Happy Independence Day, Beaufort!

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will host a traditional Independence Day Celebration with The Parris Island band and an incredible fireworks display. There will be free Cracker Jacks and giveaways. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q. The event will be at the Parris Island Peatross Parade Deck. Gates open at 5 p.m., the band starts at 6:30 p.m., and the fireworks are slated for approximately 9:15 p.m.

The annual Fourth of July celebration at the Sands Beach in Port Royal will begin at 5 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, Chinese dumplings, ice cream and popcorn. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be available. There also will be music and face painting. Both fireworks shows on Parris Island and Port Royal are clearly visible from the Sands. Fireworks begin at dusk. Sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation. For more information, contact 522-9923.

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