Fourth of July events

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FORT GORDON’S
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

WHEN: 3-11 p.m. today

WHERE: Barton Field

DETAILS: Carnival, 3 p.m. (military displays, craft and food vendors, live entertainment, water and carnival rides, tent seating); The Swingin’ Medallions, 7 p.m.; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, 8:30 p.m.; fireworks at dark; arrive early to minimize traffic delays at gates; Gates 1, 2 and 5 open for public traffic beginning 6 p.m.; Gate 3 open for outbound traffic only, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; must present a picture ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance

MORE: (706) 791-6779, fortgordon.com

THURMOND LAKE BOAT PARADE AND BEACH PARTY

WHEN: Thursday; gather at 10 a.m., parade starts at 10:30 a.m.; beach
party follows noon to
4 p.m.

WHERE: Dorn Boating Facility; McCormick, S.C.

DETAILS: Decorate boat or just get in line; boat registration ended Tuesday; free hot dogs (limit two), chips and soda; drawing for day’s use of two pontoon boats; bring chair/blanket and refreshments; event put on by Thurmond Lake Sail & Power Squadron

MORE: (864) 391-3591, tlsps.org

AIKEN’S JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION

WHEN: 4 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Gaston Livery Stable, between Park and Richland avenues

DETAILS: Free; concessions; costume, pie baking, watermelon seed-spitting and talent contests, Colonial games, cornhole tournament, water slide, inflatables; music by Preston and Weston, featuring Sandra Simmons; patriotic display 9 p.m., followed by a movie

MORE: (803) 215-8232

FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.

DETAILS: Free; performance of American Stories in Song by choral ensemble Augusta Bel Canto

MORE: augustamuseum.org

AUGUSTA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

WHEN: 4-10 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Augusta Common

DETAILS: Live entertainment, vendors, inflatables; largest fireworks show in Augusta; free

MORE: (706) 821-1754, augustaga.gov

A STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH PATRIOTIC CONCERT

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.

DETAILS: 17th annual patriotic concert; $20 adults; free for ages 18 and younger; an After Glow BBQ will follow in the River Room; barbecue tickets $15 advance only; riverwalkseries.com, (706) 722-3463

COLUMBIA COUNTY
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

WHEN: 5 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Patriots Park

DETAILS: Music by U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Mama Says, 6:30 p.m.; children’s activities, food and craft vendors, games, rides; fireworks at dark;
free

MORE: (706) 312-7194, columbia
countyga.gov

RAYSVILLE MARINA
FIREWORKS SHOW

WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Raysville Marina, Georgia Highway 43 near Lincolnton, Ga.

DETAILS: Picnic 1 p.m.;
beer, hamburgers, hot dogs for sale; fireworks 9:30 p.m.

MORE: (706) 595-5582

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