Before Coca-Cola could become an American institution, there had to be a United States of America. On July 4th we will celebrate the birth of the nation will events all around the Rock Hill area. For two days you’ll be able to picnic, parade, and delight in fireworks displays to your heart’s content. Be sure to bring a supply of Coca-Cola products to stay cool and refreshed!
Red, White, and Boom!
Once again Old Town Rock Hill kicks off Independence Day celebrations a day early with Red, White, and Boom! Beginning at 5:30 in Old Town, come out to enjoy an evening of food, fun, and fireworks. Several food trucks will be on hand, as will mechanical rides and inflatables. Two different bands will play, starting at 6:30. You’ll have to wait until dark for the fireworks, around 9:45. Admission is free.
Independence Day Celebration, Main Street Fort Mill
Fort Mill will also get a jump on the festivities, hosting a cookout on Main Street on July 3rd beginning at 6 p.m. The firing of the cannons at 8:45 will be followed by a fireworks display.
Independence Day Celebration at Brattonsville
Historic Brattonsville fully embraces the significance of Independence Day with a full slate of activities. You can watch demonstrations of milking and dancing or take part in a relay race. Significantly, there will be two readings of the Declaration of Independence, at 12 and again at 3 p.m. Activities wrap up around 4:00, so you’ll have plenty of time to head to one of the other celebrations in the area. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for kids 4-17.
Tega Cay 4th of July Celebration
Starting at 9 a.m., Tega Cay will fill the day with two parades (one by land and one by water), logrolling, a fish fry, a ski team exhibition, and, of course, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks over Lake Wylie
Around dusk on July 4th, Camp Thunderbird will light up the sky around the Buster Boyd Bridge with a fireworks display. You can watch the show by boat or from land (remember, no parking along the road).
York’s 4th of July Spectacular
In a new location this year, York’s 4th of July Spectacular will begin at 7 p.m. at York Comprehensive High School. The evening of live music and kids’ games will culminate in a fireworks display. All activities are free.