Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

April 8, 2024

Top of the Mountain

Begins 1:45 PM
Maximum 3:04 PM
Ends 4:21 PM

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse, known as the “Great North American Eclipse,” will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 U.S. states. Outside this path of totality, most of the rest of the country will experience a partial solar eclipse. According to nationaleclipse.com, Atlanta will see an 81% obscuration with the peak time at 3:04 PM.

Guests can either use the walk-up trail or ride the Summit Skyride* to the top of the mountain for the best eclipse viewing spot in Atlanta!
*If planning to ride the Skyride, make sure to arrive early due to the popularity of this event.

Solar Eclipse- Historic Ticket

$25

Includes:
Summit Skyride round-trip ticket
Admission to Historic Square
Solar Eclipse Glasses

This ticket option is available online only and may not be available at the park. Parking, taxes, and service fees are additional. 2 and under are free.

Tickets for the Summit Skyride will also be available at the park. The walk-up trail does not require a historic ticket.

Daily or Annual parking pass also needed for entry to the park.

Remember that you must use special eclipse safety glasses or viewers at all times during a partial solar eclipse.

March 22 – 31, 2024
Stone Mountain Park – Yellow Daisy Lot – Under the Big Top

Making its U.S. debut in 2024, Germany’s Great Bavarian Circus celebrates the culture of Germany as it visits 15 cities across the country.  Featuring an award-winning European cast, the experience takes fans on a trip through Bavaria from an Oktoberfest inspired bier hall and a celebratory opening number staged around a resplendent maypole to acts set to a mix of German music and current hits and performers garbed in traditional Bavarian costumes.

Brought to you by Benjamin and David Spindler, the dynamic 9th generation of one of Europe’s most illustrious circus dynasties, this electrifying extravaganza melds the vibrant essence of Oktoberfest with the captivating allure of the circus.  With a legacy that spans more than 100 years of performing, the cast and crew of Germany’s Great Bavarian Circus includes 11 members of the Spindler family.

The award-winning European cast takes center stage to dazzle and amaze, bringing gasps and laughter to the crowd. 

  • Performers on silks, the trapeze and straps fly through the air, defying gravity.
  • Dexterous jugglers, flipping trampoliners and acrobatic balancers showcase their athletic prowess in the ring, while presentations of spirited goats and loveable dachshunds bring happy smiles to all.
  • Clowns will have the audiences roaring with laughter, performing throughout the show, often inviting members of the audience on stage.
  • The maypole has its roots in Bavaria and is used for celebrations throughout the year.

Tickets for the Bavarian Circus are separate from Attractions Tickets to Stone Mountain Park. Daily or Annual Parking Pass not included and can be purchased here.

For more information about the Bavarian Circus click here

For FAQs about the Bavarian Circus click here

Experience a special Drone & Light Show featuring dinosaurs! Gaze at the sky above while 250 color-changing drones create massive dinosaur-themed shapes, all while synced to music. Then feast your eyes on an exciting dinosaur-themed light show projected onto the mountain with lights, overhead lasers, special effects, and fireworks!

Bollywood Indian Festival

August 10 – 11 | 17 – 18, 2024

Celebrate India’s diversity and rich cultural heritage during this all-new festival coming to Stone Mountain Park in August.

Festivities to include flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, cultural performances, music, a special Drone & Light Show, and more!

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Bollywood Indian Festival.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Bollywood Indian Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!

Don’t Miss Any of the Fun

Mountain Memberships

A Mountain Membership gives you 12 full months of access to park attractions like Dinosaur Explore, and special festivals and events like the all-new Bollywood Indian Festival and more!

march 16 – April 28, 2024
(select dates)

Stone Mountain Park’s Dino Fest

Coming Spring 2024 enjoy a new festival all about dinosaurs!

The paleontologist caregivers in Dinosaur Explore believe that human interaction is important for the dinosaurs, so they have decided to release some of them into the Crossroads area to roam among the guests. Be prepared for rustling in the bushes, footprints on the ground, and flying dinosaurs overhead.

See new high-flying dinosaurs, dinosaurs in 4-D, a lighted dinosaur themed parade, plus a special dinosaur Drone & Light Show.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Dino Fest.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Pumpkin Festival, Stone Mountain Christmas, and Summer at the Rock with a Mountain Membership!

All-New Dino Fest

Entertainment and special shows
(see complete schedule below)

  • Lighted dino-themed parade
  • Meet and Greet and take photos with realistic dinosaur characters
  • Jurrasic Bark- a Puppy Pals dino-themed dog show on Memorial Lawn
  • See dino hatchlings in a cute new show at the Cottage
  • Watch a 4D movie all about dinosaurs
  • Laugh hysterically at a comedic dino rodeo competition
  • Join the Dino Rangers in a prehistoric percussion party
  • Take a ride on the Scenic Railroad for a fun new show on the backside of the Mountain
  • Dinosaur themed Drone & Light Show (Saturdays + Daily March 30 – April 6))

Specially-Themed dinosaur drone & light show

Dinosaur
Drone & Light Show

Watch in amazement as 250 color-changing drones synched to music create massive aerial formations in the sky above Memorial Lawn.


