Dahlonega's 4th of July Celebration
Visitors will be moved by the powerful visual of more than 700 memorial markers and American flags that are displayed along the major roadways and corridors leading into Dahlonega and around the Historic Downtown Square, honoring the brave veterans who fought to protect our freedom. A Patriotic Ceremony will be held on the lawn of the historic Gold Museum to celebrate our nation’s independence.
Arrive early to participate in or spectate the Firecracker 5k/10k race, then try your hand at watermelon cutting, sponsored by The Dahlonega Nugget; visit the Classic Car Show; spend time at Home Depot’s Kids’ Corner and dance to the diverse sounds of bluegrass, folk, and country musicians lining the square. 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 spectacular fireworks show.