Stone Mountain Park’s Fourth of July celebration typically includes a patriotic fireworks show. Contributed by Stone Mountain Park
Photo: Contributed by Stone Mountain Park
Photo: Contributed by Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain cancels popular Fourth of July fireworks shows

Stone Mountain Park has canceled its popular fireworks shows that celebrate the Fourth of July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was made “due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the desire to maintain social distancing for the health and well-being of our employees and guests,” park spokeswoman Angela Walton told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The park had previously planned to hold the Stone Mountain Park Lasershow Spectacular from July 1 to 7, followed by a patriotic fireworks show each night. Thousands typically attend the park’s fireworks shows.

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According to Stone Mountain’s website, “limited attractions and natural areas of the park where adequate social distancing can be achieved are open.” That means residents can still hike the park’s trails and paths.

Many traditional Independence Day events and fireworks shows across DeKalb County are canceled or postponed this year, including in Decatur, Dunwoody, Avondale Estates and Chamblee.

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