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Fireworks, music headline holiday weekend

From brass bands to fireworks and hot dogs, Laurens County has a full slate of events to celebrate Independence Day.

The City of Clinton will get things starting Thursday with a patriotic Rhythm on the Rails, its regular summer concert series.

Other events include the Laurens Freedom Fest Monday night (July 3), featuring the grammy-nominated bands Better Than Ezra and Capital Cities.

Lights on the Lake at Lake Greenwood’s Camp Fellowship will celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday night as will the Ware Shoals July 4 celebration, featuring fireworks, live music and a foam and dance party with a DJ from B93.7 radio.

The Town of Gray Court will cap the July 4 festivities with its annual fireworks display on Independence Day (Tuesday) beginning around 9 p.m.

Here is a list of events slated to celebrate the Independence Day holiday:

  • Thursday: Town Rhythms featuring 246th Army Band of the S.C. National Guard, downtown Clinton, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10th Annual Lights on the Lake featuring the Jake Bartley Band, Camp Fellowship, Lake Greenwood, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4th of July Celebration featuring Funk Factory 5, fireworks, dance/foam party, Ware Shoals Amphitheater, 7 p.m. (fireworks at 9 p.m.)
  • Monday: Laurens Freedom Fest featuring Better Than Ezra (7 p.m.) and Capital Cities (9 p.m.), fireworks after dark.
  • Tuesday: Town of Gray Court Fireworks, 9 p.m.

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  1. Bridget H on July 5, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    I went to Laurens Freedom fest last year it was outstanding. We had the best time. This year it was terrible. Fireworks at 10:30p. How is that kid or family friendly. Kid zone consisted of 1 face painting booth and 1 booth where kids could paint paper plates. The best thing was we are at Romas italian food which was great. Other than that we left at 9p. Music was terrible. I felt like I was listening to an old Bee Gees albulm. Please bring back the 2022 vibe for next year!

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