02 July . 2018
Where to celebrate Fourth of July in the Charleston region | 2018
Celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave at the Charleston region’s best Fourth of July parties. We like to think of them as the ultimate celebration of community! Also take a few minutes this Wednesday to thank our service men and women for their countless sacrifices. More than 90,000 Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, dependents, and retirees call the Lowcountry home. Show thanks for them, love for country, and unity with one another this year in your best red, white, and blue, and enjoy community wherever you find it!
Summerville’s Red, White and Blue on the Green Festival
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Gahagan Park | Free
The Town of Summerville will kick off Independence Day celebrations with the Red, White, and Blue on the Green Festival. Bring a chair and blankets and enjoy all the region’s best local food trucks. The Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex at Gahagan Park will be the center of old-fashioned July 4th fireworks. This is a FREE community event. Please leave your dogs at home.
Patriots Point Celebration and Fireworks
6:00 pm – 10 pm | Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum | $40 aboard USS Yorktown or free from the shore
What better way to celebrate the stars and stripes than on board one of the most historic warships in the United States? Enjoy the show from the flight deck or on the shore, as well as live music and children’s entertainment. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and coolers and chairs are encouraged. Watching the awe-inspiring fireworks over the Charleston harbor with your nearest and dearest will be a night to remember.
North Charleston Fireworks
3:00 pm – 9:45 pm | Riverfront Park | Free
This year’s celebration at Riverfront Park features live musical entertainment from DJ Natty Heavy, Jump Castle Riot, and POP Rocks. A spectacular firework show by Zambelli’s set to live music will finish off a fantastic night. For the kiddos, a jump castle, games and a giant sandbox. The food truck lineup includes the savory and the sweet, everything from Holy City Italian Ice to Zeus Grill and Seafood. This event is free!
10 am – 4 pm | Middleton Place | Standard admission
Special programming at Middleton Place invites you to explore the nation’s fight for independence. Hear presentations from Arthur Middleton, who signed the Declaration of Independence himself, and from a colonial lady about her experience of that time. Colonial games will break up the fascinating history lesson, and refreshments will help you beat the heat. Activities are available all day!
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