Celebrate our nation’s independence at the Georgia International Horse Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live entertainment, vendors, car shows and food. Fireworks begin at dark.
Large crowds are expected and guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy all the festivities and avoid traffic and parking issues.
Admission into the event and parking are free. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed for prime fireworks-viewing. Coolers and pets are prohibited. For more up-to-date information about the Conyers Fabulous Fourth Festival, contact the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606, or visit www.conyersfabulousfourth.com.
American Legion Post 77 will host a barbecue starting at 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.
On behalf of Main Street Covington and other sponsors, McKibben Music will hold "Saturday in the Park," a music festival loaded with musicians from the local community. The event will take place on the square in Covington on July 3 at 4 p.m.
On July 4, children and adults of all ages are invited to participate in the Covington Community Bike Ride. The riders will leave from the square at 3 p.m. and get to enjoy the scenic beauty of the city. The holiday will be capped off with Covington’s traditional performance by the Newton County Community Band. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. on the square.
Beginning in downtown at 3 p.m., July 4, the celebration will include, face painting, karaoke, moonwalks and other activities. Vendors like Burnie’s BBQ and Jimbo’s Bar & Grill will be providing food and entertainment, while the Fire Department will also be preparing hamburgers and hotdogs for a fundraiser. There will be a fireworks show after dark.
The "people’s parade," will begin at 5:30 p.m. July 3. It will feature tractors, wagons, cars, motorcycles, golf carts, floats, local politicians and many others. The parade will start at the United Methodist Church and ends at the football field in Walton County Recreational Department. The parade will be followed by concessions and a gospel concert. The Georgia Army National Guard Band will also be performing. At dark, the fireworks will begin.
On July 4, there will also be a car show in the downtown area. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beginning at 10 a.m. July 5, the parade will start at Haywood Avenue, make its way through Emory and Wesley Street and end at Old Church. Floats, bicycles, horses, motorized vehicles and some local politician will make up the parade.
After the parade, the Oxford Lions Club will provide live music and refreshments at Old Church, along with free watermelon and popcorn. Awards will also be presented to the best parade entries.