Fourth of July Parade
What: Sullivan's Island will host an Independence Day parade in the morning, followed by a family-friendly block party with live music and more. Fireworks after dark.
When: 9 a.m. (parade) and 5:30 p.m. (block party)
Where: Stith Park, 2050 Middle St., Sullivan's Island
More info: sullivansisland-sc.com
Declaration of Independence Reading
What: To celebrate the first public reading of The Declaration of Independence in Charleston on Aug. 5, 1776, and to instill local pride and patriotism, the Washington Light Infantry will sponsor a public reading of The Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Old Exchange Building.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Old Exchange Building, 122 East Bay St., downtown Charleston
More Info: washingtonlightinfantry.org
Red, White & Blue Party
What: This family-friendly celebration will feature outdoor games, snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. The Tasting Station will serve up Nashville-style chicken biscuits and the Cooking School will feature a wine tasting with the in-house experts.
When: 12:30-3 p.m. July 4
Where: Southern Season, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
More Info: southernseason.com
Salute from the Shore
What: The coastal flight of military aircraft adds more groups of planes for the fifth annual tribute to the Armed Forces. The slower planes will start first, followed by two more flights that will overtake the slower aircraft at different points along the coast. Show support on the beaches with red, white and blue.
when: Between 1:35 and 1:50 p.m.
where: Locally from Isle of Palms to Folly Beach
more info: salutefromtheshore.org
Fireworks Viewing Party
What: The Omar Shrine Temple will offer place to watch the fireworks from Patriot's Point with a food truck, burgers and hot dogs and a full bar with drinks available for purchase.
when: 4 p.m.
where: Omar Shrine Temple and Harbor Breeze Restaurant, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
price: $5 parking
more info: 971-0131
Independence at Cane Bay
What: This family-friendly festival will feature a climbing wall, food trucks, an inflatable water park, corn hole tournaments and a professional fireworks display.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Cane Bay Plantation, 1624 State Road, Summerville
More Info: or independenceatcanebay.com
Fourth in the Creek
What: Goose Creek celebrates Independence Day with live music by the Local Motion Party Band, kids' activities, carnival games, food vendors and a fireworks show after sunset.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Marguerite Brown Municipal Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd.
More Info: 569-4242 or goosecreekrecreation.com
What: A special RiverDogs game in support of veterans, followed by an extended fireworks show.
when: 7:05 p.m.
where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St., downtown Charleston
more info: 723-7241 or riverdogs.com