- Candace Clayvon The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lights, fireworks, pop songs and flame cannons, what’s not to love about Stone Mountain Park’s laser show?
A DeKalb County staple since its opening in 1983, the 45-minute laser show is a little different each year as the park adds new songs, features and updated fan experiences. Keeping up with the times, its newest update launched in May, includes sky-dancing drones synced with the show’s tunes.
The laser show takes place on Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Lawn in direct view of the Confederate Memorial Carving. Driving by car? Enter through Stone Mountain Park’s East Gate (off Highway 78) or West gate (from James B. Rivers Memorial Drive). Pedestrians can enter through the West gate only.
A daily parking pass is $15 per vehicle. Once through the gate, follow signs for Memorial Lawn. Multiple parking lots are available near the lawn. A full parking map is available on Stone Mountain’s website.
Access to the laser show is included in the daily parking pass. Private terrace seating with dinner or snack packages can be purchased starting at $10.
When to go:
The 2017 laser show season runs from April 1 to Oct. 21.
Shows are daily starting Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 5. Laser shows are weekly on Saturdays from April 1 to May 26 and Aug. 6 to Oct. 21.
Stone Mountain Park hosts special holiday laser shows for Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29), Fourth of July (July 1-4) and Labor Day (Sept. 2 - 4). Be warned, holiday shows are very popular and parking can fill up hours before the show.
Know before you go:
Inclement weather may affect showtimes so double-check hours online or call ahead.
Outside food is allowed, so attendees can enjoy a homemade picnic on the lawn during the show.
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