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Celebrate Independence Day in Liberty County
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July 4th is one of our nation’s biggest celebrations. Folks nationwide celebrate with backyard cookouts, local festivities and fireworks!

Our community was the first in Georgia to declare independence from British rule, hence our name, Liberty County. We have put together a few ways to join the festivities!

Things to do

• Fort Stewart— Monday, July 1, from 7 to 10 p.m., the home of the 3rd Infantry Division will host a Marne Independence Day Celebration on Cottrell Field. The night will be filled with games, prizes, food trucks, fireworks and entertainment provided by the 3rd ID Rock Band. Call Fort Stewart Special Events for more information at 912.767.6212.

• City of Walthourville— Thursday, July 4 at 8 p.m., the city will host a Movie Night at Johnny Frasier Park on Shaw Road in Walthourville. Join them for a free movie screening, and don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and blanket. For more information call Councilman Underwood at 912.698.1187.

• Fort Morris State Historic Site – Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Morris will host an Independence Day at Colonial Sunbury event. Join them as they celebrate our nation’s independence with live musket and cannon-firing demonstrations. There will also be lots of oldfashioned toys and games for visitors to experience.

• AM Entertainment and Event Services – Saturday, July 6, from 4-10 p.m. will host The 912 Southern Blues Festival. There will be food trucks, arts and crafts vendors and music and don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs. Tickets are $40 in advanced and $50 at the door. Call 1.888.981.7469 or visit www.amesentertainment.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Our guide for celebrating at home If going into large crowds isn’t your thing, don’t worry; our guide will help you celebrate from your backyard. Plan a couple of hours to hit all the stops, and you’ll be ready to celebrate Liberty County style!

Flowers/Centerpieces

Decorations are a must-have whether you’re hosting your friends and neighbors or just your family. Due to Liberty County’s warm weather, we tend to have various blooms. A few places to check out for unique floral arrangements are:

• Florabelle Florists & Gifts, 69 Old Sunbury Road in Flemington.

• Dawson’s General Store, 5782 W. Oglethorpe Hwy, Suite B in Hinesville.

• Ellie’s Flower Shop, 117 Ali Avenue in Hinesville.

At these places, you’ll find a variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and arrangements that are sure to fit your home décor.

Drink

An essential part of any celebration is having plenty of food and drinks for your guests. We recommend you try one of our seasonal cocktails, like Bourbon- Spiked Peach Tea. Be sure to check out One Stop Package for all your boozy needs. They are located at 760 E. Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville, and offer a variety of beer, wine, spirits and even kegs!

Or check out Bootleggers Package Store at 5782 W. Oglethorpe Hwy, Suite A, Walthourville, next door to Dawson’s General Store. Check out their Cocktail Bags; they have everything you’ll need for a delicious cocktail, including the cup. Whatever you choose, we know it’ll be a night to remember… or not.

Food

The last stop has to be for food! Walthourville Meat Market has fresh meats and a large selection of meat packages that can be customized to meet your needs. If you’re a fan of steak, they even carry Tomahawk ribeye on occasion. Shop with them at 5715 W Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville.

For our plant-based diet friends, we suggest you check out Farmer’s Natural Foods. Located at 754, E.G., Miles Pkwy, Hinesville, their café serves up several delicious dishes, smoothies and more!

Now that you have everything for an unforgettable 4th of July, all that’s left is to enjoy! Whether you’re going out to celebrate at a local community event or creating festive vibes at home, we are sure you’ll enjoy this special day. Grab your crew, ignite your spirit and paint the town red, white, and blue to #ExploreLiberty.

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