Celebrate Independence Day!

The Parris Island Marine Corps Band will perform a mix of patriotic and popular music Thursday, July 4, at the Sands Beach, Port Royal, at 7:30 p.m. Festivities start at 5 p.m., and there will be food, drink, ice cream, popcorn, and other goodies. A DJ will play music until the band begins. Tux the Clown will entertain from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and there will be a bounce house, face painting and more for the kiddies. Fireworks will begin after the band plays, at about 9 p.m. Unlike previous years, Parris Island will not host any public July Fourth events to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs affected by sequestration. For more information, call 522-9923.

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