What to do in South Carolina? Events for the week of July 2 - 8 in Charleston, Summerville, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Upstate SC.



It’s the week of July 4th, and South Carolina is buzzing with vibrant celebrations and events perfect for families, friends, and everyone looking to enjoy the spirit of Independence Day. Here’s a roundup picked by the Joye Law Firm team of what’s happening across various cities to help you plan your festivities.



4th of July Festival

When:  Thursday, July 4, 2024
5 PM – 10 AM

Where: Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

Submitted by: Deana

Details: Join the grand celebration in North Charleston for the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks display. The festival will feature an array of musical performances by DJ Natty Heavy, The Secrets, and The Chairmen of the Board. Don’t miss out on the 32 food trucks offering a variety of delicious eats and treats. The evening will culminate in a spectacular fireworks show that will light up the night sky.

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4th of July Fireworks Celebrations

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Varying Times

Where: Varying Locations across Columbia

Submitted by: Javonna

Details: Columbia is set to host several Independence Day events, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Highlights include the Town of Lexington Independence Day Celebration, the 35th Annual Celebration on Lake Murray, and Rockin’ Red, White & Blue in Blythewood. Each event promises a unique experience filled with patriotic spirit, live music, and, of course, stunning fireworks.

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Myrtle Beach

4th of July All Day Celebration at the Hangout

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024
9 AM – 10 PM

Where: The Hangout
1181 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Submitted by: Matt

Details: Prepare for an action-packed day at The Hangout in Myrtle Beach. The festivities kick off with a Pirates and Princess breakfast followed by a family DJ dance party. Enjoy unique activities like watermelon bowling, parents vs. kids lawn games, a petting zoo, family trivia, a scavenger hunt, a brain freeze competition, and live music. The day will conclude with a confetti drop and an impressive fireworks display.

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Fireworks and Freedom Festival

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024
5 PM – 10 PM

Where: Gahagan Park
184 West Boundary Street
Summerville, SC 29485

Submitted by: Marcy

Details: Summerville’s Fireworks and Freedom Festival is a free, family-friendly event featuring live music, food vendors, fireworks, and a kid’s zone packed with activities. It’s a perfect event for families to enjoy together, with plenty of fun and entertainment for all ages.

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Laurens Freedom Fest

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024
3 AM – 10 PM

Where: East Public Square
122 East Public Square
Laurens, SC 29360

Submitted by: Rachel

Details: Head to the Laurens Freedom Fest, which promises a day full of live music from artists like Darby Wilcox, Jessica Ticko, Davidson Brass Band, and Bowling for Soup. The event also includes a Veterans Tribute and will end with a grand fireworks finale, making it a heartfelt and memorable celebration.

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