4 Things To Do In Ellijay This Fourth of July

Ready to celebrate Independence Day this summer? Here are FOUR things you can’t miss in Ellijay this Fourth of July!


Join us for a Star Spangled Summer Parade in Downtown Ellijay. Cheer on local businesses and organizations as they show off their patriotic spirit and decorative floats! The parade will begin at 10:30 AM from its starting point on Sailors Drive, up River Street and around the downtown square, and end at Ellijay Elementary School. The parade’s grand marshal will be John King, Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. After the parade, there are plenty of shops, including dining, antiques, and more to explore and enjoy. For more information visit gilmerchamber.com.


It’s not Fourth of July without a fireworks display! After a long day of exploring all things Ellijay, this annual event is a highlight of the summer season and brings the community together for a night of celebration. It’s the perfect way to finish off a long day of shopping in downtown Ellijay – just grab a lawn chair or blanket, friends and family, and settle in for an unforgettable show at dusk. Can’t make it on the Fourth? Visit White Path Creek Distillery on Saturday, July 1st or Buckley Vineyards on Monday, July 3rd for fun Independence Day Celebrations!

Downtown Ellijay

Explore all that Downtown Ellijay has to offer. From antiques to boutiques, you’re sure to find something special here! You’ll find all kinds of unique and interesting items, from handmade crafts to vintage treasures. If you’re a foodie, your taste buds will love the tasting rooms, specialty bakery and coffee shops, and must-try local cuisine!

Ellijay Outdoors

Looking for a new trail to hike? An orchard to go apple and flower picking? How about a new vineyard, cider house, or brewery to sip local-crafted wine? Ellijay offers many family friendly hiking trails, over 14 wineries and vineyards, and 9 beautiful orchards that offer over 22 varieties of apples! Visit our “Experience All Things Outdoors in Ellijay” blog and explore some of our favorite ways to experience the Great Outdoors in Ellijay, Georgia!