Top Spots for Fireworks in the Lowcountry

Posted by Paige Rose on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 9:51am

Fireworks in the Lowcountry


Boom! Fireworks are one of the first things that come to mind when someone mentions the Fourth of July Holiday. From Hilton Head to Beaufort, we've listed the best spots to enjoy the captivating lights and booming aerial explosions this 4th of July. Take a look at our guide; we know you will love it!


Where to See

Fireworks in Hilton Head and Bluffton recently named Hilton Head Island as one of the top spots in the country to spend the July 4th weekend and we couldn’t agree more. It’s one of the busiest weekends of the year in the Lowcountry and we look forward to our skies filled with the sound of freedom this week. 


Skull Creek Fireworks

Head on down to Hudson’s Seafood House on the DocksSkull Creek Boathouse or Skull Creek Dockside and watch some of the best Hilton Head fireworks launched from a barge anchored right in the Intracoastal!

When: Fireworks begin at 9:30 PM

Where: Skull Creek/Intracoastal

What: Enjoy live entertainment starting at 6 PM plus some of the best food on Hilton Head Island available from all three locations throughout the evening. The organizers ask that you do not bring your own coolers to this event.


Shelter Cove Fireworks

What’s better than HarbourFest? Well, we’re having a hard time coming up with an answer! Enjoy the Shelter Cove fireworks display and much more this July 4th.

When: Fireworks begin at dusk

Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

What: The fantastic Shannon Tanner performs a selection of patriotic tunes at 6:30 PM and again at 8 PM. Great news for folks with homes and villas in Palmetto Dunes: transportation will run late just for you! Enjoy the entire show then hop on the Palmetto Dunes Buggy to get home safely.

Locals know Fireworks serve as the centerpiece for Harbourfest. Can’t make it here on July 4th? This year's 2019 fireworks schedule includes many other dates. Please remember that all fireworks are weather dependent.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 18, 25
  • Thursday, July 4 (no show on Tuesday, July 2nd)
  • Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Tuesday, August 6, 13, 20

Learn more about Harbourfest here. 


Harbour Town and the Calibogue Sound Fireworks

Our list of the best places to see Hilton Head Island 4th of July fireworks wouldn’t be complete without featuring Harbour Town! Located in Sea Pines Plantation, this iconic spot offers much more than just a fireworks show.

When: Fireworks begin at dusk

Where: Harbour Town

What: This event is open to the public with a $6 gate fee for entry into the Sea Pines Resort. It’s sure to be an evening of July 4th fun! From live music, children’s activities and more, Harbour Town always puts on a great event. The fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored in Calibogue Sound.

Waterfront dining options in Harbour Town include Harbourside Cafe and The Quarterdeck. These Hilton Head Island restaurants offer great food and drinks and probably the best seats for viewing the fireworks in Harbour Town.

Please refrain from bringing in outside food and drink (no coolers).



We hope you’ve enjoyed our Hilton Head Island fireworks 2019 guide! While it’s never easy choosing favorites (they’re all such great events), here’s a recap of some of the best places to watch fireworks on Hilton Head Island:

  1. Skull Creek
  2. Shelter Cove
  3. Harbour Town


Where to See

Fireworks in Beaufort


Parris Island Fireworks

It will be a true evening of patriotism when you enjoy the MCRD Parris Island fireworks show on July 4th. The event is open to all ages and promises to be fun for the whole family.

When: Fireworks begin at dusk, around 9:15 PM

Where: Parris Island Weapons Battalion PT Field

What: Enjoy the talented Parris Island Marine Band’s performance at 6:30 PM. The traditional Independence Day Celebration takes place where Marines are made! Food and beverages (alcohol & non-alcohol), as well as patriotic trinkets, will be available for purchase.

This is event is completely free and open to the public! Please refrain from bringing any outside coolers, pets and of course, no personal fireworks. For security reasons, Parris Island will not allow entry to people attempting to bring any of these items.


Port Royal Fireworks

Beaufort 4th of July fireworks are coming to you courtesy of The Town of Port Royal at The Sands! This event is held every year and always promises to light up the night. Perhaps the best part is that this event is located right across Battery Creek from Parris Island! That means you can stay closer to home but catch both firework displays.

When: Fireworks begin right after the Parris Island show concludes

Where: The Sands at Port Royal

What: Get the party started as early as 5 PM! Featuring both live music, a DJ and an emcee, The Sands is ready to rock. They will have food trucks bringing you lots of delicious Lowcountry food and drink to make your 4th of July in Beaufort a blast.

Please leave your sweet pets at home; remember the fireworks are scary to them. There are no pets allowed at this event (with the exception of service animals). The organizers also ask that you leave coolors at home.

The awesome fireworks in Port Royal are produced by East Coast Pyrotechnics and you can be sure it’s a fantastic show!



We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of 2019 Beaufort fireworks shows! While it’s never easy choosing the perfect spot (they’re both such great events), we think you really can’t go wrong with either of these places to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Beaufort:

  1. MCRD Parris Island
  2. The Sands at Port Royal


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