Fourth Of July Festivities- Summerville & Charleston Area

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Fourth of July Festivities in the Lowcountry are AMAZING! You’ve got your choice of Fourth of July Events to choose from.

Red, White & Blue on The Green & Fireworks
Location: Hutchinson Town Square & Gahagan Sports Complex (515 West Boundary St.)

Date: July 4th, 4-7pm

Come out and join the town of Summerville in an old fashioned Independence Day Celebration with music, food, a fun parade and spectacular fireworks display! Hosted by DREAM, the event include games and activities for all ages, live contests, patriotic face painting, music by the Howle Brothers, jump castles, hotdogs, apple pie and more! Live contests range from a watermelon eating contest to a water balloon tossing contest and a hot dog eating contest to a seed spittin’ contest. The fun for all ages continues with jump castles, a dunking booth with your favorite local celebrities and tons of summer-time concessions.
“Registration for the non-motorized parade begins at 4 p.m. and the actual parade, led by Grand Marshal Mayor Berlin G. Myers, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their patriotically decorated little red wagons, carriages, roller blades, bicycles, tricycles and anything else non-motorized as well as themselves and their pets! Prizes will be awarded for Most Patriotic, Most Original and Most Patriotic Pet.

Also, the winner of the “Quest for Official Summerville Fourth of July Hotdog” contest will be announced at 6 p.m. The winning hotdog will be featured on the P-Dogs menu and credit will be given to the winner. P-Dogs is located at 119 West Doty Avenue in Summerville.

Fireworks, hosted by the Town of Summerville, will follow the celebrations at the square over at the Gahagan Sports Complex (515 West Boundary St., Summerville).  Concessions and music will begin at 7pm and the fireworks show will begin at 9pm.  Bring a beach blanket or chairs to sit on!

Admission: Free

For more information, contact Summerville DREAM at 843-821-7260.

North Charleston – Riverfront Park -3-10 pm

Riverfront Park,  located at 1001 Everglades Drive, will be the site of the Fourth of July celebrations for the city of North Charleston.  Live music, lots of children’s activities including the play fountain and oversized play sandbox. The evening will conclude with a grand firework’s display over the Cooper River.
Admission: Free
Riverfront Park is located on the former Charleston Naval Base, easily accessible from Hwy. 526 or Interstate I-26. Enter the former Charleston Naval Base by the McMillan Ave. or Virginia Ave. gate and turn onto Hobson Ave. Look for the Riverfront Park signs. Ample free parking is available.   Call (843) 745-1087 for more information.
Charleston – Patriot’s Point-Yorktown
Charleston’s most popular place to be on the Fourth of July is Patriot’s Point.  Dazzling fireworks will be launched over the water, terrific live bands, a Kidz Zone, and delicious food all draw people to Patriot’s Point every year.
Admission: Free
Directions: I-26 to downtown Charleston. Take Hwy. 17 North, cross the Cooper River Bridge and follow signs to Patriots Point.
Folly Beach Fireworks
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 at Folly Beach. Restaurants, Restrooms available.

Directions: I-26 to downtown Charleston. Take Hwy. 17 South to Folly Road (Hwy. 161). Go to the end of Folly Road (about 15 minute drive) to get to the beach. Find a place to park  and enjoy.

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