Looking for the best way to spend Independence Day 2022 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. 

The Town of Bluffton is hosting its inaugural Independence Day Celebration, July 2, 2022. The celebration will begin with a pre-party at Martin Family and DuBois Parks and the firework show will begin shortly after 9 pm

  • Pre-Party: The pre-party will be located at Martin Family and DuBois Parks, from 5 pm – 9 pm. Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band will be the musical talent. Jevon Daly, the lead singer, will also provide a 45-minute special program asking kids to perform with him. This will happen between the band’s music sets.

  • Carnaval, interactive games: Games, such as an inflatable axe and score-a-basketball- hoop, will be available at Martin Family Park. Children will receive a patriotic-themed prize at each game station, while supplies last.

  • Concessions: Food and drinks, such as hotdogs, pretzels, snow cones and lemonade, will also be available from a vendor at Martin Family Park.

  • Rock wall, Bungee Jump Station and Bounce Houses: These stations will be located throughout and between Martin Family and DuBois Parks.

  • Fireworks: The firework display will begin around 9 pm. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the May River therefore, the show can be viewed from Oyster Factory and Wright Family Parks.

Don’t forget about the 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 2022 details. Call The Store on Calhoun Street at (843) 757-3855

Children Activities 4th of July Bluffton

Next up The Parade at Harbour Town! Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle and children for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town! Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for some holiday fun and activities. For more information call The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979.

How about a run? In Bluffton take part in the Independence Day 5k! Start July 4th off with some Fun and Fitness with the CrossFit 843 Independence Day 5K. Post-race celebrations to Immediately follow race – food trucks, river dog brewery, keg toss, and inflatables. Fun for the whole family. The Independence Day 5k starts at 8:00 AM at Oyster Factory Park in historic Old Town Bluffton.

Kids Fun Run $15
7:30AM EDT–8:00AM EDT
Registration ends July 2, 2021, at 6:00 pm EDT
5K $30
8:00AM EDT–9:30AM EDT
Registration ends July 2, 2021, at 11:00 pm EDT

Packet pickup Saturday July 3rd 3:00-7:00 @ CrossFit 843 (18 Scott Way, Bluffton SC)
July 4th 6:30-7: 30 am @ Bluffton Oyster Factory Park (63 Wharf St, Bluffton SC)

The Firecracker 5k in Hilton Head will be celebrating its 36th year.

Get ready for a cracking time as we celebrate Independence Day and 36 years of running at the Hilton Head Firecracker 5K on July 4, 2022! As the largest and oldest race in Beaufort County, this family-friendly run, walk and BBQ is the perfect way to kick America’s birthday off with a bang.

Starting in beautiful Jarvis Creek Park, you’ll experience a scenic tour of Hilton Head Island, complete with waterfront views and southern charm. Plus, at the finish, you’ll be treated to a proper Fourth of July barbecue with burgers, hot dogs, two complimentary beers (21+), and more! Register here for the Firecracker 5K

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.<<<


Join the festivities in Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Enjoy food, fun and live music.

The fireworks display will come from a barge in the Intercoastal Waterway.


Make this 4th of July a memorable event in the heart of the Lowcountry. Parades and firework shows await you and your family in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.  Don’t forget to visit our Calendar of Events page for more Rocking Family events!

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