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Annual Holiday Parade of Boats

Annual Holiday Parade of Boats

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Get on board with a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds from the Cooper River, through the Charleston Harbor and into the Ashley River, culminating in a brilliant fireworks display over the harbor. View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront or decorate your own boat and join the parade. The festivities begin along the shores of Mount Pleasant at 5:00 p.m.and viewing from the downtown peninsula starts around 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs .