The Fourth of July is the holiday of summer, and we can’t think of a better place to spend it than at Palmetto Dunes. There will be special events happening all day long, ending with the biggest display of fireworks on Hilton Head Island at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina!
Before you “ooh and ahh” at our spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display, head to Shelter Cove Harbour for music and entertainment by Shannon Tanner, our beloved entertainer and musician from HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour. Tanner will host two performances at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. on July 4, so get your dancing shoes on and your singing voice ready! Cappy the Clown will also be there with kids activities, face painting and more from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.!
Take the time to stroll around the largest, beautiful marina and visit shops and boutiques while waiting for the fun to begin. Pick one of the six restaurants at Shelter Cove Harbour and make the most of your Fourth of July holiday by dining in style. Many of our restaurants offer outdoor patios, live music and water views.
Because our Independence Day celebration is so popular, parking can fill up quickly at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Two additional parking lots along Highway 278 will be made available nearby on July 4th. Leave your car in one of these secure parking lots and hop the free shuttle, which runs from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., over to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and back.
If you’re staying with us at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, an even better way to get to the fireworks is to walk or ride your bike (Hilton Head Outfitters) is happy to help you with bike rentals!). Take the pedestrian access that runs underneath Highway 278 for safety and to avoid traffic. The free Dunes Buggy shuttle will also be running between the resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina for guests of the resort.
This year’s Fourth of July fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. If, due to weather or safety concerns, the fireworks are postponed or cancelled the make-up night will be the next evening, July 5th. For show updates, call the fireworks hotline at 843-400-4344.