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Family Fun on the Fourth

Independence Day is just around the corner! Make sure you make plans early to ensure you secure your spot at all these great island events. As a reminder, commercial work is not permitted over the holiday. 



July 4 | Night Heron Park | 9:15 p.m.

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort welcomes KICA members and member-guests to celebrate our country’s independence with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Learn more. (Fireworks for on-island guests and members only.)


Personal fireworks are prohibited on Kiawah.



Live Music, Parade, Backyard BBQ, Caricature Artist, Funnel Cakes | July 4 | The Sandcastle

Join us at The Sandcastle for an all-American backyard barbeque with special a la carte options by Crystal Coast, featuring a Lowcountry Boil with local Cherry Point shrimp, NY-style hot dogs, pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, cheeseburgers and more. (Pro Tip: download the Toast Takeout & Delivery App (iOS/Andoid) before you come to expedite your order.)

Scrumptious food truck Champaigne’s Cakes will be on-site (Thursday, July 4 through Saturday, July 6) serving funnel cakes and all your favorite fair foods!

John Cusatis, back by popular demand, will sing and entertain the children at the family pool with the parade at 2 p.m. hats and flags! The caricature artist will be returning to draw your family portraits poolside (complimentary – first come, first served).


Members and Accompanied Guests Only at the Sandcastle Oceanview Adult Pool | July 4-7

For the July 4th holiday week, a member household may bring up to 2 guests (no fee, ages 21+) with them to the Oceanview Adult Pool per day. Unaccompanied guests are not permitted at the Oceanview Adult Pool. View the 2024 access policies here.



Beach Restrooms | June 29-July 8| Boardwalk 8B

Saturday, June 29 through Monday, July 8, The Sandcastle will host a luxury bathroom trailer at Boardwalk 8B for the convenience of beach-goers.  


Salute from the Shore | July 4 | 1 p.m. | Anywhere on the Beach

Salute from the Shore is a unique opportunity for individuals, families, and friends to salute our armed forces while celebrating Independence Day on South Carolina beaches. Join us on July 4 around 1 p.m. for a military flyover. The flyover will stretch the entire length of South Carolina’s coast featuring F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base (provided by the 169th Fighter Wing), C-17s from Charleston Air Force Base, and privately-owned vintage aircraft. Find your American flags and plan your most patriotic red, white, and blue outfits for an afternoon on the beach. 


Water Ways

Make your own Kiawah adventure through KICA’s boating and watersports partner, Tidal Trails. This company knows the island’s water ways better than anyone, and can take you on your next adventure, by kayak, paddleboard or boat charter. Find more info here.


Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Check out all of the resort’s Independence Day events here.


Annual Patriotic Bike Parade | 5 p.m. Bike Decorating | 5:45 p.m. Parade    

Patriots of all ages are encouraged to join the Annual Patriotic Bike Parade on bikes, skates, roller blades, or by foot. The route (view map) leads participants down Sea Forest Drive from The East Beach Village, and finishes at Night Heron Park where everyone is welcomed to join the Independence Day Festival. Admission is complimentary, no reservations required.


Independence Day Festival | Night Heron Park | 6-10 p.m.

Following the Annual Bike Parade, the celebration in the park officially kicks off with many attractions for family and friends to enjoy! Festivities include live music, carnival games, inflatables, cookout menu, a photo booth, and more! Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

This event is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents. 


Red, White and Blue Festival | The Sanctuary Terrace Lawn | 5–9 p.m. | Tickets Required – SOLD OUT

Come on down to The Sanctuary for live music, open-air activities and fun for the whole family, including an obstacle course, soccer darts, and games for the kids. The festivities also include a buffet-style menu with all the cookout classics you can eat — burgers, hot dogs, and seafood options — plus your favorite sides, followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m. (Tickets have sold out.)