Do you ever reminisce about the good old days when life was simple and small towns and small town values were the norm? When holidays were celebrated by the community getting together for food and fellowship? Maybe as a child you grew up in a small town and miss July 4th celebrations that included a parade with the high school marching band, watermelon seed spitting contests and music in the park. If you’re longing for a small town 4th or July, then Dahlonega’s July 4th is for you!
Come visit us for Dahlonega’s July 4th celebrations.
Yes, there will be food (hot dogs), hot dog eating contests, face painters, balloon twisters, caricature artists, stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians at Hancock Park near the historic square. Also antique car shows, music concert, an old fashioned home town 4th of July parade and a great fireworks show at dark. Dahlonega’s July 4th celebrations offer something for everyone!
The schedule for the festivities may vary from year to year but always includes the food, parade, music and a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the day.
Due to Covid in 2020 there will be no fireworks but this link gives the latest :https://dahlonegadda.org/events/4th-of-july-family-day-celebration/
Years prior to 2020 had the following activities for July 4th celebrations
8:00 to 10:30 am Firecracker 5k run
9:00-4:00 pm Chestatee River Adventures
10:00 AM – 3:00 pm Consolidated Gold Mine Tours – Go into the mine shaft and pan for gold at the conclusion of your tour.
10:00 AM – 4:00 pm Free Entry to the 1884 Old Jail Museum. Free entry only happens a few times a year so this is a must do.
10:00 AM – 4:00 pm The Dahlonega Car Club 4th of July Car Show will be at the Lumpkin Administration complex located at 342 Courthouse Hill, off E. Main Street, 2 blocks from our historic square. Turn at the old jail.
10:00 AM – 4:00 pm Crisson Gold Mine Tours
10:00 AM – 5:00 pm FREE Fun Zone in Hancock Park
10:00 AM – 5:45 pm Tour the Dahlonega Gold Museum. The museum is located in the middle of the historic square and provides a thorough history of gold mining in the Dahlonega area.
11:00 am Parade down main street. It is definitely a small town parade.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Face painters, balloon twisters, caricature artists, stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians at Hancock Park downtown
3:00 pm Dahlonega Action Dogs. The dogs are a sport team that performs at dog sport shows and competes in Agility, Disc Sports, and Dock Diving. The Action Dog team consists of handlers Rick and Debbie Nielsen and three border collies, Ripp, age 6, Jessie, age 5, and Pete almost 2.
4:00 pm 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Prior years has been watermelon seed spitting contest.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Live Music in Hancock Park: Featuring Jive Revival
9:00 pm Fireworks Show at Dark at the UNG Drill Field. If you stay with us we will provide a great area for you to park your car, see the fireworks and avoid crowded parking. Hint: a little ice cream treat goes well with watching fireworks.
Come stay with us and enjoy the Dahlonega July 4th Celebrations!