|by AllAroundGordon.com / Calhoun, GA / by John Shivers
By the time the last of the rockets’ red glare has faded into the blackness of the July 4th nighttime sky over Gordon County, Independence Day festivities will be winding down. But what better way to know that you and yours have celebrated America’s heritage than by gathering for a day of family and friends, cookouts and official celebrations? When you cap it off with the largest and best fireworks show in north Georgia, it’s the perfect end to a perfect day.
The Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds on Highway 53 west of Calhoun is famous for its pyrotechnics displays of years past. This year's 2018 Star Spangled Celebration, sponsored by Mohawk, will feature not only one of the best fireworks shows in north Georgia, but much more besides. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets
Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. Preceding the grand finale, when the skies will light up with the red glare of the rockets to conclude the day, entertainers Babes Bayou and Tommy Ray Gurley, in addition to magician and illusionist Mike Frisbee, Stiltwalker Carrie McQueen and members of Expressions Performing Arts will be entertaining at various times throughout the evening.
In addition, various food vendors and other exhibitors will provide still more for everyone to do and enjoy. It all promises to be an evening of concerts, inflatables, food, games, music and vendors.
Come dark, all other activity will cease as attention turns to the skies for a bang-up conclusion by the rockets’ red glare to a great day of celebration!
Please note, if you are shooting your own fireworks at home on July 3rd or 4th they must conclude by 12 MIDNIGHT. The time was changed from 2 a.m. to midnight by
the Georgia Legislature in 2016. Please be respectful of your neighbors.