Dahlonega's 4th of July Celebration
Join us on July 4, 2014 to celebrate Indepence Day family-style in Dahlonega on the historic town square. Do you remember being a child and what the 4th of July meant? Hot dogs, watermelon, parades, flags waving and fun with family and friends while you waited until it got dark enough for the fireworks? Then you sat watching the skies with anticipation as you heard the swoosh of the rocket and the ooohs and ahhhs at the burst of light and sparkles.
Because of the 4th of July Family Day Celebration that is what still happens in Dahlonega. The day is filled with fun activities ? a fun 5k and 10k race, a Patriotic Ceremony on the lawn of the Gold Museum, a watermelon cutting by The Dahlonega Nugget, an antique auto show, and musicians filling the square with diverse sounds of bluegrass, folk and country music. The Independence Day Parade through the historic square begins around 5pm and ends just in time to find a spot on the nearby drill field of the University of North Georgia to await the fireworks.
What a great way to celebrate our nation?s birthday!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Dahlonega Firecracker 5k/10k- Downtown Dahlonega
6:30 AM- Registration
7:30 AM- Start
9:00 AM- Fun Run Start
10 AM - 5PM: Gold City Classic Car Club Show - Courthouse Hill on East Main Street
10 AM- 6 PM: Community Service Corner - Historic Downtown Square
11 AM- 5 PM: Kids Fun Zone, Games, Home Depot Workshop - Hancock Park
Noon: Patriotic Ceremony with Mayor Gary McCullough - Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn
2 PM: The Dahlonega Nugget and Wal-Mart present a watermelon cutting with free slices - Hancock Park
2 PM- 5 PM: Enjoy live music and entertainment with the Appalachian Jam - Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn
5 PM: Join Grand Marshall, Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, for the Independence Day Parade - Downtown Dahlonega
6 PM: First Friday Night Concert Series features Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac - Hancock Park
6 PM - 9 PM: Hot dogs, BBQ, Chips & Beverages for sale - University of North Georgia Drill Field
7:30 PM: Desserts at Dusk Fundraiser- University of North Georgia Dining Hall Plaza (Off West Main Street)
*Enjoy an assortment of cheesecakes and experience the 4th of July Fireworks from the best seat in town! The event has limited seating so please purchase your ticket in advance for $20/person from the Visitors Center. Call (706) 864-3513 for additional information.
AT DARK the University of North Georgia presents Spectacular Fireworks display!
*The University of North Georgia does not allow open flames on campus. Please refrain from using personal firecrackers and sparklers during the July 4th festivities.
*Free Parking in the North Georgia Parking Deck
4th of July Parade
Friday, July 4th In Downtown Dahlonega
***** PARADE ENTRIES AVAILABLE *****
Walking Groups, Marching Groups, Marching Bands, Character Groups (clowns, dancers, etc.), Vintage Automobiles, Scouting Groups, Church Groups, Civic Organizations, & More.
Entry fee: $20 per group
Parade Application Deadline: July 1st
Download the 2014 4th of July Parade Entry Application
Non-Profit Vendor Booths
Friday, July 4th in Downtown Dahlonega
Non-Profit vendor booths available in downtown Dahlonega.
10'x10' space only $30. Contact Robin Willis at email@example.com or download the form. Reservation deadline Tuesday, July 1st.
Download the 2014 Non-Profit Booth Application