Do you and your family have plans to celebrate the 4th of July on Hilton Head Island this year? If you are, then we want to share with you what you can do together. This year may not have the regular celebrations happening like previous years, but there are still plenty of things to do. Staying in one of our Hilton Head Island vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at what you can do together on or around the island this 4th of July.
Visit the Fort
One thing that your family can do this 4th of July is to head over to Fort Pulaski National Monument. Located between Savannah and Tybee Island is where you will find the fort. Some of the things that you will be able to explore are several trails, the museum, and even some guided tours. Make this a great day trip to learn and explore the fort, all while having a great time together as a family. Admission to the Fort is $10 per person age 16 & up and free for kids under 15. What a great way to explore Fort Pulaski National Monument while on vacation this 4th of July.
Heyward House Museum
Another great place that your family can visit near Hilton Head Island is the Heyward House Museum, located in Bluffton. The house was built in the 1800s and was an early farmhouse brought to the US from the West Indies. Here you and the family will be able to visit the Welcome Center to find brochures, maps, menus, and information. While they will be closed on the 4th of July, it only means that you can explore the museum before and after the holiday. Make this a fun day to explore and learn some history on the Heyward House on your next vacation to Hilton Head Island!
Paint with the Family
If it happens to be too hot out or raining, then head indoors to The Art Café for some fun art. Here your family can paint pottery so that you can bring home a unique souvenir from your vacation. The Art Café offers many different pieces that you can paint. The cost will vary by each piece of the pottery is different, and there is an $8 fee that is associated with each painter per day. You will have to leave your artwork at the studio for a few days to make sure it can be put into the kiln. Just think of how much fun the family can have by bringing home something like they’ve never made before!
HarbourFest 4th of July Fireworks
What would the 4th of July be without seeing fireworks on this spectacular night. Join in the festivities beginning at 6:00 pm over at the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina where your family can celebrate with fun. There will be live entertainment along with bounce houses for the kids and train rides through the promenade. And just as the sky turns dark, is when the biggest display of fireworks that Hilton Head Island has ever seen.
There are many other things you can do, like go to the beach, we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your family vacation to stay in one of our Hilton Head Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family this 4th of July as you make new memories together!