The Drone & Light Show is included with an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership and is also available as a stand-alone ticket below.

Saturdays- March 16, 23, 30 @ 8:30 PM
Nightly- March 31 – April 6 @ 8:30 PM
Saturdays- April 13, 20, 27 @ 9 PM

Dinosaur Drone & Light Show Only tickets are available via the button above, this does not include attractions or the festival.

Lighted Parade

Watch as unique lighted dinosaur-themed floats make their way through the Crossroads area along with music, dancing, and live entertainers. It’s sure to be a dino-mite time.

Jurassic Bark Dog Show

The Puppy Pals, as seen on America’s Got Talent, are back in a family fun action packed show where rescue dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. We can’t wait to see what these pups have in store for us in a fun dinosaur-themed show.

*Shows at the stage on Memorial Lawn.

Attractions

Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs

4D Theater

Watch the family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Experience

don’t miss any of the fun

Mountain Memberships

A Mountain Membership gives you 12 full months of access to park attractions like Dinosaur Explore, and special festivals and events like the all-new Dino Fest and more! It pays for itself in less than two visits!

Latino Family Festival

may 4 – 5 | 11 – 12 | 18 – 19

Stone Mountain Park is proud to host the second annual Latino Family Festival the first three weekends (Sat – Sun) in May.

This festival features a family-friendly Drone and Light Show on the largest screen in the world, storytellers, and live international talent including Aztec Dancers, Colombian Ballet, Mexican Ballet, Flamenco Dancers, Mariachi, Pleneros, Mexican Band, Charros, Stilt Walkers, and Panamanian Marching Band.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Latino Family Festival.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Bollywood Indian Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!

2024 Event Schedule

Saturday Hours

10:00 a.m. Skyride opens

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Attractions open

4:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Festival Entertainment

8:45 p.m. Parade through Crossroads

9:00 p.m. Live Entertainment on Memorial Lawn

9:30 p.m. Drone Show, Light Show, and fireworks

10:00 p.m. Festival closes

Sunday Hours

10:00 a.m. Skyride opens

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Attractions open

3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Festival Entertainment

7:30 p.m. Parade through Crossroads

7:45 p.m. Live Entertainment on Memorial Lawn

9:00 p.m. Drone Show, Light Show, and fireworks

9:30 p.m. Festival closes

*All times and entertainment subject to change without notice.

Some elements may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather.

Featuring Live Performances by

Los Cadetes de Linares

May 5

La Sonora Dinamita

May 12

Triny, La Leyenda

May 19

Latino Family Festival video


The Reviews Are In

Latino Family Festival

Drone & Light Show

End each evening with a festive Drone Show featuring a fleet of color-changing drones creating amazing aerial formations synced to music. Then watch the specially programmed massive Latino Festival Light Show projecting images on the mountain along with immersive lighting and special effects, followed by a fireworks finale.

sugar skull drone image

Attractions

Summit Skyride at Stone Mountain Park

Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad at Stone Mountain Park

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs

4D Experience

Watch the family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Experience

On-Site Lodging Options

Stay & Play!

Georgia’s largest family campground, the full-service Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort and the historic Inn at Stone Mountain Park are all conveniently located right inside Stone Mountain Park. Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit.

Lunar New Year Festival

Feb 10 – 11 | 17 – 19 | 24 – 25

The 2024 festival will celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
Stone Mountain Park is proud to host the second annual Lunar New Year Festival the last three weekends in February! This Asian-inspired festival pays tribute to the culture and New Year traditions of Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and other countries that follow the lunar calendar. It features a special Lunar New Year Drone and Light Show on the largest screen in the world, NEW lighted parade, cultural craft activities, live entertainment, and other cultural elements.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

Lunar New Year video

2024 Event Schedule

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Attractions: Dinosaur Explore, Dinotorium, Mini-golf, 4-D theater

4:15 pm – 7:30 pm Live performances, cultural arts, games, and craft activities, live entertainment, roaming streetmosphere

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Club K-Pop inside the Skyhike Complex

7:45 pm Expanded parade through Crossroads

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Live entertainment on Memorial Lawn stage

8:30 pm Lunar New Year Drone Show, Light Show, and fireworks finale


*All times are subject to change without notice.
Some elements may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather.


includes festival and attractions

Lunar New Year Ticket

$19.99

Includes one-day access to enjoy Lunar New Year Festival
plus select park attractions.

Tickets are per person. 2 and under are free. Tickets are date specific.
Online Offer Only. Ticket prices may be higher at the ticket window.

