2023 Independence Day Celebrations in Middle Georgia


Fireworks are a big part of the appeal for many who will venture out to Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

Independence Day is a national holiday celebrating our nation's freedoms and it is also a time for communities to gather and spend time with loved ones. Because July 4th falls on a Tuesday this year, many will be celebrating the occasion this weekend. The following are a few of the events taking place this year where you can celebrate the holiday with your neighbors, friends, and families. 

Macon-Bibb County

Tuesday, July 4th:

Macon's Lake Tobesofkee will hold the 27th Annual Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration on July 4th from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sparks Over the Park will take place at Claystone, Sandy Beach, and Arrowhead Parks. Admission is $3.00 with children six and younger getting in free. No alcohol or glass containers are allowed and the gates will close at 8 p.m. as a safety precaution. After the Sparks on the Park event is over, a fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m. 

Houston County

Friday, June 30th: 

There will be an Independence Day Celebration at Center Park in Centerville on Friday, June 30th from 6 until 10 p.m. There will be food trucks, fun activities, a DJ, live music from GlowBan, and a fireworks show. Some of the vendors scheduled to be at the celebration include Candy Sky Concessions, Jail Creek Farms Winery, Salsa's Mexican Grill, Scott Boys Smokin BBQ, and more.

Saturday, July 1st:

The 40th Annual Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration will take place in the parking lot of McConnell-Talbert Stadium on Saturday, July 1st. The event starts at 5 p.m. and no tickets are required for entry. AJ the DJ will provide the music prior to the concert. Then, Scott Stapp, singer for band Creed, as well as Jefferson Starship, and The Dazz Band (an American rhythm and blues and funk band from Cleveland, Ohio who came to fame in the early 1980s with hit songs like "Let It Whip" and "Joystick"), will all perform as part of the July 4th festivities in Warner Robins. Finally, a large fireworks extravaganza sponsored by Robins Financial Credit Union will take place after the concert.

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Houston/Peach Counties

Sunday, July 2nd:

There will be an Independence Day Celebration at the Old Perry Courthouse on Sunday, July 2nd starting at 5 p.m. The Calipers Band, a classic rock and outlaw country band from Warner Robins, will perform at this free event in Perry. The Calipers Band will perform at 6 p.m.

Middle Georgia Times wishes you have a happy and safe Independence Day celebration this year!

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