Lake Country Fireworks!

It’s that time of year again! Time to salute those stars and stripes under the illuminated night sky with friends and family. If you are looking for a boomin’ fireworks display, here is a carefully crafted list of what locals consider to be the best fireworks displays in the Lake Country area.


*Please note that not all of these celebrations are open to the public and some of them do not take place on the Fourth of July so make sure to plan accordingly. Maybe even go to more than one!


Great Waters – Great Waters on Lake Oconee shoot off a grand fireworks display on Independence Day every year. Come by boat or by car to enjoy this spectacular show! This year, the fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark.


The Ritz-Carlton – Guests staying at the Ritz-Carlton on Lake Oconee are invited to attend their summer concert series featuring The Tams on July 3 starting at 7:45 p.m. The Ritz will be releasing fireworks at the conclusion of the show (approximately 9:30pm). This show is exclusively for guests of the Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee, but the fireworks can be seen from the lake if you want to sneak a peek.


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Rock Eagle – Rock Eagle’s annual fireworks display is scheduled to be held on July 5, with fireworks beginning at dark. This fireworks show is for camp guests only, but they can be seen from just outside the park overlooking Rock Eagle Lake.

Milledgeville – The City of Milledgeville is gearing up for it’s annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration on Saturday, July 1.  NEW LOCATION this year, on the Central Georgia Technical College’s Milledgeville Campus.The parking lot at the campus will be closed off for the event. Suggested viewing areas for the fireworks include Walter B. Williams park and the parking lot of the Board of Education.


Heritage Park – Heritage Park in Madison, Georgia hosts a Fourth of July festival and fireworks show on July 3. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark. All are welcome to attend and celebrate this event!


Downtown Buckhead, Ga. – Come out and enjoy this amazing fireworks display in Buckhead on the 4th of July. It is a local favorite and is sure to draw a crowd. The show will begin at dark. All are welcome to attend! One of the most popular spots to watch this grand display is from the local cemetery in town.