Middle Georgia Independence Day events to watch fireworks, enjoy music and more

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The Fourth of July brings with it a ton of fireworks, which can be dangerous. Here are some safety tips about fireworks, so you can enjoy the holiday safely.
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The Fourth of July brings with it a ton of fireworks, which can be dangerous. Here are some safety tips about fireworks, so you can enjoy the holiday safely.

Here’s some of the ways that you can celebrate Independence Day in Middle Georgia.

Macon Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

Macon’s Lake Tobesofkee, 6600 Moseley Dixon Road, will host its 25th annual celebration on July 4. Gates will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for safety reasons. The event is $5 per car or motorcycle, $15 per passenger van and $30 for vehicles that can accommodate 30 people or more. All three parks, Arrowhead, Claystone and Sandy Beach, will be open throughout the day for people to go swimming, boating, sun bathing or play disc golf or volleyball.

The Travis Bryant Band will perform live music from 6-9 p.m. at the Sandy Beach Park lower pavilion.

The day will conclude with a 20-minute fireworks show, which will start at about 9:15 p.m.

No alcohol or glass containers are allowed in the parks.

For more information, call Lake Tobesofkee’s office at 478-474-8771.

Warner Robins’ Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Warner Robins’ 37th annual Independence Day event is July 3 at the McConnell-Talbert Stadium, 401 S Davis Drive. Gates open 6 p.m., and the concert will start at 7:20 p.m.

The concert will have performances by Better Than Ezra and Rebecca Howell, a Middle Georgia contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks and visitors can expect to see a flyover from Robins Air Force Base pilots.

Fireworks will spark around 9:50 p.m.

The stadium’s prohibited items include drones, glass bottles, firearms, weapons, alcohol, rolling coolers, hard-sided coolers, pets, outside food and open drinks, large umbrellas and tents.

Visitors are allowed to bring small soft-sided coolers with sealed drinks inside, lawn chairs, diaper bags and small coolers for medical purposes such as insulin or baby formula.

For more information, visit warnerrobinsvisitorscenter.com/ or the concert’s Facebook page.

Milledgeville Independence Day

The city of Milledgeville will be having its annual fireworks display at the city’s Central Georgia Technical College, 54 GA Highway 22 W. The free event will take place on July 3 with fireworks beginning between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the city of Milledgeville’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CityofMilly/, or website, www.milledgevillega.us/.

Fort Valley July 4th Celebration

Fort Valley will kick off its free Independence Day event at Lane Southern Orchards, 50 Lane Road. KoolChange band will perform on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For $12, children will have unlimited access to a Kids Play Area, which includes three huge waterslides, a Trolls Bouncy House and a Transformers Bouncy House. Children ages 3 and under can play for free. The event will also include face painting at the pavilion.

For more information, call Lane Southern Orchards at 800-277-3224.

Anisah Muhammad is an intern reporter at The Telegraph, a journalism major at Mercer University, a self-published author, a spoken word poet and the co-founder of an online magazine.