Family Fun in the Low Country
Here's where to watch fireworks in Charleston this Fourth of July!
The birth of America will soon be here, and the Charleston area loves celebrating it! You can watch the Patriots Point fireworks at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Patriots Point is the closest to downtown and since the fireworks are launched over the harbor you are truly blessed with locations to watch from! The party starts at 4pm with live music, food and drinks for sale and many activities for the kids. The firework attractions start at 9pm.
The SC Aquarium hosts a Fourth of July party too! Starting at 7pm, a ticket gets you access to the aquariums exhibits, food and drinks, and a view of the fireworks across the Charleston Harbor. Cost is $60 for adults and $30 for children. If you area a member of the aquarium you will receive $5 off and children under 2 are free.
The Mount Pleasant Pier is offering live music from Recollections during the Uncle Sam Jam. You can watch the fireworks from the pier under the Ravenel Bridge over the Charleston Harbor. Tickets in advance are $8 or $10 the day of, if available.
The Watch at the Restoration Hotel and The Rooftop at Vendue, both rooftop bars in downtown Charleston are offering special packages for the Fourth of July. Some of these packages include food and drinks. The Watch ($75 per adult, $25 ages 6-20, Free if you are under 6), The Rooftop at Vendue ($250 VIP table, $25 access to bridge bar, $15 for access to the main level).
Go by boat. Just take your own or your friends may have a boat out into the harbor. Charleston Harbor Tours is also offering a Fourth of July Dinner Cruise.
Some free spots to watch the fireworks is a few top floors of the SC Aquarium parking garage, Waterfront Park and Demetre Park on James Island. The pedestrian path on the Ravenel Bridge is closed during the fireworks.
North Charleston's Riverfront Park is a little further up the river and it's free. The city's annual Fourth of July Festival is from 3pm - 9:45pm. This festival offers featured food trucks, activities for kids, crafting vendors, and live music. Most importantly is the Ginormous fireworks display.
Local beaches also offer free Fourth of July fireworks displays at sundown.
So.....Go Enjoy and have a great Fourth of July!!!!