The 25th annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty will be held at 4 and 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The patriotic event will include Fort Jackson’s 282nd Army Band; color guards from the branches of the armed services; a salute to war veterans; thousands of flags and balloons; and drama and music featuring the First Baptist choir and orchestra. There will be an indoor fireworks (aka, laser) show. The church is at 1306 Hampton St. Free, but tickets should be reserved; (803) 217-3250 or Web site.
The 54th annual Lexington County Peach Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in Gilbert Community Park. The festival includes the Peach Queen Pageant (there’s a junior and baby division, too), peach parade, live entertainment, an art contest, antique car show and, of course, a fireworks display. The park is at 250 Main St., Gilbert. Free, but parking may cost $3; Web site.
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will let freedom ring by performing patriotic music at 8:30 p.m. at Saluda Shoals Park. Go early and have a picnic with your family on the lawn; kids’ games start at 7 p.m. The park is at 5605 Old Bush River Road. There will be a $5 parking fee; Web site.
The Village at Sandhill Freedom Festival 2012 includes carnival rides, a free concert featuring country music star and Curb Records recording artist Ronnie McDowell at 7 p.m., capped off by a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Web site.