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Celebrate America’s birthday right here in Charleston with events happening all over the Holy City this July 4 weekend. 

Between fireworks, live music and parties taking place across the Lowcountry, you’re sure to have a good time this Independence Day. We’ve pulled together this round up of events and family friendly gatherings, so you and your crew know just how to celebrate the red, white and blue.

Be sure to check out the full calendar of Fourth of July happenings around town. 

Courtesy Frannie & The Fox

The Thirsty Fox Cocktail Series: 4th of July Edition
Thursday, June 30
6-7:30 p.m.
Frannie & The Fox

Attending a Fourth of July-themed cocktail-making class is the perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. The class will be led by Frannie & The Fox’s lead bartender Amanda Phelps in addition to a local guest bartender. Both mixologists will teach you how to make two Fourth of July-themed cocktails as you snack on Frannie & The Fox signature bites. You can reserve your spot in the class through Resy.

July Fourth Celebration
Saturday, July 2
8-10 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park 

The Joe is hosting a free concert featuring the Charleston Symphony led by conductor Yuriy Bekker. After the music, stick around for The Joe’s annual firework display. While this event is free to attend, tickets must be reserved in advance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert starts at 8 p.m.

North Charleston 4th of July Festival and Fireworks
Monday, July 4
5-10 p.m.
Riverfront Park

North Charleston is bringing the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks display to Riverfront Park on Mon., July 4. Live music by North Charleston Pops! and DJ Natty Heavy will take place during the event and more than 20 food trucks, including Booze Pops, Charleston Caribbean Creole, Southern Roots Smokehouse and more, will be serving up food. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, visit northcharleston.org.

Patriots Point Fireworks Blast
Monday, July 4 
6-10 p.m.
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

The Patriots Point Fireworks Blast has it all — live music, food trucks and fireworks. This event is free to attend, with no ticket needed, but if you’d like to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display right on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, tickets are $25 per person and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the flight deck will be available for purchase starting 9 a.m., July 4.

Sea Stars and Stripes
Monday, July 4 
7-10 p.m.
South Carolina Aquarium

Who wouldn’t want to spend the 4th of July surrounded by sea life? This year, you can watch fireworks from the South Carolina Aquarium’s very own deck overlooking Charleston Harbor. This is an all-inclusive event. Tickets grant access to all food, beer and wine. For more information, visit scaquarium.org.

Fourth of July at The Watch
Monday, July 4 
7-11 p.m.
The Watch at The Restoration

The Watch will serve up classic cookout staples like mac and cheese, pulled pork and more as part of its server-attended buffet. Tickets are $75 per person. After you indulge, sit back and enjoy one of the best views of  fireworks shows taking place throughout the Holy City from The Watch’s rooftop bar. For more information, head to The Watch’s Facebook page. 

Uncle Sam Jam: Dave Landeo & The Sol Beats
Monday, July 4 
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Pier

Dance the night away to Dave Landeo & The Sol Beats on the Mount Pleasant Pier during the Uncle Sam Jam You can purchase tickets in advance for $8 or $10 on the day of the event, if it hasn’t sold out. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Gates open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m. 

Did we miss something? Email samantha@charlestoncitypaper.com with event details.


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