Stone Mountain Park holds weeklong Fourth of July celebration

For the first time, Stone Mountain Park will hold a weeklong series of events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Billed as the “Fantastic Fourth Celebration,” it will include nightly fireworks displays, attractions and high-flying dog shows, where visitors can watch amazing dogs at the Historic Square do stunts, Frisbee catching and dock-diving. It runs Sunday through Saturday.

“A busy family doesn’t have to worry about just getting out on the Fourth of July,” said James Taylor, a spokesman for Stone Mountain Park. “There’s something every night.”

Taylor said the celebration was extended due to demand.

July Fourth revelers may have hit the jackpot there because the holiday falling on a Wednesday allows for greater flexibility for visitors.

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“It’s a huge show,” said Taylor. “It’s intense. The show will have a little more boom to it.”

Each night the fireworks will be followed by the park’s popular laser show, which will feature new music, animation, water effects, an immersive laser canopy and a fleet of robotic drones launched with music in front of the 825-foot mountain face.

About Stone Mountain’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration Week

July 1-7, 2018. Attraction hours, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; laser show and fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Attraction price: $31.95 online ($34.95 at gate); children ages 3-11, $29.95. Laser show and fireworks: Free with $20 parking. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, Ga.