Your Guide to Celebrating the 4th of July on Seabrook and Kiawah Island

Without a doubt, Independence Day is best spent at the beach. Some of our favorite memories are made while relaxing on the shoreline with family and friends. Make summer plans and head to the Charleston Sea Islands to enjoy an amazing holiday getaway in the Lowcountry. Preview some of the annual 4th of July events on Seabrook and Kiawah Island and book your trip today.

In between celebrations, enjoy the excellent attractions on Kiawah and Seabrook Island. For the best recommendations, request access to our complimentary Charleston Sea Island Vacation Guides. We have curated a list of our favorite local restaurants, attractions, and shops so you can spend less time planning your getaway and more time enjoying it.

July 4th Update

Salute from the Shore is ON:

Estimated flyover time for Kiawah & Seabrook Island's is 1:15!!

This year’s Salute will include a flyover of F-18's and military plans, as well as privately owned vintage planes.

The Flyover will commence at 1:00 PM from the northern end of the SC coastline, and will conclude over Bluffton, SC around 1:25 PM.

https://salutefromtheshore.org/

Celebrate 4th of July on Seabrook Island

Update: Due to coronavirus pandemic, all 2020 parades, festivals and fireworks are canceled. Limited options will be announced soon and posted here when available.

Experience  a gorgeous fireworks display that’s sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island behind the Island House. 

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On Friday, July 3, 2020, the fun starts at 4:00 p.m. with a picnic on the practice golf range. The Club will also have a cash bar and barbecue grill.

While you eat your dinner, you can listen to live music and enjoy family-friendly activities. At 9:00 p.m., the fireworks show will begin.

Our Favorite 4th of July Events on Kiawah Island 

Update: Due to coronavirus pandemic, all 2020 parades, festivals and fireworks are canceled. Limited options will be announced soon and posted here when available.

Friendly reminder: The town of Kiawah prohibits the discharging of fireworks on the island, except for Sparklers. This applies to property owners and visitors, who will be ticketed if found in violation. 

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort has a whole day of fun planned on the Fourth of July. It begins with a fun tie-dyeing event at the pool deck. From 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., your kids can create a unique patriotic design while listening to music. There’s also a hula hoop contest as well as some more activities for the little ones.

If you’re feeling competitive, stop by the Sand Sculpture Contest. This annual event awards the most patriotic and creative creations. Even if you’re not participating, it’s fun to watch these artists at work.

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At 5:45 p.m., join the Kiawah Island Fire Department for the Annual Patriotic Bike Parade. You’ll head down Sea Forest Drive and finish at Night Heron Park.

There, you’ll enjoy the Independence Festival in the Park. It features traditional carnival games, tie-dying, face painting, and more. 

At the same time, the Terrace Lawn at The Sanctuary will host a celebration that’s fun for the whole family. Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue always features delicious food and drink as well as live music, a jump castle for the kids, and some unique games. Try your hand (or body) at Giant Human Foosball or play with the Giant Soccer Darts.

After both events, you’ll watch the fireworks show on Sanctuary Beach, which starts at 9:15 p.m. There’s nothing better than watching  a beautiful and colorful display with your family to celebrate our country’s independence. 

Book Your Fourth of July Beach Vacation with Pam Harrington Exclusives

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Whether you’re visiting for the 4th of July, a family reunion, or you’re taking a spontaneous family vacation, be sure to book your stay with Pam Harrington Exclusives.

We have an incredible selection of homes on Kiawah and Seabook Island that are perfect for getaways with large groups. 

You won’t have to sacrifice comfort or privacy on your next trip.

Instead, enjoy luxurious amenities and stunning views. Browse by amenity to help narrow down our wide portfolio of homes, or book one of our pet-friendly rentals and bring the whole family along!