4th of July Events around Charleston
The 4th of July in Charleston is a time when visitors and locals alike come together and celebrate. There are so many activities to choose from that sometimes it's hard to narrow it down to just one thing. Here are some of our favorite 4th of July event happening in and around Charleston.
Folly Beach Fireworks Display
Obviously, we love Folly Beach and love to call it home. The annual Folly Beach Fireworks Display is one that can't be missed. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm on the 4th. They will be shot from 3rd Street West (conveniently, the same beach access as Isla's home base). What better way to top off a day at the beach than with a spectacular fireworks display?
Patriots Point Fireworks Blast
If you aren't planning on being on Folly for the 4th or are looking for a fun family activity, then check out the fireworks over the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. This fireworks display features live music. You can also view the fireworks aboard the USS Yorktown. Tickets are sold out this year for the Yorktown, but be sure to keep it in mind when you plan next year's 4th of July activities.
4th of July Festival at Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park in North Charleston also plays home to a family-friendly festival. This is a great activity to do if you are looking to avoid beach crowds or just looking for a fun place to take the kids. The festival opens at 3pm and includes numerous vendors and food trucks. Kids will have the opportunity to burn off some energy while bouncing on jump castles, in the play area, in a giant sandbox and in the water fountain. Entry is free to the public, however, parking is limited so carpooling and ride sharing is encouraged.
Salute the Shore
If you are planning to hit the beach during the day on the 4th, you will not want to miss the Salute the Shore flyover. The flyover takes off from Cherry Grove Beach (just north of Myrtle Beach) at 1pm. The flight schedule includes flyovers at Isle of Palms at 1:15pm, Charleston Harbor at 1:16pm, and Folly Beach at 1:20pm.