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Celebrate July 3rd & 4th On Daniel Island

July 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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One event on July 4, 2018 at 11:00am

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Celebrate Our Country, Our Freedom, and Our Nation’s Birthday by making Daniel Island the “Most Patriotic Town in America”. Paint the Town Red, White and Blue and join us for Daniel Island’s 4th of July festivities on Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th with neighbors, friends and family! Dress up your homes, your businesses, your bikes and your golf carts with patriotic colors and take part in our island tradition of honoring this wonderful patriotic holiday. Click HERE for our event flyer!

Visit The 3rd Annual “Field of Honor” on Daniel Island – July 1st – July 7th

Beginning July 1st – July 7th, the Exchange Club of Daniel Island will proudly host their 3rd annual Field of Honor® display of U.S. flags. The Stars and Stripes will stand posted in a memorable display of red, white and blue on the grassy lawn of River Landing Drive. 500 full sized flags will fly on seven and a half foot flagpoles to honor your heroes including military, veterans, first responders, teachers and home town heroes.

The Daniel Island display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or making a donation HERE. For $25 per flag you can honor individuals who, through their service and sacrifice, have become heroes in your life. If you prefer, stop by our on site sales tent to place your order in person. The on site sales tent will be located at the Field of Honor® on River Landing Drive and is scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, July 2nd , 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM – *Coincides with Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Tuesday, July 3rd , 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 4th , 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Flag sponsors may pick-up their sponsored flags to keep and display as a memento of this year’s event or the flags may be donated back to the Exchange Club for use next year. Pick up time is Sunday July 8th between 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Field of Honor® site.


Give The Gift Of Life At The Field Of Honor® On July 2nd

Again this year, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be part of the Field of Honor®. In cooperation with the Red Cross and Simmons Park Apartments, the Bloodmobile will be located on River Landing Drive, July 2nd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and click FIND DRIVE to schedule an appointment. Appointments are suggested and appreciated.

A special thanks to our event sponsors, The Charleston Area Citadel Club, Daniel Island Real Estate and The Daniel Island Community Fund. Because of their generous support, 100% of proceeds from your individual flag sponsorships will benefit three local charities.

  • The programs of One80 Place help prevent homelessness one person at time, one family at a time. One80 Place works with men, women, families and Veterans to ensure they have a chance to begin again.
  • Fisher House – Charleston provides temporary accommodation to Veterans and their families while the Veteran is receiving medical attention at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC.
  • Palmetto Warrior Connection; Leaving the military is a huge transition and Palmetto Warrior Connection helps retiring warriors connect with education opportunities, benefits, housing and employment services.

Everyone is invited to visit this Field of Honor® display and walk amidst the posted flags. Those who have experienced a Field of Honor® display know to expect an inspiring and memorable panorama of red, white and blue. Those who are first time visitors will find that the display must be experienced to be fully appreciated. There is no charge to visit the Field of Honor® display. Please come and bring your family & friends.


July 3rd Event Details
Important Reminders For Smythe Park After Parade Concerts and Fireworks

We are not allowing personal tents to be put up in Smythe Park for this event. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and tables. We expect a very large turnout which we always have for this event and we would ask that residents not begin setting up until the day of the event which would be anytime on Tuesday, July 3rd. This is the same policy that we used last year and it worked well. We need every inch of space we have in the park for the attendees and for our vendors and activities. Personal golf carts will not be allowed in the park – those should be parked in the Daniel Island school parking lots or on the streets surrounding Smythe Park.

Traffic Alert – Intermittent Street Closure Notice for Daniel Island Annual Patriotic Community Parade on Tuesday, July 3rd

The Daniel Island Community 3rd of July parade route from Etiwan Park to Smythe Park will require several intermittent street closures again this year, along the southbound lane of Daniel Island Drive (heading to Smythe Park from Seven Farms Drive). The northbound lane of Daniel Island Drive will remain open (heading to Seven Farms Drive from Smythe Park). These intermittent street closures will take place from approximately 5:00 – 5:45 pm. The City of Charleston has permitted the parade and the City of Charleston Police Department will be coordinating and executing the street closure process. We appreciate your patience during this time in order for us to have safe passage of our parade participants/residents during this annual event.

Annual Community Patriotic Parade – Tuesday, July 3rd – 5:00 pm
Daniel Island’s Annual Patriotic Community Parade will begin at 5:00 pm SHARP on Tuesday, July 3rd on Seven Farms Drive in front of Bishop England High School & Etiwan Park and will end again this year at Smythe Park on Daniel Island Drive. Everyone participating in the parade needs to arrive between 4:30 and 4:45 as we will form the parade line in the Bishop England parking lot on the track and field side of the school. Bikes, golf carts, wagons, strollers and walkers are all welcome! The parade will end at the Daniel Island Drive & Purcell Lane intersection. Immediately following the parade beginning at 6:00 pm, there will be two back to back lakeside concerts at Smythe Park. Come Join The Parade!

