The annual Fourth of July Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, and will be along Front Street, starting at Gordon Street and ending at Turner Street. An ice cream social will follow at courthouse square. To participate, contact Martha Barnes with the Downtown Beaufort Development Association at 728-3917. Fireworks will fill the night sky at 9 p.m. Saturday July 4. The designated viewing area is at Gallants Channel, 172 West Beaufort Road. For more information, contact fireworks sponsors Front Street Village at 838-1524.