Fourth of July Eastside events

There are several fireworks, food, face painting and music options on the Eastside this Fourth of July to pull you away from the family cookout or swimming pool. The Rockdale/Newton Citizen has a good story on events happening locally. Below a quick rundown of the options:

Fireworks at the Historic Courthouse in Covington at Christmas 2015. The Fourth of July display should be even bigger.

Conyers: No events planned. If you haven’t noticed lately people eating at the Conyers O’Charley’s wearing jodhpurs, then look up from the pecan pie and scan the room. That’s because the Horse Park is hosting two quarter horse competitions this weekend and next week.

Covington: The annual Independence on the Square celebration and fireworks display is planned in downtown Covington. The events begin at 2 p.m. followed by concerts at 6 p.m. and fireworks at after dark. Main Street Covington has event info here. The Arts Association Newton County has concert info here.

Oxford: The Lions Club and Oxford put on one of the best small-town Fourth of July parades around. Two words: free watermelon! The Parade starts at 9 a.m. The city of Oxford has a handy pdf of info on the parade here.

Porterdale: The mill village plans to have a street party and lawn picnic starting at 6 p.m., according to the Citizen. A ceremony to honor Bobby Jack Savage is planned for 7 p.m. at Porter Memorial Gym, according to Main Street Porterdale.

Snellville: Snellville gets to use its new Towne Green for its Fourth of July celebration and fireworks. Snellville Tourism and Trade has all the details here.

Loganville: Loganville holds its annual Independence Day parade Monday at 10 a.m. Our friends at provide the details here.

Monroe: The annual Freedom Fest will start at 6 p.m. and include a fireworks display. Freedom Fest offers a Christian-themed Fourth of July celebration. Monroe Downtown offers the details here.

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