FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. — Fourth of July Celebrations in Fannin County are happening throughout the holiday weekend and on Monday, July 4.
The City of Blue Ridge is celebrating Independence Day with its annual Old Timers’ Parade through downtown. The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce notes that the parade has been part of holiday celebrations in the city since the 1950’s. The Blue Ridge Business Association is a large organizer of the parade, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. For walking visitors, the BRBA says to “meet on East Mail in front of the First Baptist Church and we will help get you in line.”
The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association has also organized an event for those celebrating. Their “Fire in the Sky” event will be held on Monday, July 4 at dusk. The association’s website notes that in case of rain, the event will be held July 5. They also recommend visitors view the fireworks from the Blue Ridge Lake, dam, marina, or surrounding areas.
In McCaysville, Copper Basin Fireworks will begin at 9:30. On Saturday night, “anywhere downtown is a great viewing area,” according to the Chamber of Commerce. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway also hosts the “Firecracker Special,” bringing riders from Blue Ridge to see the fireworks in McCaysville.
Across the state border, Copperhill, Tenn. will host a rodeo on July 1 and July 2 at 8:00 p.m.