Fireworks over St. Simons Island. Photo courtesy @goldenisles

Fireworks over St. Simons Island. Photo courtesy @goldenisles

The Best 4th of July Celebrations in Georgia

Fireworks, boat parades, beach trips and more ways to celebrate Independence Day throughout the state.

Communities throughout Georgia throw huge parties for Independence Day, and this year they're sure to be even bigger! From fun in the sun to food, music and fireworks, July 4 weekend will be a blast.

We asked our fans on Instagram about their favorite ways to spend the Fourth of July and received tons of responses. Here are just a few fan favorites!

Fireworks at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Fireworks at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Callaway Resort & Gardens Star Spangled Beach Party, July 1-4

This Independence Day weekend bash includes beach activities and three nights of fireworks. Spend the weekend at the resort enjoying outdoor adventures, swimming and relaxing at the beach, and indulging in food and drink specials. Purchase tickets in advance to secure your spot.

Celebrate all weekend at Callaway

Fireworks over the river in Savannah, Georgia

Fireworks over the river in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah River Street Celebration, July 4

Join the Savannah Stars & Stripes July 4th Weekend Celebration June 30 through July 4 in Savannah at Plant Riverside District and on River Street with a grand fireworks show over the Savannah River July 4 at 9:15 p.m. Enjoy live music and entertainment, kids activities, food and drink specials, and more.

Celebrate Independence in Savannah

Fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by Steve Tucker

Fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by Steve Tucker

Blue Ridge Fireworks Train (July 1) & Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks (July 4)

Stay in Blue Ridge for the weekend, and join all the festivities from fireworks on July 1 to a parade and more fireworks July 4.

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway will host a Firework Special Train to the spectacular Copper Basin Fireworks display on July 1. The train will depart Blue Ridge at 7 p.m. to enjoy the display just after dark and then return to Blue Ridge by 11 p.m.

Catch the Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks on July 4 at dusk. Best places for viewing: Morganton Point Recreation Area, from a boat in Lake Blue Ridge near the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, and the Lake Blue Ridge Marina.

Celebrate all weekend in Blue Ridge

Boat in the Lake Chatuge July 4 Boat Parade

Boat in the Lake Chatuge Boat Parade in Hiawassee, Georgia

Lake Chatuge Boat Parade & Fireworks

Whether you're sitting on the shoreline waving at the boats as they pass or behind the wheel of a boat sporting your best red, white, and blues, the Boat Parade on Lake Chatuge is the perfect way to start the holiday. The fireworks display on July 4 can be viewed along the lake, or grab a seat at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and enjoy live music starting at 6 p.m. before the spectacle begins at 9:45 p.m.

Spend the weekend on Lake Chatuge

Fireworks over St. Simons Island, Georgia, for July 4. Photo courtesy @goldenisles

Fireworks over St. Simons Island, Georgia. Photo courtesy @goldenisles

St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for more than 60 years. With a 5K and 1-mile fun run, an arts & crafts show, fireworks on the pier at 9 p.m., and more, this is the perfect family-friendly event this season.

Celebrate July 4 on St. Simons Island

Published: April 2023
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