There's going to be a lot to do over the coming weekend. Here's just a few events in the area:
On Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fort Morris State Historic Site will host its annual Independence Day Colonial Faire. There will be games, prizes, colonial music, muskets, cannons and opening/closing ceremonies.
The event is free and is sponsored by the city of Flemington and the Friends of Fort Morris. For more information, call 884-5999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The community will celebrate Independence Day with fun, fanfare and fireworks at Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. It’s at 7 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. There will be free watermelon slices, music and games with prizes for the winners.
After dark there will be a fireworks display over the East River. The event is free and sponsored by the city of Brunswick and the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association. For more information, call (912) 262-6934.
Georgia state parks
Grilling burgers in the shade, watching fireworks over a lake and camping under the stars are just some of the 4th of July activities offered by Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites.
Want to learn about colonial Georgia and our nation’s beginnings? Visit Fort King George in Darien for “Cannons Across the Marsh.”
Looking to challenge your brother to an old-time game of baseball? Meet up at Fort McAllister and celebrate with Civil War troops. See how far you can spit a watermelon seed at Vogel State Park’s “Independence Day Celebration.”
The July 4 weekend is a busy one for Georgia’s state parks, so visitors are encouraged to reserve accommodations early. Several state parks still have campsites available, a few have cottages for rent and Amicalola Falls has lodge rooms left. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-864-7275 or online at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.
State parks also welcome visitors to come for just the day. For a $5 parking fee and historic site admission ranges from $3.50-$5 per person.