Tickets include:
Attractions:
Dinosaur Explore | Dinotorium | 4D Theater | Mini-Golf

Festival:
Lunar New Year Festival | Live Entertainment | Lunar New Year Drone & Light Show

  • All tickets are date specific tickets.
  • Valid for one visit on the date selected at the time of purchase.
  • Children under 3 do not require a ticket for entry. 

More Details:  Online Offer Only. Ticket prices may be higher at the ticket window. This one-day admission ticket can only be used on date selected. Parking, taxes, and service fees are additional. This ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable, not for resale. This offer cannot be combined with any other special offers or discounts and may not be available at the Park Ticket Plaza. Price and offer subject to change without notice.
Summit Skyride is closed for maintenance.

Lunar New Year
Drone & Light Show

End each evening with a festive Drone Show* featuring a fleet of color-changing drones creating amazing aerial formations synced to music, then watch the massive Lunar New Year Light Show projecting images on the mountain along with immersive lights, lasers, and special effects, followed by a fireworks finale.

*Some elements may be canceled due to inclement weather including high-winds.

On-Site Lodging Options

Stay & Play!

Georgia’s largest family campground, the full-service Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort and the historic Inn at Stone Mountain Park are all conveniently located right inside Stone Mountain Park. Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit.

Native American Festival and Pow Wow

October 31 – November 3, 2024

Thursday & Friday | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Located in Historic Square, the four-day Native American Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

This event showcases Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more.

  • Experience the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in inter-tribal dance and drum competitions.
  • Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking, and pottery. Crawl inside a tipi and other traditional native dwellings. Parents and children can participate in interactive experiences such as an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures.
  • Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists’ marketplace, where world-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.
  • Wildlife presentations by the American Eagle Foundation. The American Eagle Foundation, permitted through USFWS, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the bald eagle and other birds of prey through public education.

For general event inquiries and requests pertaining to vending, sponsorship and performances email us at powwow@stonemountainpark.com

To book a field trip or for more field trip information click here.

Watch a video of the Native American Festival & Pow Wow at Stone Mountain Park from previous years

Things To Know


10/31/2024 — 11/3/2024

Historic Square

Native American Festival & Pow Wow is included with an Attractions Ticket.

Festival only tickets are available at the park for $15.99+ tax per person.

Free for Mountain Members

FAQs

Do I need to purchase tickets to attend the Native American Festival and Pow Wow?

While the event is free for Mountain Members, others might have to purchase an attraction ticket. It’s best to check the Stone Mountain Park website for specific ticketing and pricing details.

 Is the event suitable for children?

Absolutely! The festival is a family-friendly event. Parents and children can participate in various interactive experiences, including an encampment that shows the lifestyle of historic Native American cultures.

What is the best mode of transportation to reach Stone Mountain Park for the festival?

Stone Mountain Park is accessible by car, and parking facilities are available. If you’re using public transport or coming from outside the area, please visit the Directions page for written directions to the Park.

What should I wear to the festival?

While there’s no specific dress code for the event, it’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor activities. Given the time of year, also consider wearing layers to adjust to the changing weather conditions.

Can I take photos or videos during the event?

Generally, personal photography and videography are allowed, but there might be restrictions for specific performances or areas within the event. Always respect the privacy and traditions of the participants and seek permission when necessary.

December 31 Park Hours: 12 PM – 9 PM

Attractions close at 9 PM immediately following the Early New Year’s Eve Celebration and countdown. There is no additional countdown at midnight.

Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration

Because kids are just as excited to ring in the New Year as their parents—but need to be in bed before midnight—Stone Mountain Park is set to host an early New Year’s Eve Celebration.

During Stone Mountain Christmas on Dec. 31, Stone Mountain Park will operate the Christmas event as usual including the Magical Christmas Drone & Light Show, and then we’ll ring in the New Year early with a magical snowfall and early 2024 countdown. When the clock strikes 9 p.m., enjoy fireworks to usher in the New Year (early)!

Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve is available during Stone Mountain Christmas and is included with a daily Christmas Attractions Ticket or annual Mountain Membership. Please check calendar for dates and hours of operation prior to your visit.

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Things To Know


12/31/2024

Crossroads

September 14 – November 3, 2024
(Friday – Sunday)

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival

Play by Day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring some of your favorite classic storybook characters!

Then, after the sun goes down, you’ll Glow by Night in a whole new light with our nighttime Glow-a-Long Party Parade, NEWPumpkin Drone Show, World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show, and plenty of other not-so-spooky glowing experiences!

Summit Skyride opens at 10 AM.
Pumpkin Festival and other attractions open at 2 PM.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Pumpkin Festival.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Pumpkin Festival, Stone Mountain Christmas, and Spring FUN Break with a Mountain Membership!

