4th of July in Charleston

July 6, 2022

Charleston is a great destination for the 4th of July. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local wanting to celebrate Independence Day, this guide will highlight the top Charleston 4th of July celebrations in 2022.

Coming in from out of town or need a staycation? Check out the Where to Stay in Charleston Guide for our top recommendations.

More events will be added as they are announced, so bookmark this page! Please call ahead to confirm details, as they are subject to change without notice. 


Charleston 4TH OF JULY GUIDE


Park Circle’s 4th of July Festival

@ Riverfront Park | North Charleston 

Park Circle’s 4th of July Festival is Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, at Riverfront Park. Guests can expect local food trucks including Kona Ice Charleston, Miss Katie Sweets, Big Daddy Pork Skins, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, and water. Admission is FREE and open to all ages.

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Independence Day Festival

@ Night Heron Park | Kiawah Island 

The Independence Day Festival is Monday, July 4, 2022, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at Night Heron Park. Guests can expect live music, carnival games, inflatables, a photo booth, and a watermelon eating contest. There will be food and beverage tickets available for purchase. The fireworks will begin at 9:15pm. Admission is FREE.

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Folly Beach’s 4th of July Fireworks

@ Folly Beach 

Folly Beach 4th of July Fireworks will take place on Monday, July 4, 2022, at sundown. These fireworks will be visible from anywhere on Folly beach and for miles around the area. This Independence Day show is perfect for the whole family. Admission is FREE.

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The Carolina Girl 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

@ St. John’s Yacht Harbor | Johns Island 

The Carolina Girl 4th of July Fireworks Cruise is Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Boarding for the cruise will begin at 7:45pm. The cost is $135 per person and each ticket includes admission for the 3-hour sunset cruise, unlimited select drinks, front row views of multiple firework displays, and music all night long. This event is 21 and over only.

$135

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The Fourth Of July Blast at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

@ Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum | Mount Pleasant 

The Fourth Of July Blast at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is Monday, July 4th, 2022, starting at 6:00pm. This FREE party will include live music, food trucks, and a firework show above the Charleston Harbor. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating. Parking at Patriots Point is $20. Admission is FREE and open to all ages.

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2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Ferry Wharf

@ Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Harbor | Mount Pleasant

The 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Ferry Wharf is Monday, July 4, 2022, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Harbor. Guests can bring their own chairs to enjoy a front-row seat to the fireworks. This event will feature a DJ, food trucks, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Admission is free. 

Pier 101’s 4th of July Party

@ Pier 101 | Folly Beach

Pier 101’s 4th of July Party is Monday, July 4, 2022, from 1:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests can expect live music, festive cocktails, delicious food, and great views of the fireworks. Admission is free.

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The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirit’s 4th of July Party

@ The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits | Downtown 

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirit’s 4th of July Party is Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Tickets are $85 and include admission, a BBQ buffet, and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can expect amazing views of the fireworks.

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Sea Stars & Stripes

@ South Carolina Aquarium | Downtown

The Sea Stars & Stripes event at the South Carolina Aquarium is Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are $75 for adults, $40 for children 3-12, and free for children 3 and under. This family-friendly event is all-inclusive and will include cookout food, beer, wine, and a great view of the fireworks. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

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Independence Day Weekend Celebration

@ Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | Downtown 

The Independence Day Weekend Celebration is Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 8:00pm to 9:30pm at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. This FREE event will feature live music and a firework show. This event is in collaboration with the Charlesotn Symphony.

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Daniel Island’s Independence Day Celebration

@ Daniel Island 

Daniel Island’s Independence Day Celebration is Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Guests can expect a patriotic parade and live music. The parade will begin at Bishop England High School. Admission is FREE.

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The Thirsty Fox Cocktail Series: 4th of July Edition

@ Frannie & The Fox | Downtown 

The Thirsty Fox Cocktail Series: 4th of July Edition is Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Frannie & The Fox. This 4th of July-themed class will teach participants how to make two Independence Day-themed cocktails. Guests can expect delicious Frannie favorites including meatballs, mozzarella plates, and more. Tickets are $70 per person.

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