Fourth of July 2012 Events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.


JULY 3: July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks: Tybee Is.’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. The show starts around dark (around 9:15 p.m.). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. (912) 786-5444 or (800) 868-2322.

JULY 4: July 4th BeachSweep sponsored by The Tybee Beautification Association, 6:30 a.m. Tybee Pavilion. Volunteers should meet at the Tybee Pavilion for information and supplies. Water and snacks will be provided. Come show your patriotism by cleaning up the beach after the fireworks!

JULY 4: Savannah’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on River Street hosted by the Riverfront Association . Music, food, live shows, contests, and more. FREE Head to Rousakis Plaza about 5 p.m., bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m.

JULY 4: Fort Pulaski Independance Day Celebration featuring children’s activities. Musket firing demos, scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a muster or Civil War inspection. At 1 p.m., children of all ages will be able to make their own “Flat Civil War Soldier”. The park’s Independence Day activities will also include a presentation about the game of baseball during the Civil War era. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee: $5 per person, ages 15 and under are free. (912) 786-5787 or

JULY 4: Coastal Heritage Society museums, Savannah: A reading of the Declaration of Independence and learn about the 1779 Battle of Savannah. Take a Battle of Savannah tour with a Revolutionary War soldier and see the exhibit on the battle in the Savannah History Museum, tour the battlefield and experience a musket demonstration. At the Georgia State Railroad Museum, take a train tour with a historic steam locomotive, experience operating a hand car, tour Pullman rail cars and some icons of the railroad (boxcars and caboose). Special children’s activities will be conducted throughout the day. You can also visit Old Fort Jackson and step into the shoes of those soldiers that were stationed at Georgia’s oldest brick fort during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Experience what life was like for those soldiers: try on period uniforms, participate in an artillery crew, and watch cannon and musket demonstrations. Throughout the day there will be a variety of children’s activities as well as blacksmith demonstrations. More info here.

JULY: Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream Project throughout July 2012.
From 4-7 PM July 1 through July 30, children 12 and younger who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will be rewarded with a free child’s scoop of ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401.
“I Pledge” started in Savannah and has spread to ice cream shops nationwide, so click here or visit the Facebook page here for participating stores in other states.


July 4: 27th Annual Firecracker 5000 5K – Hilton Head Is.
The 5K (3.1 miles) Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 course starts and finishes behind the Mall at Shelter Cove at Shelter Cove Community Park and takes participants through the fast and flat roads around Shelter Cove Harbour. The festive post-race celebration features music, fresh fruit, ice cold refreshments, door prizes and more.

July 4: Red, White & Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Is.
8:30 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 first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for a bounce house, face painting, spray tattoos and much more.
For more info: 843.842.1979.

July 4: “Pop Goes the Sandbox” family fun event at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 4
Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Scavenger hunts, games and fun arts & crafts. Decorate holiday cookies and make a patriotic craft. Outside fun includes many carnival games and prizes, bubble fun, snow cones and playing in The Sandbox’s Bounce House.
Enjoy a BBQ picnic provided by One Hot Mama’s with all the fixin’s and a big flag birthday cake provided by Harris Teeter. There will be lemonade and snow cones to keep you cool.
Cost: $10 per person (under 12 months are free) and includes admission to the museum, all activities and the picnic. Sandbox Members, active military and seniors are $8 per person.
18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more info, call 843.842.7645 or email .

July 4: Watermelon Eating Contest, Hilton Head Is
2:30 PM July 4
Visit the Sea Pines Beach Club to participate in the watermelon eating contest. For more info, call 843.842.1979.

July 4-6: Gregg Russell Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
July 4 – July 6
Outdoor family concerts with children’s entertainer Gregg Russell, a classic at The Sea Pines Resort. FREE. More info here.

Three different fireworks displays on Hilton Head Island on Wednesday, July 4:

July 4: Harbour Town Fireworks
Activities for the kids, live music and entertainment as well as food and beverages. The fireworks will start around 9:15 pm (dusk). The fireworks are shot from a barge in Calibogue Sound.
$5 gate fee to enter Sea Pines Resort and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. For more info, call (843-785-3333) or visit .

July 4: Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks
Special patriotic music performed by Shannon Tanner who performs at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. For more info, call 800-827-3006 or visit .

July 4: Skull Creek Fireworks
Fireworks are launched from a barge in Skull Creek (Intracoastal Waterway). The fireworks in Skull Creek begin at 9.30 pm. Live entertainment before the fireworks display at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse beginning at 6 pm.

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