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Fireworks-genericLocal Independence Day Fireworks & Festivities

June 30
Fort Gordon’s Independence Day Celebration
Barton Field
Event includes family activities, food and craft vendors and live music. Fireworks begin at dark. Bring blankets and chairs. 5-11 p.m. Free. Guests 16 and older must present a photo ID at Gate 1. (706) 791-4300,

July 1
Clarks Hill Lake 4th of July Fireworks
Amity Recreation Area
Fireworks show at the lake is presented for boaters and onlookers from shore. Free. 8-10 p.m. Bring seating and picnics. Best viewing areas are Amity Recreation Area, Raysville Marina and Raysville Campground.

July 3
Freedom Blast
Thomson-McDuffie Government Center Lawn
Event includes music, food and drink vendors, corn hole tournament, sack races and children’s fun zone. 7-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn seating. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Free.

July 4
Yankee Doodle Dash
Savannah Rapids Pavilion
Bare bones race format features a 5K and 10K on the Augusta Canal tow path. 8 a.m. $15 registration.

Boom in the Park
Evans Towne Center Park
Columbia County’s annual July 4th celebration features live music by The Remedy and Led Zeppelin tribute band Black Dawg, water slides, water balloon field and food vendors. 6-11 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free admission. No outside food or beverages.

Grovetown Fourth of July Barbecue
Liberty Park Community Center
Community-wide picnic features barbecue, family activities, karaoke and DJ. Serving begins at noon and continues until barbecue runs out. Noon-4 p.m. On-site dining is free; takeout available for $5 per plate. (706) 860-7691,

Patriotic Boat Parade
Savannah Lakes Marina Beach
Decorate your boat with a patriotic theme for the boat parade. Begins at 10 a.m. at Dorn Landing and ends at Savannah Lakes Marina beach. An ice cream boat will toss cold treats to participants. Bring lawn seating and your own food and beverages. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free for spectators. Boat parade registration $10.

Hot-dog-with-flagAugusta GreenJackets Fireworks Extravaganza
Lake Olmstead Stadium
GreenJackets vs. Columbia Fireflies. 6:35 p.m. Game followed by fireworks. General admission $9; discounts for military, seniors and children. (706) 736-7889,

Independence Day Celebration
Augusta Common
Downtown Augusta celebration features live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and family activities. 4-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. No coolers or pets. (706) 821-1754,

Star-Spangled Fourth Concert & Party
Saint Paul’s Church at Riverwalk
Patriotic presentation features tenor Daniel Rodriquez and honors America’s first responders and police force. World War II veterans will participate, along with active duty military. (706) 722-2485,