Independence Day is upon us again, with another year of fantastic events in and around Rock Hill. For a day and a half, area residents will be able to enjoy July 4th fun for the whole family. Grab a Coke and come along!
Red, White & Boom!
As usual, Rock Hill gets the party started early. On the evening of Tuesday, July 3rd Old Town Rock Hill will come alive with the annual Red, White & Boom! extravaganza. Events will begin at 5:30 and will continue until after the fireworks show at 9:45.
Enjoy live music from Summerdaze and from Uptown Funk Bruno Mars Tribute Band. Food trucks and Old Town restaurants will provide plenty of fare to keep you satisfied, but save room for the ice cream eating contest. Drinks will be available as well.
For the kids who have some energy to spend while waiting for the fireworks, check out the rides and the inflatables.
Fourth-of-July on the Lawn at Hightower Hall
On July 4th, head over to Historic Brattonsville for Fourth-of-July on the Lawn at Hightower Hall. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can take part in an historically-themed celebration. Watch an old-fashioned baseball game in which the players will wear historical uniforms. There will also be a paper hot-air balloon launch. Local musicians will play fiddle music of the era. The highlight of the day will be the reading of the Declaration of Independence at 3:30 on the front steps of the Bratton’s antebellum home.
Baxter Village July 4th Parade
If it’s just not Independence Day without a parade, head over to Market Street in Baxter Town Center in Fort Mill for the Baxter Village July 4th Parade. It’s one of the largest July 4th parades in the region. The parade will begin at 9:30 and will include floats and decorated golf carts; classic and vintage cars; National Guard and Honor Guard units; Shiners’ cars, clowns, and Keystone Cops; bagpipers and Irish dancers; and stilt walkers and costumed characters.
Lake Wylie Community Fireworks Display
No Independence Day is complete without a grand fireworks display. We’ve been shooting them off on July 4th since 1777. Get your fireworks fix in Lake Wylie this year. The show starts around 9:30 or so. The best viewing will be at one of these locations:
- The Buster Boyd Bridge Boat Landing
- T-Bones on the Lake – outside deck
- Rey Azteca deck at Lake Wylie Plaza
- Lake Wylie Pizza and Italian Restaurant – on patio at Lake Wylie Plaza
- Bagel Boat – 3 picnic tables and grassy area
- Long Cove Marina