Where to Celebrate the 4th in North Georgia

July 4: Blue Ridge Freedom 5K & 10K

Start your day with a scenic run through downtown Blue Ridge. Stay after the race for a post-race celebration with awards, refreshments, music and more.

July 4: Pancake Breakfast

Grab some pancakes AND a prime location to watch the Old Timers Parade! Breakfast held at Faith Presbyterian Church; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

July 4: Old Timers Day 4th of July Parade

Line the streets of downtown Blue Ridge for an old-fashioned parade, complete with floats, classic cars and tons of fun! The parade begins at 10am.

July 4-6: Riverfest Weekend

Celebrate the day in McCaysville with arts & crafts, music & food all three days!


July 5: Copper Basin Fireworks

The skies over Copper Basin will light up on Friday  night. You can view the show anywhere downtown, or even ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway’s Firecracker Express (brscenic.com). Enjoy a street festival with music, food vendors and a fair starting at 6pm.

July 5: Miners Homecoming

Step back in time at the Miners Homecoming celebration in nearby Ducktown. Be sure to visit the Ducktown Basin Museum, which displays the copper mining heritage of the region.

July 6: Fireworks & Family Picnic

Head to the Riverstone Medical Campus from 7pm-10pm for music, barbecue, games and more.

July 6: Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks

The lake is the place for the best “Fire in the Sky” beginning at dusk.