By: Meg Cowan, Guest Contributor
The Fourth of July holiday isn’t complete without a celebration! From running a 5k, to enjoying a parade, or even boating on Lake Murray, there are tons of local family-friendly options. This Fourth of July, kick back at the following Independence Day events in the Midlands:
Lake Murray’s Star Spangled Celebration
July 1, Annual Boat Parade starts at 12 pm
Spend a day on Lake Murray, beginning with a festive boat parade. Fireworks start at approximately 9:15PM, launched from both Dreher Island and Spencer Island.
Star-Spangled Symphonic Salute by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra
July 3, 8 pm at Saluda Shoals Park
An evening of patriotic music and fireworks with the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra!
Born in the USA Four Miler in Columbia, SC
July 4, Race starts at 7 am
Compete in a four-mile race around Forest Acres Lake and Golf Course!
59th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival
July 4, 9 am to 11 pm at the Gilbert Community Park on Rikard Circle in Gilbert S.C.
Fireworks at 10 pm, field behind Gilbert Primary School
Featuring a parade, recipe contests, live entertainment, fireworks and, of course, peaches!
Independence Day Fireworks at Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Games
Games July 3 & 4
Watch the Lexington County Blowfish play some ball, and stay for the celebratory Fourth of July fireworks at the end of the game!