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Celebrate the Stars and Stripes with Mall of Georgia

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Independence DayGrab your red, white and blue and get ready to “Ooh!”# and “Ahh!”# this Fourth of July with Mall of Georgia”s 11th Annual Fabulous Fourth event! Presented by AutoNation Toyota Mall of Georgia and the Gwinnett Daily Post, the mall”s Independence Day event is offering a full day of fun activities for the entire family including children”s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions and the largest fireworks display in the county!

To kick off the Fabulous Fourth festivities, the Kids Zone opens at 2 p.m. with family-friendly activities including games of cornhole, water balloon toss, duck pond and jump time in the bounce house. An entertaining concert lineup featuring the Brent Gafford Band, the Vintage Boogie Band and The Woody”s will keep the crowd dancing until the fireworks spectacular begins at dusk. In addition to fun and fireworks, this year”s Independence Day bash will feature summer snack favorites including Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt, Skip”s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Healthy Nut Food Truck, funnel cakes, dippin dots, popcorn, cotton candy and more!

Show off your patriot pride by purchasing a small American flag for $1 in support of Simon Youth Foundation or spin the Prize Wagon for a chance to win amazing prizes from Gwinnett Daily Post and Mall of Georgia stores. To enter, sign up at the registration table located near the stage beginning at 2 p.m. Winners must be present and claim the prize within 30 minutes after the drawing, or that prize will be added to the next hour”s giveaway. The drawings will take place at the Village Amphitheatre stage at the top of each hour beginning at 3 p.m.

Mall of Georgia has teamed up with the Gwinnett County Fire Department and the Gwinnett Department of Transportation to ensure this event is both fun and safe for all guests. Because the famed fireworks display will launch from the Nordstrom Overflow Lot, some sections of the Nordstrom Parking lot will be closed to event attendees. These areas will be clearly marked, and guests are free to park elsewhere on the mall property. For the easiest entrance and exit, mall management recommends that attendees park in the Dillard”s Lot.

The fun doesn”t end with the last fireworks burst! As part of its Movies Under the Stars series, Mall of Georgia invites local families and friends to stay into the evening for a free post-fireworks screening ofPlaying for Keeps (rated PG-13). Settle down and enjoy the film on an impressive 42-foot screen. As always, guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs!

For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.