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Best Places for Fireworks and Fun This 4th of July

Summer is at its height, and it’s time once again to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fireworks, live music, barbecue, and fun – that’s what’s on the agenda in towns across Gwinnett County as they gear up to celebrate Independence Day 2022. Here are five great events where you can catch an incredible fireworks display and enjoy lots of fun activities.

Light Up the Lake – Buford

If you’ve never seen fireworks over the water, this is your year! Lanier Islands is once again hosting its Light Up the Lake Fireworks Independence Day Celebration at Lake Lanier. Starting July 3rd, a DJ will provide entertainment from 2-6pm, with fireworks at 10pm. On July 4th, enjoy live music from Back in Time and The Neons starting at 1pm. Play games and take part in tons of family-friendly activities during the day. Check out the latest information at

Prelude to the Fourth – Lawrenceville

The City of Lawrenceville is once again hosting a Prelude to the Fourth Fireworks Spectacular. The event happens on Friday, July 1st on the Lawrenceville Lawn. The fun starts at 5pm with music and food vendors. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for fireworks viewing beginning at dusk. This is a rain or shine event!

Duluth Celebrates America – Duluth

Travel down to the Duluth Town Green on Sunday, July 3rd for food trucks, giveaways, kids’ activities, live music, and fireworks. The fun starts at 6pm and will run until 11pm. The 116th Army Band will perform starting at 6pm, followed by the Band of Gold and fireworks at 10pm.

Star Spangled Fourth – Buford

Hosted by the Mall of Georgia (3333 Buford Drive), this is the 14th annual Star Spangled Fourth starting at 5pm on Monday, July 4th. There will be children’s rides, inflatables, live music, food vendors, and a huge fireworks display. Free concerts in the Village Amphitheatre will include Ants Trippin’ from 5-7pm and The Woody’s from 7:30-9:30pm. Fireworks start at dusk, followed by “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” on the 70-foot outdoor screen.

Sparks in the Park – Sugar Hill

Visit Sugar Hill on July 3rd for Sparks in the Park, with food trucks, inflatables, and live music from the Jimmy Buffet cover band A1A. The event begins at 6pm and runs until 10pm, with fireworks starting at 9:40pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and food and settle in for an amazing show. Organizers do ask that you leave glass containers and pets at home for this event. Address: E.E. Robinson Park at 850 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill. More details at

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