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CUMMING, Ga. — The Cumming Fairgrounds is set to host the annual Independence Day celebration on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a day of entertainment and children’s activities. The all-day event will include live music, alcohol, food, games and a kid’s zone. 

“It’s one of the community’s favorite events. Families and friends join together to celebrate.” said Fairgrounds Director Tracy Helms. “We will have everything that indicates what July Fourth represents… It’s going to be a fun night.”

Kicking off the event at 10 a.m. will be the 62nd Annual Thomas-Mashburn Steam Engine Parade making its way from Forsyth Central High School and traveling south on Tribble Gap Road before closing at the fairgrounds. The parade will be filled with floats featuring local businesses, sports teams, dance academies, antique cars, tractors, steam engines, and assorted others. This is followed by a wide variety of contests taking place throughout the afternoon. These include hot dog, pie and pizza eating contests before closing with a dance competition at 8:30 p.m.

At the end of the night, a “spectacular” fireworks display will close out festivities starting at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 with children 12 and under given free admission. Parking is also free outside of the fairgrounds. The Cumming Fairgrounds is located at 235 Castleberry Road. 

For more information, visit www.cummingfair.net or call 770-781-3491.

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