CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Here's a list of fireworks shows in the Lowcountry:
Daniel Island celebrates July 3rd and 4th on the Island
Time: 6-10pm (Fireworks over Smythe Lake @ 9:15pm)
Location: Smythe Park (Daniel Island Drive, Purcell Lane, Smythe Street and Pierce Street)
Estimated Attendance: 3,000-4,000
Show is paid for by the Daniel Island Property Owners Association.
Notes: Food and activities for the family. Concerts back to back before fireworks. Bring own chairs, tables, blankets. No tents or golf carts.
"Independence Day and our 3rd of July event is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together in a family friendly environment on Daniel Island," said Vice President of Community Services Jane Baker. "We are fortunate to have a nonprofit entity, the Daniel Island Community Fund, to assist with funding certain events on Daniel Island as well as their year round mission of funding nonprofits in our service area.
Summerville's Red, White and Blue on the Green
Time: 6-9:30pm (show starts at dusk)
Location: Gahagan Park @ 515 W. Boundary Street
Cost of show: $15,000 paid for by the Town.
Notes: Food vendors and food trucks. No pets. Parking is not permitted along Butler St. or W. Boundary St.
"Red, White, and Blue on the Green has become a tradition for many Summerville families," Colin Martin, Summerville Town Administrator, said. "It's a great way to bring the community together to celebrate our nation's independence."
North Charleston 4th of July Festival
Location: Riverfront Park @ 1061 Everglades Ave
Cost of Show: $35,000 paid for by the City.
Notes: All entry through the front gates off of Everglades Ave. All bags will be searched. Food trucks and ATMs will be widely available. Children activities will be FREE.
"This is the largest fireworks show in the state," said Ryan Johnson with the City of North Charleston's Office of the Mayor. "There will be music, food, and more than fifteen vendors, crafts and artisans. You can come early and stake out a seat on the lawn for the fireworks show, then shop and play. When you see how much fun everyone is having, there is no price tag for this event."
Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast 2018
Time: 6pm (Fireworks expected to start around 9/9:15pm)
Location: 40 Patriots Point Rd. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.
Cost: $40-110 (SOLD OUT)
Cost of Show : $33,000. The show is paid by a gr ant funded by the Town of Mount Pleasant's Accommodations Tax. The City of Charleston said it contributes $5,000 toward the event through the accommodations tax budget.
Estimated Attendance: 15,000-30,000 people
Notes: Flight deck SOLD OUT. But there are FREE landside seats. Parking $10. No pets. The East Coast Party Band plays on the flight deck. Three additional bands play on the land for those who attend the free party.
The bands are: Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, Danielle Howle, and Stained Glass Wall.
"There is not a more patriotic place to spend your Independence Day than Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum among a few of America's most historic warships," said Chris Hauff. "As the sun sets, thousands of families enjoy free live music on the bank of the Cooper River. The firework show above Charleston Harbor is something your family will talk about for years!"
Fabulous Fourth in the Creek
Location: Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd. Goose Creek
Cost of show: Fireworks: $8,000. Entire event: $13,000. Paid for by the City.
Estimated Attendance: 4,000
Notes: Vendors/food for sale. Kids' activities. Live music by Soulfish. No pets, alcohol or coolers. Rain date is July 7th.
"This is the 29th year putting on this event," said Kara McKeown, City of Goose Creek Recreation Department Events Coordinator. "It is a great opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the 4th of July. We love to see families enjoying their day together, and the look of awe on children's faces when the fireworks light up the sky is worth every penny spent on putting on this event!"
Uncle Sam Jam
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Location: Mount Pleasant Pier @ 71 Harry Hallman Blvd.
Cost: SOLD OUT
Estimated Attendance: 800
The pier is a viewing location for other displays in the harbor.
Folly Beach Fireworks
Time: Hang out all day, Show at 9:30pm
Location: 3rd block west on Folly Beach.
Cost of show: $15,000 paid for by Folly Association of Business (FAB said it gets a majority of the money for the Fireworks from an ATAX gr ant)
Notes: Watch Facebook page for announcements related to inclement weather.
"We decided to spearhead the Fireworks effort after the City said they would no longer be able to a few years ago," said FAB President Lewis Dodson. "It's just good clean family fun. Folly Beach is a world and national tourist destination. The residents and businesses believe that we should be good stewards of the gift of where we live… Fireworks symbolize the efforts to become and remain free."
RiverDogs Fourth of July Fireworks Blast 2018
Time: Gates open at 5pm; First pitch at 6:35pm; Fireworks after game vs. Greenjackets
Location: Riverdogs Stadium @ Joseph P Riley Park. 360 Fishburne St.
FREE when you buy ticket to the game.
Cost of show: 7,500 paid for by the RiverDogs (Independence Day show sometimes costs a little more)
Notes: Wear red to support the military to get a $1 discount. There will be another fireworks show on Friday the 6th after a 7:05 p.m. game.
"Fireworks shows are a proven fan favorite," said RiverDogs President Dave Echols. "They are as much of the experience for fans as a hot dog, bag of peanuts (boiled or roasted) the look of the field and the crack of the bat. The RiverDogs have a history of putting on high end firework shows every Friday and the July 4th shoot is the biggest of the season."