Barbecue, history, fireworks and fun are on tap for Independence Day with celebrations abounding in the area.
Here’s a sampling of them.
Fort Gordon: 6 to 11 p.m., June 30, Barton Field, Fort Gordon. Live entertainment, food, kiddie carnival, fireworks.
Patriot Paw Parade: 9:45 a.m., July 1 at Downtown Dog in Aiken. Prizes for best costume.
Grovetown Drive-Thru Barbecue: Beginning at 11 a.m. July 1 at Liberty Park, 1040 Newmantown Rd., while supplies last.
Yankee Doodle Dash 5K-10K: Registration from 4 to 7 p.m., June 30 at Fleet Feet Augusta. No morning registration. Race 7 a.m. July 1 for 10K and 7:10 for 5K at the Mill Village Trailhead, 109 Eve St., Augusta.
Freedom Blast: 7 p.m. July 1 Thomson-McDuffie Government Complex, 210 Railroad St. The fire department will spray water for the children to run through; there will be bounce houses and games. Picnic on the lawn. Fireworks.
Hephzibah First Annual Fireworks Extravaganza: 7 p.m., July 1. Concert featuring the Zac Brown Tribute Band, 20 RIDE. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., 4245 Peach Orchard Rd., Hephzibah.
Signers Monument Ceremony: 9 a.m., July 4, Signers Monument. Ceremony honoring three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence – George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett. Walton and Hall are buried beneath the 50-foot obelisk.
Historic Meadow Garden: The home of George Walton, one of three Georgia Signers of the Declaration of Independence, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4.
Living History Park: Gates open at 10 a.m., July 4, Living History Park. Recitation of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, costumes, parade, refreshments.
City of Augusta Celebration: 5 p.m. Augusta Common. Kid’s Zone, Food trucks, vendors and live entertainment. Fireworks 9:15 pm.
BOOM! in the Park: 5 p.m. July 4, Evans Towne Center Park. Live music by the Kevin Mack Band and Whiskey Run, food trucks and fireworks.
Augusta GreenJackets: 4:30 p.m. July 4. SRP Park. Independence Day MEGA Fireworks Celebration after the GreenJackets host the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The GreenJackets will wear their Stars and Striped themed jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Augusta.
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