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July 4, 2007

Independence Day Celebrations

Savannah, GA

River Street: Fantastic Fourth of July on the River

When: 07/04/07
Start Time: 5pm
Where: Historic River Street

Event Details:

Festivities for the Fantastic Fourth of July on the River will begin at 5pm. There will be live entertainment, eating contests and much more. Fireworks begin around 9:20pm and will be choreographed to music by KIX 96.5.

For more information, visit, http://www.riverstreetsavannah.com/ or call the Savannah Waterfront Association at 912.234.0295.

Tybee Island, GA

July 4th Fireworks at the Pier

When: 07/04/07
Start Time: 9:15pm
Where: South beach near the fishing pier

Event Details:

Tybee Island's annual July 4th celebration. Come early because the island fills up fast.

For more information, visit, http://www.tybeeisland.com/index.shtml.

Celebrating America at Fort Pulaski

When: June 30
Start Time: 10am
Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, US Hwy 80 east

Event Details:

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a patriotic tribute to history at Fort Pulaski. Highlights include canon and musket firings, music performed by the Savannah Sinfonietta Brass players and a recreation of an 1862 baseball game.

For more information, visit, http://www.nps.gov/fopu.

Pooler, GA

Independence Day Celebration

When: July 4
Start Time: 12pm
Where: Joe Baker Park (I-95 and US Hwy 80)

Event Details:

The City of Pooler and the Crossroads Visitor Center are hosting an Independence Day celebration. Activities include a watermelon seed spitting contest, kids' events and music by the Donnie and the Little Big Band. Local firefighters will also be honored and the Firefighter of the Year will be named.

The event is free and open to the public.

STATESBORO, GA

Firecracker Fest

When: July 4
Start Time: 4pm
Where: Mill Creek Park

Event Details:

Come celebrate the Fourth of July in Statesboro. The festivities begin at 4pm with amusement games, live music, community exhibitions and lots of contests. Fireworks start around 9pm.

For more information, visit http://www.bullochrec.com/

Midway, GA

Fort Morris Independence Day Colonial Fair

When: July 4
Start Time: 11am
Where: Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway (7 miles east of I-95, exit 76; follow Liberty Trail signs)

Event Details:

Celebrate Independence Day colonial style at the Fort Morris Historic Site. Enjoy live colonial music, musket and cannon firing, blacksmithing, reenactments and lots of games and prizes. Admission is free.

For more information, visit, http://gastateparks.org/info/ftmorris/.

Springfield, GA

Fireworks Display

When: June 30
Start Time: 6:30pm
Where: Effingham County High School

Event Details:

Join the community for a fireworks display at Effingham County High School. The fireworks begin at nightfall, but the gates open at 6:30pm.

For more information, visit, http://www.cityofspringfield.com/index.htm.

Hilton Head Island, SC

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove

When: July 3 & 4
Start Time: 6:30pm
Where: Shelter Cove Marina

Evening entertainment and fireworks on both Tuesday and Wednesday night. Open to the public. Come early, parking fills up fast.

For more information, visit, http://www.palmettodunes.com/.

Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 Firecracker Run

When: July 4
Start Time: 8am
Where: The Mall at Shelter Cove

Event Details:

This is the largest and oldest annual walk/run race in Beaufort County with an average of over 950 runners participating each year. Registration goes on until July 3, online registration closes on July 1. $25 pre-registration cost until July 2, $30 for later registration. A percentage of the proceeds benefits the Hilton Head Island Runners Club.

Race packet pick up and late registration will be on Tuesday July 3 from 3pm-6pm at the center court in the Mall at Shelter Cove and on July 4 behind the mall from 6:30am-7:30am. The first 1,000 participants receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, visit, http://bearfootsports.com/.

Port Royal, SC

July 4th Celebration

When: July 4
Start Time: 6pm
Where:The Sands

Event Details:

Join Port Royal for their July 4th Celebration. Enjoy lots of entertainment and fun for the whole family. Fireworks will begin at dusk accompanied by a 30 minute soundtrack.

For more information, visit www.beaufortsc.org.

Parris Island, SC

Parris Island Fourth of July Celebration

When: July 4
Start Time: 5pm
Where: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

Event Details:

The public is invited to a free concert and fireworks display at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island. The Parris Island Marine Band concert will begin at 7:45pm followed by fireworks at 9pm. There will also be bounce houses for kids and free concessions to all who attend.

Come early to avoid traffic delays and to ensure a good view of the fireworks.

The Marine Corps Public Affairs Office wants to remind all visitors that a valid photo ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required for vehicles entering the Depot.  

Personally-owned fireworks, pyrotechnics and glass containers are prohibited aboard the Depot.  Cell phone use while driving aboard the Depot is also prohibited.

For more information about the event, contact the Public Affairs Office at 228.2113.

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