Fireworks on a flight deck on the Fourth
Posted 7/2/2013 10:42:00 AM
Watching a giant fireworks show on the flight deck of a World War II aircraft carrier -- can you think of anything more exciting for July 4th?
OK, my daughter just suggested adding a roller coaster that shoots rainbow fireworks. But even without that, the Independence Day celebrations at Patriots Point
Patriots Point Fourth of July Blast, featuring a fireworks display over Charleston Harbor
, will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, with kids' activities and live music on land. The fireworks display, which will be set off from a barge on the Cooper River, will be visible from shore. Activities on land are free. There will also be a variety of food vendors for all your funnel cake and frozen lemonade needs.
To kick it up a notch (although not quite to the level of a flaming roller coaster), you can also purchase tickets to watch the fireworks from the flight deck of the WWII aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. The carrier will also have live music and food for sale, but bring your own lawn chairs for the fireworks. The flight deck opens to ticket-holders at 6 p.m., and fireworks will start around 9 p.m.
Tickets for the festivities on the USS Yorktown are $20 for adults and $11 for children ages 11 and younger. You can buy tickets here
. Activities on land are free. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located at 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
Bring cash for the food vendors.