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2015 Guide to 4th of July Celebrations Around Columbia

2015 guie to 4th of july celebrations around columbia

Columbia

28th Annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Time: 7:30 p.m. (only performance time with tickets still available)

Location: First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: Free, but must reserve tickets in advance by calling (803) 256-4251 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets must be picked up 24 hours after reservation.

Details: The Carolina Celebration of Liberty is a flag waving celebration of our freedom and those who have sacrificed to preserve and protect it. With a cast of 400, thousands of flags, and indoor fireworks your whole family will be thrilled with this wonderful presentation!


Star Spangled Symphonic Salute

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Time: Games, food, and activities will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212

Cost: Concert is free with park admission ($5 for car or mini-van, $7 passenger van w/12+ seats, $11 bus)

Details: Celebrate Independence Day at Saluda Shoals Park with a concert featuring the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra! The Symphony will perform a range of music from Broadway songs to patriotic music to sing-alongs! Remember to bring a picnic blanket or chair. A food truck and Kona Ice will offer food for purchase. Ed’s Bartending will also have beer and wine available for purchase. No coolers or alcoholic beverages. Pets are discouraged from the event area.


EdVenture’s Red, White & Blue Blast, a Fourth of July Celebration!

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia , SC 29201

Cost: Free with purchase of museum admission, some activities require an additional cost

Details: Beat the heat and celebrate Independence Day at EdVenture! Skip the sunscreen and march with us in an Uncle Sam Parade throughout the museum! Create red, white and blue snacks, make patriotic sun catchers and LED paper lanterns, learn about America’s birthday during story time , and leave your mark on our stars and stripes fingerprint flag. Don’t miss it! Free with museum admission. Stars & Strips Fingerprint Flag (9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.) | Patriotic Suncatcher Creation* (12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.) Aha Factory | LED Paper Lantern Making* (2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.) Tinker Tech | Uncle Sam Parade 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. | Red, White & Blue Snacks (12:00 p.m. & 12:45 p.m.) The Cooking Lab *additional costs covers supplies.


Capital City Beach Party

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (The Original Tams are scheduled to perform at 8:00 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 10:00 p.m.)

Location: Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: Admission is free. There are fees for face painting, and food and craft vendors.

Details: The Capital City Beach Party will feature a sand volleyball exhibition, beach games, a limbo contest, karaoke, music from the Original Tams, fireworks and more! Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or towels and beach chairs. No pets allowed.

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Lake Murray Boat Parade 2015

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Parade begins at Bomb Island heading towards the dam

Cost: Free, but if watching from one of the Lake Murray Dam park sites admission is $2 per car.

Details: Get ready for the 26th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray on Saturday, July 4th!!  CCLMC is trying to break our all-time record this year with over 150 boats and inclusion within the Guinness Book of World Records!  We hope that you and your family will join us and participate to make this a special year! (To participate in the parade, find out more information here.)


Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration 2015

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (gates at Dreher Island State Park close at 8 p.m.)

Location: Multiple – Lake Murray Dam park sites and walking path, 2068 North Lake Drive, Columbia , SC 29210 or 1832 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072; Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Cost: Lake Murray Dam park sites – $3 per car; Walking path on Lake Murray Dam – free; Dreher Island State Park – $2 for adults, $1.25 SC Seniors, FREE for children 15 years and younger.

Details: Beginning at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.) South Carolina’s largest fireworks display on beautiful Lake Murray. Fireworks will be set off from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the Lake Murray dam. Bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed. No Alcohol Permitted at any of the locations.


‘Merica Party

Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015

Time: After the 6:00 p.m. service (around 7:30 p.m.)

Location: newspring, 657 Bush River Road, Columbia 29210

Cost: Free

Details: Come hang out with us as we celebrate freedom by having fun together as a community! Everyone is welcome to join us for food, free activities for kids, fireworks, tailgating and more.

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Fort Jackson

4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m

Location: Hilton Field Sports Complex, Bldg 3900-E Hampton Pkwy, Fort Jackson, SC 29207

Cost: Free

Details: Race begins at Hilton Field Sports Complex. Participants have the choice of participating in either event or both. Late registration from 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration is requested by calling Cindi Keene at (803) 751-3096 or Mike Garcia at (803) 751-7146. T-shirts ($10/shirt) must be pre-ordered online a minimum of 10 working days prior to the run.


