America will be celebrating its birthday on July 4th. Families and friends will be planning picnics and barbeques and attending festivals and fireworks shows. To relieve you of all the stress that goes into planning a celebration why not celebrate it in the beautiful town of Blue Ridge, Georgia?
Known as “The Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains”, Blue Ridge, Georgia is located only 100 miles north of Atlanta near the Chattahoochee National Forest. Blue Ridge is a small town that offers beauty and natural fun, especially during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. This year’s fireworks celebration will be on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina. Barbeque and live music will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fireworks displays will be at dusk at approximately 9:00 p.m.
To get to the marina, take 515 east to Windy Ridge Road, go to the flashing red light, turn left, and follow Old Hwy 76 to the Marina. You can also view the fireworks display at Morganton Point which will offer a good view as well and may not be as crowded.
If you choose the marina, it is a good idea to get there early if you want a good parking space, otherwise you will have to walk down. Keep in mind that getting out after the show will be slow unless you don’t mind hanging around a bit later. You may prefer to park on the side of the road before you enter the marina. You will also need to bring some chairs, insect repellent, some rain gear in case it rains, flashlight, and if you have kids you will want to bring a wagon full of food and drinks as it can get a little pricey at the festivities.
If you are willing to pay a few dollars for some food, then you will want to indulge your taste buds in the mouthwatering southern barbeque that will be provided by the local Shriners.
While feasting on some delicious barbeque, sit back and enjoy the music and entertainment that will be provided by the southern rock band, “Breaking Point”.
As the sun sets behind the mountains and the skies darken, you can feel and see the anticipation that grows from the crowd waiting to hear that first thunderous “BOOM”. The view from the marina is breathtaking and the thunder off the mountains adds to the experience.
No matter which location you choose to view the Fourth of July Fireworks display in Blue Ridge, you will leave with a renewed sense of pride and spirit for America. You will experience beauty and fun that only a small town can offer. You definitely will want to come again!