4th of July Events Around Charleston

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The 4th of July is all about celebrating the birthday of America, thanking those who fought for our freedom, bbq-ing with friends and family, and fireworks! Oh, the fireworks! There’s something magical about seeing the sky light up in red, white, and blue. We’ve compiled a list of fantastic fireworks displays and Independence Day events happening in and around Charleston!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

Firework Displays & Celebrations

Mount Pleasant

4th of July Fireworks Blast at Patriots Point 

Climb aboard the USS Yorktown for the most patriotic 4th of July event in the Lowcountry! Get exclusive access to this year’s fun and festivities at Patriots Point, including live music, food vendors, beer and wine for sale, and fireworks from the Flight Deck. Enjoy unmatched views of the Charleston Harbor and celebrate America’s birthday at this one-of-a-kind holiday experience.

Date: Thursday, July 4, 5 pm – 10 pm

Location: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant 29464

Admission:  Admission to this year’s event is $95 per person and grants attendees access to the USS Yorktown’s flight deck and hangar bays starting at 6 pm. Tickets are limited to six per person and cannot be resold. All guests over the age of one will need their own ticket to the flight deck. All ticket sales are final. The fireworks show will commence rain or shine.


Isle of Palms

Fireworks on the Beach

The Isle of Palms fireworks show takes place in the Front Beach area. The area of the beach between 21st Avenue to 3rd Sea Cabins will close at 6:30 p.m. for the setup and preparation of the Fireworks Display sponsored by the City.

Please be prepared to take your family and belongings off the beach at 6:30 p.m. You may remain inside the park area, or behind the restroom facilities to watch the show.

Date: Thursday, July 4, 9 pm

Location: Front Beach area, Isle of Palms

Admission: Free! Visit the link above for guidance on parking.


North Charleston

4th of July Festival

Fireworks at dark and music by the North Charleston Pops! and DJ Natty Heavy. Fireworks begin at 9:00pm. Guests attending the event are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided.  Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of water and snacks, if desired.

Date: Thursday, July 4, 5 pm – 10 pm

Location: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave, North Charleston

Admission: Free!


Summerville

Fireworks and Freedom Festival

The Town of Summerville Fireworks and Freedom Festival is held annually on July 4 at Gahagan Park. You won’t want to miss out on this FREE family-friendly event with live music, food, fireworks, a kid’s zone, and loads of fun!

Date: Thursday, July 4

Location:  Gahagan Park, 184 W. Boundary Street, Summerville

Admission: Free! Visit the link above for details on parking and shuttle services.


Goose Creek

Annual Fabulous Fourth in the Creek

This free event will showcase live music, food vendors, and free kids’ activities.

Date: Thursday, July 4, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd, Goose Creek

Admission: Free!


Kiawah Island

Independence Day Festival

This festival will kick off following the Annual Bike Parade at Night Heron Park with many attractions for family and friends to enjoy! Festivities include live music, carnival games, inflatables, a photo booth, and more! Select attractions and crafts $3 – $15.

Date: Thursday, July 4, 6 – 9 pm

Location: Night Heron Park, 4000 Sea Forest Drive, Kiawah Island

Admission: This event, as well as gate access during this time, is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents. Admission to the festival is complimentary.


Moncks Corner

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

Fireworks begin at dusk (9:30 pm) and can be viewed from your vehicle or you may bring your own seating for the Event Field. There will also be food trucks, vendors, live music, a DJ, face painters, balloon artists, and more!

Date: Saturday, June 29, 6 pm – 10 pm

Location: Regional Recreation Complex, 418 East Main Street, Moncks Corner

Admission: Free!


Daniel Island

Daniel Island Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Our Country, Freedom, and Nation’s Birthday by making Daniel Island one of America’s “Most Patriotic Towns.” Paint the Town Red, White, and Blue, and join us for Daniel Island’s Annual Independence Day festivities on Wednesday, July 3rd at Smythe Park with neighbors, friends, and family. Dress up your homes, businesses, bikes, and golf carts with patriotic colors, and participate in our island tradition of honoring this wonderful holiday.

Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, parade begins at 4 pm

Location: The parade starts at Bishop England High School parking lot (by sports fields) and finishes at Daniel Island Drive & Purcell Street.

Admission: Free!


Folly Beach

Folly Beach Independence Day Fireworks Show

On Tuesday, July 4, Folly Beach will celebrate the 4th of July with a huge fireworks display hosted by the Folly Association of Business (FAB). Locals and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy the Independence Day show, which will start at sundown and be visible from anywhere on Folly Beach and for miles around.

Date: Thursday, July 4th starting around 9 pm

Location: Fireworks will launch from 3rd Block West.

Admission: Free!


Sullivan’s Island

4th of July on SI!

Rain or shine, the day will start with the golf cart and bike parade, which begins at Sunrise Presbyterian Church and ends at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. The Independence Day party at the park and fireworks are back! The event will start at 6:00 p.m. Bring a chair or a blanket and get ready for the big show! Music will be provided by the Shem Creek Boogie Band, with fireworks starting shortly after 9 PM.

Date: Thursday, July 4th; parade at 9 am, party in the park at 6 pm

Location:  Carts and bikes will line up at 8:30 am at Sunrise Presbyterian Church at 3222 Middle Street. At 9:00 am carts will be led to exit the Middle Street side of the parking lot. At Station 28 1/2 Street the parade will turn left towards the beachfront and then right on Atlantic Avenue. The parade will end in the bus loop at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School where they will be anonymously judged. Carts and bikes must be present to win.

Admission: Free!

Have a happy & safe Independence Day!

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