2019's Best 4th of July Events in Charleston, SC
it’s already that time again, time to celebrate America’s Birthday! While we hope during the holiday week and weekend you will spend some time at the beach and maybe even catch a surf lesson with us or a paddle boarding tour, there are also several other great ways to enjoy the holiday weekend. Here is our 2019 4th of July Event Guide.
If you want to ring in the 4th of July with some good ole fashion American baseball, head on over to the Joe (you’ll have to celebrate a day early though!). The Charleston Riverdogs take on the Augusta Greenjackets at 6:35pm July 3rd with a fireworks show after.
If you truly want to celebrate the 4th, come early and take advantage of the $25 all you can eat picnic with access to a private bar. The $25 also includes tickets to the game.
Daniel Island Parade and Fireworks Show
If baseball isn’t your thing, or you are just interested in the fireworks, head to Daniel Island on July 3rd and enjoy their parade and fireworks show. The Daniel Island Annual Patriotic Community Parade begins at 5pm sharp on Seven Farms Drive and concludes at Smythe Park. Following the parade take in live music and fireworks (beginning at 9:15pm) at the park. Guests are encouraged to bring tables, chairs, and blankets, however, golf carts and tents will not be allowed inside.
Salute from the Shore
While you are [hopefully] hanging with us on Folly on the 4th, check out the Salute from the Shore where F-18’s and C-17’s from Beaufort and Joint Base Charleston will be doing a flyover. The flyover starts at 1pm in Cherry Grove (north Myrtle Beach) and heads south down the South Carolina coastline. The F-18 and C-17 Folly Beach flyover will happen at 1:20pm and 1:35pm respectively. The full flyover schedule can be found at: https://salutefromtheshore.org/2019-flyover-schedule/.
Folly Beach Fireworks Show
We may be a little biased, but Folly Beach is our favorite fireworks show! The fireworks show begins at 9:20pm and will be visible from the beach. Parking is limited on Folly, so we encourage you to get there early. Enjoy some bites at some of Folly’s best restaurants before the fireworks show or enjoy a day at the beach with us!
Patriots Point Fireworks Blast
For Charleston’s biggest fireworks display, head over to Patriots Point or anywhere really around the Charleston Harbor. USS Yorktown viewing tickets have sold out, but you can still join in the celebration land side at Patriots Point for free (you will still have to pay $10 for parking). Food and drinks will also be available for purchase, as well as live music and children’s entertainment.
You can also view the fireworks from anywhere around the Charleston Harbor. Just pack up some chairs and enjoy the show.
if you don’t want to venture to the beaches, downtown, or Mt. Pleasant, check out North Charleston’s 4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park. The celebration is free and kicks off at 3:00pm and goes until 9:45 pm. There will be plenty of food and drinks available for purchase. There will also be plenty of activities for children to enjoy and live music. Fireworks start at 9:10pm and will be accompanied by live music. Parking is free and there will be free shuttles for off-site parking at the former Navy Hospital parking lot, however, ride sharing and carpooling is encouraged.
Stars and Guitars Concert
If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the Holiday weekend, check out Stars and Guitars on July 7th at Boone Hall Plantation. This concert starts at 6pm (gates open at 4:30pm) and features appearances by Mitchell Tenpenny, King Calaway, Eddie Bush, and Brett Young. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase and the event is rain or shine. Lawn chairs and blankets are also highly encouraged. Tickets are $39.95 prior to the event and $49.95 the day off.