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.”

July 1 – 2 Attractions 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
July 3 – 7 Attractions 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Drone & Light Show + Fireworks 9:30 PM


Tickets are required for the Light Show and fireworks.

Purchase an Attractions Ticket or Light Show only ticket for access.

Space is limited, early entry by 5 PM is 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 patriotic fireworks finale 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, early entry is highly recommended during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration.

Please note:

We recommend getting to the park by 5 PM, especially on July 4!

Please be aware that the park will close gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached regardless of pre-purchased ticket.

There will be no parking 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. Some attractions may require reservations due to high attendance.

Mountain Members will require a Light Show only ticket on July 4. All other dates during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration are included with your membership.

*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 Colors of India Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Stone Mountain Christmas with a Mountain Membership!

Fantastic Fourth Celebration video

Music Across America Drone & 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.

The summer show is 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 exact same fireworks show following the Light Show every night of the celebration!

Tickets are required for the Light Show and fireworks. Purchase an Attractions Ticket or Light Show only ticket for access.

Mountain Member tickets required for the Light Show + Fireworks July 4th only. Purchase here

We recommend getting to the park by 5 PM, especially on July 4th.

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

Mini Golf

Putter around on a miniature golf course based on the real-life adventures of the Great Locomotive Chase.

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 7 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. Just visit the ticket plaza for a wristband.

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! Please also be aware that the Park will close gates to traffic once parking capacity is reached, regardless of pre-purchased tickets. We recommend getting to the park by 5 PM.

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 during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Only on July 4, terraces are open to the public on a first come basis, except Memorial Hall Terrace. 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, regardless of pre-purchased tickets. We recommend getting to the park by 5 PM.

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, regardless of pre-purchased tickets. We recommend being inside the park by 5 PM.

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.

Can I bring my pet to the Fantastic Fourth Celebration?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Fantastic Fourth Celebration so we ask that you please make the appropriate arrangements for your pet prior to attending the Festival.

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