It’s a rite of summer. Relaxing on a blanket spread out on a grassy lawn, while the kids run around with glowing jewelry around their necks, waving sparklers. The little ones jump as caps explode near them. The evening culminates in a fiery show in the nighttime sky, accompanied by lots of ooooos and ahhhs from spectators. There is nothing quite like a Fourth of July fireworks display, except maybe a fireworks display that is NOT in July. Here are five places to see fireworks in Georgia through the summer, not just in the first week of July.
The Stone Mountain Laser Show Spectacular in Mountainvision is an Atlanta-area tradition that includes not only an impressive laser show, but state-of-the-art digital graphics, fire effects and fireworks in a multitude of colors. New this year, a segment called Drone Wars: The Mountain Awakens. It features two-dozen drones and tells the story of a galaxy far, far away. The entire laser show spectacular is set to music and is free with the $15 parking. Enjoy all the attractions at Stone Mountain before the laser show at a discount with the Sunset Adventure Pass.
Fireworks over the water are especially spectacular. Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with the First Friday Fireworks on historic River Street in Savannah. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
The Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee combines fireworks with a summer concert series. Beginning May 29 and running through Sept. 4, on select Sundays enjoy the sounds of bands like Sixty Four, Pete Mayer, Cissy Crutcher, Jason Eskridge, Jackson Well and Pop Rox followed by an awesome fireworks display.
Fireworks are as American as apple pie and baseball, and if you select the right game, you can combine at least two of these famous pastimes. The Atlanta Braves are in their final season at Turner Field. They are celebrating each Friday home game with an amazing display in the stadium. The Gwinnett Braves also host fireworks on Friday home games. The Augusta Green Jackets light up the night on Memorial Day with post-game mega Memorial Day fireworks. May 27 is when the Rome Braves host a post-game display. The Savannah Sand Gnats are waiting until June 4 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Parks with a post-game display.
Most people celebrate a birthday with cake. In Smyrna, Ga., they celebrate with a fun-filled festival, a giant birthday cake by McEntyre’s Bakery AND fireworks on Aug. 6, 2016.
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