Fourth of July events include fireworks, music, more

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

People watch fireworks at the 2013 Independence Day celebration at Fort Gordon. The event returns July 3.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/FILE
JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/FILE
People watch fireworks at the 2013 Independence Day celebration at Fort Gordon. The event returns July 3.

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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