Patriots Point Brings Back Fireworks Show

Tickets on sale Wednesday to watch fireworks from Yorktown flight deck.

With just over one month remaining until the Fourth of July, excitement is building for Patriots Point’s annual celebration.  In addition to the most spectacular fireworks display in the State of South Carolina, Patriots Point announced today that they will once again offer premiere seating on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown.  Tickets for the Flight Deck are limited and will be sold on the Patriots Point website only (www.patriotspoint.org/July4th) starting Wednesday, June 5.

For $20 per person ($10 for children 11 and under), guests on the Flight Deck will enjoy special access to the USS Yorktown starting at 6 p.m., with catered food and beverage available for purchase, as well as live musical performances and activities for kids throughout the evening. Once the sun sets in the Charleston Harbor, the Flight Deck of the Yorktown will offer a front row seat to the fireworks display, which will feature firework shells shot from a barge in the Cooper River. Lawn chairs are encouraged for guests on the Flight Deck; but no coolers or personal food will be permitted.

“Each year, Patriots Point is proud to welcome more than 40,000 Lowcountry residents and visitors to celebrate the Fourth of July alongside some of our nation’s most historic war ships,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette, noting that the celebration wouldn’t be possible without generous support from the Town of Mount Pleasant, City of Charleston, Stevens Towing and Parker Rigging.

North Charleston is also planning a large-scale fireworks show.

“Last year marked the first year the museum offered this special seating, and the tickets sold out in just over three weeks,” Burdette continued.  “Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received, we anticipate that tickets this year will sell out even sooner and encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early.”

As always, the celebration is free for those who wish to join the celebration from the landside of the museum. Food and beverage from local vendors will be available for purchase and there will be live music and entertainment for the kids in the parking area. A $10 per vehicle parking fee will be assessed for all who wish to park at Patriots Point. 

Dixie June 04, 2013 at 04:44 PM
“Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received,..."???? Most of the feedback I saw last year was negative and my personal experience was that last year was the worst ever in the five or six years I've gone to PP for the 4th show. Especially considering that the prices for both the flight deck and the parking are doubled this year from last, will there be any improvment for the folks not on the deck? Last year, we could not hear the music from the land and the fireworks were partially obscured by the trees depending on where you sat. If this year will be more of the same, no thanks!!!
Ashley Smith, Patriots Point June 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Dixie, We are sorry you were disappointed with your experience last year. As with every event we host, we are constantly trying to improve. This year, we have moved the location of the barge closer to the ship and landside viewing area (600 feet off the Yorktown). In addition, we will be marking areas where there may be some line of sight issues for the fireworks display. We will also have live music from the landside this year. As always, the landside celebration will be offered free of charge. We hope you will consider joining us again in the future.


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