Stone Mountain Park Activities Festivals & Events Fantastic Fourth Celebration JULY 1 – JULY 7, 2024Fantastic Fourth CelebrationVoted 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 PMDrone & 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 also be aware that the Park may close gates to traffic once capacity is reached. Some effects may be canceled due to winds and unfavorable weather.Buy Ticketsattractions scheduleNEW Summer Light Show & FireworksStone 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!.AttractionsSummit SkyrideTake a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree viewsScenic RailroadAll aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountainDinosaur ExploreWalk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaursGeyser Splash PadPlay in the spray of this gushing geyser with its sporadic eruptions and multiple offshootsAll AttractionsOn-Site Lodging OptionsStay & 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.Learn MoreFantastic Fourth Celebration FAQsWhen 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.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.