SUMMERVILLE: Red, White & Blue on the Green – Head to Gahagan Park for games, face painting, jump castles and a watermelon-eating contest plus a costume contest for the best patriotic garb. Decorated bicycles and wagons are welcome in the non-motorized parade. 843-821-7260 |

MOUNT PLEASANT: Uncle Sam Jam – Dance to live beach music and watch fireworks over the Charleston harbor at the Mount Pleasant Pier. MOUNT PLEASANT: Patriots Point 4th of July Blast – Enjoy a professional fireworks display and shore side party with a beach music band. Tickets on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown will be sold in a limited quantity. 843-884-2727 |

NORTH CHARLESTON: 4th of July Festival (by Zambelli’s Fireworks) – at Riverfront Park from 3 – 9 pm featuring musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, a laser light show, and the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks show. Free to all. Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided.  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.

FOLLY BEACH: at dusk at Fishing Pier.ISLE OF PALMS: at dusk on Front Beach. DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON: View Fireworks over the harbor from Waterfront Park or Aquarium Wharf.

4 Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise – Enjoy a barbecue buffet, music and the best view of the fireworks show over the Charleston harbor. 888-224-5037 |

4 Sizzling Southern Celebration – Join the Wentworth Mansion and Circa 1886 music, lawn games, drinks and three-course dinner. After dark, guests head to the mansion’s cupola with a glass of champagne to watch Charleston’s fireworks. 843-853-7828 |

10 thru Ongoing: Doo Wops and Beauty Shops – Shboom! Sally’s going to the chapel but Ed’s all shook up. Don’t miss this doo wop extravaganza that’ll have you rockin’ around the clock! 843-901-9343

11 Low country bistro special menu until  Friday, July 11

11 Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series – Enjoy old school roots reggae with Da’Gullah Rootz at James Island County Park.

11 Music on the Green – Spread out a blanket and enjoy the music of local band Plane Jane at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island.

13 Raise De Roof, a Gospel Choir and Gumbo Cooking Competition – Music and gumbo are on tap for this fundraiser at Joseph P. Riley Stadium in downtown Charleston.

July 18 Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Palette and Palate Stroll – Stroll the streets of downtown, making stops at local galleries for an evening dedicated to fine art and unique cuisine from local restaurants. Benefits local arts programs.

July 19 Silent Disco Saturday, July 19 at 10:00pm @ king Dusko $2PBRs all night

July 26 for the Mad River Meet Up! This event will benefit theLowcountry Firefighter Support Team. Silent Disco 10-1am

27 Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Middleton Place – Enjoy a five-course meal paired with wines from around the world and a craft brew from one of Charleston’s local breweries. 843-226-7477 |