Celebrating July 4th In North Georgia Mountains

Of all the holidays we celebrate, July 4th is the quintessential small town affair. Parades, picnics, games, and good down-home food all conspire to make it a fun day of celebration. So this year, we suggest you pack your bags and head up to the North Georgia Mountains—with a stay at Lucille’s of course!Photo of fireworks.

The highlight of any July 4th celebration is the fireworks and our location is perfect—on a clear night you can see four or five fireworks displays right from our deck! If you wish a closer-up view, drive into Helen for its annual fireworks. Best location for watching is behind Alpine Village Shoppes and the Helen Visitors Center.
8016 S. Main Street, Helen (in back across the river)
Fireworks between 9:00-9:30 p.m.

Over in Blairsville, Georgia, you can spend the day hiking, fishing, and picnicking in Vogel State Park and then stick around for an evening of music with performer Wyatt Espalin. Or enjoy dinner in one of the town’s cute little cafes and then take in the fireworks at dusk in Meeks Park.
Vogel State Park
405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville
Parking, $5

Meeks Park
490 Meeks Park Road, Blairsville

If a day at a lake surrounded by mountains sounds appealing, head to Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia. You’ll find sparkling blue water, 132 miles of shoreline, a lovely swimming beach and great places to picnic. After an afternoon at the beach, stop by the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds—located along the shore of the lake—for live music and entertainment, followed by fireworks.
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road, Highway 76 W, Hiawassee
Fireworks, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Not to outdone, Dahlonega, Georgia, is hosting day-long festivities, starting with a Firecracker 5K and Fun Run first thing in the morning. There will also be a parade through the historic downtown, a Car Club Show featuring more than 150 restored classic cars, and a fabulous fireworks display in the evening.
All festivities in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Firecracker 5K, 8:00 a.m.
Fun Run, 9:00 a.m.
4th of July Parade, 11:00 a.m.

Car Club Show, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lumpkin County Library parking lot, east Main Street

University of North Georgia drill field
82 College Circle Drive, Dahlonega

Staying at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa, you can really enjoy all the best parts of a holiday—the fun and festivities mixed with the joy of just relaxing in a peaceful place. Make your reservations today!