1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville
Lake Winnie celebrates Independence Day with three days of fireworks. The aerial display of pyrotechnics shot over the water has become the amusement park's Fourth of July trademark. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The park is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
Gate admission is $5 for ages 3 and older. All guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guest 18 or older and must purchase either a $13 value strip of rides or a $21 unlimited-rides pass; or they must be in a chaperoned group.
For convenience, after 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the gate admission will be collected at the parking lot.
For more information, call 706-866-5681 or 877-LAKEWIN, or visit www.lakewinnie.com.
321 Chestnut St.
The children's museum will celebrate Red, White & Blue Days, a kid-friendly take on American traditions, over the long holiday weekend.
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, guests can create July Fourth-inspired crafts for America's 235th birthday and don face paint in patriotic colors. At 1 p.m., birthday cake and ice cream will be served on the plaza. At 2 p.m., guests will gather with noisemakers, flags and enthusiasm to parade around the museum. The parade's grand finale will be bubble wrap "fireworks."
The museum is open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. The current exhibit is "Project: Build It," featuring projects to complete with Bob the Builder. All activities are included in regular admission: $10.95 for children and adults.
For more information, call 756-2738 or visit www.cdmfun.org.
217 Old Hales Road, Trenton, Ga.
Before its double features begin, the drive-in will offer a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. nightly through Monday. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., and the movies will start at 10 p.m.
Showing on screen one is "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," followed by "Super 8." Both films are rated PG-13. Showing on screen two is "Cars 2" (rated G), followed by "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (rated PG-13).
Patrons are asked to arrive early and bring blankets and lawn chairs for maximum viewing pleasure.
General admission is $5 per person, free for children 3 and younger. No debit or credit cards are accepted.
Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater is less than 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Follow I-24 West 10 miles and take I-59 South for one mile. Then take the Slygo Road exit (Exit 17) and follow the signs.
For more information, call 866-966-8431 or visit www.wildernesstheater.com.
6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold
Celebrate Independence Day weekend with free winery tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look into the world of wine and discover the secrets of Georgia's first farm winery. All ages are welcome. Guests 21 and older may enjoy $5 wine by the glass, including red, white and Blueberry Blush tastings. The Ralph Miller Band, a three-piece jazz ensemble featuring tuba, banjo and sax, will entertain from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 706-937-WINE for more information.