Star-Spangled Fun 2023


Star-Spangled Fun 2023 AugustaJune 30
Fort Gordon’s Independence Day Celebration
Barton Field
Fort Gordon’s celebration includes a kiddie carnival, food and craft vendors, fireworks show and live entertainment from Bowling for Soup and Vertical Horizon. Bring blankets and chairs, but no pets, tents, outside alcohol, coolers or grills. 6-11 p.m. Admission is free.

July 1
Yankee Doodle Dash
Savannah Rapids Park
Celebrate the 4th with a flat and fast 5k and 10k down the Augusta Canal tow path along the Savannah River. Overall winners will be recognized. 7 a.m. 10k start and 7:10 a.m. 5k start.

Liberty Park BBQ giveawayGrovetown 4th of July Barbecue
Liberty Park Community Center
The City of Grovetown’s community-wide barbecue is a drive-through with free barbecue plates. Limit 4 plates per car. 11 a.m. until supplies last.

Freedom Blast
Thomson-McDuffie Government Center Grounds
The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Thomson bring Independence Day fun with a lawn picnic that features food trucks, bounce houses, games, craft vendors and fireworks. 7-9:45 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Admission is free.

Clarks Hill Lake 4th of July Fireworks
Raysville Marina
Friends of Clarks Hill Lake present a fireworks show for boaters and onlookers from shore. Best viewing areas on land are from Amity Recreation Area and Raysville Marina. Free. 9 p.m. Bring seating and picnics.

boom in the park evansJuly 4
Boom in the Park
Evans Towne Center Park
Bring chairs and blankets to Columbia County’s annual Independence Day celebration. The celebration features live music, food trucks and a fireworks show. 5-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Admission is free. No glass or alcohol is allowed.

Augusta GreenJackets Independence Day Celebration
SRP Park
Celebrate the red, white and blue with an all-American evening of baseball and fireworks when the GreenJackets take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 6:05 p.m., followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Live music 4:30-5:30 p.m. The players will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off online and in-person to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Augusta.

Augusta Independence Day Celebration
Augusta Commons
Downtown Augusta’s Independence Day Celebration features live entertainment, craft vendors, food vendors, children’s play area and fireworks show. 5-9 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs, but no coolers or pets. Free admission. (706) 821-1754,

Augusta Fireworks 20234th of July Celebration
Living History Park
Family celebration features a parade, reading of the Constitution, free hot dogs, watermelon, Icy Pops and water. Prizes awarded for most patriotic dog, stroller and kids. Pets must be leashed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; donations accepted.

July 8
Independence Day Celebration Fireworks and Boat Parade
Plum Branch Yacht Club
Always held the first Saturday after the Fourth, this celebration features a patriotic boat parade, food, games, entertainment and fireworks over the lake. The boat parade kicks things off at noon. The Lakeside Grill will sell barbecue plates from noon to 4 p.m. but remain open for other items until 9 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark. For more details, contact the McCormick County Chamber of Commerce at (864) 852-2835, the Plum Branch Yacht Club at (864) 443-3000 or the Lakeside Grill at (864) 443-3354.,