4th of July in Augusta

Mason Barrett
Published on July 3, 2017

4th of July in Augusta

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Fireworks light the sky over the savannah river during Augusta’s celebration of 2015 Independence day. This year’s festivities begin at 4pm at the Augusta Common.

Here are the events to look forward to this July in Augusta

AMERICAN STORIES IN SONG: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; Augusta Bel Canto, a choral ensemble, will perform to celebrate America’s birthday; free
CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 2, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Ext.; presented by First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra to honor all veterans and members of all branches of the Armed Services and benefit the Wounded Warrior Project; fbcaugusta.org

FREEDOM BLAST: 7 p.m. Monday, July 3, Thomson-McDuffie Government Center lawn; family activities, games, corn hole tournament ($10 registration due by June 30), Thomson Fire Department splash down for kids, food vendors, fireworks; free; (706) 597-1000

7TH ANNUAL SIGNERS CEREMONY: 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, Signers Monument, Greene Street in front of the Augusta-Richmond County Government Center; patriotic music by Fabio Mann and Bill Karp begins at 8:30 a.m., ceremony to honor Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett and George Walton at 9 a.m. with presentation of colors, remarks by the Honorable James Blanchard, program on Elijah Clarke, Hero of the Revolution by Augusta historian Erich Frazier; to take part in the ceremony, contact organizer James R. Hanby Sr. by email at signersmonument@gmail.com or call (302) 824-0186; find Augusta Signers Monument on Facebook

MEADOW GARDEN OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Meadow Garden, three local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution will offer free tours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. of the farm home of George Walton, one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence, view artifacts provided by Sons of the American Revolution, dulcimer music; additional parking along Independence Drive

PATRIOTIC BOAT PARADE: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 4, Dorn Boating Facility, County Road 124 off Hwy. 378, McCormick, S.C.; $10 boat registration starts 10 a.m., parade starts 10:30 a.m.; bring lunch for picnic afterwards; Steve Jones (864) 391-3910

31st ANNUAL 4th of JULY BBQ: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Grovetown Parks &Recreation, 1040 Newmantown Road, Grovetown; entertainment and karaoke by David Doane Entertainment, vendors, kids fun zone, free barbecue dine-in, $5 takeout; (706) 860-7691

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; presented by the City of Augusta; live entertainment, concessions and vendors, children’s area, inflatables; fireworks after dark; no coolers or pets allowed; free; (706) 821-1754

(SOLD OUT) FOURTH OF JULY ROOFTOP PARTY: 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; food and beverage specials starting at 5 p.m., live entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m., fireworks at dark; $10 admission limited to 125 tickets; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-of-july-party-on-the-rooftop-of-the-partridge-inn-tickets-35084907904

BOOM IN THE PARK: 6 p.m. Tuseday, July 4, Evans Towne Center Park; live music by The Remedy 6:15 p.m. and Black Dawg 7:30 p.m.; water slides, fireworks; free admission, VIP $10 include premium viewing space, permission to bring own food and drinks and VIP parking $10 available at Columbia County Security Federal locations; boominthepark.com

FOURTH OF JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH THE GREENJACKETS: 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road; gates open 5 p.m. for a pre-game concert; Ahmen Korner Bar &Grill open 5-6:15 p.m.; opening pitch 6:35 p.m.; fireworks after the game; tickets start at $9; greenjacketsbaseball.com

21ST ANNUAL STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Saint Paul’s Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets; patriotic favorites sung by New York tenor Daniel Rodriguez, a retired police officer who almost died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, backed by the 100-member Independence Chorus &Orchestra, $20; After-Glow Party $15; www.riverwalkseries.com or (706) 722-3463

FIREWORKS ON THE PATIO: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Augusta Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; hors d’oeuvres and music with a view of the downtown fireworks from library’s third floor terrace; benefits Friends of the Augusta Library; $20 or $30 couple nonrefundable tickets must be purchased in advance at arcpls.org/fireworks or at any library branch; held rain or shine

FORT GORDON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 30, Barton Field, Rice Road, Fort Gordon; carnival rides for kids, military displays, craft and food vendors, live entertainment featuring country music artists Randy Houser and Jon Langston; fireworks after dark; no pets, tents or coolers allowed; Gates one, two and five will be open to public traffic beginning at 5 p.m. Patrons age 16 and older are required to show identification for base access and all vehicles entering are subject to random inspection. Fort Gordon authorities are asking attendees to arrive early to help minimize traffic delays at the gates; (706) 791-8878, https://www.fortgordon.com/event/independence-day-celebration-2017/

5TH STREET MARINA 4TH OF JULY JAMBOREE: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 5th Street Marina, 1 Fifth St.; lemonade stand, barbecue, burgers and hot dogs; free admission; (706) 869-5404

JULY 4TH BBQ: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 1, American Legion Post 63, 90 Milledge Road; selling pulled pork barbecue, hash and rice, cole slaw, and potato salad until sold out; call for prices; (706) 733-5184; americanlegionpost63.com

Source : Augusta Chronicles

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