As students prepare to return to school and others get back from vacation, summer in Liberty County is slowly meandering toward its end, even if it doesn’t feel like it! Believe it or not soon we’ll be preparing for all of our fall events.
But not yet.
There is still some time to get out and enjoy beautiful sights and amazing events. You can find a full list of upcoming events on our website. Here you have a small but fantastic collection of five to get you started.
- Go Downtown and Celebrate!
If you missed the inaugural Second Saturday Block Party, you’ll definitely want to catch the next one. Beginning at 5pm on August 11th in Bradwell Park, this event hosted by Zum Rosenhof and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will feature live music by The Funk You Up Band, a variety of food vendors and alcohol sales. While you have to be 21 to purchase alcohol, the event is open to all ages and leashed pets are allowed. You can’t bring your own drinks or coolers, but you’re welcome to bring a blanket or chair. While you’ll have to pay for any food or alcohol, attending the event is completely free! Who would pass up a chance to hang out downtown for free? For more information about the event, such as vendors, event updates, and sponsors, you can see more here.
- Join the HPD for National Night Out
National Night Out is celebrated all over the country, but the local event hosted by the Hinesville Police Department will be at Bryant Commons on August 7th from 5:00-8:30pm. This is an event with a little bit of education and a lot of fun! They will have bounce houses, food, music, vendors, fair games and more. This is an event that will thrill children and adults alike, all while increasing awareness and making our community a safer place to live. Check out our website here for more information.
- Walk and Watch at Cay Creek
Those who live in Liberty County are familiar with its rivers, creeks and marshes, but few have truly explored the areas between them. Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the ecosystem as it transitions from freshwater to brackish water. Both beautiful and educational, you’ll love seeing the wildlife and landscape shift as you walk the boardwalk through to the end. You can even climb up to the 15-foot tower and get a “birds-eye” view of the landscape. Speaking of birds, over 100 different types have been sighted in the park, so this is a perfect location for birdwatchers. Offering free parking and admission, this is a day-trip that everyone can enjoy. You can also check out our website here for more information.
- Visit Dunham Farms and Stay as Long as You Like
Dunham Farms is a gorgeous bed & breakfast in Sunbury. There are plenty of ways to enjoy nature, on both land and water, so whether you’re looking for an overnight trip, a weekend getaway, or just a day stay-cation you can find something here that you will love, including guided tours of the plantation, kayak excursions, lectures, workshops and guided river walks. You can visit Dunham Farms any time, but they also offer special events throughout the year. Check out our website for more information by clicking here.
- Explore the Past
Liberty County has a rich history, but many in the area still haven’t seen one or more of our incredible historical places. You can visit Fort Morris State Historic Site and see the famous location once commanded by the defiant Col. John McIntosh during the Revolutionary War. You could check out Dorchester Academy, once a school for freed slaves and now an African-American History Museum and Community Center. Dorchester is also the only location in Liberty County to be a part of the US Civil Rights Trail. You could then hop over to the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association Museum (ITPA) and see their excellent collection of old telephones and technology. Want to see more on local historic sites click here.
Picture by Katrina Barrow Photography
Before You Get Started…
We have a whole host of places you can visit and sites to see. We always encourage you to start your journey at the historic Bacon Fraser house. In addition to being a beautiful historic former home, it’s also the location of our offices. We would love to help you plan your summer activities, answer any questions you may have and give you more information about our incredible county!
Meagan Upole – Creative and Content Coordinator at the Convention and Visitors Bureau
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