South Carolina boasts beautiful weather and comfortable temperatures for most of the year, with the heat and fun cranked up in the summer. Along with the crashing waves of the Atlantic, the combination will have you pointing your compass toward the Palmetto State and zeroing in on the city of Isle of Palms for a relaxing getaway this 4th of July, sprinkled with 4th of July fun. There will be several year-round activities available alongside the patriotic fun of the 4th.


Celebrate the 4th with a bang. Details are still in the works for the event that will take place Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 9 p.m., typically at the Front Beach area. Other area fireworks may be available at Sullivan’s Island and Patriots Point.

Golf Cart Parade

The annual parade is ready to “step off” again this year. For those participating in the parade, staging starts at 9 a.m. at 4th Avenue and Charleston Boulevard. The parade starts at 9 a.m. More information information will be available soon.

Golf Cart Rentals

Leave the rental car parked and hop on a golf cart to explore the island’s nooks and crannies where your rental car can’t go, and take part in the golf cart parade. Several companies around Isle of Palms rent golf carts, and most are street legal, so you can cruise the road. Depending on the company, you can rent the vehicles by the hour, half day, full day, or a custom length of time that fits your 4th of July vacation stay.


If you thought the golf cart could get you everywhere on the island, there are still some places around town that even the golf cart can’t reach. Rent a bike and take a tour of the area, get some exercise at the same time, and negotiate those tighter passages for the ultimate Isle of Palms experience. 

Choose a rental company and select any of their adult bikes, children’s bikes, and accessories like child seats or trailers. Rentals include helmets, but you’ll want to ask about other safety gear and accessories like lights, extra baskets, a water bottle cage or bike frame bags.


An escape to a beach location like Isle of Palms this 4th of July means whiling away plenty of time on that beach. The warm weather and waters of summer and the holiday mean you’ll likely want to spend a little extra time out in the sun and in the water. 

Sunbathe, talk a walk, build sand castles with the kids, or plant a beach umbrella and enjoy a 4th of July beach picnic or a good book. Splash around in the waters of the Atlantic for activities like swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, or even more adrenaline-pumping and adventurous activities including like parasailing, wakeboarding, and more.

Eco Tour

Learn more about the place you’ve chosen to call home for a while this 4th of July. Strike out on a tour of the area’s salt marsh, tidal creeks, and even the intracoastal waterway running between Isle of Palms and Capers Island. Guided tours fill you in about the ecosystem’s plants and animals, like bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and a number of sea birds. 

Some tours also feature activities like crab trap pulling and net casting. Guides will bring marine life into the boat for an on-board presentation before releasing the marine inhabitants back to their home.


There are a myriad of fishing charters in Isle of Palms and the surrounding area that will take you to a variety of prime fishing spots this 4th of July, including inshore and nearshore locations, or out to the depths of the Atlantic in search of your next big fish story. Most charters include rental gear, tackle, and supplies for a productive day on the water. Make sure to secure the proper South Carolina fishing license before heading out.

Your Isle of Palms 4th of July Home Base

You came to Isle of Palms this 4th of July to explore and experience a fun, relaxing getaway and join in on all the patriotic festivities, too. Before you plot out all the fun, make sure to book a vacation rental provided by Carroll Realty. 

We have units as small as one bedroom for a solo or sweetheart 4th of July getaway, all the way up to seven bedrooms for a large family or group reunion to celebrate with the whole family! You’ll have access to private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, or deck. Relax indoors in stylish private bedrooms. Make a meal or prep ingredients for the 4th of July cookout in the fully-equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area.

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