Plenty of opportunities for Independence Celebrations locally this weekend

If you’re not going out of town this weekend, but still want to do something special in honor of the upcoming Independence Day, you’re in luck. There are plenty of opportunities Saturday to show your patriotic colors. . All these events are free to the public! There will, however, be no fireworks in Monroe this year. Organizers report that, “due to circumstances beyond their control,” they will not be able to have Freedom Fest in Monroe in 2017. They do hope to return the event in 2018 though.

There will be fireworks in both Social Circle and Loganville though as well as a patriotic celebration of the arts at the McDaniel-Tichenor House in Monroe. Here is a list of Independence Day Celebrations in Walton County this weekend. Click or tap on each link for full details on the event of your choice.

Loganville’s Independence Celebration and Fireworks display begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, with the annual parade down Main Street. Following the parade, there will be a stage set up on the field next to the American Legion Post 233 where the Stephen Lee band will offer live music beginning at 7 p.m. This will conclude with a Fireworks Show on the property next to the American Legion. Parking is available at the Ingles Shopping Center. There also is an outdoor BBQ at the American Legion Post 233, beginning at 5 p.m., with $7 plates of BBQ available. If you’re not ready to end the evening following the fireworks, you can join the DJ Dance party at the American Legion.

Annual Independence Day Celebration at McDaniel-Tichenor House in Monroe sponsored by Walton County Music Guild, On Stage and the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts gets under way at 6 p.m. on July 1 at the McDaniel-Tichenor House on McDaniel Street. You’re invited to bring a picnic supper and have dinner on the lawn while listening to patriotic performance by the Fort Yargo Band, the Music Guild Chorus and On Stage James  & Giant Peach cast. There also will be narration by Bruce Williamson and there will be free art activities for the children.

The City of Social Circle’s Independence Day Celebration begins with a parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 starting in Downtown Social Circle and ending at Stephens Park where it continues with music, food and family fun and finally … fireworks. There will be music performed by the Army National Guard Band, Knox Chapel Choir, Social Circle FBC and local favorite Drive Time.”


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