Jun 29, 2022

Fourth of July Events in Charleston

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Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner and Charlestonians will dress up in red, white and blue to celebrate America’s independence. From parades to outdoor concerts and, of course, firework shows, there are patriotic events happening all across the Lowcountry. We’ve rounded up our favorite 4th of July events to attend in Charleston.

Salute From The Shore | Charleston Harbor. The non-profit Salute From The Shore will take to the skies with their 13th annual event featuring F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base and C-17s from Joint Base Charleston. The planes will fly down the South Carolina coastline from Myrtle Beach to Bluffton on July 4th. Take your seats near the Charleston Harbor from 1:16pm until 1:32pm to give your salute from the shore. Take a look at the schedule, here.

Patriots Point Fireworks Blast | Patriot’s Point. On July 4th at 6pm, guests are invited to a free party at Patriot’s Point. This event will include live music, access to more than a dozen food trucks and a fireworks show above the Charleston Harbor after sunset. This event does not require a ticket. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Uncle Sam Jam | Mount Pleasant Pier. Celebrate the 4th of July at the Mount Pleasant Pier while dancing and listening to live music and taking in the fresh breeze from the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Daniel Island Independence Day Celebration. Daniel Island will be holding a patriotic celebration on Saturday July 2nd. Attend this event and enjoy a patriotic parade with decorative golf carts and bikes, followed by patriotic tubes at Smythe Park. Food trucks and live music will be available, but there won’t be any fireworks. The parade starts at the Bishop England High School parking lot by the sports field. Attendance is free and guests should arrive between 3:15-3:45pm.

Sea Stars & Stripes | South Carolina Aquarium. Visit the South Carolina Aquarium this July 4th from 7-10pm for food, fun and Charleston’s best view of fireworks. This family-friendly event is all-inclusive with a cookout, beer and wine. Bring a chair or blanket to watch fireworks from the decks overlooking the harbor. Grab your tickets, here.

Charleston Symphony + RiverDogs game | RiverDogs Baseball Stadium. The RiverDogs stadium will host the Charleston Symphony on Saturday July 2nd for a free community celebration. The symphony will perform patriotic songs, followed by a fireworks show. There will also be a RiverDogs game on July 4th, followed by the largest fireworks show of the season, set to a medley of all-American music. Gates open at 5:45pm. Tickets can be purchased, here.

4th of July Pool Party | Wild Dunes Resort. Celebrate Independence Day poolside at the Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. Enjoy a casual style cookout menu, lawn games and the pool. All ages are welcome. This event is first come, first serve. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Isle of Palms Fireworks. Isle of Palms fireworks will be launched around 9pm on July 4th, though most of the front beach will be closed to guests at the time. Viewing from the county park parking lot area will be available.

Folly Beach 4th of July Fireworks. Head over to Folly Beach on July 4th for the fireworks show. Locals and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy the show, which starts at sundown. Fireworks will be visible from anywhere on Folly Beach and for miles around and will be launched from 3rd Block West. Parking and the beach area at this location will be closed from 10am-11pm.

Independence Day Festival | Kiawah Island. Celebrate with Night Heron Park at the Independence Day Festival and kick off the Annual Bike Parade on July 4th from 6-9:30pm. This event will include live music, carnival games, inflatables, a photo booth, a watermelon eating contest and more. Fireworks start at 9:15pm. This event is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents and is complimentary. Learn more.

Source: Post and Courier

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