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. 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.
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Charleston 4TH OF JULY GUIDE
Live Music at Home Team BBQ
@ Downtown Charleston and Sullivan’s Island
Celebrate the Fourth early by enjoying free live music at Home Team BBQ on Monday, July 3, 2023. Music from The Broken Speakers will start at 4:00pm at the Downtown Charleston Home Team BBQ. And music from Moondog will start at 9:00pm at Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island.
Stars, Stripes, and Skylines: A Rooftop Fourth
@ The Vendue | Downtown Charleston
Head to the rooftop at The Vendue this Fourth of July from 4:00pm to 10:00pm for an all-day celebration! Enjoy music from DJ Tony Jack’s, sip on unique holiday cocktails, and Pepper Jack Mac n’ Cheese Bites. And be sure to wear your best red, white, and blue attire, and you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 drink voucher.
$20 – $25
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.
3rd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Ferry Wharf
@ Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Harbor | Mount Pleasant
The 3rd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Ferry Wharf is Tuesday, 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. The bars are cash-only bars – an ATM will be on site.
Isle of Palms Firework Show
@ Front Beach | Isle of Palms
On Tuesday, July 4, 2023 head to Front Beach on Isle of Palms to watch an exciting beachfront firework show. The show will be held from 9:00pm to 9:30pm. Admission is FREE. Setup for the firework show will begin at 6:30pm, so the city has asked visitors to leave the beach area between 21st Avenue to 3rd Sea Cabins during the preparation time.
North Charleston 4th of July Festival
@ Riverfront Park | North Charleston
This Fourth of July, spend the afternoon at the beautiful Riverfront Park and enjoy the largest firework display in Charleston and live music and food trucks. The North Charleston 4th of July Festival will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm gates open at 5:00pm and fireworks will be held at 9:00pm.
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 and the firework show will begin at 9:20pm 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.
July 4th Celebration in the Circle
@ The Charleston Place
Enjoy the Fourth of July at the historic Charleston Place Hotel. The Charleston Place is hosting a family-friendly celebration in The Market Street Circle on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests can enjoy an upscale barbecue dinner, ice cream paninis, signature cocktails, sparklers, live music, and a visual light show projection on the building.
$45 – Kids 12 and under
$65 – Adult Ticket – Food Only
$95 – Adult Ticket – Food and Drink
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.
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, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at The Sweetgrass Plaza.
$50 – Adults
$18 – Children
Free – Children 3 and under
Fourth of July Pig and Pinot at Wild Dunes Resort
@ The Wild Dunes Resort
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm enjoy wine, live music, dinner, and dessert at the Osprey Outdoor Terrace at The Wild Dunes Resort.
The Wonderer Freedom Bash
@ The Wonderer
Sunday, July 2, 2023 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm celebrate the Fourth of July early while sitting poolside at the Wellness and Social Club, The Wonderer. Guests can enjoy live music by Greg Keys and Co, an all-American BBQ, and a cornhole competition.
$35 – General Admission
$500 – Private Group Cabana
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.
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, live music, a dance competition, and food trucks. The parade will begin at Bishop England High School.
The Town of Moncks Corner Fourth of July Fireworks
@ Regional Recreation Complex | Moncks Corner
Enjoy free admission, free parking, a live band, DJ, face painting, food trucks, balloon artists, and more at The Town of Moncks Corner Fourth of July Fireworks event on Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm.
Independence Day Weekend Celebration
@ Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | Downtown
The Independence Day Weekend Celebration is Friday, June 30, 2023. Doors open at 6:00pm and the concert starts at 8:00pm at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. This FREE event will feature live music and a firework show. Registration is required.
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Folly Beach’s 4th of July Fireworks
@ Folly Beach
The 2023 Folly Beach 4th of July Fireworks has been canceled due to safety concerns.