Charleston Area Fourth of July Events


Uncle Sam Jam/photo by Micheline Callicott

Uncle Sam Jam/photo by Micheline Callicott

Charleston knows how to throw a July 4 celebration. With a nod to history and patriotism, the area goes all out when it comes to the Fourth of July. Here’s a list of celebrations and fireworks displays around the Charleston area.

City of North Charleston Celebration: 3:30-9:45 p.m. July 4. Spend the day at Riverfront Park enjoying music by Soul Fish, Blacklion, Dangermuffin and Funk Factory 5, children’s activities, food trucks, craft vendors, a laser light show, and the Lowcountry’s largest Fourth of July fireworks show. Free admission.

Summerville’s Red, White & Blue on the Green: 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 4. Head to Gahagan Park for music, games, children’s activities and patriotic newspaper hats. Free admission.

Uncle Sam Jam: 7 p.m. July 4. Dance to live beach music and watch fireworks over the Charleston harbor at the Mount Pleasant Pier. Tickets are $10 and advance purchase is recommended.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum‎

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum‎

Patriots Point 4th of July Blast: The landside Fireworks Blast celebration begins at 4 p.m.; the flight deck opens at 6 p.m. on July 4. Enjoy a professional fireworks display and party with food, drinks and music. Tickets to party on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown will be sold in a limited quantity. Or enjoy the firework display landside. Admission to this area is free; however parking for all guests and ticket packages is $10 per vehicle. The festival landside includes live music, kids activities and food and beverages available for purchase.

Craft Brews Cruise: 8 p.m. July 4. Enjoy $4 Lagunitas craft beers, live music and food all aboard The Carolina Queen where you can watch fireworks over the Charleston harbor. Cost is $30 per person.

Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise: 8 p.m. July 4. Enjoy a barbecue buffet, music and the best view of the fireworks show over the Charleston harbor all while cruising aboard The Carolina Belle. Cost is $52.95 per person.

Sizzling Southern Celebration: 6 p.m. July 4. Join Circa 1886 for music, lawn games, drinks and a three-course grill dinner. After dark, guests head to the Wentworth Mansion’s cupola with a glass of champagne to watch Charleston’s fireworks. Cost is $75 per person; reservations required. Call 843-853-7828.

Independence Day Weekend on July 4-5. Head to Middleton Place – the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence – for readings of the Declaration of Independence and interactive demonstrations, including meeting a Revolutionary soldier, colonial crafts, games and a hands-on military drill. Activities are free with general admission.

Charleston Riverdogs game and post-game fireworks: Gates open at 5 p.m. July 4. The Riverdogs take on the Rome Braves. Stay after for a fireworks display over the Ashley River.

Fabulous Fourth in the Creek: 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center in Goose Creek. Live music from the 17 South Band, food vendors, a kids’ area and fireworks show. Free admission.

Independence Day Celebration in the Park: 5 p.m. July 4 at J. Marshall Stith Park, 2050 Middle St., on Sullivan’s Island. Music begins at 5 p.m. with a fireworks show at dark.

Fireworks on the Beach: 9:15 p.m. July 4. Spread your blanket out on the front beach area of Isle of Palms for a fireworks show. Free admission.

Folly Beach 4th of July Celebration: The fireworks will be set off on 2nd Block East, next to the Folly Beach Pier, at 9:30 p.m.