Independence Day Concert
8 p.m. McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Warner Robins. The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve will team up with Diamond Rio. Fireworks and family entertainment. Festivities begin with the national anthem and an F-15 fighter jet flyover. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the infield. Concessions will be available. No alcoholic beverages, glass containers or pets allowed. Air Force Reserve Public Affairs Office, (478) 327-1760 or (478) 327-1761. Free.
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Ol’ Time Fourth at Jarrell Plantation
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills. Competitions in three-legged race, sack race, egg toss and tug-of-war. A reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon. (478) 986-5172. $3.50-$5.
Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
7 p.m., Monroe County Recreation Complex, Ga. 42 North, Forsyth. Bring a picnic and enjoy inflatables, variety show and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. No alcohol allowed. Rain date: July 5. (478) 994-7747.
8 a.m. Christ Chapel Warner Robins, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Open to the public in honor of military personnel, veterans, firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies. Guest speaker will be Tony Lowden, director of Campus Clubs and a United States Marine (retired), with special music by Greg Fetz with the Warner Robins Fire Department and the Middle Georgia Concert Band. Public safety vehicles will be on display along with World War II vehicles, weapons and equipment. Military promotional items will also be given away. (478) 922-0161 or (478) 475-9717. Free.
God and Country Arts and Crafts Festival
10 a.m.-dark, Telfair County Recreational Complex, 408 E. Oak St., McRae. Sponsored by The Telfair County Chamber of Commerce. Fireworks immediately following the festival. The festival will include a wide variety of activities, arts, crafts and food. Vendor booth space is available for rent for $20; deadline is Friday. (229) 868-6365 or (229) 860-0203. www.telfairco.org. email@example.com. Free admission.
Lane Southern Orchards Independence Day Celebration
11 a.m.-5 p.m., 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley. Annual celebration featuring live music, barbecue ribs and chicken, pinwheel memorial for fallen soldiers across Georgia, water slide, moon walk and more. $5 unlimited access to play area. (478) 825-3592.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro. Presented by Oconee Performing Arts Society and starring Broadway’s Raúl Esparza. The Symphony Orchestra Augusta will take the stage under the Miller-Brown/OPAS orchestra shell at 8 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the Ritz-Carlton fireworks display accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra Augusta will begin. (706) 999-1518. www.opas.org. $35 chairs, $20 adult lawn, $10 children lawn and $25 for on-site parking.
Sparks Over the Park
9 a.m. park opens, 6 p.m. music, 9:30 p.m. fireworks, Sandy Beach at Lake Tobesofkee. Grilling, picnicking and swimming. No alcohol or glass bottles allowed. No pets on beach or swimming area. 474-8770. Admission for all parks is $3 per person and free for children under 6.
Chill ’N’ Grill
Noon-4 p.m., The Big House Museum, 2321 Vineville Ave. An all-American good time with hot dogs, beverages, pool. 741-5551. www.thebighousemuseum.org.
Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration
Noon-5 p.m., Emery Highway. All three stories of the Blockhouse will be open for touring as well as the archaeological dig site along with free lemonade and cookies plus fiddle music with popular local musician Sue Tomlin and her daughter, Karen. Col. Benjamin Hawkins in his American Revolutionary uniform will present a patriotic program at 2 p.m. concluding with the original Star Spangled Banner poem. Benefit barbecue plates, featuring Fresh Air BBQ, are $12.50 each and will be served from 1-4 p.m. with tickets available from all Fort Hawkins Commission members, by calling 742-3003 or at www.forthawkins.com. Free admission.
Lake Country Freedom Festival
1-10 p.m., Crooked Creek Marina, 208 Crooked Creek Drive, Lake Sinclair, Eatonton. Live music from Lifeforce and more. Lots of fun for the whole family including a Kids Zone, vendors and fireworks display. (770) 985-1039 OR (404) 250-1811. www.LakeCountryFreedomFestival.com. Free admission.
Fourth of July Camouflage Party
6 p.m, Club Sydney’s (formerly The Sand Trap Lounge), Sheraton Drive. firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 includes food and margaritas until gone.
7 p.m., Envy, 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ladies free until 10 p.m.; free champagne for ladies all night. Dress code enforced. Ages 21 and up. Hosted by DJ T-Love. Table reservations, (770) 468-1839.
Fireworks on the Flint
9:30-10 p.m., Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. 280 W., Cordele. A spectacular display of fireworks highlights the Fourth of July. (229) 276-2371. $5 plus $5 parking.