Updated for 2020:
Celebrate Independence Day the Mount Pleasant Way

Fourth of July may look different this year with the COVID-19 crisis, but there is nothing stopping you from celebrating our Independence Day! Find out how you can still enjoy freedom and everything that comes with it this Fourth of July.

July 4th Table Spread

Canceled: Patriots Point 4th of July Blast

 The 4th of July Fireworks Blast has been canceled as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. What can you do instead? Throw your own fireworks party! The best suggestion is to keep it private and celebrate among family members that you know are not contagious. Although if you wish to attend a cul-de-sac celebration remember to socially distance, wear a mask, and sanitize often. Oh, and definitely enjoy the cookout plus refreshments!

Virtual Firecracker 5K

This family-friendly race usually starts at the I’on Club, winds through the neighborhood, and ends in I’on Square. This year, because the run is canceled, you can participate virtually for free! Registration is free, but donations to I GOT LEGS is greatly appreciated. I GOT LEGS mission is to ReEnable athletes with physical challenges, and support improvements to life changing technology. Here is how to participate:

-Download a fitness tracking app. 

-Walk or run a 5K on July 4th.

-Upload your finishing times/results to the I GOT LEGS: Virtual Fit Club Facebook Group.

Learn more about the virtual race here!

Salute From The Shore

The Salute from the Shore is a unique opportunity for individuals, friends, and families to salute our armed forces while celebrating Independence Day on South Carolina beaches. Our role is to organize and promote a military flyover on the 4th of July that will stretch the entire length of South Carolina’s coast. Watch two F-16s, a C-17 and a vintage P51 fly over the Charleston Harbor!  Here is the 2020 flight schedule.

Learn more about Salute From The Shore!

Stay In for Fireworks & Music

If staying in is more your speed this Independence Day, you too can celebrate! NBC is airing Macy’s big New York City Fireworks Spectacular at 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on July 4th. Sit back and relax as you watch firework displays around New York City and listen to live music from the Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw and poetry from Amanda Gorman. While the firework show is active a musical score will be performed by John Legend and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

Learn More about the NYC Fireworks Spectacular!


If you prefer something more local, Reds Ice House on Shem Creek will be streaming their annual fireworks show live on their Facebook page. 

Tune in at sunset!

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