Watch a video of the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

PLAY BY DAY

Take in all the splendor of autumn as you embark on a day full of fun at Stone Mountain Park!
Enjoy your favorite park attractions including the Scenic Railroad, Dinosaur Explore, and The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience.

Plus, special fall entertainment like character meet-n-greets, story-telling with Mother Goose, comedic shows, a pie eating contest, and plenty of fall décor perfect for those Instagram moments.

Attractions

Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs. After dark it’s a whole different Dino Glow Experience.

Wizard of Oz 4D Experience

Be swept along with Dorothy as a powerful tornado transports you on an unforgettable adventure to the magical Land of Oz.

Stone Mountain Park’s Most Illuminated Fall of All!

GLOW BY NIGHT

Glow by Night is an immersive experience filled with lights, glow, and nighttime outdoor fun.

Explore amazing glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival including thousands of glowing lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, meet-n-greets with costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs.

Wrap up a day of fun fall festivities with the Enchanted Glow-A-Long Parade, World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show and the ALL-NEWPumpkin Drone Show!

Enjoy some not-so-spooky entertainment and explore glow-in-the-dark experiences guaranteed to amaze your family!

Watch clips from the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show!

📸 #brucejohnsonphotos
📸 steven bridges

Fall for Sweets

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket to enjoy Pumpkin Festival?

Yes, an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership is required for entrance into the Pumpkin Festival.

Do I need a separate ticket to view the Pumpkin Drone & Light Show?

The Pumpkin Drone & Light Show is included with an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership

Can I purchase certain attraction tickets individually during Pumpkin Festival?

Only Summit Skyride tickets may be purchased individually during Pumpkin Festival. All other attractions will require either a daily Attractions Ticket or annual Mountain Membership.

Are there age restrictions for the Pumpkin Festival attractions?

The Pumpkin Festival offers family-friendly attractions suitable for all ages. From character meet-n-greets to glow-in-the-dark experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 Is parking available at the festival?

Yes, parking is available at Stone Mountain Park. Standard parking fees apply, and there are designated parking areas conveniently located near the attractions. Learn more about parking at Stone Mountain Park

 Are food and drinks available at the Pumpkin Festival?

Yes, a variety of food and beverage options are available for purchase during the Pumpkin Festival. You can enjoy delicious snacks, meals, and seasonal treats from the various food vendors and dining locations within the park.

 Can I bring my pet to the Pumpkin Festival?

Pets are not permitted in ticketed areas or on attractions. For boarding services, please contact Stone Mountain Vets at 770-469-6112 or Main Street Veterinarians at 770-498-4620. Kindly note that these organizations are independent and not affiliated with Stone Mountain Park.

On-Site Lodging Options

Stay & Play!

Georgia’s largest family campground, the full-service Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort and the historic Inn at Stone Mountain Park are all conveniently located right inside Stone Mountain Park. Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit.

Easter Sunrise Service

Experience serenity and peace as Stone Mountain Park presents two simultaneous, inter-denominational Easter services at the top of the mountain and at the base of the mountain on the Memorial Lawn.

Special guests Bryant Wright and Crawford Loritts will be delivering the message at the top of the mountain. Bryant is the Founder and Chairman of Right From The Heart Ministries, an international media ministry, which he began in 1992. He is also the President of the international relief organization, Send Relief. He retired as the founding Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in 2019. Crawford is President and Founder of Beyond Our Generation. He has been a church planter, served for 27 years on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), and served for 15 years as Sr. Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell.

EVENT DETAILS

Park Gates will open at 3:00 AM and the Summit Skyride will open at 4:00 AM to begin taking guests to the summit. Services will begin at 7:00 AM. Please allow at least an extra hour due to expected large crowds. Both services will feature sign language interpreters for hearing impaired guests.

EVENT HISTORY

The event began in 1944 before the land around Stone Mountain was officially owned by the State of Georgia. Lucille A. Lanford, from Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, suggested that the church’s youth group climb to the top of Stone Mountain on Easter morning to watch the sunrise. The event grew from that one youth group to thousands ascending the mountain every Easter since.

TICKETS

Vehicle entry to the park is $20 for a one-day permit or $40 for an annual permit. Church vans and buses enter free. Skyride fees are $20 for round-trip and $15 for one-way. There are no fees for the walk-up trail to the top of the mountain.

Visitors planning to stay the whole day can enjoy all of Stone Mountain Park’s family-friendly attractions, including access to the Skyride, with an Attractions Ticket.

Please note: If you choose a one-way ticket on Skyride, your vehicle will be 1.5 miles from the exit point.
The Skyride Plaza where you board the tram is 1.5 miles from the base of the walk-up trail.

Things To Know


3/31/2024

Easter Sunrise Service video

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Spring FUN Break.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Summer at the Rock, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!

Easter Sunrise FAQs

What are the timings for the Easter Sunrise Service at Stone Mountain Park?

