Guide to 4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations Around Columbia


36th Annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023

Time: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Location: First Baptist Church Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: Free but you need a ticket to enter

Details: The Carolina Celebration of Liberty is the longest running event of its kind in our state. Led by our Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra, it is a flag-waving, patriotic extravaganza in which we honor those presently serving, our veterans, and those who have given the final full measure of devotion for our liberty. It is estimated that it has been seen in person and on television by well over one million people.

With various state and local dignitaries, special honorees, and thousands in attendance, we come together to honor God and thank Him for this free land that has been a beacon of freedom and liberty around the world.

Town of Lexington Independence Day Celebration

Date: Friday, June 30, 2023

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072

Cost: Free

Details: The 246th Army Band will play a concert beginning at 7 p.m. and there will be a fireworks show to follow. There will be beer + wine + soft drinks & water available for purchase.

You can tune into to 93.1FM The Lake to listen to patriotic music during the fireworks show. Best viewing areas include the Icehouse Amphitheater, Main St. restaurants, Lexington Square Park, Lexington Veterans Monument and any public parking lot in the Downtown Area. The parking lots along Church Street will be closed all day.

35th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023

Time: 12 p.m. – Lake Murray Boat Parade | Dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) – fireworks show

Location: The Boat Parade will leave from Bomb Island and head towards the dam. Fireworks will launch from Spence and Dreher Islands. They are best viewable by boat or on Dreher Island (gates at Dreher Island close at 8 p.m.) but can be seen over the lake.

Cost: Dreher Island State Park – $3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

Details: Enjoy the patriotic display as locals & visitors decorate their boats in ways that will leave you amazed! Viewable from the park sites at the Lake Murray Dam after 12:30 p.m. or by boat! This year’s theme is “Red, White, Blue and You”. 

Fireworks will launch at dark (roughly 9:30 p.m.) from two lake locations: Spence Island & Dreher Island. Fireworks DO NOT launch from the park sites at the dam. The best viewing location is from a boat. The fireworks show is synchronized to music. Tune your radio to B106.7 to hear patriotic music while enjoying the view

*If you choose to stream the music there will be a delay. The best way to watch/listen is to tune your radio to B106 the old-fashioned way.

A Rockin’ Red, White & Blue!

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023

Time: 4 – 10 p.m.

Location: Doko Meadows Park, 171 Langford Rd Blythewood, SC 29016

Cost: Free

Details: The Town of Blythewood is back with another “Rockin’ Red White & Blue” This is not an event you want to miss! There will be food, live music, vendors, and more!

Fort Jackson Independence Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023

Time: 4 – 10 p.m.

Location: Fort Jackson – Hilton Parade Field, Hartsville Guard Road, Columbia 29207 

Cost: Free

Details: Fort Jackson Independence Day Celebration at Hilton Field commemorating the 247th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and creation of our Nation. Entertainment includes a variety of static displays, concert by country/R&B/Pop artist Blanco Brown with Brooks Herring, Fireworks, Kids Zone with Carnival Rides and Crafts Tents, Food/Beverages. Civilians, Family Members, contractors, Partners in Excellence (PiE), the general public and friends of Fort Jackson are invited and encouraged to attend.

Blowfish Baseball & Fireworks Show

Date: Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Time: Gates 6 p.m. | First pitch 7:05 p.m.

Location: Lexington County Baseball Stadium, 474 Ball Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Cost: $6.50 – $9.50

Details: Our 2023 Independence Day celebration! Join us as we celebrate America with patriotic music, a special America themed Concert in the Sky Fireworks show, and America’s National Pastime! 

Born in the USA Four Miler

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206

Cost: $20 – $35

Details: Kick-off your 4th of July with a 4 miler, 4 mile 2 person relay, or a firecracker youth run for kids. This event will take place rain or shine.

Lexington County Peach Festival

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Location: Gilbert Community Park, 115 Rikard Circle, Gilbert 29054

Cost: Free to attend, $5 to park

Details: The famous Lexington County Peach Festival is back! This one-day family friendly festival is an event for all ages! Travel to “Gilbert, America” for a celebration like no other on July 4, 2023. Festivities will celebrate the community, Independence Day, and the Queen of all fruits, the peach! Enjoy live entertainment, fresh peach treats, arts and crafts, the peach parade, fireworks, beauty pageants, and so much more!

Fireworks with the Phil

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Time: Gates 6:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

Location: Segra Park, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: $8 – $10

Details: In conjunction with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia Fireflies will host Fireworks with the Phil at Segra Park. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to start your Fourth of July weekend!

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  1. I’m new here and my son has special needs so I need to be in a quieter area…is there a place we could sit out and just watch any fireworks from afar? Thank you moms! Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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