Fireworks in Gainesville Georgia July 4thJune 15, 2012
Wondering where to View 4th of July Fireworks in the North Georgia/ Hall County Area? No worries, there are several venues that offer spectacular fireworks shows and fun activities for the whole family.
2012 Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday. That may not be great for the planning of a long weekend, but it is great for viewing fireworks displays. Different communities will have fireworks displays on different days, you should get More Bang for your 4th of July Buck!
The Short List: (Please confirm with venue.)
Gainesville, GA (Hall County): July 4, 2012: American Legion Fireworks Display at Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. July 4th, 2012 at dusk. ($5.00 per car.)
Lake Lanier Islands Full Moon Party, Buford, GA: July 3, 2012: Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518 ($10.00 per car)
University Yacht Club (private club, but the sky is open to the public), Flowery Branch, Georgia: July 3, 2012 at dusk. You can try to view from Burton Mill (subject to park closures), Yacht Club Drive, Flowery Branch, GA.
Mall of Georgia, Buford, GA: July 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm
Sterling on the Lake, Flowery Branch, GA, June 30, 2012 at dusk, 7004 Lake Sterling Boulevard Flowery Branch, GA (Off Spout Springs Rd.) ($10.00 to park for non-residents)
Dahlonega, GA (Lumpkin County): July 4, 2012 at dusk, 4th of July Family Day Celebration.
Helen, GA (White County): July 4, 2012 at dusk, 8016 S. Main St., Helen, GA
Dawsonville, GA, (Dawson County) July 3, 2012 at dusk, Sparks in the Parks, Rock Creek Sports Complex, 445 Martin Road in Dawsonville, GA
Braselton, GA, Celebrate Braselton: July 4, 2012 at dusk.
Atlanta, GA (Fulton County), Centennial Olympic Park: July 4, 2012 at dusk, 4th of July Celebration.
There are many great events if you want to stay local. The American Legion in Gainesville, Georgia is putting on a fireworks display at Laurel Park in Gainesville, GA. The Park is located at 3100 Old Cleveland Highway. The park will be open during the day with activities and use of the park for picnic goers with views of Lanier. The fireworks show starts at dusk, which is around 9pm.
Speaking of Lanier, what better way to spend the holiday than at Lake Lanier Islands. Whether you’re in Forsyth or Hall County, this is a great place to be! The show starts at dark, but the park opens at 10:00am with live entertainment , games and family activities planned during the day.
One place that’s always a favorite for those in North Georgia is at The Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. They are putting on their “Fabulous Fourth” celebration and they always have a lot going on! Their fireworks show starts at 9:15pm which is around the time most shows get started in Georgia, but you’ll need to come early because the fun actually starts at 2:00pm featuring live music from local bands all the way up to 9pm. After the fireworks display, you can stick around for a showing of Sherlock Holmes 2 at the mall’s Village Amphitheater.
If you are thinking about traveling out of Hall County and looking for a larger venue, you may want to visit the Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration in Atlanta, GA. They begin their festivities at noon and they have a bunch of activities planned throughout the day. Live music will be performed by local bands such as Stokeswood, Infinity Show Band and Vertical Horizon. There is always a lot to do in Atlanta but there will be children’s activities going on in the park too. The fireworks finale is synchronized to patriotic music and is sure to be spectacular!
Another great place to go to see the fireworks is Lenox Square. They’ve got great musical entertainment planned starting at 6pm and their fireworks show begins at 9pm. I’ve heard this is one of the largest fireworks displays in Georgia and is not to be missed!
No matter where you are in North Georgia, whether it’s Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, or Braselton, there are plenty of alternatives to putting on your own fireworks display. Every year fireworks safety advocates warn about the dangers of putting on your own fireworks show and urge you to leave it to the professionals.
According to the Center for Disease Control there are 8,500 injuries a year relating to people using their own fireworks. And, out of those injuries 70 to 75% occur within 30 days of July 4th. Children under the age of 14 have the greatest risk of being hospitalized for fireworks injuries. 7 people out of 100 are hospitalized every year and 40% of them are children. 10 to 14 year old boys make up the largest percentage of children who are hurt by fireworks. They are 3 times as likely to be injured than girls. Did you know that fireworks are responsible for $22.7 million in property damage every year and $100 million in medical costs? It is a staggering amount when you think of the numbers that way. With so many places to see the fireworks, it really isn’t worth the risk to you or your children.
For more safety tips about fireworks, you’ll want to check out our other article Fireworks Law: Are Fireworks Legal in Georgia?
Keep in mind that even though sparklers are legal in Georgia, they burn at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Just because they’re legal, it doesn’t make them safe.
Have fun this Fourth of July, but most of all no matter where you choose to watch the fireworks we hope you and your family have a safe holiday!
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About the author: John Breakfield a Georgia Lawyer with Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various Safety and Injury , DUI, Business Litigation, and Boating Accident matters, as well as legal representation for Criminal Defense matters. The law office of Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), White County (Cleveland), Barrow County (Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham, Winder), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Gwinnett County (Buford, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville), Jackson County (Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), Clarke County (Athens) and all of Northeast Georgia.
This article should not be considered nor relied upon as legal or safety advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action. Please contact the fireworks venue for any and all information pertaining to dates, times and locations.