourth of July may have landed in the middle of the week this year, but that isn’t stopping cities and venues from celebrating before and on Independence Day. Here’s a look a several places who are shooting off fireworks around Gwinnett County.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski

Saturday/Sunday

The city of Auburn is celebrating early with fireworks, music, a street dance and a carnival.

• When: 5 p.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday

• Where: Downtown Auburn

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.cityofauburn-ga.org


Tuesday

Duluth commemorates Independence Day with food, drinks, family activities and a fireworks show along the Chattahoochee River.

• When: 4 p.m. until dusk

• Where: Scott Hudgens Park, 4545 River Green Parkway, Duluth

• Cost: Free, but donations accepted

• For more information: Visit www.duluthga.net


Lawrenceville “preludes to the fourth” with a free musical, “Big River,” presented by the Aurora Theatre and fireworks after the performance.

• When: 7:30 to 10 p.m.

• Where: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville

• Cost: Free. Reserved tables of six for $125

• For more information: Visit www.visitlawrenceville.com


Norcross observes the fourth with family activities during the day, then live music by The Mike Veal Band and fireworks at night.

• When: 4 to 9:30 p.m.

• Where: Lillian Webb Community Park, College St., Norcross

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.norcrossga.net


Stone Mountain Park celebrates July 3 and 4 with its usual park festivities, plus the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision and a patriotic fireworks show for the finale.

• When: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days, Lasershow at 9:30 p.m.

• Where: Stone Mountain Park, Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain

• Cost: $28 for adults, $22 for children, plus $10 parking fee

• For more information: Visit festivals.stonemountainpark.com


Sugar Hill hosts its annual Sparks in the Park, which has live entertainment, inflatable rides and fireworks.

• When: 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

• Where: E.E. Robinson Park, 850 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.cityofsugarhill.com


July 4

The Snellville Tourism and Trade Association will be continuing the great 4th of July tradition started by First Baptist Snellville’s highly successful “American Celebration” with its own Star Spangled Snellville event on the Towne Center Green. Includes food, games, live music, fireworks and much more.

• When: 3 to 10 p.m.

• Where: Snellville Towne Center Green

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.snellvillepride.com.


The Fourth of July in Braselton consists of a festival, parade, live music by Kinchafoonee Cowboys and fireworks to end the evening.

• When: 4 to 9 p.m.

• Where: Braselton Park. 115 Harris on St., Braselton

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit braselton.net


Lilburn will “Sparkle in the Park” as 94.9 The Bull presents this year’s celebration. There will be live music, free children’s activities and fireworks.

• When: 4 to 10 p.m.

• Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.cityoflilburn.com


Loganville boasts a large party for the Fourth, including Loganville American Legion Post 233’s parade themed “Celebrating Your Hometown Heroes.”

• When: Parade starts at 9:50 a.m.

• Where: Downtown Loganville, Main Street

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.loganvillejuly4thparade.com


Mall of Georgia hosts its tenth annual Fabulous Fourth with raffles, live music, fireworks and the showing of “Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows.”

• When: 2 p.m. to dusk

• Where: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford

• Cost: Free, if you purchase a small American flag for $1, it supports the Simon Youth Foundation

• For more information: Visit www.mallofgeorgia.com

Comments

gwinnettisgreat1 1 year, 10 months ago

A street dance in Auburn... hmmm... that is worth going for any day of the week!

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Cleanupguy 1 year, 9 months ago

We're going old school tomorrow - we'll be on the GJAC steps reading the Declaration of Independence (I kid ye not).

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Mack711 1 year, 9 months ago

Forget Stone Mountain!!! Went there one year and it took about 2 hours to get out of their. Went to Duluth last year and the Justice Center one year. Have to say that the Justice had a better 'show' Got in and out easier. Duluth last year did not have any of our Military there as in years past. Seemed more like a carnival show that what with everyone on stage trying to sell something. Also being next to the river with no wind down in a low spot was no fun. Donot know what they have this year since no schedule was announced. Can tell you that Duluth PD traffic control was a mess. Only one way out. We will stay home this year and relax.

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blueofnoon 1 year, 9 months ago

Can't wait to enjoy a day full of music and activities in Lilburn! They've got a ton of free parking, shuttles, and a 22+ minute huge fireworks show.

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Gwinnett4life 1 year, 9 months ago

For many years we went to GJAC and had a blast and made good memory's now i have to decide new ones since my home town does not do it any more. looks like the new tradition might be at MOG with my one year old and wife setting traditions and things we can do as a family will always work. more family's need to spend time together for fun events and dinner.

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