In the spirit of patriotism, we have included events to celebrate not only the independence of America, but also just the fact that it’s finally the weekend. This weekend is slam-packed with stellar events, so take advantage of the long weekend. (Here’s hoping y’all have Friday off too).


Start what is sure to be a long night cheering on the Charleston Battery at 7:30 p.m at Blackbaud Stadium.

Take in some true Italiano art by Robert Morgan at 5 p.m. in the Atrium Art Gallery.

Let’s take this theme and run – learning how to make pasta is the gift that just keeps giving, and this is your lucky day because Southern Season is teaching a class at 5 p.m.

Instead of sitting at home crying about the Grateful Dead’s final goodbye, sit at The Charleston Music Hall and cry with everyone else at 7 p.m.

Reflect and re-focus with Robert Lange at his new art exhibit at RLS at 5 p.m.

Swingin’ Richards will be bringin’ the swing at Freshfields Village at 6 p.m.


Eat, drink, watch fireworks, and keep the kids busy with a jump castle starting at 4 p.m. at Patriot’s Point

Get some of the best views of the fireworks at the South Carolina Aquarium while chowing down on a lowcountry boil and sipping on Holy City Brewery Beer – starts at 7 p.m.

Take advantage of living in a historically significant city at Magnolia Gardens and check out the Magnolia Gardens History Fair that starts at 10 a.m. 

Enjoy a barbecue to celebrate the fourth without all the work at Southern Season at 11 a.m.

Spend the day outside with music, food, vendors, and fireworks at the Riverfront Park at 3 p.m.

Gahagan Sports Complex offers up a parade, beer garden, and a kid’s zone to stash away those munchkins, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Circa 1886 has your plans for the evening totally covered with food, food, food, and champagne at 6 p.m. 

If a cruising around on the water is more your scene, join SpiritLine at 7 p.m.

Chill out on the Mt. Pleasant Pier at 7 p.m. for Uncle Sam Jam with a beer and some grub to celebrate the home of the free. 


Head out to Middleton Place at 10 a.m. to learn the history behind the Fourth so you can party with purpose.

Sip on some neighborly love at Newspring Church’s ‘Merica Party at Festival Centre at 1 p.m.

Channel Tracy Turnblad and head over to Prohibition for some free swing lessons at 7 p.m. – you know you’ve always wanted to.