The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on Sunday, July 4, 2012 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. At this year’s event, we present local entertainers, “Quianna Parlor” from American Idol, “The Blue Dogs” and “CoastRunner” along with other activities throughout the event , ending a wonderful day with a spectacular fireworks display at dark.
The City of North Charleston's 4th of July Festival is our largest sponsored event. Annually held at Riverfront Park, the Festival features nationally reknowned performers, such as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Marshall Tucker Band, and Lee Greenwood.
The Festival is presented free of charge to the public will all general admission for attendees. Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided. No alcohol is permissible within the park. A wide variety of food vendors are always on site. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.
The Festval at Riverfront Park is located on the former Charleston Naval Base, easily accessible from I-526 and I-26. Guests may enter the former Charleston Naval Base by the McMillan Avenue gate or the Virginia Avenue gate and turn onto Hobson Avenue. Riverfront Park signs are visible for easy to follow directions. All parking is free and shuttles are available during the event for the convenience of guests.
Riverfront Park is open to the public year-round and has become a favorite destination for residents and visitors. Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, the park is adjacent to the historic homes once occupied by the Charleston Naval Base officers, surrounded by graceful grand oak trees and peaceful river vistas. Bordered by Noisette Creek, the park boasts a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion and meadow.
Riverfront Park is home to the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial, erected in honor of the countless military personnel and civilians that served the United States and the Greater Charleston region while the Charleston Navy Base was operational. The Memorial is the only location in the United States that displays both the Lone Sailor and the Homecoming statues. Riverfront Park is also the location of North Charleston’s 4th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. A component of the 2009 North Charleston Arts Festival, the Competition and Exhibition features large-scale contemporary sculptures on display throughout the year.