CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Special events around Independence Day weekend will give you the chance to show your patriotism and celebrate America’s 246th birthday.
Here is a list of celebrations in the region and how you can participate:
On July 4, the Charleston RiverDogs will play a home game at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park for the first time since 2018. The first pitch is at 6:35 p.m., followed by the biggest fireworks display of the season over a medley of All-American music
On Monday, July 4, 2022, Folly Beach will celebrate with a massive fireworks display hosted by the Folly Association of Business (FAB). Locals and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy the show, which begins at sunset around 9 p.m. and can be seen from anywhere on Folly Beach and for miles around.
The pyrotechnics will be launched from the 3rd block west. The 3rd Block West parking lot and beach will be closed to visitors from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. A sweep of the beach will be carried out immediately after the show to collect the debris.
Folly Beach asks all guests to be aware of beaches, streets and wildlife and to remove all litter. Plans are subject to change due to inclement weather. Keep an eye on VisitFolly.com and social media for updates.
North Charleston is hosting its 4th of July Festival from 5-10 p.m. on July 4 at Riverfront Park. The city touts its Independence Day event as the Lowcountry’s biggest 4th of July fireworks spectacle.
The fireworks will begin at dusk and the event will feature music from the North Charleston Pops! and DJ Natty Heavy.
The show is free to the public with all general admission for attendees. However, no one will be allowed into the park until 5 p.m. and all bags will be searched.
Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets (as no seating is provided), as well as water and snacks. Grilling will not be permitted in the park during the festival. No sparklers or outdoor fireworks will be allowed.
Parking is free; Enter the Old Naval Base via McMillan or Virginia Avenues.
Walking, cycling, carpooling and carpooling are encouraged.
Food trucks for the event include:
- Big Daddy’s Pigskin
- Alcoholic beverages
- Brieles Special Events & Catering
- Charleston Caribbean Creole
- Charleston Festival Foods
- Holy City Italian Ice Cream
- Peanuts James Brown
- king of pop
- Kona Charleston ice cream
- Authentic Polish cuisine from Krystynas
- La’Son Anchor Grill
- Lib’s dinner
- Lola’s Lumpia Food Truck
- Lemonade Netherlands
- Mazyks Grid
- Miracale Tasty Express
- Miss Katie Candy
- Peanut Tyme
- Finch New Arrivals
- SnoBar Southeast
- Southern Roots Smokehouse
- Tamashii (The Misfit Leader)
- The Ice Cream Team
- Zeus Grill and Seafood
For more information, visit the city website.
The Isle of Palms will host a fireworks display on July 4 at 9 p.m. in the Front Beach area.
The beach area between 21st Avenue and 13th Avenue at Sea Cabins will close at 6 p.m. for set-up and preparation for the fireworks show, which is sponsored by the city.
Bathers must remove their families and personal effects from this area of the beach by 6 p.m.
But they can stay inside the Isle of Palms County Park area or behind the restroom to watch the show.
Fireworks are strictly prohibited in the town of Isle of Palms.
Point of the Patriots
The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum provides access to the flight deck of the USS Yorktown during its 4th of July fireworks display. The annual celebration returns after a three-year hiatus.
Tickets are $25 and are on sale at the event Eventbrite page. Online orders will be limited to six tickets per person. These tickets cannot be resold. Flight deck capacity is limited and tickets should sell out quickly.
Customers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to sit on the flight deck. Personal food, beverages and alcohol will not be permitted or sold on the flight deck.
However, each ticket comes with a free bottle of water, and the local King of Pops vendor will be selling gourmet popsicles.
There will be 15 land-based food trucks selling tasty food before the show begins. Access to the cockpit will be open to ticket holders at 7:30 p.m. and closed at the end of the pyrotechnic show.
Parking is limited, not guaranteed and will cost $20. Guests should plan to arrive early.
In addition to the 4th of July flight deck option, guests are invited to a free landside party of the historic WWII aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. This will include live music, access to more than a dozen food trucks, and a fireworks display over Charleston Harbor after the sun goes down.
The Town of Goose Creek’s annual 4th of July celebration is scheduled for July 4 at 6:30 p.m. The event includes live music, food vendors, and children’s activities.
Alcohol and outdoor fireworks are prohibited. Admission and parking are free.
The city has a scheduled rain date of July 9 for the event.
The City of Summerville has announced that it has canceled its Fireworks and Freedom Festival which was scheduled for Gahagan Park.
As of Monday afternoon, no makeup date has yet been announced.
The corner of the monks
The Town of Moncks Corner is hosting its 4th of July celebration on July 2 at the Regional Recreation Complex.
The free event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The event includes:
- Free parking
- A live band and a DJ
- Make-up artists and balloon artists
- food trucks
- sellers market
The fireworks will begin at dusk.
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