Best Spots to Celebrate Fourth of July in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island

4th of July Bluffton 2023

Looking for the best way to spend Independence Day 2023 in Bluffton or on Hilton Head Island? Well, unpack Old Glory, dress in your best red, white and blue, and get ready to celebrate the 4th of July Lowcountry style! And make sure you check with each venue or event organizer for details. All events/details are subject to change. 

#1. Children’s Parade in Bluffton! Hosted by The Store on Calhoun Street, this annual parade starts at 10:00 a.m. from the Church of the Cross at the end of Calhoun Street on the bluff. Perfect spot for an Instagram moment with your family! Get your wagons, bikes, pets, and grandparents dressed for the occasion! Don’t forget to bring your flags! Please check with The Store on Calhoun Street for this year’s 2023 details. Call The Store on Calhoun Street at (843) 757-3855

Children Activities 4th of July Bluffton

#2. Next up is The Parade at Harbour Town on July 4th, 2023! Show off your red, white, and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for this fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Quarterdeck at 8:30 am to register and pick up decorating supplies. The parade lineup begins promptly at 9:30 am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies are limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, inflatables, and more.  For more information call The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or click here.

#3. Hilton Head Firecracker 5k Run

Kick off America’s birthday with a bang! Celebrate the land of the free with the bravest runners around at The Hilton Head Firecracker 5K on July 4, 2023. You’ll have a “cracking” good time as you take part in Beaufort County’s largest and oldest race, with 37 years of running tradition already in the history books. Starting in beautiful Jarvis Creek Park, this family-friendly run and walk will take you on a scenic tour of Hilton Head Island. Party like it’s 1776 at the post-race party, where you’ll celebrate your victory across the finish line with delicious pizza, two complimentary beers (21+) or hard seltzer, games, and more! To register, click here.

Where to Watch Fireworks in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island

>>>Please check will all of the following venues for details. Events/details are subject to change.<<<

Fireworks in Bluffton
The Town of Bluffton is hosting its 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2023. This event is being held at both Martin Family Park and DuBois Park and will start at 5:00 pm. Food trucks, entertainment, games, and a bounce house will be available. Fireworks will be launched from the May River (staging for the fireworks will be on a barge on the May River) and the fireworks will be visible from Wright Family Park and Oyster Factory Park. The fireworks show starts around 9:00 pm. The Town of Bluffton is the event organizer.  


Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
6:00 PM  9:00 PM
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
1 Shelter Cove LnHilton Head Island, SC, 29928 (map)

Join us for the biggest 4th of July fireworks show on Hilton Head Island! You won’t want to miss Shannon Tanner’s special patriotic family show at 6:30 & 8 p.m., along with kids activities with Cappy the Clown from 6 – 9 p.m.! Additionally, children will enjoy bounce houses & train rides around the promenade!

*HarbourFest entertainment & fireworks shows are subject to change and weather permitting. Events are free and open to the public.

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