I could not think of a better place to be on the Fourth of July than Charleston, SC! This time of the year makes time for family, friends, fun, and FIREWORKS! Enjoy the rich history of our beautiful city with plenty of activities and events for your family and friends this Independence Day season.
We have compiled the ultimate list of activities, events, and of course FIREWORKS being put on throughout the Lowcountry this 4th of July season to make sure your family and friends celebrate our country's Independence Day the right way!
Check out our awesome list below and begin planning your 4th of July festivities today!
Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast 2018
Tickets for the Fourth of July Fireworks Blast 2018 celebration on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown are now SOLD OUT!
But join in for the FREE land side celebration and viewing of the firework display. Parking is $10.
4th of July Festival at North Charleston Riverfront Park
The city of North Charleston is hosting a 2018 4th of July celebration and festival at the North Charleston Riverfront Park.
The event begins at 3 PM on Wednesday, July 4th and will run till 9:45 PM. This year's event features live music, lots of fun activities for children, food trucks, craft and gift vendors, and the Lowcountry's largest 4th of July fireworks show.
Entry into the festival is FREE to the public. Guests attending the Festival are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided. Children activities are FREE of charge as well including, inflatable jump castles, games, play area, giant sandbox, and play water fountain.
Schedule of Activities:
- 3:00PM – Park Open to public
- 3:30PM – 4:15PM: DJ Natty Heavy
- 4:30PM – 5:30PM: Jump Castle Riot
- 5:45PM – 6:30PM: DJ Natty Heavy
- 6:45PM – 7:45PM: POP Rocks
- 7:45PM – until end of fireworks: NC POPS
- 9:10 - Spectacular Fireworks show by Zambelli's
Isle of Palms 4th of July Fireworks
Join in for a spectacular 4th of July firework show at Front Beach in Isle of Palms. Check out the beautiful firework display while overlooking the ocean of Isle of Palms this 4th of July.
Fireworks plan to begin at 8 PM at Front Beach in Isle of Palms.
SpiritLine Cruises: Fourth of July Dinner Cruise
Celebrate Independence Day this year by enjoying an elegant 3 hour dinner cruise, aboard the Spirit of Carolina. There is something magical about cruising aboard a large boat, especially when the views are of one of the most enchanting historic cities in America. Then add Fourth of July Fireworks – you have the making an unforgettable evening. Experience the Charleston harbor at her finest while enjoying a grand 4 course dinner, cash bar, live entertainment, dancing and the most spectacle view of the fireworks from Patriots Point.
SpiritLine Cruises: Red, White, and Bluegrass Cruise
Spend this years 4th of July on the Charleston Harbor with the Red, White, and Bluegrass Cruise! The cruise is 2 hours long and limited for those ages 21 and older. Enjoy live bluegrass music featuring The BlueStone Ramblers and a cash bar for drinks of your choice. No food will be served on the cruise.
- Great views of Charleston Fireworks
- Boarding will begin at 8:15 PM at the Aquarium Wharf (360 Concord St - Downtown Charleston)
- Cruising time will from 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
- Cash Bar for refreshments & snacks (great drink specials at the cash bar on board)
- Easy parking at the Aquarium Garage
Red's White and Blue Party at Red's Ice House
Visit Red's Ice House on July 4th for their Red's White and Blue Party! Enjoy Fireworks off the dock and live music with Tidal Jive at 8pm.
Win tickets to a Braves game in our Mini Hot Dog Eating Contest!
Plus get specialty menu items and drink specials.
Red White and View Party at Saltwater Cowboys
Want an exclusive VIP rooftop spot, or a premium RESERVED table on the deck to watch the sunset and then the fireworks on July 4th? Join us for our Red White and View Party You choose your experience.
Pick your favorite spot. Either a VIP spot on the top of the creek rooftop bar with open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres for $75 per person.
For only $25 per person you will get RESERVED SEATING on the lower deck, live music, a free bottle of bubbles for the table, party favors, Shem Creek’s best view of the sunset, AND the city’s explosive firework show.
Red White and Blue Ribbon Party at The Shelter
Join in the 4th of July festivities at The Shelter with this years Red White and Blue Ribbon Party sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon! Live music by Noisy Boys, The Rock Band and DJ Flip starts at 1 PM with chances to win PBR swag and Raffle Prizes!
The Shelter will provide golf cart transportation and have great drink specials throughout the day!
Uncle Sam Jam
Check out an awesome 4th of July celebration at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge this year on the Mount Pleasant Pier while enjoying breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor!
- Purchase advance general admission for $8. Children 3 and under are free.
- Purchase admission at the gate for $10
- Food and beverages will be available for purchase. ID is required to purchase alcohol.
- A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.
- Chairs are welcome, as seating is limited.
- Outside alcohol, food, and coolers are prohibited.
- No pets allowed.
- The front section of the pier will still be open to regular visitors for fireworks viewing for no admission fee.
Folly Beach Independence Day Grand Fireworks Display
Celebrate our country's independence on Folly Beach! Grab your family and friends and spend the day soaking up the sun on Folly Beach. Later in the evening at 9:30 PM, watch a wonderful firework display from 3rd block west on Folly Beach.
Town of Summerville Independence Day Celebration
The town of Summerville will kick of the 2018 Independence Day with the annual tradition of fireworks at dusk at The Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex in Gahagan Park on Wednesday July 4th from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
This event is FREE to the public. There will be food trucks on site. No dogs allowed.
4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks
This year join the Town of Moncks Corner for their annual 4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks!
The event is Saturday, June 30th beginning at 4 PM at the Regional Recreation Complex in Monks Corner and runs until 10 PM. The event will feature live music, jump castles, kid friendly activities, and food & craft vendors. The Town of Monks Corner has something fun planned for the whole family!
The event admission is FREE to the public.
Bring chairs or blankets for seating, don't forget your dancing shoes, and be ready to stay for the best fireworks show around!
Fabulous Fourth in the Creek
Check out Goose Greeks Annual Independence Day Celebration at the Goose Creek Municipal Center featuring live music by Soulfish, food vendors, kids activities, and a firework show to end the night.
Admission and parking are FREE to the public. The event runs from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. No pets, alcohol, or coolers.
The rain date for the event is Saturday, July 7th.
Sullivan's Island Independence Day Parade
Looking for family fun plans for the morning of the 4th? Take the family and check out the Sullivan's Island Independence Day Parade where families and locals deck out golf carts, bikes, and more to celebrate our countries freedom!
Line up at the Sullivan's Island Elementary School at 8:30 AM with the parade commencing at 9 AM. The parade goes down Middle Street and ends at the Fish Fry Shack. Here the fun will continue with refreshments and prizes! Don't forget to bring your water guns and face off against the Sullivan's Island Fire Department!
Fireworks in the Park
Check out Sullivan's Island this 4th of July for the annual celebration in the J Marshall Stith Park.
The event begins at 6 PM with live music from Permanent Vacation. Come early to get a good spot and don't forget to bring your picnic basket and a blanket. Around 9 PM Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics Fireworks will put on amazing fireworks show! Please remember that no alcohol is permitted in the park and no pets are allowed.
Three-Day Independence Day Celebration with the Riverdogs
This year join in the fun with the Three Day Independence Day Celebration with the Charleston Riverdogs. The 3 day celebration will kick off on Wednesday July 4th for a game against the Augusta GreenJackets at 6:35 PM followed by an Independence Day Fireworks Super Show presented by WOW! Thursday July 5th, don't miss out on the special Red, White and Brews event. And Friday July 6th fans can watch another fireworks show post game.
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