Amy Paige Condon of Savannah Magazine and Art Rise Savannah board president and Connect Savannah contributing columnist Lauren Flotte share just a sampling of the many events in Savannah this Fourth of July weekend.
-The “Como se Dice?” mixed media art exhibit by Maggie Hayes will open at Sentient Bean Thursday with a reception featuring music. Thursday, 6-10 p.m.
-Fort Pulaski will celebrate Independence Day with a day of family fun, including a special program on the fort’s Civil War-era flags at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and cannon firings at noon and 3 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $5 entrance fee
-ArtRise Savannah will host a First Friday Art March Independence Day Festival this Friday. Enjoy a new art exhibit at DeSoto Row gallery, plus food, shopping and a dance party at One West Victory’s music stage. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; free
-The Thursday Night Opry presents the Cusses, American Hologram and City Hotel in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah. This Opry-style concert, in which all singers play and sing into a single, stand-up microphone, is a continuation of Trinity's Sanctuary Series of concerts. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; $10 suggested donation
-Tybee Island kicks off Independence Day weekend a little early with fireworks tomorrow night (Thursday, July 3) at 9:15. The free event draws thousands so you’re advised to get there early. Find more information at Visit Tybee dot com.
-The Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the fourth in the Colonial Cemetary downtown with the Savannah Pipes and Drums band. Friday, 10 a.m.; free
-River Street’s fourth of July celebration will go on all weekend long, with regional arts and crafts vendors and live entertainment at Rousakis Plaza Friday, Saturday and Sunday with fireworks Friday night at nine. Friday through Sunday; free
-Savannah Coffee Roasters’ weekly murder mystery show will feature Odd Lot Improv, presenting the interactive Iced at the Coffee Shop. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.