(Thanks to AppleOne Employment Services for sending this fantastic Weekend Recs e-blast for us to share!)CharlestonFourth of July Fireworks on Folly BeachA holiday tradition on the Edge of America, the annual 4th of July fireworks display is set to take place on Folly Beach next Saturday. The fireworks will be set off at the Folly Beach County Park, at the west end of the island. Locals and visitors are invited to enjoy the Independence Day display, which will begin at 9:30pm. For more information about the 4th of July fireworks display on Folly Beach, please go to www.visitfolly.com or download the free ‘Visit Folly’ smart phone app. When: 7/4/15 starting at 9:30pm Where: Folly Beach-Folly Beach County Park- West end of Island July Fourth on the Pride Enjoy this Fourth of July with a sunset sail while watching the fireworks from the best seat in the house! Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring a snack or picnic aboard if you choose. Buy tickets by calling the number provided (843-722-1112) or visiting the website: http://www.schoonerpride.com/When: 7/4/15 from 7pm to 9pm Where: The Schooner Pride-Aquarium Wharf Admission: $55 per person-book now as space is limited North Charleston 4th of July Festival The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on July 4, 2015 from 3:30 PM – 9:45 PM. This year’s event features exciting musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and the Lowcountry's largest 4th of July fireworks show. The Festival is presented free of charge to the public with all general admission for attendees. Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided. Food trucks, beer and wine stations, and ATMs will be widely available. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain. Beer and wine stations will be set up throughout the park, as well as ATMs for participants. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/4th-of-July-Festival.aspx Festival performance schedule: 3:30 - Gates open 3:30 - Soul Fish (rock quartet) 5:00 - Blacklion (reggae) 6:30 - Dangermuffin (Americana) 8:00 - Funk Factory 5 (Mo-town/Top 40) 9:10 - Spectacular Fireworks show by Zambelli’s When: 7/4/15 from 3:30pm to 9:45pm Where: Riverfront Park-1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston Patriots Point 4th of July BlastFor those who want to enjoy the fireworks on the Yorktown, all Flight deck tickets are now SOLD OUT, but visitors are still allowed to watch the event landside and enjoy the celebration there! Parking is $10/vehicle. When: 7/4/15 starting about 9pm Where: Patriots Point-40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 ColumbiaLake Murray Fireworks Celebration Beginning at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) South Carolina's largest fireworks display on beautiful Lake Murray. Fireworks will be set off from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the Lake Murray dam. Bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed- NO Alcohol Permitted at any of the locations. Admission (based on park): Dreher Island State Park- $2 for adults, $1.25 SC Seniors, FREE for children 15 years and younger (Gates close at 8pm). Lake Murray Dam park sites- open until they reach capacity- $3 per car. The walking path on the dam will also be open. (Fireworks DO NOT launch from the park sites at the dam). When: July 04, 2015 from 9pm to 10:30pm Admission: Admission Based on Park Lake Murray Patriotic Boat ParadeGet ready for the 26th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray on Saturday, July 4th!! CCLMC is trying to break our all-time record this year with over 150 boats and inclusion within the Guinness Book of World Records! We hope that you and your family will join us and participate to make this a special year! For more information, please visit the website: http://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/events/lake-murray-boat-paradeWhen: July 04, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm Where: Bomb Island, Lake Murray, SC 29072 Admission: Free, but if watching from Lake Murray Dam park sites admissions is $2/car Slide the City and Capital City Beach Party!Columbia is Famously Hot, so we're bringing you a Surprisingly Cool way to have fun this Independence Day while supporting 2 great causes! Slide the City is a 1000 foot water slide that will go from Blanding & Gadsden to Hampton & Gadsden Streets. The chosen charities SC Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Celebrate Freedom Foundation will benefit each time you purchase a registration using the promo code FREEDOM, and you will receive $5 off! After you slide, go check out the Capital City Beach Party beginning in Finlay Park at 2PM. Water and Food vendors will be available for purchase at noon. Want to slide for free while helping out the charities? Sign up as a volunteer here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slide-the-city-columbia-sc-volnteer-tickets-17332899168 When: July 04, 2015 starting at 11am Where: Finlay Park-930 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201 GreenvilleWells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival A barrage of colors illuminates the sky every 4th of July in downtown Greenville for the annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, presented by AT&T. As one of the largest fireworks displays in South Carolina, the celebration features live music, food and a variety of family activities. A long-standing tradition, Wells Fargo Red, White & Blue represents a remarkable opportunity to support a free patriotic event that is enjoyed by the Greenville community. Sponsors have long recognized this event as a unique way to showcase their brand while enjoying hospitality and a celebration that only happens once a year. Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue presented by AT&T is Greenville's premier 4th of July celebration, showcasing one of the state's largest fireworks displays, sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. The free event, scheduled for Saturday, July 4, 2015, from 5 to 10 p.m., features live music on two stages, fun-filled activities in the Zaxby's Kidz Zone and a variety of popular food and beverage vendors. The event takes place in downtown Greenville from Court to Camperdown Streets and will encompass Broad Street, from Laurens to Falls Streets, and Falls Park. When: 7/4/2015 from 5pm to 10:30pm Where:City of Greenville-Downtown Greenville Red, White and Bluegrass Red, White and Bluegrass is a FREE 4th of July Celebration in downtown Fountain Inn. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with two bands performing: Justice Family Bluegrass Band and the Upstate Senior Band. Fireworks will begin at dark. There will be food, Italian ice and craft beer for purchase. We will have a special time to honor all veterans at this event. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.fountaininn.org/scsWhen: 7/4/2015 starting at 7pm Where:City of Fountain Inn-Commerce Park-110 Depot Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Admission: Free! A Night with Darryl WorleyHonoring our heroes. Gates open at 5pm. Music starts at 6 pm. Admission is free for military & first responders (military personnel, retired military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians). Regular admission is $20 per car (maximum 6 people per car). **Going on now!** Soldier care package campaign to collect items for local soldiers serving overseas. For more information and to get involved, see website. Collection total will be announced at the Darryl Worley concert to honor heroes on July 4th! Concert tickets on sale NOW! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://charterspectrumamphitheatre.com/event/a-night-with-darryl-worley/When: 7/4/2015- Gates open at 5pm, Music at 6pm Where: Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre-861 Southeast Main Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681 Admission: $20/car
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