During the Steam Engine Parade, thousands of people come to downtown Cumming to celebrate the nation's independence. (click for larger version)
June 24, 2014CUMMING, Ga. — Games, music, steam engines and fireworks — oh my!
The Cumming Fairground is the location to celebrate Independence Day, once again.
The festivities start on July 3 at the Fairground, 235 Castleberry Road. The celebration will include an all-age dance contest, food vendors and activities for children. Fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m.
The festivities continue on July 4 with the Steam Engine Parade.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Tribble Gap Road and Woodland Drive and ends at the Fairgrounds. It lasts about two hours.
The Fourth of July parade showcases a unique collection of steam engines, antique cars, marching bands, local teams and fire trucks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and bring the children to enjoy this exciting annual tradition.
There is no admission or parking fee for the celebration.
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If fireworks on the Fourth is what you're after, Lake Lanier Islands is hosting a large firework show, too.
Fun for all ages, there is a multitude of games, contests and concerts throughout the day on July 4.
The water park opens at 10 a.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:40 p.m. on July 4 at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.
Sunset Cove will be hosting volleyball games. The water park will have an inflatable water jungle gym, as well as the water slides and wave pools. And there will be an array of live music as well as fun games for the kids throughout the night.
Although no coolers are allowed, if you are looking for a less expensive night out with your family, tailgating is always an option.
When exiting the park, make sure to get your hand stamped so that you can return to the festivities at night.
Admission to the park is $10 per car.
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