The Park Gates open at 3:00 AM, and the Summit Skyride starts operating at 4:00 AM to transport guests to the summit. The services begin at 7:00 AM.

What should I wear for the Easter Sunrise Service?

Considering the early morning timing and outdoor setting, it’s recommended to dress in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Comfortable walking shoes are also advised, especially for those planning to walk up the mountain.

Are there any accommodation facilities nearby for out-of-town visitors?

Yes, the park offers lodging options and camping facilities. Visitors can explore the Stone Mountain Park CampgroundAtlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort, and The Inn at Stone Mountain Park. We recommend exploring these options in advance due to the high demand during special events.

Is there any provision for hearing-impaired guests?

Yes, both services will feature sign language interpreters for hearing-impaired guests.

Is there special assistance available for elderly or disabled attendees?

Yes, many areas of Stone Mountain Park are accessible to our Guests with disabilities and elderly.  For specific accessibility concerns please ask any of our team members or contact the park directly before your visit.

A Tour of Southern Ghosts

Join the Atlanta family tradition and meet professional storytellers spinning their tales of famous (and not-so-famous) Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Historic Square grounds at Stone Mountain Park.

The guided tours take place between 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays for the last 3 weekends in October. The stories are a little scary, many times humorous, but never too frightening and always appropriate for young children. Each night offers a different cast of six storytellers, which means audience members may return to “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” on additional nights to hear a new collection of stories. Call the number below for each night’s featured storytellers.

All proceeds benefit the ongoing programs of ART Station, a non-profit contemporary arts center located in Stone Mountain Village in the City of Stone Mountain. Founded in 1986, ART Station provides cultural and educational opportunities for the entire community, focusing its programming on quality southern works of art and artists.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in-person at ART Station.
Stone Mountain Park Attractions Tickets and Mountain Memberships are not valid for this tour.


For additional information regarding “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” or ART Station programming, please call 770-469-1105 or visit artstation.org.

Things To Know


10/13/2023 — 10/28/2023

Historic Square

August 31 – September 2, 2024

Labor Day Weekend

Stone Mountain Park honors and appreciates everyday working heroes during our Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Enjoy a day of adventure on our family-friendly attractions, watch gravity-defying aerial stunts by pro bike riders in the BMX Stunt Show, then stay into the evening to experience the Classic Lasershow followed by a special extended fireworks finale all three nights!

Attractions Open 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Classic Lasershow 9:30 PM

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to family-friendly attractions, and special entertainment

Attractions

Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs

4D Theater

Watch the family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Experience

Stay & Play!

Be as close to the fun as possible when you stay at one of our onsite lodging properties.

may 24 – 27, 2024
(select dates)

Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Day Weekend

Stone Mountain Park Honors Our Troops and Their Families at Atlanta’s Largest Four-Day Memorial Weekend Event!

Enjoy a day full of family fun at Atlanta’s #1 attraction. Spend the day on family-friendly attractions like Dinosaur Explore and Scenic Railroad, or hike the one-mile trail to the top of Stone Mountain for amazing views of downtown Atlanta. Stay into the evening for a special salute to the troops with an extended fireworks finale immediately following the Music Across America Drone & Light Show! FOUR NIGHTS IN A ROW!

The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform during the evenings May 25 – 27 including a flag folding ceremony.

Military FREE: Active duty, veterans, and retired military personnel will receive one free Attractions Ticket with valid ID and will save up to 35% off per person for immediate family members at the ticket plaza inside the park.

May 24– Attractions open 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Light Show 9:30 PM

May 25 – 27– Attractions open 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Light Show 9:30 PM

Attractions Tickets include access to attractions, seasonal live entertainment, plus lawn seating for the Music Across America Drone & Light Show. Daily parking pass or Annual parking pass also required for entry.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events!

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Pumpkin Festival, Stone Mountain Christmas, and Summer at the Rock with a Mountain Membership!

Summer Light Show & Fireworks

Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the NEW Music Across America Drone & Light Show.

Stone Mountain Park invested in new Light Show technology that boasts ten times more lumens, ten times larger video projection, and ten times more laser beams than the classic Lasershow. This summer’s show promises to be bigger, and more breathtaking than ever with completely immersive lighting, more fireworks, lasers, and flame effects, 100 new music tracks, and a Drone Show with 250 color-changing drones synchronized to music. The show will create a magnificent display of light and sound that transports guests to another world.

Attractions

Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs

4D Theater

Watch the family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Experience

Nov. 9, 2024 – jan. 5, 2025
select dates

Visit Atlanta’s Most Heartwarming Holiday Celebration

Each day during Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, and more!

Then, become immersed in holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters!

Stone Mountain Christmas is open weekends and school holidays.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.


One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Stone Mountain Christmas.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Stone Mountain Christmas, Spring FUN Break, and Pumpkin Festival with a Mountain Membership!

