Thousands pack Patriots Point to watch fireworks

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - It wouldn't have been the Fourth of July without fireworks and thousands of people turned out for one of the largest fireworks displays in the Lowcountry.

Over 20,000 people showed up at Patriots Point on Monday night and everyone was there for the same reason.

"To watch the fireworks!" said Layla Anderson.

There was something for everyone at the Monday's event. Before the fireworks went off, there was a lot going on. People attending the event took tours of the U.S.S. Yorktown and helicopter rides.

There was also dancing and live music. Both the David Higgins band and the East Coast Party Band rocked the stage all evening long until the fireworks began.

A huge crowd came out to the 14th annual Fourth of July blast at Patriots Point and it was best to come early to grab a bite to eat and a seat!

"We got great seats! We'll just turn our chairs around and be happy to celebrate Independence Day," said Deborah Waymire.

There were also big Fourth of July celebrations and firework shows in North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek and Georgetown.

There's no better place to sit down and really think about what we had to go through over the last 200 years to get where we are as a nation and what it's going to take to stay that way," said Executive Director of Patriots Point. Mac Burdette.

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