North Georgia to host annual Fourth of July fireworks show
6/25/2012 3:36:33 PM
(June 25, 2012) North Georgia College & State University
will join in the festivities next week as Dahlonega celebrates the Fourth of
July holiday with the annual parade and fireworks.
The events will begin at 7 a.m. with the Dahlonega
Firecracker 5K/10K race, followed by family activities around the historic town
square. Activities include a pet show, a patriotic ceremony at the gold museum,
a watermelon-eating contest, and an antique auto show. There will also be live
music throughout the day.
The Independence Day Parade starts at 5 p.m. and winds
through the historic square.
The evening ends with the annual gathering on North
Georgia's William J. Livsey Drill Field to watch the fireworks display. On
the field, the Corps of Cadets will sell hot dogs and drinks.
Because of the fireworks, parking will not be allowed on
Georgia Circle around the drill field (lots 6, 8, 9, 10, 39 and 40), at the
buildings surrounding the drill field, or in lots 42, 51 and 52 off Morrison
Moore Parkway. Any vehicles left in these lots after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3
will be towed.
The roads around the drill field will also be closed to
vehicle traffic at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 until the end of the event. Parking
will be available in both parking decks and lots 14, 16, 19, 30, 33, 49, 53,
56, and 62. Residential students on campus this summer are advised to use the
Walker Drive parking deck or the lot near Owen Hall. Click here to view a campus parking map.
University offices will be closed Wednesday for the holiday
and campus buildings will be locked. Please contact the Office of Public Safety
if special arrangements need to be made to access a building.