1. arrive early

Want to have an awesome spot to watch from with no stress? Then arrive around 7PM, stake out your A+ spot, and settle in for a fun night! The fireworks will begin at dusk, so sit back and enjoy some good company as you wait.  


 2. bring some Glitz of your own

Maximize the fun by bringing sparklers and bubbles to use while you lounge on our beautiful UNG Drillfield greenspace!  


3. know your snack locations 

Get Hangry? Who doesn't! Know your nearby snack locations for a delicious dessert or cold beverage. We recommend Connie's Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop, The Picnic Cafe and Dessertery, and Spoon Shine CafeThe best part is that they're all a ten minute walk from your viewing spot at the Drillfield!


4. bring your Own chair or blanket

Why sit on the grass when you can bring your favorite picnic blanket or fold-up camp chair? Make yourself at home and get cozy! 


5. don't forget the bug spray

Mama told you the mosquitos like you cause you're sweet? Even if you're a little more on the sour side, grab that bug spray before you walk out the door! No one wants to be eaten alive while they watch the fireworks! 


6. have a departure plan

Know where you're going next and where you are now! Whether you're grabbing a late-night snack at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant & Pub or having an evening drink at Spirits Tavern, know where you're trying to go before you put the key in the ignition. Planning ahead can only make your life easier!  


For more information on the fireworks, check out Dahlonega's July 4th website and read our other blog post Top Four Reasons to Visit Dahlonega on July 4th