Your Guide to a Funkadelic Fourth of July Weekend

In need of some Fourth of July plans for 2022? With everything from an epic concert to a special town parade and fantastic fireworks show, LaGrange is an ideal spot to spend Independence Day Weekend.

LaGrange, Georgia is the place to be all Fourth of July Weekend. Gather your family and friends and celebrate freedom with an epic concert from George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, fun for all ages, and of course a world-class fireworks display! Most of these activities are also budget friendly, making LaGrange the ideal destination for people trying to stretch their dollar.

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic

Taking the Sweetland Amphitheatre stage on July 3rd, funk music legends George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are sure to bring energy to your holiday weekend. This supergroup’s story began in Newark, New Jersey in 1956, and the band still brings the funk to every show they perform. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, George Clinton and P-Funk (as they are affectionately referred to) are truly iconic in the American rock and roll, funk, and R&B scenes. Countless artists have been influenced by their melodic tones and soulful bass-lines, including Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ice Cube. Check out this show for some funky inspiration of your own!

George Clinton

All-American Activities

Boat, Fish and Relax at West Point Lake

To many, spending Fourth of July on the water is Heaven. West Point Lake is 35 miles of scenic coves and open water perfect for boating, fishing or simply chilling lakeside on the shore. There are multiple boat ramps to launch from if you have your own vessel, or you can visit Highland Pines Resort and Marina to rent numerous types of watercraft. If you’d prefer to stay dry, you’re covered too! Check out our guide to West Point Lake parks and enjoy the lake from shoreside.


Pro Tip: If you’re hitting the lake with a group, look into renting a pontoon for the day—and make sure to bring a bluetooth speaker to play some tunes while you cruise!

Browse History at Legacy Museum on Main

On a weekend that celebrates history, why not soak in as much of the past as possible? Situated in the heart of downtown, Legacy Museum on Main is rich in the history of Troup County and the overall development of West Georgia. Permanent exhibits include artifacts ranging from a soapstone bowl dating back 11,000 years to numerous, more “recent” items from LaGrange’s textile background. The museum also features rotating galleries consisting of rare archival collections and nationally renowned traveling exhibits.

Pro Tip: If you’re a history buff, you’ll definitely want to embark on our Downtown Walking Tour of Historic LaGrange to check out a variety of homes and businesses that offer a great look into the evolution of our town.

Grab a Pint (or Cocktail) at Wild Leap

Not much rivals a cold beer on a hot Fourth of July Weekend. If you agree, look no further than LaGrange’s first brewery, Wild Leap, to satisfy your thirst. Winner of The Beer Connoisseur Brewery of the Year for 2021, Wild Leap offers an ever-evolving variety of delicious IPAs, ales, sours, porters and stouts. They also offer signature cocktails with vodka made in-house for those searching for something stronger.

Pro Tip: Wild Leap has an outdoor courtyard that frequently hosts live music. Be sure to check out their website to time your visit accordingly if you want to sip to some songs!

Festivities for Freedom

Sweet Land of Liberty Parade: Peace, Love & Freedom

The Sweet Land of Liberty Parade has kicked off Fourth of July celebrations in LaGrange since 1985. This years parade will begin on July 4th at 10 am, and features the funky theme; ‘Peace, Love & Freedom’. Join in on the festivities and watch and cheer as the participants make their way by!

Pro Tip: The parade starts at Sweetland Amphitheatre, so set up seats nearby to catch the beginning!

Fireworks at Pyne Road Park

Of course, you can’t have a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks. In LaGrange, Pyne Road Park puts on the best display around—and you don’t want to miss it! This year’s show will take place on Monday, July 4th. Grab a seat at the park or cruise over in the boat, either option gives you a great view.

Pro Tip: Fireworks will be displayed at dark. Gates open at 3 PM and their is a $10/vehicle parking fee.

Need a Place to Stay for the Weekend?

If you’re coming from out of town our city offers many lodging options fitting a variety of budgets. Simply visit our guide on where to stay in LaGrange to choose the perfect accommodations for you!

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