A Marne Independence Day event Friday on Fort Stewart kicks off the July 4 holiday weekend locally, but it’s far from the only event on the schedule.
Saturday’s celebrations begin with living history demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort McAllister State Park – the cost is $9 – and continue with the city of Richmond Hill’s traditional fireworks and music at J.F. Gregory Park.
Here’s a look at some of the events on offer, starting with Friday’s Marne Independence Day Celebration with Trace Adkins and Dru Hill. Held on Donovan Field on Fort Stewart, the free event opens at 4:30 pm. with food, vendors and more. The Dru Hill concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Adkins peforms at 9 p.m. and the fireworks get under way at 10:30 p.m.
The celebration is open to the public and those without on-post access can use Gate 3 on Old Sunbury Road beginning at 4 p.m.
For more information, visit stewarthunter.armymwr.com.
More fireworks will be on display Saturday at J.F. Gregory as part of the city’s annual Independence Day Celebration. The city’s annual free party gets started at 4:30 p.m. with food trucks, live entertainment, lots of things for kids to do and more. The Boondockers and Swingin’ Medallions will perform at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, and fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.
For more information check out the city’s Facebook page or visit richmondhill-ga.gov.
Fort McAllister will have an Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, which is July 4. The cost is $9. For more information call 912-727-2339.
Slightly further afield, Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah is offering a guided Marsh Hike on July 4 for those who like some nature with their independence.
The cost is $5 for parking. Call 912-598-2300 for more information.