Tickets on Sale for Patriots Point’s Fourth of July Fireworks BlastChris Hauff May 26, 2015
FLIGHT DECK TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT!
Tickets to view the Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast aboard the historic USS Yorktown’s flight deck are now SOLD OUT!!! You are still welcome to bring your chairs and watch the event landside of our museum.
The museum’s Independence Day celebration is considered one of the country’s most patriotic ways to spend the holiday. The limited number of Flight Deck tickets are expected to sell quickly.
This year, two different Flight Deck ticket options are available. For $100, visitors can purchase a VIP ticket. This ticket will include complimentary drinks from a full service bar, a barbecue meal served by the museum’s official caterer TOP SHELF Catering, and access to a special area at the ship’s bow where chairs and tables will be provided.
The second ticket package is priced at $35. It will include access to the Flight Deck starting at 6:00 p.m., where food and beverages will be available for purchase and two live bands will provide entertainment. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs.
“Patriots Point is the place to be on the 4th of July,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “Our guests really enjoy the live music, amazing views of Charleston Harbor and the most powerful fireworks show in the Southeast. It’s an experience that is unrivaled and one people don’t want to miss.” Burdette also thanked this year’s sponsors Stevens Towing, the Town of Mount Pleasant, the City of Charleston, Parker Rigging, Salmons Dredging Corporation and the USS YORKTOWN Foundation for their support of the event.
In addition to the Flight Deck options, visitors will also have the option to enjoy the firework display landside. Admission to this area is free; however parking for all guests regardless of ticket package will cost $10 per vehicle. The festival landside will include live music with food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be a jump castle and other activities for kids.
This year’s Patriots Point Fireworks Blast will be featured on the FOX News Channel. Dana Perino, co-host of “The Five” and former White House Press Secretary will appear throughout the day alongside co-host of “FOX & Friends FIRST” Heather Childers. The coverage will be part of FOX News Channel’s #ProudAmerican campaign.
On July 4th, the museum’s tour routes will close at 5:00 p.m. The landside Fireworks Blast celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m. The Flight Deck will open at 6:00 p.m.
Flight deck tickets are now SOLD OUT, but visitors are still allowed to watch the event landside and enjoy the celebration there!
Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that will be helpful as you plan your visit.
How much is Parking?
Parking is $10/vehicle for everyone, even if you purchased tickets for the event. Parking is first-come, first-serve and the ticket is good all day.
Is there guaranteed parking for flight deck ticket holders?
No, we are unable to guarantee parking for any ticket holders. We recommend you arrive early to insure parking.
Are there any ticket refunds if there is inclement weather?
All ticket sales are final. The fireworks will go off rain or shine.
Will credit cards be accepted at food/beverage vendors?
No, we will accept only cash. We will have several ATM’s available throughout the property.
What time will guests with a $35 or $100 ticket be allowed on the flight deck?
Guests may board the ship starting at 6 p.m.
What time will the museum close for General Admission ticket holders?
The last ticket to the museum will be sold at 4 p.m. The museum will close at 5 p.m. Everyone will be required to leave the ship at that time.
Are coolers allowed on the ship?
No, coolers and outside food/beverages are not allowed on the ship or pier.
Are coolers for food or drink allowed at the landside celebration?
Yes, coolers are welcome if you plan to stay landside. They will not be allowed on the pier or flight deck.
Will tables and chairs be provided?
Tables and chairs will only be provided to those who have purchased a $100 VIP ticket. Other flight deck ticket holders may bring their own chairs.
What time will the music begin?
For the landside celebration, live music will kick off at 5 p.m. with kids’ activities beginning at 4 p.m. The music on the flight deck will begin at 6 p.m.
Is there a less expensive ticket option for children?
No, everyone will have to purchase a regular ticket. Admission costs will only be waived for infants carried in their parents’ arms.
Are strollers allowed landside and on the USS Yorktown?
Yes, strollers are welcome in both locations.
What areas are considered blind spots?
The fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Cooper River. We have taken extra measures to ensure the barge is located in an area that will provide the highest visibility for our guests. In addition, we will be placing signs on landside areas were viewing may be limited.
Are pets allowed?
No pets, except for service animals, are permitted at Patriots Point for the Fourth of July Blast.
Is there an elevator available for the handicapped?
Yes, and those that require assistance down the pier can be driven down on a golf cart.
What time will the fireworks start?
The sun is expected to set around 8:32 p.m. The fireworks will begin once it is dark, which is normally by 9 – 9:15 p.m.
Can we tour the USS Yorktown after 6 pm?
Yes, July 4th Flight Deck ticket holders will be allowed to tour the Yorktown from 6-8 pm. Access to the other ships will not be allowed at that time.
What type of food and beverages will be available for sale?
Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken fingers, wings, barbeque, pizza, snow cones, chips, popcorn, etc. There will be several beverages options like soft drinks, bottled water, lemonade, beer, and wine.
I purchased tickets but have not received them by email. What do I do?
First, check your junk mail box. If they are not there you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-884-2727 (use extension 4999 if a live person does not answer the phone) during normal business hours. Please have the email address you used to purchase tickets. Having your order number is also handy.
Is there a military discount available for July 4th tickets?
Not for the event that night. The ticket packages on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN are $100 or $35.
Is there a discount if I purchase both the General Admission and July 4th Event tickets?
No discounts are offered on July 4th Event tickets.
Are guests allowed to ride bicycles into Patriots Point?
Yes, biking is one way to reach the celebration. There is some bike parking available. Bikes will not be allowed to go down the pier.