Lowcountry residents and visitors to Charleston are abuzz with excitement for the Fourth of July Blast at Patriots Point. With two weeks remaining until this annual celebration, Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette has announced that Flight Deck tickets are officially sold out.
Although tickets to the Flight Deck are sold out, there is still plenty of seating left landside and admission to this area is free, as it has always been. A $10 per vehicle parking fee will be assessed for all who wish to park at Patriots Point.
“Patriots Point has come to be recognized as the Lowcountry destination for the Fourth of July,” Burdette stated. “We are proud to welcome more than 25,000 people each year to celebrate Independence Day at Patriots Point; and this year, we’re excited to host 1,000 guests on our Flight Deck for the first time.”
In addition to an exciting new viewing platform – one of the nation’s most historic war ships – this year’s celebration will feature 8-inch firework shells shot from a barge in the Cooper River, making Patriots Point’s fireworks display the most spectacular in the State of South Carolina.
Guests on the Flight Deck will enjoy special access to the USS YORKTOWN starting at 5:30 p.m., with catered food and beverage available for purchase. The YORKTOWN will have entertainment for everyone – with live music from the East Coast Party Band and the up-and-coming group, The Explorers Club kicking-off at 6:00 p.m. and jump castles available for kids.
For those who wish to remain landside, fireworks will be visible from the grounds. Food and beverage from local vendors will be available for purchase and there will be lots of entertainment for the kids.