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2014 Fourth of July Events

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Savannah's 2013 Fourth of July fireworks show along River Street through the eyes of the late Mike Manhatton. Savannah's 2013 Fourth of July fireworks show along River Street through the eyes of the late Mike Manhatton.
Tybee Island's 2014 Independence Day fireworks taken by Charles Burel. Tybee Island's 2014 Independence Day fireworks taken by Charles Burel.

2014 FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

This list is updated as events are received. If you would like to have your event added to the list, email the information to newsrelease@wtoc.com (Title: July 4th event). Events must be received by noon Thursday, July 3.

GEORGIA

AAA/Bud Light offer Tow to Go during Fourth of July holiday in Georgia. The Tow to Go Program offers the following: Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location; Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee; Free and available to both AAA members and non-members; The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home.
To request a ride, call 
(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. MORE INFO: Click here.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department says they have plans to increase traffic patrols during the Independence Day holiday weekend. MORE INFO: Click here

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to make appointments to donate during the 4th of July holiday period. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or to schedule an appointment. 

CHATHAM COUNTY

CAT offers Fireworks Shuttle on July 4th
For the very first time, Chatham Area Transit is offering a non-stop Fireworks Shuttle from the Savannah Mall to the Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center on Friday, July 4. Shuttle service will begin from the Savannah Mall bus stop, near the food court at 6:30 pm, with the last shuttle leaving for the fireworks at 8:30 pm. The CAT Fireworks Shuttle will operate every 30 minutes. The River Street fireworks is scheduled for 9-9:30 pm. The return service for the shuttle will begin at the Transit Center at 10 pm upon completion of the fireworks. The last Fireworks Shuttle will leave at 11 pm. The fare for the Fireworks Shuttle is $3 roundtrip and exact fare is required. For more information call 912.233.5767 or click here.

Get City of Savannah Fourth of July parking events rates and information here.

River Street Fourth of July Celebration – FREE!
Celebrate the fourth all weekend long along Savannah's historic River Street. Enjoy a 3-day festival of arts and crafts, local entertainment, live music, food and fun for the entire family. Also, make sure to grab a good spot early to watch the annual Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday at 9 p.m.
WHEN: July 4-6
FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday from 4-10pm; Saturday from 10am-10pm; and Sunday from 10am-5pm.
WHERE: Rousakis Plaza – Savannah Riverfront, 115 East River St.
MORE INFO: Click here

Tybee Island Independence Day Fireworks Celebration – FREE!
WHEN: July 3, at 9:15 p.m.
WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion or the island's eastern beaches
MORE INFO: 912.786.5444 or visittybee.com

Independence Day at Fort Pulaski
Celebrate the nation's 238th birthday with family-friendly programs. There is an entrance fee of $5 per person; ages 15 and under are free.
WHEN: July 4
SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
10am - Fort orientation
11am - "Flags of Fort Pulaski"
12pm - Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:30 – 3pm - Children's activities
1pm - Fort orientation
2pm - "Flags of Fort Pulaski"
3pm - Cannon Firing Demonstration
MORE INFO: nps.gov/fopu 

Independence Day Celebration at Hunter Army Airfield
All are invited to join the 3rd Infantry Division for one of the best fireworks shows around. This event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: July 3, 8:30pm
WHERE: Family Day Field, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah (Civilians please access through the Montgomery Gate.)

Sand Gnats Fireworks
Savannah Sand Gnats vs. Charleston Riverdogs - Cost is $8 for adults; military, seniors and children 4-12 are $5; and children 3-and-under are free.
WHEN: July 3, Gates open at 6pm - First Pitch at 7:05pm and Fireworks will follow the game.
WHERE: Grayson Stadium, Victory Drive, Savannah
MORE INFO: www.sandgnats.com

I Pledge for Ice Cream at Leopold's 
All children ages 12 and under who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will get a free child's scoop of their choice in a cup, cake or sugar cone. Leopold's will hold additional "I Pledge for Ice Cream" events each Monday in July.
WHEN: July 1, 4-7pm
WHERE: Leopold's Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St, Savannah
MORE INFO: Click here 

$4 Felines for the Fourth of July!
What a deal! All come up-to-date on vaccines, de-wormed, on a heartworm and flea prevention, spayed/neutered, microchipped and more!
WHEN: July 1 through the end of the day on July 3, from 11am to 6pm each day.
WHERE: Humane Society for Greater Savannah, Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah

Annual 4th of July Parade
The Magnolia Park Neighborhood is celebrating the 4th of July with a 20 year old tradition; a neighborhood parade and a picnic. The parade will start on the corner of Woodland Dr. and Forsyth Rd. Residents are invited to bring family and friends to participate in this year's celebration. 
WHEN: July 4, 11am (Parade line-up will start at 10:30am)
WHERE: On the lawn of the Magnolia Park Neighborhood pool, Savannah

BRYAN COUNTY 

Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: July 4, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill
MORE INFO: Click here 

Richmond Hill's annual Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: July 5, 5-9pm
WHERE: J.F. Gregory Park, 512 Cedar St, Richmond Hill
MORE INFO: Contact Linda Phillips at 912.756.3345 or click here.

