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4th of July Festival

The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on July 4, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 9:45 PM. This year’s event features exciting musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and the Lowcountry's largest 4th of July fireworks show.

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The Festival is presented FREE to the public with all general admission for attendees.  Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided.  Food trucks and ATMs will be widely available. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.


Parking is free.

Plan to take the free shuttles. All parking will be offsite from the park and will require a short shuttle ride. Off-site parking can be found at the former Navy Hospital parking lot. Off-site parking will begin at 2:30pm.

Walking, biking, carpooling, and ridesharing is encouraged.

New for this year's festival

  • NO entry into the park until 3:00 pm
  • All entry through the front gates off of Everglades Avenue
  • All bags will be searched
  • NO grills allowed in the park during the festival
  • NO sparklers or outside fireworks allowed

Festival performers

  • 3:00PM – Park Open to public
  • 3:30PM – 4:15PM: DJ Natty Heavy
  • 4:30PM – 5:30PM: Jump Castle Riot
  • 5:45PM – 6:30PM: DJ Natty Heavy
  • 6:45PM – 7:45PM: POP Rocks
  • 7:45PM – North Charleston POPS
  • 9:10PM - Spectacular Fireworks show by Zambelli’s to live music

Participating Food Trucks and Vendors

  • Holy City Italian Ice
  • Zeus Grill And Seafood
  • Snobar Southeast
  • Holy City Popcorn
  • Dave ‘N’ Dubs
  • Charleston Carribean Creole
  • Chucktown Mobile Seafood
  • Charleston Festival Foods
  • Peanut Tyme, Llc
  • King Of Pops
  • Brieles Special Event
  • Miss Katie Sweets
  • Booze Pops
  • Dashi
  • Mac Daddy
  • Big Daddy Pork Skins
  • El Pinchotaco
  • Recreation Miracle League
  • Beautifully Simple Soap
  • Pinson Novelties
  • Charleston Battery
  • Lewis & Associates
  • Paradise Home Improvement
  • Metal Mermaid Design
  • Always Something New
  • Palmetto Princesses And Pirates
  • Walden Woodworks
  • Artisan Tees

More about Riverfront Park and the festival

The City of North Charleston's 4th of July Festival is our largest sponsored event.  Annually held at Riverfront Park, the Festival features nationally renowned performers, such as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Marshall Tucker Band, Lee Greenwood, and the Blue Dogs.

Riverfront Park is open to the public year-round and has become a favorite destination for residents and visitors. Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, the park is adjacent to the historic homes once occupied by the Charleston Naval Base officers, surrounded by graceful grand oak trees and peaceful river vistas. Bordered by Noisette Creek, the park boasts a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion and meadow.

Riverfront Park is home to the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial, erected in honor of the countless military personnel and civilians that served the United States and the Greater Charleston region while the Charleston Navy Base was operational. The Memorial is the only location in the United States that displays both the Lone Sailor and the Homecoming statues. Riverfront Park is also the location of North Charleston’s Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition.  A component of the North Charleston Arts Festival, the Competition and Exhibition features large-scale contemporary sculptures on display throughout the year.

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