Bainbridge plans for a popping Fourth of July celebration

Published 10:29 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015


The fireworks show at the Earle May Boat Basin is set to begin at 9:30 p.m., with all sorts of festivities leading up to it throughout the day.

Storefronts are donning red, white and blue merchandise as Independence Day nears.

This year, the City of Bainbridge, or the “most patriotic community in the world,” is amping up its July Fourth celebrations with activities, food and music before the annual fireworks display.

Before the fireworks shoot off at 9:30 p.m., the Earle May Boat Basin will have inflatables and a 60-foot Ferris wheel beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon and evening will feature performances from Lucretia’s School of Dance at 1:30 p.m., Ryn Weaver and Cody Enfinger at 7 p.m., Band X at 8 p.m., and Miss Georgia 2014 Maggie Bridges will sing the National Anthem at 6:45. Food vendors will be on hand.

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In the meantime, Bainbridge retailers are selling tees and tanks that read “Bainbridge, Georgia, the most patriotic community in the world.” The shirts are selling for $10 apiece or $9 apiece if more than one is purchased. They are available at City Hall, the Leisure Services office on Shotwell Street, Bainbridge Pharmacy and Health Products & Yogurt Too.

July 1 will mark the day consumer fireworks can be legally sold in the state of Georgia after House Bill 110 was signed into law last month.