4th of July in Charleston

June 6, 2023

Charleston is a great destination to celebrate the 4th of July. You can enjoy watching fireworks around the city and most of the time with a view of the water too. 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 2023.

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! Submit 4th of July events here. Please call ahead to confirm details, as they are subject to change without notice.

Charleston 4TH OF JULY GUIDE

Independence Day Festival

@ Night Heron Park | Kiawah Island 

The Independence Day Festival is Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Night Heron Park. Guests can expect live music, carnival games, inflatables, and a photo booth. There will be food and beverage tickets available for purchase. This event is limited to is limited Kiawah Island guests and residents. 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 Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 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 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 Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, 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.



Daniel Island’s Annual Independence Day Celebration

@ Daniel Island 

Daniel Island’s Independence Day Celebration is Sunday, July 2, 2023, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Guests can expect a patriotic parade and live music. The parade will begin at Bishop England High School.


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Dancing on the Cooper

@ The Mount Pleasant Pier

Dancing on The Cooper is hosting a special independence day dance on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 7:00pm at The Mount Pleasant Pier. Come enjoy live music and dancing all night at The Mount Pleasant Pier. Advance tickets are $8, and tickets bought the day of are $10 per person. Children under 3 are 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 Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Attendees can expect a  night of amazing views of the fireworks, live music, and a Lowcountry BBQ. Be sure to make your reservations soon.


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Fourth of July Cookout and Pool Party at Wild Dunes Resort

@The Wild Dunes Resort

Enjoy the 4th while sitting poolside at Wild Dunes Resort Sweetgrass Inn. Enjoy a cookout and pool party on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

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10th Annual ‘Murica Bar Crawl on King Street

@ Downtown Charleston

The 10th Annual ‘Murica Bar Crawl on King Street is Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 3:00pm to 11:00pm starting at The Brick. Attendees will receive a scorecard and can stop by the following bars to receive a stamp on their scorecard and drink specials.

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