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; www.blowfishbaseball.com
The Village at Sandhills 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; www.villageatsandhill.com
The Red, Hot & Blue Riverfront Rollout, from 2-7 p.m. at Coble Plaza at Riverfront Park, will feature boating, bluegrass and Shealys 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 Jacksons Independence Day celebration will begin at 9 p.m. Thursday at Hilton Field. This years 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 drivers license, proof of insurance and registration required.
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; http://lmso.org
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 Sheriffs Office, free, but donations may be made to the Newberry County Law Enforcement Association. (803) 231-2211