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Celebrate Fourth of July in Savannah, Tybee and beyond

 

Celebrate Fourth of July in Savannah, Tybee and beyond

26 Jun 2017

July 1

Red, White and Brews bar crawl

4-11 p.m. July 1. Start at Pour Larry’s, 206 W. Saint Julian St. What happens when Uncle Sam and the nation’s most patriotic crawlers celebrate Independence Day? You get the Red, White and Brews Independence Day celebration! Just pick up a scorecard and get it marked at each participating bar. You do not have to purchase a drink to have your scorecard marked. The first 250 participants to complete their scorecard will receive an official T-shirt at the Savannah Smiles after party. Registration is $15-$20 (ages 21 and older only) at eventbrite.com.

I Pledge for Ice Cream

4-7 p.m. July 1, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. Any child (age 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance will receive a free child’s scoop of their choice in a cup, cake or sugar cone. The I Pledge for Ice Cream kick-off event is July 1, followed by I Pledge events each Monday in July. For more information, go to leopoldsicecream.com.

Richmond Hill Independence Day

5-10 p.m. July 1. J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill. The city of Richmond Hill is celebrating Independence Day with live music from The Tams, food, arts and crafts, inflatable water slides, face painting, a dunking booth and family fishing. The evening will end with a fireworks display starting about 9 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs, along with a change of clothes and towels for kids. Coolers will be permitted, but no pets, glass bottles, skateboards, golf carts or alcoholic beverages. For info, call 912-756-3345.

July 1-4

Tricentennial Park Family Fourth

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 1-4. Tricentennial Park, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. “A Family Fourth and Century of Sentries: The American Revolution” will be July 1-4. Georgia State Railroad Museum will have guided programming July 1-3 and steam train rides July 1, 2 and 4. Savannah History Museum will have Loyalists and Liberty Battlefield programming July 1-3, with special Siege of Savannah participatory programming, musket firings and a quill writing station on July 4. Savannah Children's Museum will have holiday crafts and activities July 1-4. General admission applies at each museum; free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn more at chsgeorgia.org. 

July 2

Savannah Winds Patriotic Concert

3 p.m. July 2. Armstrong State University Fine Arts Auditorium. The Savannah Winds offer a salute to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Favorites by John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, Henry Fillmore, Lee Greenwood and others will be played, and expect a special guest conductor. The 2016 Chatham County Veteran of the Year will be presented, along with several scholarships and awards. Tickets are $12-$20, discounts available. Go to armstrong.edu.

July 3-4

River Street celebration

July 3-4. River Street, Rousakis Plaza. Enjoy live music, games and more at this free and family-friendly event. Fireworks display is at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Military personnel and their families are welcome to prime seating and complimentary refreshments in Morrell Park for the show. Reserve tickets at riverstreetsavannah.com.

July 4

Watermelon Crawl

7-10 a.m. July 4. Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E. Montgomery Cross Road. No timing, no fee and no stress! This is a fun group run open to all. Options include a 6-mile or 8-mile loop through Isle of Hope and back. Watermelon provided after the run. No registration required. Learn more at fleetfeetsavannah.com.

DAR Celebration

10 a.m. July 4. Colonial Cemetery, 201 Abercorn St. The Daughters of the American Revolution will host the annual Fourth of July celebration at the Button Gwinnett Memorial. The National Sojourners will present a program, “Building the Flag,” and Savannah Pipes and Drums Band and the Scottish American Military Society Color Guard will be featured. All are welcome. For more info, call 912-429-8682.

Magnolia Park celebration

11 a.m. July 4. Forsyth Road and Woodland Drive. Magnolia Park Neighborhood Association will kick off the day with a parade of bikes, lawn mowers, wagons and more at 11 a.m. at Forsyth Road and Woodland Drive. A community picnic at the pool will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and a potluck. Free for association members and $5 for non-members. More info at magnoliaparksavannah.com.

Fourth of July cruises

6-10 p.m. July 4. Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St. Your choice of two cruises feature dinner buffet or just a great view of the fireworks from the Savannah River. Ticket prices vary. Call 912-232-6404 or go to savannahriverboat.com.

The Fabulous Equinox: Tybee Island Swings!

6:30 p.m. July 4. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. This patriotic big band salute by Savannah’s Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will benefit the Sua Sponte Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides support to the warriors and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion. The grand finale features a New Orleans-style horn parade to Tybee Beach for the fireworks display. Tickets $35 for adults or $20 for veterans and students at tybeeposttheater.org.

Tybee fireworks display

9:15 p.m. July 4. Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Tybee celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza visible from Tybee’s eastern beaches. Learn more at visittybee.com.

Fourth of July parking at Trade Center

Parking for the annual Fourth of July downtown fireworks show will be available at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. The center’s main lot will be open for parking from 3-11 p.m. July 4. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Military personnel park free with ID. Portable toilets will be available in the main lot and adjacent Bryan Square (in between Trade Center and The Westin). No fireworks, grills, fires or open-flame devices are allowed in the lot. More info at savtcc.com.

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