Fourth of July events include fireworks, music, more

People watch fireworks at the 2013 Independence Day celebration at Fort Gordon. The event returns July 3.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A Fourth of July celebration with fireworks was held in Aiken on Saturday, June 28.

FORT GORDON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
WHEN: 
3-11 p.m. Thursday, July 3
WHERE: Barton Field, Fort Gordon
DETAILS: Free; fireworks, the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, The Swingin’ Medallions, more; fortgordonfyi.com/event

HONORING GEORGIA’S SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
WHEN: 9 a.m. Friday, July 4
WHERE: Signers Monument, Greene Street in front of Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building
DETAILS: Patriotic music by Savannah River Brass Works 9 a.m.; Evans High School JROTC Color Guard, Dr. Lee Caldwell speaking about George Walton 9:30 a.m.; reading names of signers; with Congressman John Barrow, other elected officials; James R. Hanby Sr., hanbyj@aol.com, (302) 824-0186

PATRIOTIC BICYCLE, GOLF CART AND PET PARADE
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 4
WHERE: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling
DETAILS: Decorate, dress up pets for parade; open to all ages; meet at campground assembly shelter; $5 parking; (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org/Mistletoe

AUGUSTA BEL CANTO PRESENTS AMERICAN STORIES IN SONG
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 4
WHERE: Augusta Museum of History Rotunda, 560 Reynolds St.
DETAILS: Choral ensemble performs patriotic favorites; free; augustamuseum.org

COLUMBIA COUNTY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
WHEN: 2 p.m.-dark Friday, July 4
WHERE: Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans
DETAILS: Free; fireworks, carnival rides, water rides, games, concessions, entertainment by Hack Bartley & Shuffle, the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Abilene Baptist Church, Jerusalem Sounds Brass Band, Livingroom Legends; (706) 650-5005, evanstownecenterpark.com

CITY OF AUGUSTA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
WHEN: 4-10 p.m. Friday, July 4
WHERE: Augusta Common
DETAILS: Free; fireworks at 9:30 p.m., children’s fun zone, concessions, more; augustaga.gov, (706) 821-1754

THE RIVERWALK SERIES: 
18TH ANNUAL STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH CONCERT AND AFTERGLOW PARTY
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 4
WHERE: St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.
DETAILS: 100-member Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra; Russell Joel Brown, guest star; Riverwalk fireworks display follows; concert $20 adults, children free; catered Afterglow Party $15; purchase tickets from RiverwalkSeries.com or (706) 722-3463

GREENJACKETS INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
WHEN: Game at 7 p.m. Friday, July 4; gates open 6 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Olmstead Stadium
DETAILS: Fireworks after game; silent jersey auction; for tickets, visit greenjacketsbaseball.com

GREENJACKETS PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS NIGHT
WHEN: Game at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 5; gates open 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Olmstead Stadium
DETAILS: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-game Independence Day Bash with a 90-minute buffett at the SweetWater Draft House; fireworks after game; for tickets, visit greenjacketsbaseball.com

THURMOND LAKE SAIL & POWER SQUADRON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
WHEN: Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5
WHERE: Dorn Boating Facility, 272 Chamberlain Ferry Road, McCormick, S.C.
DETAILS: Fireworks after dark July 4, Plum Branch Yacht Club; celebration 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, Dorn Boating Facility, 272 Chamberlain Ferry Road, McCormick, S.C.; boat parade 10:30 a.m.; beach party noon to 4 p.m., Savannah Lakes Marina Beach, free hot dogs (limit two), chips and soda, adult activities, kids’ games and contests, bring chairs or blankets, kayak rodeo; shag party Saturday evening, Plum Branch Yacht Club; tlsps.org

HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: PARRIS ISLAND MARINE CORPS BAND
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, July 7
WHERE: Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, Aiken
DETAILS: Free; bring a chair or blanket and picnic; no alcohol; well-behaved pets on leash welcome; (803) 642-7631, rain-out line (803) 643-4661

 

 

 

 

 

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