Celebrate the Fourth with the Third on the First
Come celebrate with the 3rd ID Band. WTOC's Sonny Dixon will be the emcee.
WHEN: July 1, Picnic starts at 5:30pm and concert starts at 7pm
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Pembroke, Church St, Pembroke

Independence Day Celebration – FREE!
Enjoy a night of food and fun for all ages in J.F. Gregory Park, with free live entertainment provided by the musical group The Tams. There will also be a Farmers' Market, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, inflatable water slides and an obstacle course for the kids. The fireworks display will begin after dark, around 9pm.
WHEN: July, 5, 5-9:30pm
WHERE: J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St, Richmond Hill
MORE INFO: Call 912.756.3345 or visit www.richmondhill-ga.gov

BULLOCH COUNTY

Firecracker Fest & July 4th Celebration
WHEN: July 4, 4-11pm
WHERE: Mill Creek Park, Statesboro
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Click here 

CAMDEN COUNTY 

St. Marys 4th of July Festival – FREE!
Come celebrate with a festive parade, fireworks display, entertainment, arts, crafts, food vendors, kids' rides, a street dance and more.
WHEN: July 4, 9am-10pm
WHERE: Saint Marys Waterfront, 400 Osborne St, St. Marys, GA 31558
MORE INFO: Click here 

EFFINGHAM COUNTY 

Rincon 4th of July
WHEN: June 27-28
WHERE: Freedom Park, Rincon 

GLYNN COUNTY 

Jekyll Island July 4th Celebration
Families can enjoy a day full of patriotism ending with a fireworks extravaganza. Admission is free; Parking is $6.
WHEN: July 4, 9pm-11:30pm
WHERE: 711 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island
MORE INFO: Click here 

Brunswick's Old Fashioned 4th of July – FREE!
WHEN: July 4, 7pm
WHERE: Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Gloucester St, Brunswick
MORE INFO: Click here 

St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival
WHEN: July 4-6, 10am-5pm each day
WHERE: Neptune Park, 529 Beachview Drive – Pier Village, St. Simons Island
MORE INFO: Click here 

LIBERTY COUNTY 

Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: July 3, 4-7pm
WHERE: Bradwell Park, Hinesville
MORE INFO: Click here 

Independence Day Colonial Faire
WHEN: July 4, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Fort Morris Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Rd, Midway
MORE INFO: Click here 

Independence Day Salute to the Nation & Fireworks Display at Ft. Stewart
WHEN: July 4; Salute to the Nation starts at 8:30pm and the fireworks display starts at 9:30pm.
WHERE: Cottrell Field, Fort Stewart, Hinesville

MCINTOSH COUNTY 

Cannons Across the Marsh
WHEN: July 4, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd SE, Darien
MORE INFO: Click here 

TATTNALL COUNTY

July 4th Fireworks at TCHS
Admission is $5 per car and refreshments will available for purchase. Attendees are reminded to bring chairs and/or blankets and bug repellent.
WHEN: July 4, Gates open at 6pm
WHERE: Tattnall County High School

WARE COUNTY 

Independence Day Fun & Games
WHEN: July 4, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Laura S. Walker State Park, 5653 Laura Walker Rd, Waycross
MORE INFO: Click here

Waycross Jaycees Fourth of July Celebration
Enjoy music, food, fireworks and fun.
WHEN: July 4
WHERE: Memorial Stadium, 515 Harrison St, Waycross
MORE INFO: Click here 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

BEAUFORT COUNTY 

Annual 4th of July Parade around Harbour Town
Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Enjoy holiday festivities following the parade.
WHEN: July 4, 8:30am
WHERE: Harbour Town
MORE INFO: Recreation Department - 843.842.1979 

Fifth Annual Salute from the Shore
Planes fly the length of the coast while beachgoers salute from the shore with flags and other patriotic displays. The planes will leave North Myrtle Beach about 1 p.m. and should arrive over Hilton Head about an hour later.
WHEN: July 4
WHERE: South Carolina coast

Fireworks at Harbour Town
Enjoy a fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound.
WHEN: July 4, 9pm
WHERE: Harbour Town
MORE INFO: Click here 

Skull Creek Marina 4th of July – FREE!
Celebration will include music, food, adult beverages and a fireworks display.
WHEN: July 4 – All Day
WHERE: Located in the Hilton Head Plantation, 1 Waterway Ln, Hilton Head
MORE INFO: Click here 

Skull Creek Boathouse 4th of July Cookout & Party
Enjoy live music, a cookout and a first-class fireworks show.
WHEN: July 4, 7-11pm
WHERE: Skull Creek Boathouse, 397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island
MORE INFO: Click here 

29th Annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5000
Over 1600 runners and walkers from across the United States annually participate in this fun, healthy, family event.
WHEN: July 4, 8am
WHERE: Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Rd, Hilton Head Island
MORE INFO: Click here 

Gregg Russell 4th of July Concert
WHEN: July 4, 8pm
WHERE: Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town
MORE INFO: Click here

Port Royal's 4th of July celebration
For the second year in a row, the Parris Island Marine Band will perform patriotic music on Sand's Beach. Enjoy family-friendly festivities and a fireworks display as well.
WHEN: July 4, Festivities start at 5pm, the Parris Island Marine Band will perform at 7:30pm, and the fireworks will start at 9pm.
WHERE: Sand's Beach, Port Royal, S.C.

JASPER COUNTY

Fireworks & Fun Celebration
WHEN: June 27, 7pm (Fireworks are expected to start at 10pm)
WHERE: Hardeeville Recreation Park behind City Hall, Hardeeville, SC

OC Welch Ford Lincoln Veteran's Appreciation Week Specials 
Starting June 30 and running until July 3, all Veterans will receive free service with the following 5 service packages to choose from: Package #1: Transmission Service, Coolant Flush, Fluid Flush, Oil Change, Detail; Package #2: Air Condition Repair, Oil Change, Detail; Package #3: Four (4) Free Tires, Oil Change, Detail; Package #4: Tune-Up, Oil Change, Detail; and Package #5: Brake Job (Front & Rear), Oil Change, Detail. NOTE: Veterans will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of service. 
WHEN: June 30-July 3
WHERE: OC Welch Ford Lincoln, Hardeeville, SC

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