When the multicolored beams of light start slicing across the night sky above Stone Mountain, it’s a sign of the season, and the extravaganza gets some extra oomph due to the holiday weekend. As a nod to our military veterans, the production includes a special, extended fireworks finale Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. It’s a choreographed musical salute to the men and women who have served and those who continue to serve our country. Folks who fall into those categories and have a valid military ID each score a free Adventure Pass. They can get as much as $10 off per person for immediate family members. Adventure Passes allow guests access to most of the park’s attractions including Sky Hike, the 4-D Theater, Scenic Railroad and the Geyser Towers, the new water-logged climbing adventure. Don’t forget to flash that ID at the park gift shops and concession stands. Military ID holders receive a 20 percent discount throughout the weekend on most merchandise, food and beverages.
10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. May 26-28; Lasershow Spectacular: 9:30 p.m May 26-28. Adventure Pass: $28; $22 ages 3-11; free ages 2 and younger. Family discounts available online. $10 parking per vehicle. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690 , http://www.stonemountainpark.com
Of course, the homeowners at the Villas at Park Place can view these shows for free from the comfort of their clubhouse, pool and patio. These ranch style condo homes start at just $141,900 for a 3bedroom, 2 bath plus a 4 season sunroom and a 2 car garage. Call me, Brendan Murphy, at 678-414-8970 for more information.