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Fourth of July events in Gwinnett 2013

Staff Photo: John Bohn . Fireworks explode as rain falls during a Prelude to the 4th celebration held at the historic courthouse in Lawrenceville Tuesday evening.

Staff Photo: John Bohn . Fireworks explode as rain falls during a Prelude to the 4th celebration held at the historic courthouse in Lawrenceville Tuesday evening.

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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan . Tori Kyle, 2, of Buford points out a train ride while waving her American flag during the Fabulous 4th Festival at the Mall of Georgia in Buford last year. Hundreds attended the festival which included live music, games, raffles and fireworks.

Throughout the county, there are events planned for everyone in the family -- plus there are fireworks. Many, many fireworks.

-- Compiled by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski

WEDNESDAY

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

-- When: 5 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, "South Pacific," presented by the Aurora Theatre and fireworks after the performance.

-- When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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

-- Cost: Free. Reserved tables of 6 for $125

-- For more information: Visit www.visitlawrenceville.com

Norcross observes the fourth with family activities during the day, then live music by Mother's Finest and fireworks at night.

-- When: 4 to 10 p.m.

-- Where: Lillian Webb Community Park, 5 College St., Norcross

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: Visit www.norcrossga.net

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

-- When: 6:30 p.m. to midnight

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

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: Visit www.cityofsugarhill.com

THURSDAY

Stone Mountain Park celebrates July 4-6 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. each day, 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

The Snellville Tourism and Trade Association hosts its annual Star Spangled Snellville event with food, games, live music, fireworks and much more.

-- When: 4 to 10 p.m.

-- Where: Snellville Towne Center Green, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville

-- Cost: Free

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

The Fourth of July in Braselton consists of a festival, annual parade through the city 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" with live music by A1A, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, 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 its annual parade which will end at the new Town Green.

-- When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-- Where: Loganville Town Green, corner of Pecan and Main streets, Loganville

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: Visit www.independencedaycelebration.com

Mall of Georgia hosts its 11th annual Fabulous Fourth with raffles, live music, fireworks and the showing of "Playing For Keeps."

-- When: 2 p.m. to dusk-- Where: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: Visit www.mallofgeorgia.com