Fourth of July 2019
Every Independence Day, Kiawah Island Golf Resort celebrates the birth of our nation with a week-long itinerary of activities and events that are 100% red, white and…you!
M O N D A Y, July 3
Mingo Point Oyster Roast & BBQ
6pm – 9pm | Mingo Point
Adults, $50.95 | Children, $27.95 (5-12 years old)
Mingo Point is the perfect addition to your family’s vacation! Enjoy an authentic Lowcountry experience at Kiawah’s most popular family outing. A riverside oyster roast, an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Southern BBQ specialties, live entertainment from The Island Trio, a kids zone featuring hair braiding and a special craft keepsake, Kiawah’s Naturalists presenting live island inhabitants, and a local artisan craft market…this isn’t your typical backyard oyster roast, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
*Purchase tickets in advance for a discounted price! Selling will take place on Saturdays during check-in.
S U N D A Y, June 30
Family Talent Showdown*
5:30pm – 7pm | Night Heron Park
Bring your family and show off what makes you unique! Check in beginning at 5:15pm for our talent show. Prizes for Best Child Talent (under 8), Best Youth Talent (8-14), Best Teen/ Adult (15+), Best Family, and Most Unique Talent. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to take in the show, admission and participation is complimentary. Microphone, iPod hookup, and bluetooth speaker available for use.
Sunday Sundaes with Rick Hubbard*
7pm – 8:30pm | Night Heron Park
Our fan favorite Rick Hubbard and his famous kazoo band will present a special patriotic performance on the Night Heron Park Stage. Build your own ice cream sundaes for $5 each! Please bring your blankets and chairs for seating.
M O N D A Y, July 1
Pool Party at Night Heron Park!*
3:30pm – 5:30pm | Night Heron Pool
Come check out the pool at Night Heron Park! Enjoy live Steel Drum music and join our Recreation Staff in pool games, contests, and FUN! Admission is complimentary. Pool use is for KIGR resort guests only.
3v3 Basketball Tournament
Youth, 7pm – 8pm | Adult, 8pm – 9:30pm
Join us at the Night Heron Park Basketball Courts for a 3v3 Basketball Tournament! Come alone or with a team to play the Island’s best basketball! Referees will call the game and run the tournament. Prizes awarded to the winning team in each category. $2 per player/reservations not required.
T U E S D A Y, July 2
Cornhole Tournament in the Park*
2pm – 3:30pm | Night Heron Park Stage
Show your cornhole skills with a little competition in the park! Registration starts at 1:45pm at the stage; tournament play begins at 2pm. The top 3 teams will be awarded. Admission is complimentary.
7pm – 8pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion
Come and be a part of a show that is never the same, made by suggestions by YOU! Veteran performers from Theatre 99 will perform their hilarious show, great for all ages! Admission is complimentary, concessions available for purchase.
Dive in Movie*
9pm | Night Heron Family Pool
Float around the pool and watch “Shark’s Tale”. Admission is complimentary, concessions and glow gear are available for purchase.
W E D N E S D A Y, July 3
Kamp Kiawah Kid’s Night Out: Party in the USA!
6pm – 9pm | Night Heron Park
Show off your American Pride! Enjoy water balloon launching, potato sack racing and other patriotic games and snacks! For more information about Kamp Kiawah, visit kampkiawah.com. Additional Kid’s Night Out events for July 4th week are available. Ages 3-11
Fireworks Twilight Paddle
8pm – 10pm | Mingo Point
Relax, unwind, and see the sunset as you have never seen it before! After the sunset, enjoy a brilliant fireworks show over the marsh. Participants must be at least 16, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This trip has a 24-hr cancellation policy. $60/ person; Resort Guests and KICA members $55. Reservations required 843.768.6001.
T H U R S D A Y, July 4
Independence Day Fireworks
9:15pm | Night Heron Park*
10pm | on the Sanctuary Beach*
**We ask that you leave pets at home during fireworks for their comfort and safety. “The flying of drones in firework show areas is prohibited”
Tie Dye and Party on the Pool Deck
1pm – 3pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion
Join us for a Patriotic Party and some Tie Dye! Make your very own unique Tie-Dye design with a Patriotic flair and dance with our Recreation Staff on the pool deck! Join in on a hula hoop contest and MORE! Admission is complimentary, Tie- Dye shirts are $18 plus tax each. Pool use is for Kiawah Island Golf Resort guests only.
Sand Sculpting Contest*
1:30pm – 3pm | Just West of the Sanctuary Hotel
Create a “Sandtastic” Sand Sculpture at this annual event! Themes will be “Most Patriotic” and “Most Creative.” Bring your creativity along with your sand tools! Judging will begin promptly at 3pm. Complimentary.
The Annual Patriotic Bike Parade!
Bike decorating begins at 5pm; Parade starts promptly at 5:45pm | Sea Forest Drive at East Beach Village
Patriots of all ages are encouraged to join in the parade on bikes, skates, roller blades, or by foot. Parade decorations will be available at 5pm on Sea Forest Drive near the East Beach Village. The Kiawah Island Fire Department will lead the parade, followed by Uncle Sam and the Lady Liberty. The route leads participants down Sea Forest Drive, from the East Beach Village, and finishes at Night Heron Park, where everyone is invited to join the Independence Festival!
**Bike Parade Road Closures: On July 4, Sea Forest Drive will be closed to thru traffic at the Sea Forest Drive/East Beach Village intersection from 5:30pm until 6:30pm. In addition, residents and guests in Mariners Watch and Windswept Villas will experience temporary road delays between 5:45pm – 6:15pm. For additional information, please contact the Heron Park Nature Center at 843.768.6001.
Independence Festival in the Park
Let the fun begin! 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, face painting, jump castles, carnival games, and much more! Food and beverage tickets will be on sale at the park starting at 4pm and at the event. Food will be served until 9:15pm, featuring a cookout menu inspired by traditional holiday favorites. Food prices range from $5 – $15. Night Heron Grill will close for food service at 4pm, bar will be open until 10pm.
*No coolers permitted at any 4th of July events.
Teen Night: Slides After Dark*
9:30pm – 11pm | Night Heron Children’s Pool
We’re bringing the Teen Night Party to the Pool deck! Try 9 Square in the Air in the water, and slide into our glowing pool for this unique Independence Day party. Admission is complimentary, open to all teens ages 13-18.
F R I D A Y, July 5th
Magic on the Pool Deck*
3pm – 3:30pm | Night Heron Family Pool
Magician Gary Maurer will be on the pool deck entertaining with his magic bag of tricks!
4pm – 5pm | Night Heron Park Stage
Join the ranks of Houdini, Cooperfield, and Blaine in this hour-long class taught by Gary Maurer. Participants will learn the basics of magical entertainment and take home their own bag of tricks! $12 per person. Ages 8+. Reservations required 843-768-6001.
6pm – 7pm | Night Heron Park Pavilion
Join South Carolina’s Magician of the Year, Gary Maurer, for a magical experience on your vacation! This show is interactive, fun, and magical for all ages! Admission is complimentary, concessions available for purchase.
Bonfire and Board Games*
8pm – 9pm | Night Heron Park
Bring the whole family for a fun night playing board games, listening to music, and roasting marshmallows. Meet new friends and test your skills against each other in this laid back family night of fun! Admission is complimentary, S’mores packets available for purchase.