Celebrate July 3rd and 4th on Daniel Island!
July 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
One event on July 4, 2019 at 11:00am
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 Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, 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 and HERE for the DI News Centerfold!
Below is a chronological listing of POA and other Daniel Island events taking place on or before the July 4th holiday. We invite you to join us for these events and activities!
Visit The 4th Annual “Field of Honor” on Daniel Island – June 29th – July 13th
Beginning on the afternoon of June 29th, the Exchange Club of Daniel Island will proudly host their 4th annual Field of Honor® display of over 600 United States of America flags. The Stars and Stripes will stand posted in a memorable display of red, white and blue on the grassy lawn median area on River Landing Drive, and in Smythe Park. These full sized flags will fly on seven and a half foot high flagpoles to honor your heroes including military, veterans, first responders, teachers and hometown 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 www.healingfield.org/danielisland19. 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 onsite sales tent to place your order in person. The onsite sales tent will be located at the Field of Honor® on River Landing Drive and is scheduled as follows:
- Saturday, June 29th Noon – 6 PM
- Sunday, June 30th 9 AM – 6 PM
- Thursday, July 4th through Sunday July 7th 9 AM – 6 PM
- Saturday, July 13th 9 AM – 6 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 reuse next year. Pick up time is 10 AM Sunday July 14th at the Field of Honor® site.
Give The Gift Of Life At The Field Of Honor® On July 1st
This year, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be part of our Field of Honor®. In cooperation with the Red Cross and Simmons Park Apartments, on Monday July 1 from 10 AM – 3 PM, the Bloodmobile will be located on River Landing Drive. Book your reservation online and use sponsor code “exchange”. Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and click FIND DRIVE to schedule an appointment. Appointments are suggested and appreciated.
We offer special thanks to our event sponsors– The Daniel Island Community Fund, The Charleston Area Citadel Club, Daniel Island Real Estate and Dr. Dan Bornstein. Because of their generous support, 100% of proceeds from your individual flag sponsorships will benefit four local charities.
- One80 Place – 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.
- Lowcountry Food Bank– leads the fight against hunger throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. They are a clearinghouse for donated food products that are distributed to a network of nearly 300 member agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries.
- Fisher House Charleston – Provides temporary accommodations 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.
The POA office will be closing at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, July 3rd and will remain closed through Thursday, July 4th. The office will reopen on Friday, July 5th at 8:30 AM and will resume normal business hours at that time.
Except for permitted events, (the POA July 3rd event has been permitted/approved by the City) fireworks are prohibited in the City of Charleston. Be kind to your neighbors and obey the law. Many elderly, adults, veterans, children, and pets are very alarmed or stressed by the sound of fireworks, and they pose numerous safety hazards. If you are concerned about fireworks being shot in your neighborhood, call the City of Charleston Police Dispatch at 843-743-7200.
Traffic Alert – Intermittent Street Closure Notice for Daniel Island Annual Patriotic Community Parade on Wednesday, July 3rd – Approx. 5:45 – 6:30 pm
The Daniel Island Community 3rd of July parade route from Etiwan Park on Seven Farms Drive to Smythe Park on Daniel Island Drive will require several intermittent street closures again this year. These intermittent street closures will take place from approximately 5:45 – 6:30 pm along intersecting streets along the southbound lane of Daniel Island Drive. Due to the road construction taking place at the roundabout at Seven Farms Drive and Daniel Island Drive, the parade route will shift slightly this year, with a brief detour onto Barfield Street and then back onto Daniel Island Drive 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). 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.
Daniel Island Annual Community Patriotic Parade, Wednesday, July 3rd – 6:00 pm SHARP Start Time
Come Join The Parade! Everyone participating in the parade needs to arrive to line up for the parade between 5:15 – 5:45 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 begin at 6:00 pm.
The parade route is as follows:
Leave from Bishop England High School Parking Lot, then right onto Seven Farms Drive, then right onto Etiwan Park Street, then left onto Barfield Street to Daniel Island Drive, then right onto Daniel Island Drive to Smythe Park. The parade will end at the Daniel Island Drive & Purcell Lane intersection. Immediately following the parade, there will be two back to back lakeside concerts at Smythe Park. We will be using the Daniel Island School parking lots as well as street parking for all event parking.
