4th of July Weekend Fun!

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Lots of fun things to do in Columbus, GA this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July! Keep reading to get all the details! 

Thunder on the Hooch:

Everyone’s gearing up for the holiday weekend and all of the 4th of July celebrations and there are several going on the area. Of course, the big one is WTVM’s Thunder on the Hooch happening on Monday evening in Uptown Columbus. This is a FREE family event that continues to grow and get bigger and better every year. There will be all sorts of entertainment and activities from live music, to fun activities like face painting, water balloon and egg toss, pony rides, games, firing of the National Infantry Museum cannon and much more. And of course, no Independence Day celebration would be complete without a huge fireworks display. Everything starts at 5 PM and the fireworks will light up the sky at 9 pm. Don’t miss it! 

When: Monday, July 4 at 5 PM

Where: Chattahochee RiverWalk

Admission: Free

More Info: Click Here


Fort Benning's Independence Celebration:

Another patriotic event that people look forward to every year is the Independence Celebration on Fort Benning. It’s an afternoon filled with live music including Peggy Jenkins, Chris Collins and a Jimmy Buffet Tribute band. There are all kinds of activities for kids of all ages as well as plenty of food and refreshment vendors. This event is free and open to the public and you will not be required to stop for an access pass but everyone in the car over 16 will have to show an ID. The night will end with a fantastic fireworks display. Another great thing about this event is that it’s on Saturday so you wont have to choose…you can celebrate a little early at Fort Benning and then party again at Thunder on the Hooch on Monday. It’s a win/win and both events are free!

When: Saturday, July 2 at 4 PM

Where: York Field on Fort Benning

Admission: Free

More Info: 706.545.3328


Independence Day Celebration at Historic Westville:

Celebrate America’s Birthday the old-fashioned way at Historic Westville! There will be fun activities and entertainment all day long! The Wildwood Bluegrass Band will be performing from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM for your listening pleasure. But if you’re ready for action there will be watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, 3-legged, Sack, and Hoop Races, Bobbing for Apples, a Dunking Booth, Tomahawk Throwing, Horseshoes and much much more. You can even try your luck at the greased pole to win the cash prize at the top. And since now 4th of July celebration is complete without loud noise, Westville will blow the anvil every hour. If you work up an appetite, the Kiser House will have fantastic BBQ available to purchase.

When: Saturday, July 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Where: Westville

Admission: $8 - $10

More Info: 888.733.1850


July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party:

Callaway Gardens is celebrating the 4th of July all weekend long. On Friday night they’ll have the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market, an FSU Flying High Circus performance, a BBQ dinner at an additional cost and live music by Smith & Lewis. The fun continues on Saturday with 2 more circus performances, beach volleyball and sandcastle building and live music by Ricky Gunn. Then on Sunday there will be beach games, more circus antics, and even more live music by Running Down Romance. And Finally on Monday, the fun starts early with a Red, White and Blue pancake breakfast at an additional cost, 2 more circus performances, a Swingin’ Medallions concert and of course a big fireworks display.

 When: Friday - Monday, July 1-4

Where: Callaway Gardens

Admission: $12.50 - $25.00

More Info: 1.800.CALLAWAY


Categories: Events, Ft. Benning-Military, on Thursday, June 30, 2011

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