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Freedom Blast Thomson-McDuffie Government Center GroundsIndependence Day Festivities & Fireworks

July 3
Fort Eisenhower Independence Day Celebration
Barton Field
Celebration for the public includes a kiddie carnival and attractions, food and craft vendors, fireworks show and live entertainment from Chris Cagle and Lonestar. Bring blankets and chairs, but no pets, tents, outside alcohol, coolers or grills. 6-11 p.m. Admission is free.

July 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 from Whiskey Run and Ryan Trotti, food trucks, a new laser show and fireworks. 5-9 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Admission is free. No glass or alcohol is allowed.

Freedom Blast Thomson-McDuffie Government Center GroundsGrovetown 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.

Yankee Doodle Dash
Mill Village Trailhead
Don your favorite red, white and blue and celebrate the 4th with a 5K or 10K along the Savannah River. Out and back course; overall winners will be recognized. 7-10:30 a.m.

July 4th Celebration
Living History Park
Tour the historic buildings throughout the park and visit with reenactors as they bring history to life. Visitors are encouraged to show their patriotic spirit by dressing up, and patriotic pets are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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 Columbia Fireflies at 6:35 p.m., followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Live music by Gone Again 5-6 p.m. The players will wear special Fourth of July jerseys that will be auctioned off online or in-person postgame to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Augusta.

Boom in the Park Evans Towne Center ParkJuly 5
Freedom Blast
Thomson-McDuffie Government Center Grounds
The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Thomson bring Independence Day fun with live music, food trucks 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.

July 6
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.

Fort Gordon Fireworks Augusta GeorgiaIndependence Day Celebration Boat Parade and Fireworks
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. Liberty Hill concession food trucks and the Lakeside Grill will offer concessions noon to 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.