There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate your independence this 4th of July in the Lowcountry. View our schedule of events below and check back often for up-to-date information.
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Salute from the Shore
1 pm – 2 pm – Salute from the South Carolina Shore
Every year on July 4th, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest for their bravery and commitment. The focal point of the Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft. The flyover will start at 1 p.m. in Myrtle Beach. For a full schedule of flyover times in the Beaufort area, visit salutefromtheshore.org. Participants on the beaches are strongly urged to organize patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for armed forces around the world to see. Salute from the Shore encourages participants to share their stories about why they love America and those that protect it by posting their own video and images of the event on social networks to be seen by American Armed Forces deployed throughout the world.
Fripp Island Fourth Celebrations
Fripp Island Resort Guests can take part in annual festivities on Fripp!
9 am – Fripp Island Golf Cart Parade
Enter your golf cart, bike or float in the parade and be
part of this great tradition at Fripp Island! You can register ahead of time at the Activity Center or the day of, at the parade location (prior to 7 am). Line up starts at 6:30 am at the corner of Ocean Creek Blvd. and Bonito Road. The parade goes down Bonito and turns onto Tarpon, heading for the Beach Club. Must be registered and lined up by 8:15 am if you would like your entry to be judged. The parade does not go through the Beach Club circle and ends at Rock Beauty. Parade winners are announced at the Beach Club.
9 pm – Fireworks Extravaganza
The fireworks are set off at the 7th hole at Ocean Creek. Good viewing locations include Wardle’s Landing, the Marina, Cabana Club, Davis Love Park and the South end of Tarpon Blvd.
Parris Island MCRD
5 pm – Independence Day at Parris Island, MCRD Parris Island
Gates open at 5 p.m. Parris Island Band performs at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:20 p.m. Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature a kid’s fun zone, The Parris Island Band performing patriotic music, and an incredible fireworks celebration. Food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands will be available for purchase. What to bring/what to leave at home: No weapons are allowed on base (including concealed weapon permit holders). Additionally, no coolers or outside food/drink is allowed (exceptions for baby formula and milk), pets (except service animals) or outside fireworks are allowed. Tips: Follow the signs and use the right-most lane when approaching the main gate area. All people entering the base are required to present a form of ID. There will be multiple parking areas around the depot. Drivers should follow the signs, and Marines will direct them where to park. There will be no overnight parking.
Please Note: Parris Island has changed the location of where they are planning on shooting the fireworks at. It will be on the other side of the island and they were worried we might not see it. That being said they plan on beginning the firework display at 9:15pm and is to be 20 minutes in length. Port Royal’s fireworks display will immediately follow the Parris Island display.
Capt. Massey: The corner of 7th and London Avenue will be blocked to traffic. Parking is available along the downtown area, but please do not block any private driveways or businesses. A complimentary shuttle will be going around to pick up attendees and taking them down to the Sands from noon until 8pm.
4pm: Party at the Port
PARTY AT THE PORT 4TH OF JULY
featuring Fireworks, Food Trucks, and live entertainment from Tribute – a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band!
FREE FOR ALL AGES EVENT
The Old Port @ Port Royal – 601 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC
Gates Open @ 4PM, Fireworks after Sunset, Beer & Wine will be available for purchase
VIP Parking Passes $10
Link to Purchase: bit.ly/4thofJulyParking
TENTS AND CHAIRS WILL BE ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS
NO COOLERS ALLOWED
5 pm: 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands of Port Royal
Event begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks around 9 p.m. Hosted by the Town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation, the Independence Day celebration will include food booths, refreshments, vendors, entertainment, face painting, a water slide, bounce houses and more. Bring your own lawn chairs. No coolers, golf carts or pets allowed. Tips: There is free public parking at the Sands and along city streets.