Christmas Drone Show

Watch in amazement as a fleet of color-changing drones light up the sky as they fly above the reflection pond in the Christmas Drone Show*. See larger-than-life festive aerial formations professionally choreographed with color-changing lights and synced to favorite holiday music in this twelve-minute, must-see show!

*Some effects including drones may be canceled due to winds and unfavorable weather.

The Magical Christmas Drone & Light Show is part of the Stone Mountain Christmas event and requires an Attractions Ticket to view the show.

Magical Experiences

Share heartwarming moments with your family while you discover what makes Stone Mountain Christmas Atlanta’s favorite holiday celebration. Catch favorite experiences including the World’s Largest Christmas Light Show and the Christmas Parade!


World’s Largest Christmas Light Show

Celebrate the spirit of the season with this 20-minute experience. Your favorite holiday songs are brought to life with state-of-the-art projection, new special effects and a fireworks finale. Before you know it, the whole family will be singing along!

Catch Santa’s Big Flight

You don’t want to miss this special appearance from Santa himself as he flies overhead in his sleigh each night during the Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony!*

*Some shows including Drones and Santa’s Flight may be canceled due to winds and unfavorable weather.

Holiday Favorites

Capture precious moments during festive experiences full of holiday cheer that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!


Visit with Santa

Bring your Christmas wishes to the big man himself, live and in person, at his North Pole office. Enjoy a chat with Santa while you get a peek at where all the magic begins. Through 12/24 only.

Journey through Musical Frosted Forest

Immerse yourself in the Musical Frosted Forest where you’ll be mesmerized by beautiful lights, sights and sounds!

Special Holiday Entertainment

Enjoy several unique live shows full of holiday cheer that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Crossroads Carolers

Enjoy these renowned Christmas Carolers as they sing some of your all time Holiday favorites!

Christmas Parade

Watch as Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of other holiday figures make their way through the streets of Stone Mountain Christmas to spread the joy of the season.

A Christmas Carol

Laugh out loud during this hilarious take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption.

Family-Friendly Fun

Enjoy several of Stone Mountain Park’s unique attractions including the Scenic Railroad, 4D Movie Theater, Mini-Golf and more during Stone Mountain Christmas!


Jurassic Christmas

Did you know dinosaurs love to celebrate the holidays? Visit our dinosauars to see what they’re doing to get in the Christmas spirit and stick around into the night to see the special Christmas Dino Glow Experience.

Take a Ride on the Scenic Railroad

This lively journey around the mountain by day becomes a special sing-along experience by night!

The Polar Express 4D Experience

All aboard for a movie experience where you’ll find that the true meaning of Christmas lies in your heart.

 What is Stone Mountain Christmas and when does it take place?

Stone Mountain Christmas is an annual holiday event held at Stone Mountain Park. It features a variety of festive activities, including live shows, millions of twinkling lights, and a festive parade. The event typically takes place from early November through late December on weekends and school holidays.

 What attractions can I enjoy during the Stone Mountain Christmas?

During Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy various attractions including the Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, and other park attractions. In the evenings, there’s festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows, and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters. There are also special experiences like the Christmas Drone Show, the World’s Largest Christmas Light Show, Santa’s Big Flight, Musical Frosted Forest, and more.

 Are there any family-friendly activities during Stone Mountain Christmas?

Yes, there are several family-friendly activities and attractions during Stone Mountain Christmas. You can enjoy unique attractions like the Scenic Railroad, 4D Movie Theater, Mini-Golf, and more. Also, don’t miss the special Christmas Dino Glow Experience during the Jurassic Christmas.

 How do I purchase tickets for Stone Mountain Christmas?

Tickets for Stone Mountain Christmas can be purchased online through the official Stone Mountain Park website. Simply visit the Attractions Tickets section and select the date you plan to attend the event.

 Are dining options available during Stone Mountain Christmas?

Yes, there are dining options available during Stone Mountain Christmas. The event features various food and beverage options, including traditional holiday treats, warm beverages, and seasonal favorites. These options are provided by on-site restaurants and food stands. You can find more information about dining options and locations on the Dining page on our website.

 Can I buy a ticket for just the Christmas Drone & Light Show?

The Christmas Drone & Light Show is part of the Stone Mountain Christmas event and requires an Attractions Ticket to view the show.

On-Site Lodging Options

Stay & Play!

Be as close to the fun as possible when you stay at one of our onsite lodging properties.

Summer At The Rock

JUNE 8 – July 28, 2024

If you’re looking for things to do in Atlanta this summer, Stone Mountain Park has you covered. From family-friendly attractions and special summer entertainment to the nightly NEW! Music Across America Drone & Light Show it’s the perfect destination for you and your family to unplug and reconnect during summer.

