Get ready to celebrate the 4th of July early with a fun-filled day in Bluffton.
The Town of Bluffton is hosting its second annual Independence Day Celebration on July 1. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with a pre-party at Martin Family and DuBois Parks. The fireworks show will begin shortly after 9 p.m.
Here are some of the planned highlights:
Carnaval, interactive games: Games, such as an inflatable axe and score-a-basketball-hoop, will be contested at Martin Family Park. Children will receive a patriotic-themed prize at each game station, while supplies last.
Concessions: Food and drinks, such as hotdogs, pretzels, snow cones, and lemonade, will also be available from a vendor at Martin Family Park.
Food Trucks: Chef B’s Eatz, Rolling Cow Creamery, Lowco Grub, Bluffton Oyster Co., Cinnabon and G’Ma On Ice.
Rock wall, bungee jump station and bounce houses: These stations will be located throughout and between Martin Family and DuBois Parks.
Fireworks: The 20-minute fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the May River; the show can be viewed from Oyster Factory and Wright Family Parks.
Music: D.J. Jeff Taylor will provide musical entertainment all evening. Local performer Nina Hand will sing the National Anthem at 5:55 p.m. The Parris Island Brass Band
Marine Ensemble will play from 6-7 p.m.
Parking: People are asked to park at M.C. Riley Elementary School. Palmetto Breeze is providing a continuous shuttle service from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. to Martin Family Park from the elementary school. Churches in the Historic District will also provide paid parking: Cornerstone Church, Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Fees will contribute to church programs and projects.