Join Kiawah for the Fourth

Girls eat watermelon on the Fourth of July at Kiawah

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s summer season peaks over the week of the Fourth of July. Many families make celebrating our nation’s birthday on the island an annual tradition. Celebrate one Fourth here and you will understand why.


As is the case with most holidays, Kiawah Island Golf Resort understand guests can’t properly toast our nation’s birthday on an empty stomach. To get a head-start, we kick off culinary celebrations on the Monday leading up to Independence Day with a special Mingo Point Oyster Roast & BBQ. On the July 3, warm up — or cool down, to be more accurate — for the main event with a design-your-own sundae at Beaches & Cream in The Sanctuary’s lobby level.

On the Fourth itself, a whole range of dining venues help your family celebrate the day in style. At the hotel pool, Loggerhead Bar & Grill throws an all-day party in the sun with your favorite tropical food and drink, plus activities such as hair-braiding, clowns and all-day live music.

Nothing says, “Happy Fourth” like authentic Southern barbecue accompanied by a cold brew. Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House at Osprey Point Clubhouse has you covered with its Bar-B-Q + Brews happy hour from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Fourth of July Activities

A special Kamp Kiawah on July 3 in Night Heron Park provides kids the opportunity to play with other guests their age during organized and well-supervised activities, such as water balloon launching, old-time sack races and other American classic games — and of course the indispensable snacks.

Fourth of July isn’t complete unless it concludes with fireworks. What’s better than a Fourth fireworks display? Two fireworks displays, of course! Things build up to a booming, sparkling conclusion at Night Heron Park, but before the night sky explodes with color at 9:15, the festival begins with the annual Bike Parade accompanied by live music, face-painting, jump castles, carnival games and more. Food and drink tickets go on sale at the park beginning at 4:00 pm, so arrive early and stay late.

After the display ends at the park, you have ample time to make it back to the Terrace Lawn at The Sanctuary to enjoy a second fireworks display with Fireworks on the Beach at 10:00. But those who choose to arrive early on the lawn can celebrate our freedom with fantastic food, classic cold drinks and tunes from a live band to amp up the celebratory spirit.

Fourth of July is one of the busiest times at the resort, so start make your plans early.