Independence Day Festival
July 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7:00pm Musket Shooting
7:10 pm Annual Watermelon Eating Contest
9:15pm Fireworks, Night Heron Soccer Field
This festival will kick off following the Annual Bike Parade at Night Heron Park with many attractions for family and friends to enjoy! Festivities include live music, carnival games, inflatables, a photo booth, and more! Select attractions and crafts $3 – $15.
During the festival, be certain to visit with the 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Continental Line located on the in the Nest Parking Lot. On display will be revolutionary war muskets, equipment and clothing worn by regular soldiers, militia and riflemen. The Regiment is proud to share stories of the American Revolution and the lives of the soldiers, and families that marched with them.
Food and beverage tickets will be on sale at the park starting at 4pm and at the event. Food will be served until 9pm, featuring a cookout menu inspired by traditional holiday favorites. Food prices range from $5 – $20. Night Heron Grill will close for food service at 4pm; bar will be open until 9:30pm.
This event, as well as gate access during this time, is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents. Admission to the festival is complimentary. No reservations necessary. We ask that you leave pets at home during fireworks for their comfort and safety. The flying of drones in fireworks areas is prohibited. No coolers permitted at any 4th of July events.