It’s the party 237 years in the making.

The South Carolina Historical Society is joining the Palmetto Society in celebrating Carolina Day Friday, commemorating the state’s patriots’ June 28, 1776, victory over the British on Sullivan’s Island.

Festivities will begin with a 10 a.m. service at St. Michaels Church on Broad Street. The parade procession will follow at 11 a.m. from Washington Park to White Point Garden, with the wreath-laying ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the Jasper Monument.

The keynote speaker will be Montclair State University Prof. Michael S. Kogan, who also serves on the boards of directors for the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Spoleto Festival USA.

Fort Moultrie, named after Col. William Moultrie, who led the defeat of the British on this day, will have living-history programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.