U-S-A! Celebrating the 4th of July in Columbia SC
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 PM by Dayna Cantelmi
The 4th of July is right around the corner, so grab your best red, white and blue duds and read up on how you can celebrate America’s independence in the real Southern hot spot!
4th of July Boat Parade on Lake Murray
Spend the day amidst the sunshine and soothing waters of Lake Murray for the 30th Annual 4th of July Boat Parade. Whether you’re participating with a festively decked-out boat or simply kicking back and watching the parade pass by, it’s sure to be a fun time for all.
Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show
You can’t have 4th of July without a fireworks show! And this year’s event will be the biggest yet. Load up the car and pick out the perfect viewing spot at Dreher Island State Park, Lake Murray Damn or hey – even stay on your boat from the parade earlier in the day and catch the show that way! Don’t forget to tune into WTCB/B106.7 FM or WOMG/Classic Hits 98.5 for music that’s synchronized to the fireworks, upping the ante of your viewing experience.
Star Spangled Symphonic Salute
Place your hand over your heart and get swept up in patriotic tunes performed by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra at Saluda Shoals Park. P.S. Be sure to bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair! Furry friends welcome.
Did you know that South Carolina actually produces more peaches than Georgia? Well come see for yourself at the 60th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival! Watch the parade, enjoy arts and crafts, peruse the antique car show, check out a Revolutionary War re-enactment, stay for the fireworks display and, of course, load up on all the peach cobbler, ice cream, pie and other peach-focused dishes your heart desires.
Lexington County Blowfish Baseball
We would be remiss in not mentioning America’s favorite pastime! Bring the fam and cheer on the Lexington County Blowfish as they take the bat against the Florence Redwolves.
Columbia Fireflies Baseball
There’s more baseball fun to be had at Spirit Communications Park as the Fireflies face off against the Greenville Drive. Bonus – Bone-In Barbeque will be open for both lunch and dinner, so you can get your fill of good eats before, during or after the game (or all three – who’s judging?).
Looking for more summer fun in #RealColumbiaSC? Check out our ultimate summer bucket list.