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2009 Local 4th of July Celebrations



Tybee Island has fireworks (Friday July 3)
Tybee Island will host a fireworks display at the Walter J. Parker Pier and Pavilion to begin after dark, between about 9:00 to 9:30 PM, the evening of July 3rd. Visible from nearly any of Tybee’s eastern beaches, the ocean provides a clear view to the pier where the fireworks are set up.
Visitors should be aware that the Independence Day Celebrations generate some of the largest crowds of the year on Tybee Island. Traffic in both directions on US Highway 80 – Victory Drive will be heavy, and parking spaces will be in high demand. It would be best to arrive early to make sure you have a place to park, but remember that parking fees are enforced from 8am to 8pm every day. For more information call 912-786-5444 or visit tybeeisland.com


FOURTHFEST
Battlefield Memorial Park, the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, and Savannah History Museum will pull out all the stops for a full day of family fun and history unlike any other in the region. FOURTHFEST will include Battlefield marches (recreations of the 1779 attack), musket and cannon firing demonstrations, archaeology games, readings of the Declaration of Independence, train rides behind our restored steam locomotive, hard hat tours of historic preservation, tours of our restored executive train cars, blacksmithing demonstrations, children’s activities and games, and more! FOURTHFEST begins Saturday, July 4th at 10am and ends at 6pm at all four of our museums and historic sites. Admission is charged for this special event:  $13 for adults, $4 for children 6 and under (this includes admission to all of our downtown museums for the day).  Alternatively, visitors may pay a smaller rate to visit just the Roundhouse or the Savannah History Museum. For information call 912-651-6823 or email jxamis@chsgeorgia.org


The African-American Experience at Fort Pulaski
11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. July 4, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. 80. Activities include a book signing by Robert T.S. Mickles Sr. a local author, Gullah music performed by the Fellowship Concert Choir of Beaufort and Civil War soldier programs. Cost is $3; free for children 15 and younger. For information, call 912-786-5787 or go to www.nps.gov/fopu.


Savannah Swings
3:30-5 p.m. July 4, Reynolds Square, Abercorn Street, between Bryan and Congress Streets. The First City Club is catering a picnic before the concert, Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger.

6 p.m. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. This annual tradition combines patriotic, swingin' music, a New Orleans-style procession and reserved seats on River Street. The concert features Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra and others. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Johnny Mercer. Tickets: $25; $10 children 12 and younger. There is a $5 discount for military, fire & police. For information, call 912-525-5050.


Celebrate America's 232nd Birthday
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4-5, Fort Pulaski, U.S. 80 East. The patriotic living-history event includes cannon firings, soldier demonstrations, music and a re-creation of a historic 1862 baseball game. Cost is $3; free for children 15 and younger. For information, call 912-786-5787 or go to www.nps.gov/fopu.


Pyro Independent Music Festival
2 p.m.-2:30 a.m. July 4, Cafe Loco, U.S. 80 E. The event presented by Dope Sandwich, Cafe Loco, Insomniac Sound, and Raabstract will feature music by The Union of Sacred Monsters, Mike Lowry band, Sinister Moustache, Hakusai and more. Cost is $7. For information, go to www.dopesandwich.com.


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
10 a.m. July 4, Colonial Cemetery, Abercorn Street. Bonaventure Chapter with Lachlan McIntosh and Savannah chapters will host a celebration in honor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis will be the featured speaker. Refreshments. Cancel in case of rain. For information, call 912-349-0488.


"Proud To Be An American": A Patriotic Musical Drama
11 a.m. July 5, Quacco Baptist Church, 215 Quacco Road. This musical production written by Nancy Minsky speaks of the foundation and history of America. For information, call 912-925-1735.


Richmond Hill
Event: RHRA Family Festival
Date: July 4
Time: 2pm to 10pm
Location: JF Gregory Park
More information: http://www.rhrasports.org/


July Fourth Celebration at Ft. McAllister
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road. Come and celebrate July 4th with Civil War troops as they fire special salutes for those who died for our freedom. Cost is $3.50-$5. For information, call 912-727-2339 or go to gastateparks.org/net/calendar.


Statesboro
Event: Independence Day T.E.A. Party
Date: July 4
Time: 4pm to 6pm 
Location: Mill Creek Elementary (Across from Mill Creek Park)
More information: http://www.bullochtea.com/


Rincon
Event: 4th of July Parade and Festival
Date: July 4
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Rincon
More information: http://www.cityofrincon.com/ 


Hilton Head Island

24th Annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5000
Date: July 4
Time: 8am to 9am
Location:  Mall at Shelter Cove
More information: http://www.bearfootsports.com%20/


HarbourFest 2009 July 4th Celebration
Date: July 4
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Location: Shelter Cove Harbour
More information: http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/vacation-visitors-guide/events/%20http://www.palmettodunes.com/hilton-head-harbour-fest.php


4th of July Summer Jams
Date: July 4
Time: 7pm to 11pm
More information: http://www.islandreccenter.org/


Harbour Town 4th of July Fireworks
Date: July 4
Time: 9pm to 10pm
More information: http://www.seapines.com/


Skull Creek July 4th Celebration
Date: July 4
Time: 9:30pm to 9:50pm


Bluffton
Event: Annual 4th of July parade
Date: July 4


Beaufort
The Sands in Port Royal [here you can see the Beaufort fireworks and the ones from Parris Island] and Parris Island [with a free performance by the Marine Corps Band--expect heavy traffic and long lines getting onto and off of the base!]

 

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