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 1:20 - 1:36 pm.
This year’s Salute will include a flyover of F-18's from Marine Aircraft Group 31, MCAS Beaufort and a C-17 Globemaster from the 701 AS, Joint Base Charleston.
Our Favorite 4th of July Events on Kiawah Island
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.
At the same time (6 - 9:30 pm) the Terrace Lawn at The Sanctuary will host a celebration that’s fun for the whole family. The Red, White & Blue Celebration 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.
Celebrate 4th of July on Seabrook Island
The Seabrook Island Club will offer bar service and BBQ grills. Live music will be offered on the lawn offering fun for the whole family!
The fireworks will go off from the 9th Fairway at 9:00pm. Everyone is invited & no reservations are necessary for the event.
- Rain date is Monday, July 5th
- Spectator Area is the Club's driving range and will open at 5:00pm
- No grills or open flames will be permitted
- The Club will provide Grill & Bar service starting at 6:00pm. Member charges, amenity cards & cash will be accepted, as this is an all-island event
- Due to South Carolina ABC regulations, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted
- No dogs are permitted at the event except service animals
Grab a drink at the oceanfront pools or Pelican's Nest to catch the sunset and at 9:00 p.m., the fireworks show will begin over at the driving range.
A Fourth of July Parade will commence Sunday, July 4th at 9:30 a.m. and continue down the Seabrook Island Road Loop.
Thinking About A Permanent Stay?
Whether you’re visiting for the 4th of July, a family reunion, or you’re taking a spontaneous family vacation, we hope you enjoy your time on the islands. If you're thinking about Kiawah, Seabrook Island or Charleston area real estate, allow our experienced agents to guide you.
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