Independence Day celebrations in Liberty County are set for Tuesday. But, if you can’t wait, Hunter Army Airfield lights the fuse Monday.
The 3rd Infantry Division Band will perform a concert of patriotic music on the Savannah post from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a fireworks show. It is free and open to the public.
Events Tuesday start at Fort Morris State Historic Site with its annual free Independence Day Colonial Faire.
There’ll be games of skill, prizes, colonial music, musket and cannon firings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be opening and closing ceremonies, and you will be able to meet some of the Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The event is sponsored by the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Flemington and the Friends of Fort Morris.
Fort Morris is seven miles east of I-95’s exit 76 at Midway. Follow the brown Liberty Trail signs.
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Then, in the evening, Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division stage a Salute to the Nation at 8:30 on Cottrell Field. It includes the 3rd ID Band, a howitzer round fired for each U.S. state and territory and a fireworks finale. The public is invited. Pets, grills and glass bottles are prohibited.
If that’s not enough, Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien will have its annual Cannons Across the Marsh 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. It will include artillery and musket firings, free watermelon and lemonade. For information, call 912-437-4770 or go to www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge.
And, if you feel up to taking on the traffic, Tybee Island will have its fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. from its Pier and Pavilion, but visible from all of the island’s eastern beaches. Learn more at visittybee.com.