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Town of Bluffton Independence Day Celebration

Date:  - 9:00 PM

Old Town Bluffton, Bluffton, SC 29910

Maps & Directions

The Town of Bluffton is hosting its third annual Independence Day Celebration, Sunday, June 30. The celebration will begin with its inaugural Independence Day 5K at 9 a.m. The Independence Day Celebration resumes at 5 p.m. with a pre-party at Martin Family and DuBois Parks and the firework show will begin shortly after 9:00 p.m.

• Pre-Party: The pre-party is at Martin Family and DuBois Parks, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The pre-party will feature:

➢ Carnival, 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: Food trucks will be located on portion of Bridge Street and Calhoun Street. ➢ Rock wall, bungee jump station and bounce houses: These stations will be located throughout and between Martin Family and DuBois Parks.

➢ Music: "Jeff "T-Bone Taylor from 104.9 The Surf "will provide musical entertainment all evening. The Parris Island Brass Band “Dirty Boots” will play from 6-7 p.m. Local performer Nina Hand will sing the National Anthem at 5:55 p.m.

• 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.

• Parking/Shuttle: People are asked to park at M.C. Riley Elementary School (200 Burnt Church Road) and shuttle to the activities. Palmetto Breeze provides a continuous, free shuttle service from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. to Martin Family Park (68 Boundary Street) from M.C. Riley Elementary School.

• Handicapped Parking: Town Hall parking lot on Pritchard and Bridge, across from Town Hall (20 Bridge Street), will be designated for anyone who has mobility issues. A golf cart company will assist in transporting people who are disabled or have mobility challenges. This service is free.

• Road Closures: Most roads in the Historic District, where the festivities are happening, near and adjacent to Martin Family Park, DuBois Park, Wright Family Park, and Oyster Factory Park, will be closed for vehicular traffic. A public safety improvement from the inaugural Independence Day event was minimizing the mixing of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Therefore, there will be more street closures so pedestrians can move safely and freely.