The Fourth of July is just around the corner. That means now is the perfect time to start planning how you want to celebrate this patriotic holiday with your family and friends.
Haven’t given it much thought? No worries!
From fireworks to festivals, Charleston has plenty of activities to choose from. And we at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction are here to offer a few ideas we think you will enjoy!
Check out our favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth of July as we honor the men and women who have served our country.
South Carolina Aquarium Sea Stars and Stripes Event
Looking for a fun, festive, and fishy was to celebrate the Fourth of July? If your answer is “Yes!”, then we suggest grabbing a ticket for the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Stars and Stripes Independence Day celebration.
The celebration starts at 7:00 p.m. on July 4 and ends after the fireworks show.
- Aquarium experience including hands-on encounters.
- American food favorites.
- Local and domestic beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Spectacular view of fireworks courtesy of Patriots Point.
- Wonderful memories with family and friends.
Uncle Sam Jam
If you enjoy dance parties and spectacular ocean views, the Uncle Sam Jam is an event you won’t want to miss.
Enjoy the cool harbor breeze while dancing to live beach music at the Mount Pleasant Pier as you wait for the fireworks to begin over the Charleston Harbor. It’s a perfect way to wrap up a fun-filled Fourth of July celebration!
- Beverages will be available for purchase inside the event.
- Treats and snacks will be available at the Riverwatch Cafe.
- Gates open at 7:00 p.m., and music starts at 8:00 p.m.
- Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.
- Admission purchased in advance is $8. Admission will be $10 on-site, if space is available.
4th of July Festival
North Charleston is hosting their annual July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on July 4 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.
This year’s event features exciting musical guests, children’s activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks show.
This event is free to the public, so be sure to mark it on your calendar! If you decide to go, be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair with you to sit and watch the fireworks.
Folly Beach Fireworks
Folly Beach, located only 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, is the perfect place to watch fireworks this Fourth of July.
Because it’s located so close to downtown, you’ll have plenty of time to grab dinner with your friends and family or peruse the shops before settling down with a blanket or lawn chair on the beach to watch the fireworks show.
It’s doesn’t get much better than watching a dazzling fireworks display over the sparkling ocean water.
Patriots Point Fireworks
Looking for a unique location to watch fireworks this Fourth of July? You’re in luck! Catch one of the most amazing fireworks displays this holiday at the flight deck of the historic USS Yorktown, the 10th aircraft carrier to serve in the U.S. Navy.
Tickets are $30 and include access to the ship starting at 6:00 p.m. There will also be food and drinks for purchase and live music throughout the evening.
You can also purchase a $75 VIP ticket, and receive complimentary drinks from a full-service bar and access to a special area at the bow of the ship. It’s a very neat experience!
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to watch fireworks, you can see them for free on the grounds of the Patriots Point Museum.