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Independence Day concert Saturday at Fort Stewart
fort stewart concert 2023

Fort Stewart celebrates Independence Day on July 1 with a free and open-to-the-public concert featuring Chris Cagle and Dru Hill.

The fun zone opens 3:30 p.m. and will have food and drink vendors and interactive games. The concert field opens 5:30 p.m. and the show starts soon after.

Members of the public without Department of Defense identification must access Fort Stewart at Cpt. Maurice Britt Gate (Gate 3) on Old Sunbury Road; the gate opens at 3 p.m.

DoD ID card holders can access Fort Stewart at any open gate.

Parking and venue are on Donovan Field; installation law enforcement will direct traffic to the correct location. More information is available at independence-day celebration-2023.

Elsewhere in the Coastal Empire, Plant Riverside District will host the 2023 Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend Celebration from Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4. This annual event will offer free live music, kid-friendly activities and food and drink options for all ages. along Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St.

“We invite locals and visitors to join us for five days and nights of patriotic fun at Plant Riverside District,” said Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We’re delighted to offer the best views of the July 4th fireworks over the Savannah River and look forward to powerful live performances by the Parris Island Marine Band and the 116th United States Army Band.”

Plant Riverside District will sponsor the annual Savannah’s Waterfront Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky over the Savannah River on Tuesday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

On Saturday, July 1 at 1 p.m., the Parris Island Marine Band will offer a patriotic performance at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Plant Riverside District. Originally founded in 1915, the Parris Island Marine Band is based at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, S.C. and is a four-time recipient of the Col. George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands.

The 116th United States Army Band, a unit of the Georgia National Guard from Marietta, will perform live on Sunday, July 2, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Popular Savannah singer, speaker and author Stephanie Cherry leading a stirring rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” immediately preceding the 116th United States Army Band’s performance.

Featured artists performing live throughout the holiday weekend include Ramona + the Riot, Laiken Love and The Fellowship of Love, Individually Twisted, Hollifield, Mily Kinner & the Mini Killers and Natalie Goodman. In addition, Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden will host Andrew Ottimo live on June 30 from 7–10 p.m. and Brian Bazemore live on July 1 from 7–10 p.m. A complete entertainment schedule is available at plantriverside. com.

A special Kids Corner will offer the opportunity to tie-dye t-shirts red, white and blue with support from Savannah Tie Dye. Plant Riverside District will host the tiedye Kids Corner at the Riverwalk Pavilions from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests can bring their own 100% cotton T-shirt to tie dye free of charge or can purchase a T-shirt on-site for $10.

For more information about the Fourth of July festivities at Plant Riverside District, visit plantriverside. com. The City of Tybee Island will host the 2023 4th of July Event on the South Beach area of Tybee Island. The fireworks exhibition that will illuminate the night sky will take place between 9:15 and 10 p.m. at the iconic Tybee Pier and Pavilion.

Fort McAllister will host an Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 4, where living historians will demonstrate Civil War drills with musket firings, play old-timey games, and even serve fresh watermelon. Visitors can tour the fort and museum, and join on the fun.

The events will be held from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and the cost is $9 per person.

Fort McAllister is a 1,724-acre Georgia state park and home to the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy For more information, call (912) 727-2339 or email your questions to

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