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How to celebrate the Fourth of July
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America’s 231st birthday bash is this coming week and there is a whole slough of activities to celebrate.
The truest to the spirit of the celebration will be an Independence Day Colonial Faire at Fort Morris State Historic Site in east Liberty County.
It is a day of games and music from Georgia’s colonial era, along with living and military demonstrations from that time, as well as opening and closing ceremonies, prizes and musket and cannon firings. Jamie Keena will provide music.
Re-enactors will portray Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett and George Walton. They will mingle with the crowd.
The fair is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and admission to the park that day is free, thanks to funding from Flemington’s hotel-motel tax.
The park is seven miles east of I-95’s Midway exit and has picnic facilities. Signs lead to the park. For more information, call 884-5999 or visit

Stewart’s Fourth
Families and community members are invited to a display of stunts, concerts, motorcycle and skateboard demonstrations, food and fireworks during Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s Independence day celebration Wednesday.
• 8:30 a.m. Walk to Iraq and Back at Newman field.
• 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Recreation and water activities at Corkan.
• Noon-midnight 50 gun salute at Cottrell field.
• 4-8:30 Youth activities at Newman field
• 4:40, 5:30, and 7 p.m. BMX Bike, motorcycle and skateboard demonstrations at 6th Street.
• 4, 5:30 and 7:15 Frisbee dog show on stage 2.
• 4:30, 6:15 Ken Schultz-stilt walker/juggler, and ballon artist at stage 2.
• 4 p.m. to 6 Teen and BOSS Idols on the main stage.
• 7:45 p.m. to 9 Corey Smith on the main stage.
• 5-7:30 p.m. Free food at the food booths on Newman field.
• 9-9:30 p.m. Fireworks display on Cottrell field.

Here are some other are activities. Keep in mind though that many are popular and draw lots of people so parking is hard to find and access can be slowed by traffic tie-ups.

Fort Pulaski
Celebrate the Fourth at Fort Pulaski 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. There will be cannon firings, soldier and music demonstrations, and a re-creation of a historic 1862 game of baseball.
Go to or call 786-5787.

Freedom Fund gala
The annual fundraiser for the NAACP’s Georgia State Conference is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. The theme is Women Being Empowered! Call (912) 447-4000 or go to

Patriotic concert tickets sold
Armstrong Atlantic State University’s annual patriotic concert Sunday has sold out. The only tickets available for the AASU Savannah Winds performance will be those returned by patrons. They will be sold to people line at the Fine Arts Hall at the start of the concert at 3 p.m. Call (912) 927-5381.

Big Band Salute
Friends of Johnny Mercer will put on a Patriotic Big Band Salute at 6 p.m. July 4 at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Proceeds benefit the organization. The $25 tickets also reserve seats on River Street for the fireworks display. Call (912) 525-5050 or go to

Fireworks along the river
The Savannah River Street Association puts on its fireworks beginning at 9:20 p.m. July 4 on River Street. Festivities begin at 5 with live entertainment on the plaza, ice cream eating contests and more. Call (912) 234-0295 or go to It’s a good idea to go early and plan to take your time getting away from downtown Savannah.

Fort King George
The Darien historic site will host its Fourth of July celebration from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. There will be free watermelon and lemonade. Admission is $2.50-$5. Call (912) 437-4770 or go to fortkinggeorge

Fireworks on the ocean
Tybee Island’s Independence Day fireworks are set for 9:15 p.m. July 4. The fireworks will be staged from the Walter Parker Pier at the south end of the island. Go to With one highway on and off the island it’s also good to give yourself lots of time to get to and away from the celebration.

Fort McAllister
Bryan County’s state park will host a Civil War celebration for Independence Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. There will be wheelbarrow and croaker sack races, checker games and more. Cost is $4 adults; $2.50 youth; free for military and families with current military ID. Call 727-2339.

Family Festival
Richmond Hill celebrates the nation’s birthday with a festival for the whole family starting at noon on July 7 in J.F. Gregory Park. A fun run begins at 8 a.m. Events include fireworks, BBQ dinners, Richmond Hill Idol Contest finals, NASCAR simulator, a human pinball machine and more. Call 756-4075 or 756-4626, or go to
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