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DI Independence Day Celebration

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DI Independence Day Celebration

April 22, 2024

Celebrate Our Country, Freedom, and Nation’s Birthday by making Daniel Island one of America’s “Most Patriotic Towns.” Paint the Town Red, White, and Blue, and join us for Daniel Island’s Annual Independence Day festivities on Wednesday, July 3rd at Smythe Park with neighbors, friends, and family.

We like to start with a special thank you to our Independence Day Sponsors!

  • Daniel Island Real Estate
  • Mead Land Services, LLC
  • Home Telecom
  • Daniel Island Ferry
  • Ruppert Nurseries


Dress up your homes, businesses, bikes, and golf carts with patriotic colors, and participate in our island tradition of honoring this wonderful holiday.

Patriotic Parade:

  • 3:15 pm Golf Cart Parade line-up begins at Bishop England High School.
  • 4:00 pm Sharp – The parade proceeds to Daniel Island Drive and continues to the Daniel Island School parking lot at DI Drive and Purcell Street

The parade starts at the Bishop England High School parking lot (by sports fields) and finishes at Daniel Island Drive & Purcell Street. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade. Participants need to arrive for the line-up between 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm. The parade will start at 4:00 pm sharp.

Parade Traffic Alert: There will be intermittent street closures on July 3rd for the Daniel Island Annual Patriotic Parade from 3:45–4:45 pm (approximate time). The City of Charleston Police Department will coordinate and execute the street closure process. This is a rolling closure, meaning as soon as the parade passes, the police will reopen the streets. Please see the parade route below: Leave from the Bishop England High School Parking Lot and end at the Daniel Island Drive & Purcell Lane intersection.

Parade Route:

  • Starts at Bishop England parking area by the sports field off Seven Farms Drive (this is across the street from Etiwan Park)
  • Parade turns right on Seven Farms toward the round about at Daniel Island Drive
  • Parade turn right on Daniel Island Drive and proceeds down to the intersection at Smythe Park at Purcell Street
  • Parade turns right at the intersection of DI Drive and Purcell Street into DI School parking lot for parking


Immediately following the parade, there will be three back-to-back lakeside concerts at Smythe Park. We will be using the Daniel Island School parking lots as well as street parking for all event parking. We appreciate your patience during this time for us to have a safe passage for our parade participants/residents during this annual event.


Stage Entertainment:

  • Chris Sullivan 5-6 pm
  • Wildflower Station 6-7 pm
  • East Coast Party Band 7-9 pm


Family Entertainment:

  • SureFire Entertainment – Stilt Walking, Unicycle Act, Flame eating, &
  • Soap Bubble Circus! – including the Bubble Trike
  • Yonts the Magician!
  • Kazoobie Kazoo Show!
  • Outer Games – Daniel Island Treasure Hunt!
  • Shag lessons with Kae Childs, Hall of Fame Dancer – lessons from 6:15 to 7 pm
  • Shag Dance Competition 8:15 pm on the dance floor in front of the stage!


Food Trucks:

You are invited to bring your picnic baskets or support your local businesses and purchase from a selection of food trucks:

  • Cast Iron Food Truck
  • Chow Bella
  • Taste of Berlin
  • Vibrant Alkaline Vegan Meals
  • Johnny Focaccia
  • King of Pops
  • Holy City Popcorn
  • Pure Fluff – cotton candy
  • Holy City Italian Ice
  • East Coast Chimney Cakes
  • Beanie Bakes
  • Pelican Snowballs
  • Kona Ice
  • The Cotton Sky – ice cream
  • Nautical Bowls
  • Nothin’ But Chicken
  • Tator Nator
  • Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee



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