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Dishing Out Upcoming Events Across Lanier For July 1-4, 2022
We’re dishing out upcoming events and specials across Lanier for the 4th of July weekend, July 1-4, 2022. Highlights include the water park, cruises, music and fireworks at Margaritaville/Lanier Islands; the Splash Pad and fireworks at Laurel Park; Fireworks and other Independance Day activities around the lake and surrounding areas; and live music at Fish Tales, Pig Tales, Skogies Pelican Pete’s and Twisted Oar. 
RESTAURANTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Fish Tales (Hideaway Bay Marina)
6330 Mitchell Street, Flowery Branch

July 2 - Live Music w/ Lauren Jordan, 12-4 pm
July 3 - Live Music w/ The McHanix, 12-4 pm
July 4 - Ben Dunlap, 5-9 pm 
Pig Tales (Aqualand Marina)
6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch
678-828-7676 • www.pigtaleslakelanier.com

July 1 - Live Music w/ Rob Swistak, 6-10 pm
July 2 - Live Music w/ Jonathan Ingram, 12-4 pm; Kristen Tinsley, 6-10 pm
July 3 - Live Music w/ Roy Saunders 12-4 pm; Ben Dunlap, 5-9 pm
July 4 - Live Music w/ John Amaroso, 12-4 pm; Friends Of Yours, 5-9 pm
Pelican Pete's (Port Royale Marina)
8800 Port Royale Dr, Gainesville

July 1 - Live Music w/ Ben Dunlap, 6-9 pm
July 2 - Live Music w/ Joe Erwin, 11 am-2 pm; Jeff Gillman, 3-6 pm; Ronnie Rolle, 7-10 pm
July 3 - Live Music w/ Dave Craver, 11 am-2 pm; Paul Noga, 3-6 pm; Justin Philips, 7-10 pm
July 4 - Live Music w/ Jason Marcum, 11 am-2 pm; Teen Dads, 3-6 pm; Jeff Gillman, 7-10 pm 
Skogies (Gainesville Marina)
2151 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville

July 1 - Live music w/ Jimmy Noe
July 2 - Live Music w/ Anna Shinholster
July 3 - Live Music w/ Mike Perkins
July 4 - Live Music w/ Rhonda Kay
Twisted Oar (Holiday Marina)
6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford
678 714-7572 • Facebook page

July 1 - Live music w/ Teen Dads, 7-10 pm
July 2 - Live Music w/John Amoroso, 12-3 pm; Roadhouse Atlanta, 7-10 pm
July 3 - Live Music w/ Piano Guy , 1-4 pm; Chris Hamrick , 6-9 pm 
DESTINATIONS
Margaritaville/Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
770-945-8787 • www.lanierIslands.com

July 1 - Water Park Open, 11 am-9 pm
July 2 - Water Park Open, 11 am-9 pm
July 2 - Seafood Saturday Buffet, 5:30-9 pm, Sidney's Restaurant
July 2 - Margarita Cruise, 6-9 pm
July 2 - Live Music, 8-11 pm, LandShark Landing Beach
July 2 - Fireworks, 10-10:15 pm, Paradise Beach
July 3 - Water Park Open, 11 am-9 pm
July 3 - Brunch Cruise, 11 am-1 pm
July 3 - All American Buffet, 5:30-9 pm, Sidney's Restaurant
July 3 - Fireworks, 10-10:15 pm, Paradise Beach
July 4 - Water Park Open, 11 am-9 pm
July 4 - Live Music, 8-11 pm, LandShark Landing Beach
July 4 - Fireworks, 10-10:15 pm, Paradise Beach 
Lake Lanier Olympic Park
3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville

Weekends - Canoe, Kayak, SUP Rentals. Try canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Lake Lanier Olympic Park docks.
Don Carter State Park
5000 North Browning Bridge Rd, Gainesville

Offering a beach, camping, fishing, hiking trails and horseback riding trails. $5 parking fee.
No special activities this weekend. 
Laurel Park
3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
770-535-8280 • www.hallcounty.org

Offering a dog park, paved walking trail, Splash Pad (noon- 5 pm Saturday and Sunday; $2 per child), and a mega boat ramp.

July 2 - All day celebration presented by Paul E. Bolding Post 7 American Legion; gates open 9 a.m. with food vendors, kids’ activities, music, splash pad, and more, fireworks at dark visible from numerous points around north end of Lake Lanier. 
Independence weekend festivities light up lake, headwater communities
July 2
Laurel Park Celebration, Gainesville. All day celebration presented by Paul E. Bolding Post 7 American Legion; gates open 9 a.m. with food vendors, kids’ activities, music, splash pad, and more,
fireworks at dark visible from numerous points around north end of Lake Lanier, 3100 Old Cleveland Hwy. $10 per car.
Red, White & Boat, Gainesville. Music and fireworks celebration by the lake, bring chairs and coolers, 7-10 p.m., Gainesville Marina, 2145 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville. RSVP: pamelacarlan@gainesvillemarina.com.
Margaritaville/ Lanier Islands, Buford. Live music 8-11 p.m. July 2-4, fireworks 10-10:15 p.m. July 2-4; water park open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Regular admission. www.lanierislands.com, 770-945-8787.

July 3
University Yacht Club, Flowery Branch. Festivities for members only, fireworks display at dusk, visible by boat, Burton Mill Park, and nearby coves. 6700 Yacht Club Rd. www.universityyachtclub.org, 770-967-2814.

July 4
Thomas Mashburn Steam Engine Parade/Independence Day Celebration, Cumming. Parade with sports teams, dance academies, antique cars, tractors and steam engines on Tribble Gap Road from Forsyth Central High School to Cumming Fairgrounds. 10 a.m.-noon; Independence Day Celebration with children’s activities, food, vendors, live music, adult beverages, and more 4-10 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. www.cummingfair.net.
Celebrate the 4th in Braselton. Food, music, parade, fireworks; parade on Ga. 53 begins at 6 p.m., live music and food trucks on the Town Green, 5-10 p.m., 9924 Davis St. www.braselton.net.
• Red, White & Blairsville. Food trucks, bounce houses, and fireworks, 7:30-10 p.m., Meeks Park, 11 Pool Lane. www.visitblairsvillega.com.
Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds annual blast in the mountains with live 60s- 70s music with Vintage Vixens, 6-8 p.m., fireworks 9:45 p.m., 1311 Music Hall Rd. www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.
Parade and Celebration, Dahlonega. Firecracker 5K, car show, patriotic parade, free concerts in Hancock Park, DJ and fireworks show on University of North Georgia drill field ad dusk. www.dahlonegadda.org.
Old Fashioned Celebration at one of nation’s oldest state parks, Blairsville. 9 a.m. flag raising ceremony, followed by bicycle parade, pedal boat races, and other activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-745-2628.
Annual Fireworks at Dusk, Helen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, view fireworks from Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center. Arrive by 9 p.m., 1074 Eedelweiss Strasse. 706 878-2181, www.helenga.org.
Mall of Georgia Family Fun Day, Buford. Family fun and entertainment, 2-6 p.m., Village Amphitheatre, 4345 Buford Dr. www.mallofgeorgia.com, 678 482-8788.
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