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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.


Personal fireworks are prohibited on Kiawah.



Live Music, Parade, All-American Buffet, Caricature Artist, Ice Cream | July 4 | The Sandcastle

Join us at The Sandcastle for a classic all-American backyard buffet provided by Cru Catering, featuring smokey BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs and delicious sides. 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), and Ben & Jerry’s will be selling ice cream!



Beach Restrooms | June 30-July 3 | Boardwalk 8B

Friday, June 30 through Monday, July 3, 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 to include military planes and vintage aircrafts. Find your American flags and plan your most patriotic red, white, and blue outfits for an afternoon on the beach. 


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. Learn more.


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

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. Read more here.


Independence Day Festival | Night Heron Park | 7-10 p.m.

Pick up at the Independence Day Festival after the Annual Patriotic Bike Parade for more festivities! There will be live music, carnival games, inflatables, cookout menu, a photo booth, and more! During the festival, be certain to visit with the 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Continental Line located in the Nest Parking Lot.  The Regiment is proud to share stories of the American Revolution and the lives of the soldiers, and families that marched with them. Learn more here.