Daniel Island Presents – Free Concerts on the Lake at Smythe Park – Tuesday, July 3rd – 6:00 -10:00 pm

Immediately following the annual patriotic community parade and beginning at 6:00 pm, there will be back to back lakeside concerts at Smythe Park as well as food and activities for the whole family in the park. Smythe Park is located along Daniel Island Drive, Purcell Lane, Smythe Street and Pierce Street.

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Charleston Community Band – Stars & Stripes Fanfare Patriotic Concert
  • 7:15 – 10:00 pm – Andrew Thielen Big Band Orchestra– Contemporary Favorites and Patriotic Tunes

Event Reminders – Please bring your chairs, tables or blankets. No tents or golf carts will be allowed into the park due to the expected attendance. Golf carts can be parked in the Daniel Island School parking lots or along the nearby streets.

Smythe Park will be decorated with 65 American flags and scores of other red, white and blue decorations and lights – sure to put everyone in a patriotic mood! This celebratory evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over Smythe Lake beginning at 9:15 pm!!!

Kids Activities and More at Smythe Park – Tuesday, July 3rd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

There will be activities galore for your kids at this year’s Monday, July 3rd event beginning at 6:00 pm, immediately after the parade has made its way to Smythe Park.

  • Carol’s Balloon Art
  • Face Painting by Faith Hawkins
  • Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos by Terin Anthon & Brilliant Faces
  • Teacups & Trucks – Glam Station, Games, Crafts & Patriotic Light Up Merchandise For Sale
  • Red, White & Blue Lil’ White Photo Bus

Event Reminders – Please bring your chairs, tables or blankets. No tents or golf carts will be allowed into the park due to the expected attendance. Golf carts can be parked in the Daniel Island School parking lots or along the surrounding streets.


Daniel Island July 3rd Fireworks Show at Smythe Park – Tuesday, July 3rd – 9:15 pm

Fireworks will illuminate the sky at Smythe Park and the lake will dance and glisten as we present our finale performance on Tuesday, July 3rd beginning at 9:15 pm. Join us in the park or delight in the show from your porch for those of you who live around the lake! Zambelli, one of the largest fireworks companies in the world, will once again dazzle us with their pyrotechnic expertise as they shoot the fireworks from the grassy common area along the lake side on Smythe Street.

Please note that due to city and state fireworks regulations, access to this area where the fireworks will be shot from will not be allowed. During the fireworks show, Smythe Street from Daniel Island Drive to Pierce Street will be closed to vehicular or pedestrian access. This closure should last approximately 1 hour. Once the “all clear” has been given by the fire department officials, this area will once again be opened. Thank you for your understanding regarding this very important safety measure and please plan accordingly.

Should you wish to bring your pet with you in the parade and to the concerts at Smythe Park on Tuesday, July 3rd – we would suggest that you take your pet home prior to the fireworks beginning at 9:15 pm since they are more sensitive to loud noises.

A Special Thank You To Our 2018 July 3rd Fireworks Display Sponsors

The Daniel Island Community Fund would like to thank all of our sponsors for their contributions in making the 3rd of July Fireworks display possible.

The 2018 Fireworks Display over Smythe Park Lake is made possible by support from the following businesses:

  • Carolina Landscape Lighting
  • Coastal Luxury Homes
  • Crews Subaru of Charleston
  • Daniel Island Ferry
  • Domino’s Pizza on Daniel Island
  • Home Telecom
  • Johnston Signs
  • Lightning Bugz
  • Moonlighting
  • South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Your generous support is integral to its success and we thank you all for providing this year’s fireworks display to the Daniel Island community!

Food Options at our Tuesday, July 3rd Event at Smythe Park –

While the music is playing and the kids are being entertained, the only thing left to do is enjoy delicious cookout style food by our food vendors. Bring your own picnic and cooler or make it super easy on yourselves and purchase from our on site food vendors. They will be offering BBQ, hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, pizza and more! We’ll also have cool treat options as well! personal coolers are also allowed. We will also have several “cool treat” vendors selling as well…. Be sure to bring your chairs and blankets! Due to the anticipated attendance – personal tents will not be allowed so as to better accommodate seating for our attendees.

Fireworks Over Smythe Lake – Our celebration will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd!


July 4th Event Details
Daniel Island’s July 4th Poolside Celebration – Wednesday, July 4th – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Pierce Park Pavilion & Pool

Rounding out our July 4th Celebration on Daniel Island – we invite you to join us for our annual Poolside celebration beginning at 11:00 am followed by pool games led by Paul Molinaro, as well as Poolside DJ and delicious food on Wednesday, July 4th from 11 – 2 pm at Pierce Park Pool & Pavilion.

(Please note – this event is for Daniel Island residents and their guests only)

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – DJ Eddie – Dance Party
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – DJ Eddie Spinning tunes poolside
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Paul Molinaro – Pool Games For the Whole Family
  • 11:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Lunch will be available for purchase from Cast Iron and their patriotic menu. Frozen treats will be available for purchase from Wich Cream.

No alcoholic beverages will be sold at the event. Personal coolers are allowed – NO GLASS PERMITTED IN THE POOL GATES.

We look forward to seeing everyone in their red, white and blue on July 3rd and 4th at these community events!


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