• The Ellijay fireworks display began around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
    The Ellijay fireworks display began around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
  • Sparky the Fire Dog appeared in the Fourth of July parade in full turnout gear despite the high heat and humidity downtown.
    Sparky the Fire Dog appeared in the Fourth of July parade in full turnout gear despite the high heat and humidity downtown.
  • There always has to be a pink Cadillac in a quality parade, and the Fourth of July processional in downtown Ellijay was no different. Mack and Malinda Wright show off the “land yacht” for parade entry Moo Bears Ice Cream & Hotdogs on River Street.
    There always has to be a pink Cadillac in a quality parade, and the Fourth of July processional in downtown Ellijay was no different. Mack and Malinda Wright show off the “land yacht” for parade entry Moo Bears Ice Cream & Hotdogs on River Street.
  • What would a parade be without the Special Friends — proudly sponsored by the Ellijay Lions Club.
    What would a parade be without the Special Friends — proudly sponsored by the Ellijay Lions Club.
  • Hundreds of kids found Ellijay Beach, in the River Street parking lot, an excellent alternative to being at the seashore on Independence Day.
    Hundreds of kids found Ellijay Beach, in the River Street parking lot, an excellent alternative to being at the seashore on Independence Day.
  • Linda Satterfield, of Albert’s Boiled Peanuts of Ellijay, serves a sample to Mary Macrander of St. Louis, Mo., on Independence Day downtown.
    Linda Satterfield, of Albert’s Boiled Peanuts of Ellijay, serves a sample to Mary Macrander of St. Louis, Mo., on Independence Day downtown.
  • Ellijay favorite Dwight Sanford covers a tune from the Amazing Rhythm Aces during the Fourth of July.
    Ellijay favorite Dwight Sanford covers a tune from the Amazing Rhythm Aces during the Fourth of July.
  • Kase Shelton, 2, of Ellijay, appears to be in training for a job with Gilmer Fire at the Public Safety Show on July 4.
    Kase Shelton, 2, of Ellijay, appears to be in training for a job with Gilmer Fire at the Public Safety Show on July 4.
  • Dorothy Hunt, of Ellijay, and her friend, John Childress, of Blairsville (behind), look over wallets with a military theme created by Keith Matthews, of Hayesville, N.C., at his Leather by Veterans booth in the River Street parking lot on Independence Day.
    Dorothy Hunt, of Ellijay, and her friend, John Childress, of Blairsville (behind), look over wallets with a military theme created by Keith Matthews, of Hayesville, N.C., at his Leather by Veterans booth in the River Street parking lot on Independence Day.
  • Pretty Tinsley Porter, 1-1/2, of Madison, fills up her sand bucket little by little at “Ellijay Beach” during the Fourth of July celebration in the River Street parking lot.
    Pretty Tinsley Porter, 1-1/2, of Madison, fills up her sand bucket little by little at “Ellijay Beach” during the Fourth of July celebration in the River Street parking lot.

Ellijay celebrates Independence Day with a bang

Here are a few scenes from the downtown Ellijay festivities on the Fouuth of July. Click through to enjoy the slideshow!

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