Posted by: Sunset Rentals | June 19, 2014

Hilton Head Island July 4th Celebrations and Fireworks

Hilton Head FireworksThere’s nothing quite like viewing fireworks over the ocean as you relax on a sandy beach! Hilton Head Island offers several opportunities to enjoy seaside fireworks as part of the island’s annual Independence Day celebrations. Here are three options:

Shelter Cove Harbour

Located mid island across from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Shelter Cove Harbour offers the largest fireworks display on the island, which explode with much fanfare over Broad Creek. Shelter Cove also offers live performances from longtime family-friendly entertainer Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Because this is a popular event, parking is limited at Shelter Cove. There will be two additional parking lots nearby where traffic will be directed. A shuttle will then run from back and forth from the parking lots to Shelter Cove all evening. Fireworks begin at dusk, weather permitting.

Harbour Town

Harbour Town in Sea Pines Plantation also celebrates July 4 in grand style. Their fireworks show starts about 9:15 p.m. over Calibogue Sound with children’s activities, live music, as well as food and drinks available prior to the display. It does cost $5 to enter the plantation and there will be parking at various lots around the resort with a free shuttle to Harbour Town.

Skull Creek

There are also fireworks on the north side of the island at Skull Creek starting at 9:30 p.m.  Pick a seat at local restaurants like Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Skull Creek Boathouse or the Chart House and enjoy the fireworks lighting up the night sky over Skull Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. Be sure to eat your share of hushpuppies, too! All three restaurants will also offer live entertainment outdoors starting at 6:30 p.m. Thinking you’d like to do your own fireworks show? Unfortunately, the Town of Hilton Head Island does not allow launching or discharging fireworks within the town limits or from the beach. So bring your chair and sit back and relax at one of these festive events. Happy Fourth! For more information about Hilton Head vacation rentals, visit or call us at 800-276-8991.


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