Where to celebrate the 4th of July in Forsyth County, surrounding areas

Justine Lookenott

The City of Cumming will be hosting a fireworks show at the Cumming Fairgrounds on July 4Photo byElisha TeradaonUnsplash

(Forsyth County, GA) The City of Cumming and other surrounding cities are gearing up for their 4th of July celebrations next week, some events are starting as early as Saturday.

Below is a list of 4th of July celebrations in Forsyth County and the surrounding areas.

City of Cumming

Independence Day 5k/10k and 1k: The 8th annual Independence Day Run will take place on Saturday, July 1 at 8 a.m. This run takes place through downtown Cumming and is held to raise funds for the revitalizing of the Mary Alice Trail Park trail system.

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The Connection Forsyth: The Connection Forsyth, a drug and alcohol addiction recovery center, is hosting a Pre-4th of July Celebration Cook Out on Sunday, July 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 609 Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Cumming.

Live music will be provided by the band “RoseBlood”, who perform music spanning the decades from the 1970s until now. Hot dogs, burgers and ice cream from Best Ice Cream on Wheels will be provided.

For more information, visit The Connection Forsyth Facebook page or theconnectionforsyth.org.

Thomas-Mashburn Steam Engine Parade: For the 66th year in a row, the City of Cumming will be hosting the Thomas-Mashburn Steam Engine Parade on Tuesday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

The annual parade features a wide variety of steam engines, antique cars, tractors, and floats from local businesses and sports teams.

The parade will start at Forsyth Central High School and travel south on Tribble Gap Road before ending at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The whole parade lasts about two hours.

For more information, visit the City of Cumming’s Fairground website.

City of Cumming 4th of July Celebration: The City of Cumming’s annual 4th of July Celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

The event will include music, alcohol, games, vendors, food and various contests. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.

Parking and admission are free. No parking is allowed inside the fairgrounds. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

For more information, visit the City of Cumming’s Fairground website.

City of Buford

Cherry Cherry Tribute Band Concert: The Mall of Georgia will be having its own 4th of July celebration in the Village Amphitheater on Saturday, July 1.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. and include face painting, snow cones from Frozen Frenzee and visits from Captain America and Wonder Woman. The Cherry Cherry Tribute Band will be performing at 7:30 p.m.

More information can be found at this link.

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands: Margaritaville at Lanier Islands will be celebrating the 4th of July all weekend from Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4.

Along with its usual events, each night will feature fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Live performances by Mary Kate Farmer, Josh Coursen, Chris Chapman and the Rick Stone Band will also be held in the evenings.

For more information, visit margaritavilleresorts.com.

City of Johns Creek

The City of Johns Creek will be celebrating Independence Day a day early on Monday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Newton Park.

The free event will include food trucks, alcohol and live music from the band “Boogilicious.”

Fireworks will begin at sunset.

More information can be found at johnscreekga.gov.

City of Roswell

The City of Roswell will be having its Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Roswell Area Park.

The event will include live bands with the main stage performances broadcast on other screens around the park. Several food trucks and the concession stand will be open.

The City of Roswell website states that the best viewing sites to see fireworks are the Crabapple Field, Multi-Sport Field 1, Multi-Sport Field 2, Roswell Area Park Field 3 (baseball field) and portions of the Roswell North field.

For more information, visit roswell365.com.

City of Alpharetta

The City of Alpharetta will be setting off its own fireworks at dusk at Wills Park. Attendees are welcome to pack a picnic and bring blankets and chairs.

More information can be found at awesomealpharetta.com.

City of Milton

The City of Milton’s Independence Day Walking Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broadwell Pavilion.

Participants are invited to wear red, white and blue and bring wagons or ride bikes to ride or walk in the parade, which will start at 11 a.m. Pets are also welcome to join.

Before and after the parade, prizes will be given out for the best patriotic clothing and decorations and food and other family-friendly activities will be available.

For more information, visit miltonga.gov.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at @justalookenott.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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