Stone Mountain Park is making a splash for Summer at the Rock shows and activities. Parents and kids alike can cool off with the Water Works show, where a leaky pipe calls for the Water Works crew to clean the mess with a little help from the audience. The littlest guests will love to clap and laugh along with The Tales of Frog and Fish puppet show. Make your way to The Spray Ground activity zone where kids can play in the brand-new Foam Zone plus other splashy activities to stay cool and have fun!


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Summer at the Rock.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Bollywood Indian Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!

Summer Entertainment




Experience Summer Together

Fill your summer calendar with adventure and great family attractions. Board the Scenic Railroad and take a trip around the base of the Mountain. Soar to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride for amazing skyline views, and climb to new heights on the SkyHike adventure course… the adventures are endless!

Dinosaur Explore

3/9/2024 — 1/5/2025
Crossroads

Embark on a journey where you and your family will encounter dinosaurs so BIG, so LIFELIKE, you’ll swear you’ve gone Jurassic! Experience over 20 life-size, moving, roaring prehistoric creatures and take a selfie at fantastic photo ops!

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Dinotorium

3/9/2024 — 1/5/2025
Crossroads

Experience four levels of indoor fun, games and scientific wonder sure to captivate you and your Dino Rangers-in-training.

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SkyHike®

3/16/2024 — 8/4/2024
Crossroads

Limited Capacity. Reservations May Be Required. Visit SkyHike® to trek through the treetops on one of the nation’s largest family adventure courses. No two hikes are the same! Your choices make each hike a new challenge while secured to the patented overhead safety system.

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AVAILABLE EVERY NIGHT through july 28 @9:30 PM

NEW Summer Light Show!

Be sure to stay into the evening for the NEW Music Across America Drone & Light Show presented by the Georgia Office of Highway Safety. It features popular music from across America complemented by imagery from 4k projectors, high-power laser systems, 250 choreographed drones, huge flame cannons, atmospheric effects, and an incredible fireworks finale. The show creates a magnificent display of light and sound that will transport you to another world.

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Visit All Summer Long

See everything during Summer at the Rock, including attractions and entertainment, plus visit for an entire year with an annual Mountain Membership.

Spring Break

march 30 – april 7, 2024

School’s out! Celebrate with a memorable day at Atlanta’s favorite natural wonderland for family fun! Enjoy park attractions like Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, and the 4-D Theater, plus experience the All-New Dino Fest happening during March and April. Spring at Stone Mountain Park is as colorful as the season.


Check the calendar for specific dates and times.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Dino Fest.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Latino Family Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!




AT STONE MOUNTAIN PARK

Outdoor Adventures

Dinosaur Explore

3/9/2024 — 1/5/2025
Crossroads

Embark on a journey where you and your family will encounter dinosaurs so BIG, so LIFELIKE, you’ll swear you’ve gone Jurassic! Experience over 20 life-size, moving, roaring prehistoric creatures and take a selfie at fantastic photo ops!

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Dinotorium

3/9/2024 — 1/5/2025
Crossroads

Experience four levels of indoor fun, games and scientific wonder sure to captivate you and your Dino Rangers-in-training.

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Camp Highland Outpost

3/16/2024 — 7/28/2024
Crossroads

Exciting outdoor challenges for the entire family including rock walls to climb, plus a low ropes course with multiple line bridges.

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Become a Member

There’s always something exciting for your family at Stone Mountain Park and an annual Mountain Membership pays for itself in just two visits! Enjoy Spring FUN Break, plus get a full year of access to attractions, festivals, and seasonal live entertainment and more!

Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 19 – 20, 2024

Since 1972, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, have resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October.

Each year, thousands of Scots (even those that wish to be ‘Scot for the Day’) from around the world will don their family tartans and gather to greet old friends and make new ones too.

One of the premier Scottish festivals in the US, Stone Mountain Highland Games will feature colorful pipe bands, Scottish Athletics, Piping and Drumming competitions, Highland dancers competing before judges of worldwide renown, Country Dancing, Scottish Harping and Fiddling. Scottish foods and drink, clan tents and vendors selling lovely goods imported from the British Isles, and Celtic performers are also a part of this traditional gathering.

For more information or to purchase tickets click the button below to visit the Highland Games website.

Things To Know


10/19/2024 — 10/20/2024

*Photo credit Andrew McMillan

SEPT. 5 – SEPT. 8, 2024

Join Us for the 56th Annual Yellow Daisy Festival

Voted one of the top arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event, and winner of multiple awards by the Southeast Festival and Events Association. More than 300 artists and crafters display their works for guests’ appreciation and purchase. Fabulous festival food and crafter demonstrations are the highlights of this special event. Thank you for a great event in 2023. We look forward to seeing you next year.

JULY 1 – JULY 7, 2024

Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers, a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks.”

Attraction Hours: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Drone & Light Show + Fireworks – 9:30 PM


Access to the Light Show and fireworks is included with an Attractions Ticket or Light Show only ticket.

