Savannah-area fireworks displays
Independence Celebration & Fireworks @ Hunter AAF @ Family Day Field, 8:30PM Thurs. July 2.
Open to the public. Patriotic music by the 3rd ID band, followed by fireworks display. Grills & glass bottles prohibited. Details here
Tybee Island Fourth of July Fireworks Fri. July 3
July 3, 9:15 -10PM
Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee’s busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches.
Richmond Hill Independence Day Fireworks Fri. July 3
FREE family-friendly Red, White, and Blue Independence Day Celebration July 3 5-9:30PM at J. F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St.
Features live music by The Fundamentals, arts & craft vendors, inflatable water slides, farmers’ market, face painting, family fishing. The event ends with a fireworks show.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
More information: www.richmondhill-ga.gov or 912.756.3345.
Sand Gnats Fireworks Fri. July 3 after the game
Grayson Stadium after the Sandgnats 7PM game against Augusta Greenjackets
More information here
Independence Celebration & Fireworks at Ft.Stewart @ Cottrell Field, 8:30PM, Fri. July 3
Open to the public. Patriotic music by the 3rd ID band, followed by fireworks display. Grills & glass bottles prohibited.
Savannah Fireworks, Sat. July 4, River Street
The Savannah Waterfront Association Fourth of July event, 4-10PM on River Street
DJ MXM will kick off the Fourth of July Celebration at 4pm on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor stage (across from Tubby’s) followed by live music from 7-10pm.
Fireworks will start at “dark thirty” (shortly after the 9 o’clock hour). Those viewing the fireworks away from the Arbor Stage can tune into Rewind 107.9 for more patriotic music during the show.
More information: riverstreetsavannah.com.
Bloomingdale Patriotic Celebration & Fireworks, June 27
Rides, Bouncy Houses, Games, Tug of War, and Fireworks. Come out and enjoy the evening as Bloomingdale honors America, and veterans and active duty heroes, 6-9PM @ Taylor Park, 1824 Pine Barren Rd, Bloomingdale, Ga 31302.
Concession stand will be open selling food & drinks to benefit Bloomingdale Recreation Dept.
Hilton Head Is. fireworks displays
Three different fireworks displays on Hilton Head Island on Friday July 4:
Harbour Town Fireworks, July 4
Children’s activities begin about 5PM, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display on July 4. The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound. There is a $6 gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. No coolers, please.
More information: 843-785-3333), www.seapines.com
Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks, July 4
HarbourFest on July 4 at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is an expanded version of the activities at Shelter Cove each Tuesday night during summer. Entertainment; children’s activities, food and more. Activities start at approximately 6:30 p.m., with fireworks at dusk.
Parking: Shelter Cove marina, The Mall at Shelter Cove off William Hilton Parkway. A shuttle will then run from back and forth from the parking lots to Shelter Cove all evening.
More information: 800-827-3006 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.
Skull Creek Boathouse Fireworks, July 4
Hudson’s On the Docks Restaurant hosts this event. Fireworks will be shot off from a barge on the Intracoastal Waterway. No coolers allowed.
When/where: 6-10 p.m. July 4; fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.; Skull Creek Marina/Hudson’s On the Docks, Squire Pope Road
Parking: Free parking and shuttle service from the Boys & Girls Club on Gumtree Road. Don’t park on Squire Pope or Gumtree roads or you risk being towed and ticketed.
More information: 843-681-2772.
More Lowcountry fireworks displays
June 27: Ridgeland ~ Independence Day Fireworks
Independence Day Fireworks at Boat n RV Megaworld in Ridgeland, 6-10PM. Music, vendors and entertainment on site with a fireworks finale. Proceeds benefit the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM).
401 Sycamore Drive.
More information: (877) RVFUNSC or www.boatnrv.com
June 26: Hardeeville ~ Fireworks Celebration
City of Hardeeville Annual Fireworks Celebration at Hardeeville Recreation Park, 7-10 p.m. Live music, inflatables, popcorn, sno cones, watermelon and soft drinks with a fireworks finale.
205 E. Main Street.
More information: (843) 784-2231 or www.cityofhardeeville.com
Fourth of July family events
June 27: $5 Red, White & Blue kids’ art class for all ages @ ArtLab in Savannah, noon Saturday, June 27 Details here.
July 4: 4th of July Magnolia Park Parade
You’re invited to take part in this longtime tradition. The parade starts on the corner of Woodland Dr. & Forsyth Rd., 11AM July 4 and ends at the MBF Pool (Bacon Park Dr. & Morgan St.). Bring your kids, family, friends to participate in this 2015 celebration. Decorate yourself, your bike, golf cart, wheel barrels or even your lawnmowers in red white & blue to parade through the neighborhood. Assembly for the parade will start at 10:45 am.
Afterwards, there will be a picnic at the park, swimming at the pool free of charge to MPNA & pool members; $5 per person for non-members. Hot dogs, burgers & beverages will be provided but feel free to bring other goodies if you like.
The route for this year’s parade will be posted on the Magnolia Park Neighborhood Facebook page here in the next few days.
July 4: Kids’ Night Out (Parents’ Night Off) art & a movie – Big Hero 6 – @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler, 6-9PM Sat. July 4. Details here.
July 4: Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Fort McAllister: Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864 and enjoy a historic-themed 4th of July event at Fort McAllister, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event features old-fashioned fun for all including living history demonstrations, cannon firings, musket demonstrations along with games & food. Admission: $8 per adult, $5 per child from 6-17 years of age. For more information, call 912.727.2339.
July 4: FREE Star Spangled Car Show: The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum will host a Star Spangled Cars and Coffee, an event showcasing rare and antique cars, on Saturday, July 4 9-11AM at the Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave. This free, family-friendly event, hosted by J.C. Lewis Ford, allows car owners to display their one-of-a-kind rides. Attendees may take a tour of the Richmond Hill History Museum. Coffee & ice cream will be available for purchase. Visit www.richmondhillmuseum.com or contact Art Thumwood at 912.756.3697 for more info.
Hilton Head Is.
July 3: “Pop Goes the Sandbox” family fun event @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum,
18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is. Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Seniors & active military: $8 per person, up to 12mths are free. More information here.
July 4: July 4th Firecracker 5K & Health Walk + Firecracker Children’s Fun Run, @ Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Is. Details here.
July 4: Red, White & Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Is.
8:30 AM to register, parade starts at 9:30 AM July 4
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun 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 lineup begins promptly at 9:30am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies available to the first 100 registered families. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, activities and more. More information: 843.842.1979 or click here.
July 4: Gregg Russell Fourth of July Concert, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a classic at The Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, entertaining adults and children, alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. FREE. He will perform a Fourth of July concert on July 4 8-9PM. More info here.
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