Important Reminders For Smythe Park After Parade, Concerts and Fireworks – Wednesday, July 3rd
Again this year, we will not be allowing personal tents to be set 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 Wednesday, July 3rd. This is the same policy that we have used for several years now. We need every inch of space we have in the park for the attendees and for our vendors and activities. Personal golf carts are not be allowed in the park – those should be parked in the Daniel Island school parking lots or on the streets surrounding Smythe Park.
Daniel Island Presents – Free Concerts on the Lake at Smythe Park – Wednesday, July 3rd – 7:00 -10:00 pm
Immediately following the annual patriotic community parade and beginning at 7:00 pm, there will be back to back lakeside concerts at Smythe Park as well as food vendors and activities for the whole family in the park. Smythe Park is located along Daniel Island Drive, Purcell Lane, Smythe Street and Pierce Street.
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Charleston Community Band – Stars & Stripes Fanfare Patriotic Concert
8:00 – 10:00 pm – Andrew Thielen Big Band Orchestra– Contemporary Favorites and Patriotic Tunes
Kids Activities and More at Smythe Park – Wednesday, July 3rd 6:00 – 10:00 pm
There will be activities galore for your kids and the whole family at this year’s Wednesday, July 3rd event beginning immediately after the parade has made its way to Smythe Park. Activities to include:
- NEW This Year! High Tied Dyes will be at the event this year. They are a tie dye entertainment company, specializing in interactive tie dye events and parties. They make tie dyeing simple by providing all the supplies and information you need to make an awesome tie dyed souvenir! Customize our own tie dye shirt or tank top by selecting your tie dye design and dyeing the shirt yourself. They tie the shirt and you dye it! All of the fun of tie dyeing without the stress or the mess! Celebrate the Fourth of July by making a red, white, and blue tie dye!
- Carol’s Balloon Art
- Face Painting by Faith Hawkins
- Red Robyn Balloons
- Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos by Terin Anthon & Brilliant Faces
- NEW This Year! Southern Premiere Events Presents– Red, White and Blue Glam Studio, Games, Patriotic Arts & Crafts Station, Patriotic Light Up Merchandise for sale. In addition, hula hoops, connect four, corn hole and ring toss games will be on hand.
- Red, White & Blue Lil’ White Photo Bus – Create your favorite memories at this adorable photo both bus!
- NEW This Year! Pop-In and Play or Party – This customizable Edutainment Party Bus will provide tons of fun and surprises for everyone!
Food Options at Smythe Park – Wednesday, July 3rd – 6:00 – 10:00 pm
While the music is playing and the kids are being entertained, the only thing left to do is enjoy delicious food prepared especially for you by our food vendors. Bring your own picnic and cooler or make it super easy on yourselves and purchase from our onsite food vendors. They will be offering nonalcoholic beverages as well as BBQ, hamburgers, chicken, pizza, hot dogs, and much, much more! We will also have several “cool treat” vendors selling frozen treats. Personal coolers will be allowed.
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.
Daniel Island July 3rd Fireworks Show Over Smythe Park Lake – Wednesday, July 3rd – 9:15 pm
Our July 3rd celebration will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd! Fireworks will illuminate the sky at Smythe Park and the lake will dance and glisten as we present our finale performance on Wednesday, July 3rd beginning at 9:15 pm. This celebratory evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over Smythe Lake! 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 Wednesday, July 3rd – we would suggest that you take your pet home prior to the fireworks beginning at 9:15 pm since animals are more sensitive to loud noises.
July 4th Event Details
Daniel Island’s July 4th Poolside Celebration – Thursday, 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. This family fun event will include pool games led by Paul Molinaro, Poolside DJ and delicious food on Thursday, July 4th from 11AM – 2 PM at Pierce Park Pool & Pavilion.
(Please note – this event is for Daniel Island residents and their guests only)
- 11:00 AM – 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 – A patriotic lunch menu will be available for purchase from Cast Iron and frozen treats will be available for purchase from a local vendor – (TBD).
No alcoholic beverages will be sold at the event. Personal coolers are allowed – NO GLASS PERMITTED WITHIN THE POOL GATES.