Where to watch the fireworks around the Lowcountry:
Shelter Cove Harbour offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. For the convenience of home and villa guests staying in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, the Palmetto Dunes Buggy will continue operating until after the fireworks display is concluded. 800-827-3006 or palmettodunes.com.
Harbour Town will celebrate the Fourth with a variety of festivities. Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display. The fireworks will start about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound. There is a gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. No coolers. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com
Skull Creek fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek. Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Skull Creek Dockside or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available at all three locations. No coolers.
The town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation are hosting fireworks starting at 9 p.m. at The Sands of Port Royal. The celebration includes food booths, vendors, entertainment, face painting, water slide, bounce houses and more.
Independence Day at Parris Island is free and open to the public. The family-friendly event will feature a kids’ fun zone, The Parris Island Band performing patriotic music, and an incredible fireworks celebration. Food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands will be available for purchase. beaufort.com