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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, 2016 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 of charge 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

Park at the former â€‹Shipwatch Square site at the corner of Rivers and McMillan Avenue, as well as in the former navy hospital parking lot. All parking is FREE, along with shuttle service to the park.

Carpooling is encourage.

New for this year's festival

  • NO entry into the park until 1:00 pm
  • All entry through the front gates off of Everglades Avenue
  • All bags are subject to search
  • NO grills allowed in the park during the festival

Festival performers

  • 3:00 - Gates open
  • 4:00 - Jump Castle Riot
  • 5:15 - On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band
  • 7:15 - Funk Factory Five
  • 9:00 - Palmetto Percussion Drum Line
  • 9:10 - Spectacular Fireworks show by Zambelli’s to live music performed by The Charlestones

Participating Food Trucks and Vendors

  • Just Lemonade
  • Charleston Festival Foods
  • Zeus Grill
  • Crave Kitchen and Catering
  • The BBQ Joint
  • Brieles
  • Holy City Popcorn
  • Scoops
  • BKED
  • Chilly Delights/Frozen Spoons
  • Snowie Shaved Ice
  • SC Strong
  • Sausage Heaven
  • Cast Iron
  • Caribbean Creole
  • Mongo Wok N Grill
  • Kay's Southern Gourmet
  • Miracle's Tasty Express
  • Roti Rolls Food Truck
  • Cooking Carolina Pit
  • King of Pops
  • Smoke Food Truck
  • Tony the Peanut Man

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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