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FORT GORDON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Today, Barton Field; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, live entertainment, carnival rides, mechanical bull, food concessions, and craft vendors; fireworks at 9:40 p.m.; civilians welcome, photo identification required for ages 16 and older to enter Fort Gordon; (706) 791-6779 www.fortgordon.com

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Chris Thelen/Staff  Haleigh Rosier, 5, takes a spin on a swing ride Tuesday July 3, 2007 during Fort Gordon's Independence Day Celebration at Barton Field..  Chris Thelen/Staff
Chris Thelen/Staff
Chris Thelen/Staff Haleigh Rosier, 5, takes a spin on a swing ride Tuesday July 3, 2007 during Fort Gordon's Independence Day Celebration at Barton Field..

RIVERBLAST JULY FOURTH Celebration: Riverwalk Augusta; 2-9:30 p.m.; arts and crafts bazaar, variety of musical entertainment, a patriotic concert by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band at the Augusta Common stage; dance and activities for the family; cannon firing and fireworks display; (706) 821-1754

Star-Spangled Concert: 8 p.m. Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street at Reynolds Street; concert featuring the Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra and Georgia's 3 Tenors; concert followed by Riverblast fireworks display; patron tickets $50 for two, includes reserved parking, seating, program recognition (limited number available); (706) 724-2485

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS: Lake Olmstead Stadium, Milledge Road; fireworks Friday and Saturday, after the games at 7 p.m. each night with the Charleston Riverdogs; greenjackets baseball.com, (706) 736-7889

Patriots Park fourth of July Celebration: Begins 4 p.m., Patriots Park, Columbia Road in Grovetown; opening ceremony at 6 p.m., live music at 7 p.m., fireworks at dark; family games including a balloon toss, three-legged race, sack race and pig toss; (706) 312-7191 www.columbia countyga.gov

THUNDER OVER THURMOND: Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Saturday, U.S. Highway 378 bridge between Lincoln County and McCormick County; (706) 359-7970

PATRIOTIC DAY: Warrenton, Ga.; parade at 10 a.m. Saturday; events includes a pie bake-off and watermelon eating contest; (706) 465-9604 www.warrencountyga.com

FOURTH OF JULY BARBECUE: Grovetown; Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road, Noon Friday; DJ Jeff, C.D. Morris & the Bluegrass Boys, free barbecue and sweet tea for dine-in, $5 for carry-out; soda $1; the city is taking names of area shut-ins in Grovetown who can not make it out to dine. (706) 863-4576


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