Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.
Photo courtesy of Patriots Point
Listed as one of the "Top 5 Independence Day Celebrations" by the The New York Times, the Fourth of July Fireworks Blast at Patriots Point draws a huge crowd looking for fun activities and a stunning fireworks display.
Celebrate all day: The celebration on the landside begins at 4 p.m. and features attractions for the whole family. Tour the historic U.S.S. Yorktown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hear U.S. veterans share their stories of honor and bravery.
Showtime: The spectacular fireworks show, set to patriotic music, kicks off around 9 p.m. from the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown and explodes over the Charleston Harbor.
Best view: On the shore of Patriots Point at Charleston Harbor
After the show: Discover more of the coast at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park;