Why A Hilton Head 4th Of July Is The Best

4th of July is one of the most anticipated days of the year! There is something about getting together with family and friends and soaking in the summer sun with activities like BBQ’s, picnics, pool parties, and of course, lots and lots of fireworks. When it comes to planning this special day, you should spend it with us on an island paradise. With so many events for the whole family to take part in, great food, warm beaches, and a grand fireworks show, it’s no wonder Hilton Head at 4th of July is one of the top spots in South Carolina for an Independence Day celebration!

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Hilton Head 4th of July Activities

The Beaches, of Course!

Hilton Head Island is rimmed with 14 miles of gorgeous white-sand beaches and calm Atlantic waters. They make the perfect location for a full day of fun in the sun! Go for a long romantic stroll along the shore, have a family picnic right on the beach, play a game of water football in the shallow waters, or catch up on your summer glow! Nothing beats a Hilton Head 4th of July quite like a day spent at one of our beaches!

Hilton Head Island Park Cookout

There are several parks to visit on the island, many of which provide picnic tables and grills. While you and your family and friends are enjoying the great outdoors, playing on the playground, exploring a few trails, or even wandering out to the beach, why not have a cookout as well? Some of the parks that provide plenty of natural beauty and cookout space include Driessen Beach Park, Islanders Beach Park, and Jarvis Creek Park.

Hilton Head Firecracker Run

Celebrating its 37th anniversary, the Hilton Head Firecracker Run has become the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County and one of the top races in the entire state, attracting more than 1,700 runners annually. Get pumped up for the remainder of your Independence Day celebration with a 5k run or family fun walk, and then attend the Post Race Party where you will be served ice cold refreshments and fresh fruit during live music performances and prize giveaways!

Live Music at Big Bamboo

This year, enjoy live music by the popular band, Cornbread at Big Bamboo.  Big Bamboo is located at Coligny Plaza on the South end of the Island and is well known for bringing popular bands and musicians to a small, initimate stage for an unforgettable nightlife experience. Visit The Big Bamboo's Facebook page to see more events! 

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove

Taking place all summer long, visit HarbourFest at Shelter Cove which will also be open for a 4th of July party that includes a live performance from Shannon Tanner, entertainment from Cappy the Clown , face painting, arts and crafts, and more! The event is wrapped up with a grand fireworks display.

Hilton Head 4th of July Fireworks

When the sun has set, fireworks will light up the night and send bursts of fiery color all throughout the sky! The best part is that there are three fireworks locations in Hilton Head to choose from, so you know no matter where you are on the island, you won’t be missing out! A fireworks show will be held at Harbour Town, Shelter Cove Harbour, and Skull Creek! So just sit back, relax, and take in the best part of your 4th of July Celebration!