Space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration.

Enjoy a day full of adventure with great family attractions, live entertainment during Summer at the Rock, hike the one-mile trail to the top of Stone Mountain for some amazing views of downtown Atlanta, explore the miles of wooded trails throughout the park and relax in nature, then stay into the evening to experience the NEW Music Across America Light Show presented by the Georgia Office of Highway Safety followed by the EXACT SAME patriotic fireworks finale each night of the celebration!

Access to the Light Show and fireworks is included with an Attractions Ticket or Light Show only ticket. Access to park attractions and seasonal live entertainment is included with an Attractions Ticket. Space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration.

*Please note that there will be no free Park re-entry allowed. Guests who leave the Park on July 4 and then wish to return will have to re-pay the Park entry fee.

We recommend getting to the park early! Please be aware that the Park will close gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached.

Some effects may be canceled due to winds and unfavorable weather.

One-Day Admission

Attractions Tickets include one-day access to enjoy park attractions, seasonal live entertainment, and special events like Summer at the Rock.

Stay & Play

Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit right here inside the park.

Memberships

Enjoy 12 months of adventures, family-friendly attractions, and special events like Bollywood Indian Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!

NEW Summer Light Show & Fireworks

Stone Mountain Park invested in new Light Show technology that boasts ten times more lumens, ten times larger video projection, and ten times more laser beams than the classic Lasershow.

This summer’s show promises to be bigger, brighter, and more breathtaking than ever! It features popular music from across America complemented by imagery from 4k projectors, high-power laser systems, 250 choreographed drones, huge flame cannons, atmospheric effects, and an incredible fireworks finale. The show will create a magnificent display of light and sound that will transport you to another world.

In addition, we’re lighting up the night sky with the same exact fireworks show following the NEW Summer Light Show all five nights of the celebration! Reservations for the Summer Light Show are highly encouraged, so make yours now!.

Attractions

Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs

4D Theater

Watch the family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Experience

On-Site Lodging Options

Stay & Play!

Georgia’s largest family campground, the full-service Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort and the historic Inn at Stone Mountain Park are all conveniently located right inside Stone Mountain Park. Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration FAQs

When is the Fantastic Fourth Light Show and Fireworks?

July 1 – 7. The Light Show begins at 9:30 PM and the fireworks immediately follow. The show is the same all 5 nights.

How much is the Light Show?

Memorial Lawn seating for the Light Show is included with an Attractions Ticket or $10 per person for a Light Show Only Ticket during each night of the Fantastic Fourth Celebration.

Do Mountain Members need a ticket?

July 4 requires a ticket to see the Light Show and Fireworks. All other nights during the Fantastic Fourth event are FREE for members.

How much is parking?

Parking is available as a daily pass for $20 or annual pass for $40, per car.

Where do I enter the park?

  • Cars – Enter through the East gate (main entrance on Highway 78) or West gate (James B Rivers Memorial Drive and East Mountain Street).
  • Pedestrians – Enter through the West gate (James B Rivers Memorial Drive and East Mountain Street) ONLY.

What if it rains?

The Light Show operates rain or shine. Some elements or effects may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather including wind and lightning.

Are there designated smoking areas?

Lower Lawn (below train tracks): On the left side near the Cherokee Trail below the South Carolina terrace. Upper Lawn: Outside of the east and west side restrooms. All other areas on Memorial Lawn are restricted. Please be courteous of non-smoking guests.

Can I bring my own food to the Light Show?

Yes. You can bring your own food to the Light Show and picnic on Memorial Lawn prior to the show. Please no glass containers, alcohol, or grills, as they are not allowed on the Lawn.

Can I use the Attractions Ticket to access the attractions during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration?

Yes! An Attractions Ticket includes access to attractions, seasonal entertainment, and lawn seating for the Drone & Light Show plus fireworks!

Can I purchase a Snack or Dinner Terrace seat?

You can purchase Light Show Terrace Seating each night, excluding July 4th and Dinner Terrace Seating Saturday and Sunday during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Only on July 4, terraces are open to the public on a first come basis. View the Terrace map

Can I leave the park and come back on July 4?

Guests who leave the Park on July 4 and then wish to return will have to re-pay the Park entry fee. Please also be aware that the Park will close gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached. We recommend getting to the park early!

Is high attendance expected on July 4?

The Park typically experiences large crowds on July 4 and it is best to arrive early. The Park will close the gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached.

Can I reserve a pavilion on July 4th?

Due to the heavy traffic and large crowds associated with the 4th of July weekend and holiday, we do not rent any of our Private Picnic Facilities, including the covered pavilions. They cannot be reserved over the July 4th weekend or on July 4th itself and we will not give anyone permission to use these facilities on these dates. While many of these covered pavilions may have been occupied on those dates in prior years, those guests did not have the facility reserved and did not have permission to use the facility.

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