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4th of July Festival

North Charleston’s Independence Day event is BACK, showcasing the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks show on Sunday, July 4, 7-10pm at Riverfront Park.  Fireworks at dark and music by DJ Natty Heavy.

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The show is presented FREE to the public with all general admission for attendees.  Guests attending the event are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided.  Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of water and snacks, if desired.

There will be NO kids zone this year.

Food Trucks

  • James Brown Peanuts
  • Kona Ice Charleston
  • Miss Katie Sweets
  • Big Daddy Pork Skins
  • Charleston Festival Food
  • La’son Café
  • Zeus Grill and Seafood

Parking

Parking is free.  Enter the former Navy Base via McMillan or Virginia Avenues for parking.

Walking, biking, carpooling, and ridesharing are encouraged.

Important information

  • NO entry into the park until 5:00 pm
  • All bags will be searched
  • NO grills allowed in the park during the festival
  • NO sparklers or outside fireworks allowed

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.