Fun events happening in Georgia in July 2022

Paige Minds The Gap

There are plenty of fun events, festivals, and family-friendly entertainment taking place all over the state of Georgia this month. These are the best, can’t-miss events happening in Georgia this July.
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Celebrate America Festival, Sweet Summer Nights

Valdosta, Georgia

Event Dates: now through July 29, 2022

Commemorate America's independence at Wild Adventures theme park with fun activities, nightly fireworks on July 1-4, 15, 22, and 29, and extended hours with games and special events on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Don't miss the Harlem Globetrotters on July 8-10.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Event Dates: July 1, 2022 through July 5, 2022

The Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain Park features a special fireworks display following the Lasershow Spectacular every night from July 1 to July 5. Enjoy a full day of family fun with attractions and live entertainment during the day before the show.

Liberty Day Celebration

Cave Springs, Georgia

Event Date: July 2, 2022

Enjoy a 5K run, an Independence Day re-enactment, craft and food vendors, Liberty Day pageants, a concert, and fireworks at this pre-Fourth of July celebration.

Sautee Summer Music Fest

Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

Event Dates: July 2, 9, and 16, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For four Saturdays June through July, you can catch different concerts on the outdoor stage and enjoy food and drinks on the lawn. In July, see Ryan LittleEagle, Elliott Sperin, and Wyatt Espalin. Concerts cost $12 for non-members, $10 for members, and free for students.

Ida Cox Music Festival

Toccoa, Georgia

Event Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Named after the legendary "Uncrowned Queen of Blues" and Toccoan native this free music festival takes place every Saturday in June, July, and August. In July, see Edgar Loudermilk, Vintage Vixens, Eddie RAy Arnold, Radford Windham, and Maggie Valley Band. There will be beer, wine, food, and fun.

AJC Peachtree Road Race

Atlanta, Georgia

Event Dates: July 3, 2022 through July 4, 2022

The AJC Peachtree Road Race will return to the Fourth of July weekend this year for the 53rd annual edition of the 10 kilometer race. Those aged 6-14 can run the Peachtree Junior race on July 3, and the main event Peachtree Road Race will take place on July 4. There is also still a virtual option that is open to everyone.

St. Marys Independence Day Festival

St. Marys, Georgia

Event Date: July 4, 2022

Enjoy a parade, fireworks at dust, a 5K and 10K run, food, arts and crafts, and entertainment at this Fourth of July festival.

41st Annual Bartow County "Tough Enough To Wear Pink" Championship Rodeo

Cartersville, Georgia

Event Dates: July 8, 2022 through July 9, 2022

This annual rodeo supports breast cancer awareness and features bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

Southeast Hollows Haunt Convention

Savannah, Georgia

Event Dates: July 29, 2022 through July 31, 2022

Head to America's most haunted city for this haunters convention. Fit for the haunt enthusiast, home haunter, and professional haunters alike, this convention will feature actors, makeup artists, magicians, performances by Dead City Collective, a masquerade ball, a Halloween fashion show, seminars and classes, and more.

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