Flight deck tickets to this year’s 4th of July Fireworks Blast are officially sold out, however, there is still plenty of free landside seating available.
Those wishing to view the firework show landside will only have to pay a $10/vehicle parking fee. There will be live music and entertainment for kids all evening. Vendors will have food, beer and wine available for purchase.
Please remember to arrive early. Parking will be available starting at 4 p.m.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions that will be helpful as you plan your visit.
Is parking guaranteed?
Parking is first come first serve for all guests no matter what ticket you have purchased.
Are tickets still available?
Flight Deck and VIP tickets are sold out, but landside seating is free and still available. Please remember to bring chairs and come early.
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.
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 $30 or $75 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.
Will tables and chairs be provided?
Tables and chairs will only be provided to those who have purchased a $75 VIP ticket.
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.
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 x 0. 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 tickets are $30 for everyone. There is, however, an active and retired military discount for General Admission tickets
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.