The Capital City/ Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is pleased to present the 4th of July celebration on Lake Murray. The daylong celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd and will begin with the annual boat parade at Noon and end with a spectacular fireworks show at dark.
Boat Parade participants are encouraged to register their boat to join the parade and decorate their boats according to this year’s theme “Saluting Our Troops.” Boats will meet at Bomb Island at 12pm to parade toward the Lake Murray Dam for judging. The lead boat will host the judges. The prizes this year are 1st place – $800, 2nd place – $500, 3rd place – $300 and 4th place – $200. The parade is viewable from the SCE&G park sites at the Dam, the walking path on the Lake Murray Dam and by boat.
At dusk, fireworks will launch from two lake locations, Dreher Island and Spence Island. The fireworks show is synchronized to a patriotic music show. Tune into Cumulus stations to hear the show, Nash Icon 98.5 FM and B106.7 FM. SCE&G’s parks at the Lake Murray Dam will be open all day on a first come to capacity basis. The fireworks are viewable from Dreher Island State Park, the SCE&G park sites at the Dam, the walking path on the Lake Murray Dam and by boat.
“We began this holiday tradition in 1989 and today it has gained regional, statewide and national attention as South Carolina’s largest patriotic event and fireworks show. Over the years, these two activities have brought millions of people to Lake Murray. Come join us on July 2nd,” stated Miriam Atria, President/CEO, Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board.
Boat Parade Registration: To enter your boat in the parade, call (803) 781-5940 or visit us online at LakeMurrayCountry.com to access the registration forms. This event is free.