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Celebrating Fourth of July seems a bit more exciting this year than usual. We never thought we’d miss simple things like standing less than six feet away from a stranger while watching the fireworks display over the Charleston Harbor. But, life looked a lot different last Independence Day with COVID still running rampant, preventing large gatherings and the usual Fourth of July debauchery.

We’ve rounded up some patriotic events taking place this weekend, so you can don your star spangled best and celebrate. From festivals and firework viewings to outdoor concerts and a golf cart parade, we’ve got you covered with a round-up of the best Independence Day events. 

July 2, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.:  Stars & Guitars: Reunited!, Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant. The annual music festival is back with general admission tickets.

July 4, Noon to 6 p.m.: Fourth of Firefly with Lauren Hall, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston.  Food trucks, games and live music from the City Paper’s Best Female Vocalist 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant. Music and food trucks on Charleston harbor before a panorama of area fireworks.

July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: City of Charleston Fourth of July Celebration, Joseph P. Riley Park, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston.  Free concert at 8 p.m. with the Charleston Symphony, Charlton Singleton and Quiana Parler. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

July 4, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Fourth of July at The Watch Rooftop, The Watch at The Restoration, 75 Wentworth St., Charleston. A rooftop cookout before the city’s fireworks show.

July 4, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: 4th of July Festival, Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston.  Free.  Bring lawn chairs and water to enjoy the Lowcountry’s biggest fireworks show.

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