Make this Independence Day one for the record books by heading to Georgia’s First City for the holiday. In fact, you should make your time so epic that you can write a book about it called, “2014 Savannah GA July 4th.” With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday this year, making a memorable weekend shouldn’t be hard. Just show up to Savannah ready to have fun and let the city take care of the rest. Although the history and beauty of the city are enough to keep anyone busy for a whole weekend, you will also be able to partake in several events that are all geared toward supporting the Red, White, & Blue. Here are some of those events.
One weekend-long event is the River Street Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza. The event will take place at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza at 115 East River Street and is free and open to the public. Live music will be happening throughout that Friday starting at 4 p.m., and the amazing fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.
Although the fireworks will only be on Friday night, the rest of the weekend is set to be festive, as well. The River Street Fourth of July Festival will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Live music will be featured on the Arbor Stage, while regional arts & crafts exhibitors will have booths open throughout. With the festival location, you can also just take a leisurely walk along River Street for a fun-filled day of shopping, eating, and sightseeing.
If one day of fireworks just doesn’t satisfy your Fourth of July pyromania, consider coming a day early and spending Thursday at Tybee Island – Savannah’s Beach. This annual fireworks show tends to draw a large crowd, so be sure to get to the island early and secure a spot. The show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m., or “dark thirty” if you prefer to ditch the watch and just rely on the sun. The fireworks will take place from the pier, but visitors can easily see the fireworks from any of the eastern beaches.
Savannah has a variety of activities that will take place all summer long, including Fourth of July weekend, so be sure to check out all of the 2014 summer Savannah events to complete your weekend.
When you come to Savannah to celebrate the Fourth of July, you are taking time to display your patriotism and love for the United States. After the night winds down and the corporate celebration ceases, there is no better way to continue that patriotism than by staying at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. After all, each of the 16 luxurious rooms is named after a former President of the United States. From Monroe to Lincoln and Jefferson to Eisenhower, you can stay in the accommodation named after your favorite president. Rooms will book extremely fast for Fourth of July weekend at our Savannah boutique hotel, so be sure to book your room today to make sure you can stay at the best place in town.
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