76th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
April 12, 2020
Experience serenity and peace as the Stone Mountain Sunrise Association presents two simultaneous, inter-denominational Easter services at the top of the mountain and at the base of the mountain on the Memorial Lawn.
Park Gates will open at 3:00 AM and the Summit Skyride will open at 4:00 AM to begin taking guests to the summit. Services will begin at 7:00 AM. Please allow an extra hour or more for large crowds. Both services will feature sign language interpreters for hearing impaired guests.
The event began in 1944 before the land around Stone Mountain was officially owned by the State of Georgia. Lucille A. Lanford, from Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, suggested that the church’s youth group climb to the top of Stone Mountain on Easter morning to watch the sunrise. The event grew from that one youth group to thousands ascending the mountain every Easter since.
Vehicle entry to the park is $20 for a one-day permit or $40 for an annual permit. Church vans and buses enter free. Skyride fees are $15 for round-trip and $12 for one-way. There are no fees for the walk-up trail to the top of the mountain.
Visitors planning to stay the whole day can enjoy all of Stone Mountain Park's family-friendly attractions, including access to the Skyride, with an All-Attractions Pass.