Posted on 6/14/2021

A Guide to the 4th of July on Hilton Head Island

Summer’s best holiday is just around the corner and so are all the Independence Day festivities on Hilton Head! So after hitting the white sandy beaches and enjoying the blue ocean waters, get ready to enjoy some wholesome patriotic fun on Hilton Head this 4th of July! 


To kick off independence month, visit one of the most exciting events this summer at the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park! Party in The Park offers a full day of fun with the family, happy hour, live music, bounce houses, and so much more! To learn more about the event and venue, visit the Island Recreation Center website here

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Celebrate America’s freedom in a fun-filled, festive atmosphere. The July 4th Summer Jam is a family event at Shelter Cove Community Park and will include everything you need to celebrate the USA with live music and children’s activities like inflatable bounce houses and some red, white and blue face painting. Bring your lawn chairs, take in the upbeat flag-waving atmosphere, and enjoy the festive fireworks starting at 9 pm. More details about this exciting event can be found here!

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Hilton Head may not be too big, but the patriotic festivities flourish throughout the island. On July 4th (and every Tuesday during the summer), HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a staple summer celebration on Hilton Head. Weekly activities and entertainment including live music, arts & crafts, kids activities and Tuesday night fireworks make for a full taste of summer in this Lowcountry paradise. For the 4th of July week, Tuesday night fireworks will be replaced by an incredible Independence Day fireworks show at Shelter Cove Harbour. More details here!

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While the week of July 4th has plenty of options to celebrate America’s freedom, there are many events to enjoy on the island all summer long, and all of them include live music. Harbourfest mentioned above, as well as Summer Music at Coligny, offer a summer-long opportunity to enjoy family-friendly events. With live music by local performers as well as children’s storytelling, Summer Music at Coligny is an excellent way to partake in the July celebrations happening on the island. More details can be found here.

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With so many exciting events happening on Hilton Head in July, it is no wonder the summer is such a popular time of the year to visit. So don’t miss out on a Hilton Head vacation rental for next July! Get a head start on your 2022 vacation plans at 2021 prices and choose from nearly 400 exclusive Hilton Head vacation rentals!

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