Independence Day 2024 In Isle of Palms, SC

June 11, 2024

The charm of Isle of Palms (IOP) is undeniable, and there's no better time to experience this coastal South Carolina gem than during Independence Day weekend and the wider summer season! Here at Deserving Vacations, we want to ensure your IOP getaway lives up to the American Dream. This guide will prepare you for a fun Fourth of July beach vacation.

Light Up the Night In Isle of Palms

Let’s jump straight to the main attraction! No Independence Day beach trip would be complete without fireworks. Fortunately for our luxury property guests, the City of Isle of Palms is ready to put on a show.

This year’s city-sponsored fireworks display will take place on the Fourth of July in the Front Beach area after dark – around 9 p.m. You can expect this explosive show to last around half an hour.

Hoping to find a front-row seat? Parking and beach access in the area will be limited during this time. According to the city, the section of beach between 21st Avenue and the third Sea Cabins will close for setup around 6:30 p.m. For more information on these logistics, make sure to visit IOP’s website.

Fourth of July Fun Beyond the “BOOM!”

While the fireworks take center stage, IOP offers a variety of activities to make your Independence Day vacation unforgettable. From the city traditions to the comforts of your Isle of Palms vacation rental, these are some of our favorite ways to spend the holiday weekend.

1. Soak up some sun on the beach. Yes, we know this is an obvious way to spend your beach vacation, but we want to ensure you get the most out of our pristine beaches and refreshing waters.

    A Fourth of July beach getaway is a unique experience. Whether boogie boarding, biking or reading a good book, there are countless ways to enjoy South Carolina’s sands.

    Add some red, white and blue to your family’s beach attire for a dose of patriotic fun! It could make for a memorable photo shoot.

    2. Fire up the grill for a Fourth of July pool party. Independence Day is primetime for flame-broiled enthusiasts, offering an excuse to show their culinary skills and entertain friends and family.

    Many of our luxury rentals feature state-of-the-art grills and private pools, creating the perfect atmosphere for a delicious celebration. Then, when the party is over, you can gather your group and head out to watch the fireworks—the perfect end to a perfect day.

    3. Watch the Isle of Palms golf cart parade. The annual “Isle of Palms 4th of July Golf Cart Parade” is a beloved tradition that has been around for over 30 years. This favorite event for locals and vacationers unites us, inviting renters and owners to join the fun.

    The celebration begins around 10 a.m. near the end of the island inlet, beginning on Charleston Boulevard and 4th Avenue. This long-standing event is community-organized, a true celebration of our local pride.

    This is just the beginning of the fun to come! As local experts and your partner in planning the perfect Charleston beach vacation, we are always here to help.

    Make the Most of Your Isle of Palms Vacation

    Founded in 2009, Deserving Vacations property management has welcomed over 28,000 individual guest reservations across our diverse portfolio of properties and garnered thousands of 5-star reviews. Curious to learn more about Isle of Palms or have specific questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can contact Deserving Vacations at 843-906-1227, email us at, or use the convenient contact form located at the bottom of our website. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to redefine excellence in the vacation rental industry!