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NIM hosts Independence Day celebration

(Source: National Infantry Museum) (Source: National Infantry Museum)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will host its third annual community-wide Independence Day celebration this Saturday, July 4, 

The Freedom Fest will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and there will be music, activities for kids, cannon firings, food and fun!

The National Civil War Naval Naval Museum at Port Columbus will bring the cannon this year for firings every hour. Living historians will set up displays inside the museum to allow visitors to touch and learn about both weapons and household items used in our country’s early years.

There will be bouncy houses for kids, face and hair painting, balloon animals and superheroes. The ‘Pint-Size Parade’ starts at 2 p.m., and all kids are invited to dress up their bicycles, tricycles and wagons and parade down Heritage Walk. There will be judges at this event to give prizes to the person with the most creative patriotism.

In addition to this event, parents can get free ID kits for their children in the museum’s Grand Hall through the GACHIP program. There will also be live music throughout the day from Tim Maggart, the Oneeders and the Wayne Miner Band.

The IMAX Theatre will also be open for just $5 per person and they will be screening “D-Day," “Normandy 1944” and “We the People.”

The museum’s activities will end at 6 p.m. and the admission is free.

For a list of Fourth of July events please click here.

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