Happy Birthday, America!
This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to Sullivan's Island! It's America's 241st birthday, and you won't find more pride in the USA than right here in the Lowcountry.
Fireworks will be going off across Charleston on the 4th of July, but here are some of the best shows, and where to watch them...
The USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant is the biggest fireworks show in town. Tickets to the flight deck, where you will be right under the show, are $40. Remember to bring your lawn chairs, and food and drink will be available for purchase.
Just down the road, is the Uncle Sam Jam at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. For $8, enjoy music beginning at 8pm, and some of the best views of the Yorktown firework show. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, but space is limited to 800, so get your tickets early!
The City of North Charleston is hosting a free 4th of July festival, with activities for the kids, and a huge fireworks show at Riverfront Park. It's become an awesome Lowcountry venue, and their 4th of July Party is no exception! Gates open at 3 for the party which includes music all afternoon and evening, jump castles and 18 different food vendors.
The Charleston Riverdogs put on a fantastic fireworks show every Friday night. While there is not a home game on July 4th, The Joe will shoot off fireworks after the weekend's games, and on Monday July 3rd.
A great place to see all of the shows, is from the water. If you aren't out on a boat, you can make plans to take a cruise through the Charleston Harbor on the Red, White and Bluegrass Cruise. It's only $36 per person, and the 2 hour cruise will feature live music and a cash bar.
Another local secret is to pack a picnic and watch the shows from the Pitt Street Bridge in Mount Pleasant. The park offers a 360 view of Charleston, so while you won't feel the boom in your chest, you will see the skies light up all around you.
If you are looking for a patriotic concert, 103.5 WEZL and Boone Hall host Stars and Guitars on Sunday, July 2nd. Country legend, Trace Adkins will take the stage with a beautiful Boone Hall backdrop. Food and drink are available for purchase, and tickets are $40 in advance.
We want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. As you are celebrating, remember to thank a veteran. We live in the land of the free, because of the brave.