Celebrations start with Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend at Plant Riverside District

From July 2 through July 5, family-friendly festivities will take place at the Kessler Collection’s Plant Riverside District to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday; all of which are free and open to the public.

The four-day event at Plant Riverside District will offer free live music and performances by Savannah Cirque, mini golf, a boat parade, and food and drink options for all ages. Of course, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without fireworks. Plant Riverside District will sponsor the Savannah’s Waterfront annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky at 9:15 p.m. July 4 directly across from Plant Riverside District.

Take a seat on the riverwalk to watch the inaugural Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade, with the official judging in Montgomery Park on July 4 from 3-5 p.m. Presented by the Freedom Boat Club, a parade of more than 40 vessels decked out in red, white and blue decor will travel down the Savannah River to compete for prizes.

“We warmly welcome Savannah residents and visitors to join us at Plant Riverside District for a lively, fun-filled Fourth of July celebration that is sure to become a new family tradition,” said Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We encourage everyone to enjoy the best views of the Independence Day fireworks show and the Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade at Plant Riverside District.”

Musically, the weekend will feature performers such as Lyn Avenue from 7-10 p.m. on July 2; The Talisman from 7-10 p.m. on July 3; and Dueling Pianos at 2 p.m. on July 4, followed by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra from 6-9:30 p.m.

It doesn’t stop there: a Red, White & Blue Spectacular circus show featuring awe-inspiring performances by Savannah Cirque will take place on July 2; July 3; and July 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Plant Riverside District will also present a nightly America the Beautiful Fountain Show with themed music and stunning patriotic displays.

In addition, free mini golf will be available from 1-5 p.m. July 2, 3 and 4 in Montgomery Park. The nine-hole course will have a Savannah theme and appeal to guests of all ages. The holiday weekend is jam packed with events for families and friends to attend - even the iconic smokestacks, fountains and other familiar landmarks are joining in on the fun. After dark, all of them will be illuminated with red, white and blue lights.

While running around, don’t forget to stop at one of the 13 restaurants at Plant Riverside District. They will be serving a variety of cuisine from around the world, and will also offer a wide range of 4th of July food and drink specials.

For information about the Fourth of July festivities at Plant Riverside District or to view a complete entertainment schedule, visit plantriversidedistrict.com.

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Jamie Burton

Jamie Burton is a journalist and music enthusiast, originally from Upstate New York. She graduated from Penn State in Broadcast Journalism. Check her out on Connect's "What are We Doing?" weekly podcast.
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