Wednesday, June 20, 2012

4th of July Festival in North Charleston, feat. largest fireworks show in the State of South Carolina

North Charleston's 4th of July Festival
The City of North Charleston will hold its Fourth of July Festival at Riverfront Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The event and parking are free of charge and all general admission.

North Charleston’s Fourth of July Festival will feature the largest show of fireworks in the State of South Carolina.

The following is a schedule of events:
3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
9:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Festivities begin
Ruben Studdard, former American Idol
Show of fireworks over the Cooper River by Zambelli Fireworks International with music performed by Equinox Jazz Band

Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there will be no seating provided. No alcohol is permissible within the park. A wide variety of food vendors will be on site. Children activities will be available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain. 

Riverfront Park is located on the former Charleston Naval Base, easily accessible from I-526 and I-26. Enter the former Charleston Naval Base by the McMillan Avenue or Virginia Avenue gate and turn onto Hobson Avenue. Riverfront Park signs are visible for easy to follow directions. All parking is free and shuttles will be available for the convenience of guests.

Photos from last year's show of fireworks.

Open to the public year-round, Riverfront Park 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 Naval 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 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival, the Competition and Exhibition features large-scale contemporary sculptures on display throughout the year.

For further information, visit the City’s website at

Last year's Fourth of July Festival


  1. The Cast Iron Food Truck will be there with the famous Carolina BBQ and the BoB Marley Jerk Chicken sandwich... The Mad Cap Portobello is especially for our vegetarian friends!

  2. Can you bring dogs?

  3. I think the City's money could be of better use than to burn up thousands of dollars. I've lived here for many years prior to the formation of the City of North Charleston and I wish property values would improve so I could leave this city.