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July 4, 2013 

Sandi and Whit Cline host a party to watch the fireworks at their home across from Billy Dreher Island at Lake Murray on June 30, 2012.


Baseball and fireworks

The Columbia Blowfish will have fireworks for the second of four consecutive nights at Capital City Stadium. The team plays Gastonia at 7:05 p.m., and the fireworks show begins after the game. The stadium is at 301 South Assembly St. $6-$7;

Freedom festival

The Village at Sandhill’s Freedom Festival is from 1-10 p.m. There will be rides, exhibits and music by The Terence Young Experience and the Finesse Band. And, of course, fireworks, which begin at 9:30 p.m. Village at Sandhill is at Clemson and Two Notch roads. Free;

Riverfront Rollout

The Red, Hot & Blue Riverfront Rollout, from 2-7 p.m. at Coble Plaza at Riverfront Park, will feature boating, bluegrass and Shealy’s barbecue. The park is at 312 Laurel St. $30 to rent a boat, $20 for a personal boat, which includes a meal; (803) 545-3100

Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson’s Independence Day celebration will begin at 9 p.m. Thursday at Hilton Field. This year’s ceremony will feature music by the 282nd Army Band, a display by soldiers in period uniforms and a 20-30 minute fireworks display. Enter at Gate 2, Forest Drive/Strom Thurmond Boulevard; Gate 4, Percival/Boyden Arbor roads; or Gate 5, Leesburg Road. Valid state or government issued ID, valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration required.

Saluda Shoals

Star Spangled Symphonic Salute, 9 p.m. Thursday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Celebration will feature the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra and a choreographed live, symphonic laser light show. Picnics welcome, refreshments available for sale from concession stands; bring a blanket or a lawn chair for outdoor seating. Free with vehicle parking fee — cars or minivans, $5, (residents, $4); vans with 12 or more passengers, $7/$6; buses, $11/$10. (803) 400-3540;


Newberry Fireworks Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newberry High School, 3113 Main St. Games for children, food, fireworks. Sponsored by the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, free, but donations may be made to the Newberry County Law Enforcement Association. (803) 231-2211

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