Spending the 4th of July Holiday on Hilton Head Island? Check out a few of our favorite activities and can’t-miss events to guarantee your family has an unforgettable holiday week. Whether you’re looking for adventure, family fun, or the ultimate in relaxation, Hilton Head has something for everyone, including a variety of Independence Day themed events.
Standup Paddle Boarding
Learn to walk on water during your stay with experienced stand up paddle boarding guides. Learn the basic paddle boarding techniques while exploring the warm, calm waterways of Broad Creek. Ideal for guests of any skill level.
Ages: 12+ | Duration: 1 hour | Equipment: Clean & Safe
If you’re hoping to see dolphins up close during your stay, be sure to book a dolphin cruise. From narrated tours to pirate ship adventures, the entire family will love this unique, lowcountry experience. Get the best seat in the house for Hilton Head’s weekly fireworks show by booking a sunset and fireworks dolphin tour.
Ages: No Age Restrictions | Duration: 1.5 hours | Equipment: Clean & Safe
*for families with young children, please note, there is no bathroom on board.
If golf is on your vacation wish list, Hilton Head Island is the place to go! Make tee times at:
- Port Royal Golf Club
- Oyster Reef Golf Club
- Shipyard Golf Club
- Bear Creek Golf Club
- Palmetto Hall Plantation
- And many other top rated courses
Experienced and novice golfers alike are guaranteed a great time on the greens of the Hilton Head Island Area’s 33 golf courses designed by some of the most legendary golf course architects.
Looking for a romantic date night during the holiday week? Book a sunset dinner cruise! Enjoy delicious lowcountry-inspired cuisine while taking in some breathtaking views during this relaxing date night favorite activity.
July 4th Harbourfest Celebration
Sunday, July 4th | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Enjoy special patriotic, family-friendly shows featuring beloved entertainer and musician Shannon Tanner at both 6:30pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, July 4th. American flags and paddle fans will be distributed while supplies last.
Cappy the Clown has a ton of entertaining activities for children planned from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm with face painting, balloon animals, sand art, glitter tattoos, and a much more.
Get ready for a fan favorite fireworks display kicking off at approximately 9:00pm. This year’s HarbourFest fireworks show has been upgraded for enhanced visibility and quality.
Harbourfest events are weather-permitting, but are also free and open to the public. Leave your coolers behind as they will not be permitted. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
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Summer Jams at Shelter Cove Community Park
Sunday, July 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM 9:00 PM | Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Don’t miss this fun-filled, festive event presented by The Island Recreation Association. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:00pm, weather permitting, so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Kids will love the inflatable bounce houses and face painting available for a minimal fee.
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Skull Creek 4th of July Celebration
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Skull Creek Dockside, and Skull Creek Boathouse will again host their annual 4th of July celebration. Live entertainment and food and beverages available at all three locations as the festivities get under way at 6:00pm. Fireworks will be launched from a barge on the Intracoastal Waterway beginning at 9:30pm.
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These are just a few of the fantastic Independence Day opportunities available on Hilton Head. If you’d like help planning your vacation activities or would like to know more about how to take advantage of discounted rates by becoming a VIP guest, call (843) 341-2370, click, or visit us at Hilton Head Guest Services | 1 Executive Park Road to pick up your Island Discount Packet Today.