Always a blast, fireworks shows get people excited and pumped for an evening of celebration. In Blue Ridge, Georgia, we love hosting fireworks shows for the Fourth of July! You can check out poppin’ fireworks displays from Lake Blue Ridge, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Meeks Park in neighboring Blairsville, and the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in nearby Hiawassee. Book your memorable Independence Day vacation in Blue Ridge and get ready for a night of oohing and aahing alongside family and friends.
Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks
Rent a boat or jet skis for a fun day on Lake Blue Ridge while waiting for the special event to begin at dusk, usually, 9:30-10:30 p.m. Fire in the Sky is put on by Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association each year, a local tradition in Fannin County. Plus, there’s usually sizzling barbecue and live music starting earlier in the day, typically around 4:00 p.m.
Places to View “Fire in the Sky” at Lake Blue Ridge
- Lake Blue Ridge Dam
- Lake Blue Ridge Marina
- Tammen Park
- Morganton Point Recreation Area
Scenic Railway Firecracker Special
All aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway — otherwise known as the Firecracker Special for the 4th of July! This special train departs at 7:00 p.m. and whisks you away to enjoy family-friendly activities in downtown McCaysville and Copperhill (like shopping, dining, and special things to do for kids) before watching the Copper Basin Fireworks display from town or the train cars.
The 4th of July fireworks show begins around 9:30 p.m. You’re allowed to bring lawn chairs if you wish or simply enjoy the show from an open-air car. After the dazzling fireworks finale, you’ll hop back on the train and return to Blue Ridge by 11:00 p.m. — just enough time to make it to another fireworks show! Or head back to your cozy cabin rental in North Georgia to relax.
Independence Day Fireworks
Hosted in Meeks Park in Blairsville, GA, about 30 minutes from Blue Ridge, the Independence Day Fireworks display is just the icing on the cake at this unique 4th of July event! Kids can play and shout in the bouncy castles in the park while adults make a very difficult dinner decision in the food truck arena. Fireworks shoot off at 9:30 p.m.
Raffle Grand Prize
Before the fireworks display, be sure to enter the $10 raffle that could win you a Backyard Party package — worth $2,000! All proceeds support the Blairsville fireworks show in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Typical prizes included are listed below.
- Pop-up tent
- Lawn chairs
- Camping chairs
- 2 pairs of RayBan sunglasses
- Custom cornhole boards
- BBQ grill
- Porch sign
- Yahtzee yard game
- Splash Island season pass
- 4 tickets for Rolling Thunder River Co.
Fireworks Show at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
A little further North in Hiawassee, GA, about an hour from central Blue Ridge, you’ll find a gem of a fireworks display at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! Along with a show to light up the North Georgia Mountains, you can enjoy a FREE concert before the main event.
Of course, admission and parking are free as well! Fireworks usually start popping off around 9:45 p.m. Arrive early to this Independence Day celebration to find a good spot to watch the fireworks show and listen to some country music while you wait.
Pajama Party at YOUR Cabin
After spending an evening of play at a fireworks show, return to your Blue Ridge, GA, cabin to unwind in your PJs. Enjoy a soothing soak in the outdoor hot tub in the cool night air or draw a hot bubble bath in the indoor jetted tub. Whiz up after-midnight margaritas for a real party or keep things chill with a holiday film on the big screen TV. Our recommendation: dive into your king-size bed and head straight to dreamland in your North Georgia cabin rental.
Wake up to views of the Blue Ridge Mountains or sparkling river scenes with a piping cup of joe in a rocking chair. Make breakfast with ingredients from the weekly farmers market in your full kitchen or slip into town for a fresh stack of pancakes. Play at local attractions in downtown Blue Ridge, try samples from local wineries, buy all the homemade sweets, shop for souvenirs, or hit the Appalachian Trail. Back at the cabin, you can shoot pool, beat arcade games, hop on the free Wi-Fi, mix drinks at the wet bar, and oh-so-much more!
Plan YOUR 4th of July vacation today (it’s never too early) and check out amazing fireworks in Blue Ridge, GA!