Join us on July 4, 2013 to celebrate the Fourth family-style in Dahlonega on the historic town square. The day begins with the new Dahlonega Firecracker 5k/10k! 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 pet show (we’ve had dogs, cats, pigs and chickens in the show), a Patriotic Ceremony on the lawn of the Gold Museum, the annual reading of the US Constitution on the courthouse steps, a watermelon cutting by the Boy Scouts, 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 North Georgia College & State University to await the fireworks.
What a great way to celebrate our nation’s birthday!
Schedule of Events
7:30am - Dahlonega Firecracker 5k/ 10k
9:00am - PAWS "Pups and Patriots" Fashion Strut - Hancock Park
10:00am - 6:00pm - Community Service Corner
10:00am - 5:00pm - Gold City Classic Car Club Show - Courthouse Hill
12:00pm - Patriotic Ceremony - West Lawn of the Gold Museum
12:00pm - 5:00pm Kids Fun Zone with Home Depot - Hancock Park
2:00pm - Watermelon Cutting with the Dahlonega Nugget - Hancock Park
2:00pm - 5:00pm - Appalachian Jam, Music & Entertainment - East Lawn of the Gold Museum
5:00pm - Independence Day Parade in Downtown Dahlonega
6:00pm - Hot Dogs for Sale - 'Til They Run Out! - North Georgia Drill Field
7pm to Dark - Kurt Thomas Concert - North Georgia Drill Field
At Dark - Spectacular Fireworks Display from the North Georgia Campus
Be sure to visit dahlonega.org for more information and details as they come.
Dahlonega's 4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4th at 5:00 pm
In Downtown Dahlonega
***** 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 2013 4th of July Parade Entry Application