4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks

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

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.


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.