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Celebrate a sparkling Independence Day at Lake Chatuge
Fourth of July is a time to gather with friends and family, enjoy warm, summer weather, celebrate the independence of our nation and, of course, take in stunning firework spectacles. At Lake Chatuge, our weekend of Independence Day celebrations simply can’t be missed. Just a short drive away from metro cities like Atlanta, our mountain paradise will be full of holiday activity, and our secluded location offers the perfect skies to see big, booming and beautiful firework displays. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite, must-see Independence Day events below!

Parade Through the Waters of Lake Chatuge

On Saturday, July 3, our sparkling lake will be dotted with beautiful shades of red, white and blue as residents and visitors alike cross our waters for the annual Boat Parade! Starting at 10:15 a.m., parade participants will line up in Sunset Bay behind the Captain’s boat and proceed to the shores of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds to show off their creatively decorated and patriotic watercraft. The best boats will receive prizes of up to $50. To watch the parade and enjoy the fun, bring a chair and set up in the Fairgrounds’ boat ramp area! If you have a boat you’d like to enter, you can register by calling the Lake Chatuge Chamber at 706-896-4966.  Boats must be registered to participate for a prize!

Photo Courtesy of @Carla.Gieger

Soak in a Spectacular Show at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

The following night, Sunday, July 4, the Fairgrounds will also host a perfectly patriotic fireworks show. Locally loved musicians, the Vintage Vixens, kick off the night with live music from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. At 9:45 that evening, the skies will be lit with beautiful, colorful fireworks. Pack some chairs, grab some snacks and head on over to the Fairgrounds for a celebration that’s fun for the whole family!

Enjoy Beautiful, Booming Fireworks at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa

At Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa, the holiday celebrations will sing through the mountainsides. Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is pulling out all the stops for an Independence Day that’s sure to be unforgettable. In addition to all of the exciting activities available daily at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa, such as guided horseback riding, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa will also host its annual Star Spangled Fourth of July Cookout. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa’s Sunset Pavilion will be bustling with family-friendly activities like corn hole, pie-eating contests, ring tosses and more. A delicious menu consisting of smoked chicken thighs, grilled hot dogs, pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and more will be served, giving a traditional Americana flavor to the evening’s festivities. The pavilion will also offer a perfect view of the sparkling fireworks display that will cap out the night. This is a reservation-only event, available at $46 per adult, $25 per child and $8 for children ages 5 and younger. To make a reservation, call representatives at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa at 706-379-4617.

If visitors are just looking for a prime spot for fireworks, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa is offering free admission to watch their display. Those who participate can bring a blanket and chairs, set up on the golf course and watch the fireworks. Beverages and snacks will be available to purchase.

Photo Courtesy of @Brasstown_Valley

We can’t wait to celebrate a sparkling Independence Day in our beautiful paradise. We hope to see you up in our mountains and out on the lake, too. For more information, including how to plan your Lake Chatuge getaway, visit