Independence Day celebrations back on for 2021

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BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Many Independence Day festivities are returning to Union County in 2021 after COVID-19 resulted in a cancellation last year.

Those interested can start enjoying the long weekend on Friday with a courthouse concert. Don Byers will be performing, beginning at 7 p.m. Lucky’s Tacqueria just down from the square will also have live music from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on its back porch area.

The annual Lake Nottely Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, July 3. Boats can start lining up around 10:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 12. Parking in the marina is limited so carpooling is encouraged. David McMahon will be performing live too.

Fourth of July Fireworks will take place Sunday at Meeks Park. North Georgia Technical College will also be accommodating the event. Families can enjoy bounce houses, food, and fun while waiting for the fireworks to start. The event is free, but some can purchase a reserved parking space from the Chamber of Commerce for $50. The Chamber’s also holding a “Backyard Party Pack” raffle for $10 a ticket. Several local businesses donated to the giveaway, which includes Longhorn Steakhouse gift basket, cornhole boards, Yahtzee yard game, wooden “Welcome to the Porch” wall decor, BBQ grill, 10×10 pop-up tent, 2 pairs of his and hers Ray-Ban sunglasses, lawn chairs, camping chair, Rolling Thunder River Co tubing passes, Splash Island season pass. Raffle tickets can be purchased from the Chamber United Community Bank, Rustic Mountain Decor, Keen Creations Co., and Mountain Life Mercantile.

For those wishing to celebrate in Suches, Union County Fire Department Station 5 will begin their show at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.

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