Busy families have plenty of options when it comes to viewing Independence Day fireworks in Atlanta, but only one place offers patriotic fireworks show that includes lasers, drones, flame cannons and now a giant fire wheel. And only one location offers families the option of seeing that same exact show seven nights in a row. Stone Mountain Park's Fantastic Fourth Celebration occurs July 1 through 7 at 9:30 p.m. each night.
New for this year’s fireworks shows and the nightly Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision is a giant fire wheel. Stone Mountain Park’s is the largest in North America and features fireworks which display bright colors over 50 feet in diameter while causing the wheel to turn even faster.
Summer at the Rock daytime activities includes Butterfly Adventures, an interactive experience where families enter a habitat filled with over 1,000 beautiful butterflies. With opportunities to feed butterflies, learn about their lifecycle, watch a caterpillar metamorphosis and also learn how to create a butterfly garden, this is a fun-filled experience for guests of all ages enjoy.
Also, new this summer are live performances by the Zuzu African Acrobats as seen on America’s Got Talent. Originally from Mombasa, Kenya, these amazing athletes feature high-energy, traditional entertainment from East Africa including incredible feats of agility, limbo, contortion, pyramid building, comedy and much more. It's a non-stop, thrill-a-minute production for the whole family.
Plenty of other performances will keep families entertained throughout the summer including International Rockin’ Rhythms, an adventure across the globe, one song at a time; Alf and Ralph: Mystery at Pebble Ridge, a hilarious whodunnit train ride aboard the Scenic Railroad; Ask Dave, the Great Rock! everyone’s favorite giant talking boulder and self-proclaimed world expert, and so much more.
All attractions are open daily throughout the summer season and an All-Attractions Pass guarantees a full day for families at favorite attractions such as MEGABUGS! Adventure Encounters, Geyser Towers®, SkyHike®, Summit Skyride, the Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, The Dinotorium, Scenic Railroad, Historic Square, Farmyard and Memorial Hall Museum.
The Fantastic Fourth Celebration is part of Stone Mountain Park’s annual Summer at the Rock event which runs through July 28 and includes fun-filled family activities, summer entertainment, interactive attractions and plenty of beautiful, outdoor recreation experiences. All-Attractions Passes are $34.95 for adults or $29.95 for children age 3-11. Discounts are available at Stone Mountain Park. Parking is $20 per vehicle or $40 for an annual parking pass. The fireworks shows are included with parking admission.
Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up, and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die” and “Best Place to See Fireworks in Atlanta,”
To experience Stone Mountain Park and its 3,200 acres of natural beauty, historic sights and family-friendly activities all year round, annual Mountain Memberships guarantees 12 months of adventure. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Stone Mountain Park.
Stone Mountain Park is located 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. To get to the park, take I-285 to Exit 39B, Hwy. 78 East. Stone Mountain Park is at Exit No. 8 on Hwy. 78.
More information regarding Stone Mountain Park attractions and hours of operation is available by calling or by visiting Stone Mountain Park. Follow Stone Mountain Park on social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also follow along using #StoneMountainPark.
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