Here's a list of July 4th events in and around the Lowcountry:
July 2-3: Middleton Place — Home of Declaration of Independence signer Arthur Middleton, Middleton Place will be hosting an Independence Day celebration on July 2 and 3 sure to please the history buffs out there. Guests are able to mingle with war reenactors from the Second South Carolina Regiment. Activities include musket firing, cooking, camp-life demonstrations, and at 1 p.m. on both days, formal readings of the Declaration of Independence. Most of the festivities are free with general admission, but house and carriage tours cost an additional fee.
July 2 & 3: RiverDogs Baseball and Fireworks — Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park to watch the RiverDogs. Fireworks will take place at the end of the game.
July 4: Summerville — CANCELLED — Due to inclement weather conditions, the Town of Summerville has cancelled Thursday's Fourth of July celebration at Gahagan Plantation Park. The event will be rescheduled at a later date. For further information, please contact the Town of Summerville Parks and Recreation Department at 843-851-5211.
July 4: City of Goose Creek — CANCELLED — The City of Goose Creek's Fabulous Fourth in the Creek festival scheduled for Thursday, July 4 has been cancelled due to the condition of the Municipal Center grounds. The current inclement weather has caused the grounds to be unsafe driving conditions for event parking. The festival and fireworks will not be rescheduled. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 843-569-4242.
July 4: Georgetown — 7 p.m. — Indgo Choral Society will present its 17th annual free Fourth of July Concert on the lawn of the Kaminski House Museum in Georgeown. 9:30 p.m. — Georgetown City Fire Department will present its annual fireworks display from East Bay Park. The display can be seen best from the Harborwalk or other areas along the Sampit River.
July 4: Pawley's Island — 10 a.m. The annual Fourth of July Parade will take place on Pawleys Island. Trophies will be presented for the best floats. 6 p.m. — The Third Annual Pawleys Island Fourth of July Evening Celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. inside the Precious Blood Parish Life Center, 1633 Waverly Road. This community-wide evening celebration will be a salute to our nation and our military in song and remembrances. The celebration, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 11028 and Assembly 3272, features the Pawleys Island Concert Band along with singing and speakers. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
July 4: Murrells Inlet — 5 p.m. The Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade will follow a route from Garden City Point over to the Marsh Walk and down along the Murrells Inlet coast line to Morse Park Landing. The best viewing areas include Marlin Quay Marina, the Marsh Walk and Belin Methodist Church. 10 p.m. — Murrells Inlet 2020 will present its annual fireworks show over the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Restaurants along the Marsh Walk will have live music throughout the night.
Boats can register for $5 with the committee boat on parade day starting at 4 p.m. For questions, contact Lee Hewitt at 843-652-4236.
July 4: North Charleston — 3-10pm — The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on Sunday, July 4, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. At this year's event, we present local entertainers, along with other activities throughout the event , ending a wonderful day with a spectacular fireworks display at dark.
July 4: Patriots Point — Last year 35,000 people came to America's National Carrier Aviation Museum to watch a dazzling fireworks display, listen to terrific live bands, enjoy our Kidz Zone, and feast on some of the best summer holiday food in the Charleston area. This year's Patriots Point 4th of July Blast should prove to be even more entertaining! With Patriots Point and its partners making their largest investment ever in pyrotechnics, this year's fireworks display should rate as the most spectacular ever to be launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier YORKTOWN. Free admission for landside entertainment, Kidz Zone and fireworks.
July 4: Folly Beach — Fireworks display at Folly Beach from the Ocean at dark. Enjoy playing on the beach before the fireworks, or fish off the Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier at Folly Beach. Restaurants, Restrooms available.
July 4: Isle of Palms — Isle of Palms will be shooting off fireworks from the beach. The show starts after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. It's close to many beach bars like the Windjammer, so drinks and food are close by.
July 4: S.C. Aquarium — One of the best views of the Charleston Harbor is at the aquarium, and it doesn't get more American than eating barbecue. This party is catered by Jim n' Nicks, and will also feature a 4-D Theater movie viewing, face-painting, and music.
July 4: Mt Pleasant — Uncle Sam Jam: On the Mt. Pleasant Pier at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the Uncle Sam Jam will take place. There will be live music from Permanent Vacation throughout the evening. Beverages will be available for purchase and snacks can be found at the pier's Riverwatch Café. It starts at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 8 and fireworks after dark. No outside alcohol or coolers are allowed. Tickets are only $10 a person, but only 800 are available so purchasing in advance is advised.
July 4: Kiawah Fourth of July Events — Head over to Kiawah Island for their Day Celebrating America, hosted by Loggerhead Bar and Grill from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. While the pool and beach services are for Sanctuary guests only, dining will be available for all. Activities include hair braiding, clowns, all day live music, and an evening fireworks show.
July 4: Night Heron Park will host their independence festival from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The day kicks off with a parade, followed by tie dye, face painting, a children's train, carnival games, and beach music from the Headliners. Food will include hamburgers, hot dogs, corndogs, mac and cheese, ribs, pulled pork, shrimp skewers, peel and eat shrimp, corn muffins, green beans, rice, and watermelon. Fireworks begin right at 9:15 p.m.
July 4: At the oceanfront Sanctuary Terrace Lawn, guests can enjoy food and music by the All American Band from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fireworks start on the beach at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $48 and $24 for kids. Reservations are required.
July 4: The Annual Patriotic Bike Parade — Taking place at Sea Forest Drive at East Beach Village, bike decorating begins at 4:30 p.m., and the parade will start right at 5:15 p.m. led by the Kiawah Island Fire Department and then Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross. The parade ends at Night Heron Park where more festivities take place.
July 4: An American Celebration at Woodlands Inn — With a variety of food stations, activities, music, and fireworks, the American Celebration at Woodlands Inn is sure to be great for families. It will take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Kid's activites include face painting, balloon artists, jump castles, and family games. Adults can have fun, too, at the retail booths, art displays, and local music. The evening concludes just in time for the fireworks show. Advance tickets are available until July 2, $8 for adults and $3 for kids ages 4-12. You can also purchase tickets at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
July 4: l'On Village Band Blast 2013 — Head to l'On Village for an outdoor, lakeside concert featuring Heart and Soul performing classic rock, Motown, beach music, and more. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with a parade, and the Band Blast starts at 6 p.m. in the Westlake Amphitheater. Food and beverages will be available from various vendors including Zeus Grill and Seafood, Crushed, and Mr. Koolie's. Guests are also welcome to bring picnics, coolers, blankets, lawn chairs, and tents. Admission is free.
July 4: Sizzling Southern Celebration — Wentworth Mansion will be celebrating the Fourth in style with Circa 1886 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious food as a live jazz soloist plays. After dinner, guests are invited to head to the Mansion's cupola to watch Charleston's fireworks. It's $70 a person, and this includes a glass of champagne but not tax, gratuity, or additional beverages.