Celebrate Fourth of July Activities with CYSS

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Location: Hilton Field, Fort Jackson Army Base – Gate 4, Columbia , SC 29207

Cost: Free

Details: Join us for our CYSS 4th of July event. For more information, call Cindy Andre-Noel at (803) 751-4869.


Torchlight Tattoo-Independence Day Celebration

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m; Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Hilton Field, Fort Jackson Army Base – Gate 4, Columbia , SC 29207

Cost: Free

Details: The public is invited to attend the annual Torchlight Tattoo and Fireworks display on Hilton Field. Anyone planning to attend the festivities should arrange to arrive early to ensure the best seating and to avoid being turned away at the last minutes. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome, but bleacher, grandstand seating available. No pets, coolers, alcohol, or personal fireworks. For more info contact Gary Taylor at (803) 751-6299.

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Lexington County

Blowfish Baseball & Fireworks Show

Date: Thursday, July 2; Friday, July 3; Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Location: Lexington County Baseball Stadium, 474 Ball Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Cost: $6 – $9

Details: Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s game include a fireworks display! Thursday’s game is against the Forest City Owls. Friday’s game is an exhibition against USC Alumni Baseball team. Saturday’s game is against the Florence Redwolves – kids 12 and under bring your ball and glove early this night to play catch on the field pre-game with your favorite Blowfish players (Pre Game-Gates open at 6 p.m. on Saturday/play catch from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.).


Lexington County Peach Festival

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m

Location: Gilbert Community Park, Rikard Circle, Gilbert , SC 29054

Cost: Free, but parking locations may charge $4. Arts and crafts, children’s rides, and great foods will be available for varying fees.

Details: As the Lexington County Peach Festival celebrates its 57th year on July 4th, the Festival offers a full day of fun with the celebration of America’s birthday. Arts and crafts, children’s rides, and great foods will be available for varying fees. A parade, three stages of entertainment, an antique tractor and farm equipment display, a car show, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, and a fireworks show will be available without charge. The Revolutionary War Re-enactment will host cannon firings at specific times of the day as well as a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon.

Enjoy the activities, the shade, and the BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, and peach cobbler. BBQ plate lunches will be available in the park beginning at 11:00 a.m. Other food items available are BBQ pork and chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach slush, peach parfaits, peach zip, peach berry split, peach sundaes, peach tea, peach delights, fresh peaches, soft drinks, bottled water, and iced tea. Plate lunches and cobbler are only available during the lunch hours.


Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration 2015

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (gates at Dreher Island State Park close at 8:00 p.m.)

Location: Multiple – Lake Murray Dam park sites and walking path, 2068 North Lake Drive, Columbia , SC 29210 or 1832 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072, and Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Cost: Lake Murray Dam park sites – $3 per car; Walking path on Lake Murray Dam – free; Dreher Island State Park – $2 for adults, $1.25 SC Seniors, FREE for children 15 years and younger.

Details: Beginning at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.) South Carolina’s largest fireworks display on beautiful Lake Murray. Fireworks will be set off from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the Lake Murray dam. Bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed. No Alcohol Permitted at any of the locations.

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Blythewood

A Rockin’ Red, White & Blue Celebration

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Time: 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.)

Location: Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood , SC 29016

Cost: Free

Details: The Town of Blythewood will host “A Rockin’ Red, White & Blue Celebration.” New this year is WWE wrestling from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., and the D.B. Bryant Band is back on stage from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m.! Local food vendors will be on hand with plenty of picnic food. Bring your lawn chairs (no coolers please) and your family for a fun-filled night!

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Newberry

Harper Street Bike Parade

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Corner of Harper and Hunt Streets, Newberry, SC 29108

Cost: Free

Details: This unique Newberry Event gives children a special way to celebrate Independence Day. All children are welcome to ride their bikes in the Harper Street Parade. The parade is scheduled to line up around 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Harper and Hunt Streets and will begin at 9:30. Local residents will provide refreshments for the parade participants. At the conclusion of the parade, children will be cooled down by the refreshing spray of a Newberry fire truck. For more information call (803) 276-4274.


Newberry Fireworks Celebration

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Newberry High School, 3113 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Cost: Free

Details: The 2015 Fireworks Celebration will take place at Newberry High School on Independence Day. This family friendly event features games for the kids and food for all ages. Children’s activities will start at 6:00 p.m., a skydiving celebration at 8:00 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk. All activities are free and open to the general public. For more information contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at(803)321-2211. Donations can be made to the Newberry County Law Enforcement Association at PO Box 247, Newberry, SC 29108. For more contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 321-2211.

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