If you'd rather not try fireworks on your own, you can catch some displays around town.
Thunder over Thurmond at Clark's Hill goes on all week long, with a fair, concerts, a bass fishing tournament, and of course, fireworks. Click here for a full schedule of events.
On July 3, there is a fireworks display at Fort Gordon that's open to the public. It lasts from 5 to 10:30 pm.
On July 4, there is a display in Columbia County at Patriots Park. There will also be fireworks in Augusta at the Riverwalk on the 4th.
Thunder over Thurmond's fireworks displays will be on the 5th and 6th; again, click here for a full schedule.