These Fireworks Displays In South Carolina Will Drop Your Jaw

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The 4th of July is rapidly approaching. Are you searching the Internet for info on the best fireworks in South Carolina in 2016? You’ve found them. This year, since the Fourth falls on a Monday, some fireworks displays are on Friday the 2nd. Others are on Monday, the 4th. Either way, you’re probably looking forward to or already enjoying your three-day weekend, right?

The 2016 OnlyInSouthCarolina list blows the 2015 list outta the water (no pun intended). With even more cities and locations to find a great show nearby, you’re set to have the best Fourth EVER. Here are the Fourth of July fireworks displays that you won’t want to miss in the Palmetto State in 2016.

Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC 2016 Fireworks


1) Fourth of July Fireworks Blast – Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant, SC
July 4 – Fireworks begin after dark.

There’s just something about watching fireworks over the very waters where you know important battles took place. There are plenty of places to watch this spectacular display. In Downtown Charleston you can see this display from Waterfront Park or the SC Aquarium. From Mt. Pleasant, you can set up camp and watch this from Memorial Waterfront Park or find your spot on the grass at Patriot’s Point. But the crown jewel of locations to see this show is from onboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Please note, if you want to see the show from about the USS Yorktown there is a fee, but it’s totally worth every penny.

More info about viewing from the USS Yorktown here, with a link to frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page.

Greenville, SC 2016 Fireworks


2) Wells Fargo’s Red White & Blue Celebration – Downtown Greenville, SC
July 4th 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

This free event includes food vendors, a kids zone, live music on two stages and of course, fireworks after dark. Get into town early enough to stake a claim to your spot for the best viewing…that’ll be somewhere on Main between Court Street and Falls Park Drive. More info here.

Hilton Head Island, SC 2016 Fireworks


Hilton Head has three different fireworks celebrations all are on Monday July 4th:

3) Harbor Town
July 4th 9:30 p.m
There’s a $6.00 fee to get in the gate unless you’re a guest of a resident or are staying at an island resort. More info.

4) Skull Creek
July 4th 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks are from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway. Best viewed from the Skull Creek Boathouse or Hudson’s Seafood On The Docks. Both have outdoor seating and offer live music beginning at 6 p.m.; and of course, both are restaurants so food will be available. No coolers please.

5) Shelter Cover Harbor
July 4th – fireworks begin shortly after dark.

Harbourfest celebrations throughout the summer include the big 4th of July fireworks display at Shelter Cove, preceded by live music.


Columbia, SC 2016 Fireworks

6) 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray
July 4th approximately 9:15 p.m.

Lake Murray has a full day celebration planned with a boat parade at noon and fireworks starting at approximately 9:15 p.m. The best viewing areas are on Dreher Island State Park and from either park at Lake Murray Dam. Coolers are ok as long as you don’t bring alcohol. More info.


Myrtle Beach, SC 2016 Fireworks

broadway at the beach fireworks

Myrtle Beach has at least two different fireworks celebrations all are on Monday July 4th:

7) Broadway at the Beach – The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. More info.
8) Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. from the 2nd Ave. Pier but can be seen up and down the boardwalk, so grab a spot that makes sense and enjoy. More info.

North Myrtle Beach 2016 Fireworks

North Myrtle Beach has at least two different fireworks celebrations.

9) Cherry Grove Pier – July 4th. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
10) Barefoot Landing – July 4th. The fireworks begin at 10 p.m.


Newberry, SC 2016 Fireworks

11) 4th of July Celebration at Newberry High School
July 4th at 9 p.m.
The fireworks can best be viewed from the school’s parking lot and from Bulldog Drive.


Ninety-Six, SC 2016 Fireworks

12) Festival of the Stars
July 2nd at 9:45 p.m. (Fireworks display)
More info here and here.


Darlington, SC 2016 Fireworks

13) Freedom Fest
July 4th 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Fireworks beginning after dark)
This is the third year for this signature event, produced by the Darlington Chamber of Commerce. It’s free to attend and free to park. There will be live music and food and beverages. The music is free, the food and beverage is not.


North Charleston, SC 2016 Fireworks

14) July 4th at 9 p.m. (Firework display time)
The City of North Charleston’s signature 4th of July Festival at Riverfront Park gets underway at 3 p.m. with music, entertainment and food. The festival and fireworks appear to be free of charge. Food and some activities may cost money. More info.


Isle of Palms, SC 2016 Fireworks

15) July 4th Fireworks start after dark.
Location: Front Beach. Coolers are ok, but no alcholic beverages. More info on page 11.


Sullivan’s Island, SC 2016 Fireworks

16) July 2nd at dusk.
Location: J Marshall Stith Park on Middle Street. More info.


Murrells Inlet, SC 2016 Fireworks

17) July 4th at 10 p.m.
Location: Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. More info.


Surfside Beach, SC 2016 Fireworks

18) July 4th. Fireworks start after dark.
Location: Surfside Pier.

Have yourself a safe, happy and FUN Fourth of July celebrating in the best and most patriotic state in the country!

Every fireworks display on this list prohibits the use of personal fireworks in or around the event. See individual event links for inclement weather plans.