ELLIJAY, Ga. – Coming right alongside many other events returning to normal this year, Ellijay’s Fourth of July celebrations are returning to the rather normal procession of things.
That may typically sound boring, but for many citizens, normal is exactly what they are looking for this summer. Returning to major public events after over a year separated, the Downtown Ellijay Business Association (DEBCA) is hosting the downtown party with music and a parade.
With the Fourth of July falling on Sunday this year, reports are that Ellijay will have vendors returning to the River Street lot, another return to normal, as they have in previous years. The parade will also return as the cap of DEBCA’s evening before handing over the festivities to the City of Ellijay. The city will then wait for dark before setting off their fireworks display.
For those wishing to view the show, it can typically be seen from almost anywhere downtown as the city launches the display from behind the Ellijay Elementary School.
Police are always on hand during the event providing safety with the crowds that typically start about noon, and stay in the area until after the display. Visiting the downtown area early can provide a day full of entertainment and shopping, but crowds begin tightening up closer to 6 p.m. as citizens find seats to watch the parade.