A guide to Stone Mountain Park’s Lasershow

Lights, fireworks, pop songs and flame cannons, what’s not to love about Stone Mountain Park’s laser show? 

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A DeKalb County staple since its opening in 1983, the 45-minute laser show is a little different each year as the park adds new songs, features and updated fan experiences. Keeping up with the times, its newest update launched in 2017 includes sky-dancing drones synced with the show’s tunes.

Fireworks explode during the laser show at Stone Mountain Park on April 29, 2017. (Steve Schaefer/Special to the AJC)

The laser show takes place on Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Lawn in direct view of the Confederate Memorial Carving. Driving by car? Enter through Stone Mountain Park’s East Gate (off Highway 78) or West gate (from James B. Rivers Memorial Drive). Pedestrians can enter through the West gate only. 

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A daily parking pass is $15 per vehicle. Once through the gate, follow signs for Memorial Lawn. Multiple parking lots are available near the lawn. A full parking map is available on Stone Mountain’s website.

A paddle wheel boat appears on the side of Stone Mountain during the laser show.  ((Steve Schaefer))


Access to the laser show is included in the daily parking pass. Private terrace seating with dinner or snack packages can be purchased starting at $10.

When to go:

The 2018 laser show season runs from March 31 to Oct. 20. 

Laser shows are weekly on Saturdays from April 1 to May 26, then daily starting Memorial Day weekend through early August. After that it goes back to Saturdays through Oct. 20. 

Stone Mountain Park hosts special holiday laser shows for Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27), Fourth of July (July 1-7) and Labor Day (Sept. 1-3). Be warned, holiday shows are very popular and parking can fill up hours before the show. 

Fireworks explode during the laser show.  ((Steve Schaefer))

Know before you go:
Inclement weather may affect showtimes so double-check hours online or call ahead.

Outside food is allowed, so attendees can enjoy a homemade picnic on the lawn during the show.

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