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With Independence Day right around the corner, there’s no better place to be than Charleston on this treasured American holiday. With its rich history, growing restaurant scene, and endless beaches to chose from, Charleston has plenty of options for celebrating our country’s birthday. Here are the best ways to make the most out of 4th of July in Charleston.
On the Beach
For a real Charleston 4th of July, head out to the beach, something which Charleston has plenty of options for. Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island, you take your pick but all are beautiful stretches of sand where you can spend the day in the sun, sand, and sea. Cap it all off with fireworks from your beach chair and soak in the celebration.
There are tons of options to celebrate the 4th of July in and around the City of Charleston, whether going to some of the city’s many celebrations or just going to a park to watch the fireworks, you almost can’t go wrong.
The Charleston RiverDogs – What is more American than spending the 4th of July at a baseball game? Come see Charleston’s very own minor league baseball team play America’s Pastime and enjoy a stunning fireworks show at the end of the game!
Uncle Sam Jam – Located at the foot of Charleston’s famous Ravenel Bridge, the Uncle Sam Jam is a fantastic way to get the most out of your 4th of July. Enjoy a live band and an unbeatable view of the harbor and the several fireworks displays that will light up the Charleston sky.
4th of July Festival – The City of North Charleston hosts a FREE event at the Riverfront Park from 3:00 – 9:45. Enjoy musical guests, food trucks, free children’s entertainment, and the very largest fireworks show in the Lowcountry.
On the Water
Charleston is regarded as one of the most beautiful and highly sought after cities in the world, but the best view of the Holy City is from the water. If you don’t own a boat, there’s good news; you can choose from one of the many harbor cruises.
July 4th Dinner Cruise – Enjoy a four-course meal with a view of the Harbor. SpiritLine Cruises is offering a three-hour dinner cruise including a four-course meal, live entertainment, and a guaranteed magnificent viewing point to watch the city’s best fireworks.
The Carolina Girl Yacht – Typically a wedding venue, the Carolina Girl Yacht is hosting a special event for Independence Day. This adult only three-hour cruise will take you for a sunset viewing and a Charleston harbor view of the firework show.
July 4th Family Picnic Cruise – This family-friendly cruise is perfect for any family looking for a fun night out on the 4th. Enjoy DJ, Ric Rush who will be providing the music while the Charleston Harber will provide the views of not just the city, but of the fireworks as well.