Be part of the Fourth of July celebration in a city that’s founded in 1733. Celebrate the nation’s independence with family, fun, and fireworks with a number of options. These include a dinner buffet, free movie with a cause, historical tour, music and laughter, dancing, fun run, river cruises, wine, outdoor breeze, deck viewing and more! Whatever you fancy, you can surely find everything in Savannah.

Here are the best places to go to celebrate this year's 4th of July.

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1. River Street

When: Monday, July 3, 2017, 10 a.m. – Tuesday, July 4, 2017, midnight

Where: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

From 10 a.m. on July 3 until midnight, July 4, have a lot of fun celebrating American patriotism at the iconic River Street. Be entertained by a live performance that is slated to happen at the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage. There will be a fireworks display that is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. so make sure to come early in order to save the perfect viewing spot. You can also bring the kids and hang out in the kids' zone for a pure family fun. Check out the event’s page on Facebook to learn more!

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2. Lake Mayer Park

When:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Where: Lake Mayer

Love watermelons? Then you wouldn’t want to miss the so-called Watermelon Crawl that is happening right at Lake Mayer Park. This festive fun run is open to everyone who wants to keep their legs and feet busy while savoring the idea of enjoying watermelons at the end of the running course. You can choose to run six miles or even eight, it’s really up to you! Get more details at

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3. Savannah Riverboat Cruises

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Savannah Riverboat Cruises

This year’s fourth of July at the Savannah Riverboat Cruises features a delicious dinner buffet, a special lineup of drinks, live entertainment program and a breathtaking fireworks show. It’s definitely an unforgettable three-hour celebration presented by the Waterfront Association. Children and adults can join in the fun. Take advantage of the venue’s two climate-controlled lower decks as well as an outdoor, open-air third deck to witness everything under the shimmering evening sky! Boarding begins at 6 p.m. while sailing is from 7 to 10 p.m.

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4. Tybee Post Theater

When:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where:  Tybee Post Theater

For movie buffs, check out the featured film on the fourth of July as part of the Tybee Post Theater’s weekly film series called Gray’s Reef Tuesdays. Be there when the doors open 30 minutes before 7 p.m. There will be a concession stand where you can get wine, beer, soft drinks, popcorn and even candy. A $5 donation is suggested. Proceeds from the series are for the benefit of the Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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5. Savannah Riverboat Cruises’ Special Fireworks Cruise

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Savannah Riverboat Cruises

This one and a half-hour cruise feature a night of music, fun, and the famous waterfront fireworks display, Savannah style! Dance the night away while the riverboat DJ play your favorite tunes. Also available in the cruise are a snack bar and cash bar. The boarding gates will open at 8 p.m. while sailing is set to begin at 9 p.m. You can visit their website to get more information.

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6. Tybee Island

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 9:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Tybee Beach Pier & Pavilion

Plan your schedule ahead and come early at the Independence Day Fireworks celebration in Tybee. Slated to begin at around 9:15 p.m., the fireworks will be staged on the pier although you can easily view them from any of the island’s eastern beaches. Save your favorite spot in one of the island’s busiest days of the year. Get more information by calling (912) 786-5444 or (800) 868-2322.

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7. Franklin Square to Wright Square Scavenger Hunt

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10 a.m.

Where: Franklin Square

It’s time to build team power at the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure that starts at Franklin Square and ends in Wright Square. You can form a team of 2, 3, 4 and up to 5 people. Each team should have and bring their own smartphone. Using the smartphone as a guide, teams will be solving clues and survive the challenges while understanding more about Savannah’s local history. You can visit to get more details.