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Fourth annual Historic Camden Patriots, Picnic & Pops set for June 30

In celebration of America’s Independence, Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and members of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will host the fourth annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops on Sunday, June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. The free, family event will be held in the Kershaw-Cornwallis House garden.

At this year’s event, the Historic Camden Cannon Crew will exhibit and fire grasshopper cannons. The event will also feature English Country Dancers, old-fashioned kids games, and family picnics (also concessions for sale), as well as a special patriotic program honoring Revolutionary War soldiers from the Camden district. At 7 p.m., the Camden Community Concert Band will let loose a rousing concert of patriotic songs and American standards.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to gather together as a community to celebrate and commemorate the efforts that early Camden citizens made for our country’s independence,” Historic Camden Executive Director Halie Brazier said. “We know visitors will have a blast with our grasshopper cannons and the concert band!”

The Kershaw-Cornwallis House, 222 Broad St., at the top of the hill, will open at 5 p.m. for picnickers. The program begins at 6 p.m., and the CCCB will start at 7 p.m. The event will be cancelled if there is rain. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, picnic supplies, sunscreen, and bug spray. Concessions will be available.

Call (803) 432-9841 for more information.