Grab 'em while you can: July 4th tickets for USS Yorktown


MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Patriots Point will once again be offering seating on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown this year and tickets are expected to sell out.

Tickets for the Flight Deck are limited andwill be sold on the Patriots Point website starting Wednesday, June 5.

For $20 per person ($10for children 11 and under), guests will have special accessto the USS Yorktown starting at 6p.m., with catered food and beverage available forpurchase, as well as live music and activities for the kids.

Once the sun goes down, fireworks will light up the harbor, shot froma barge in the Cooper River.

Lawn chairs are encouraged for guests on theFlight Deck; but no coolers or personal food will be permitted.

"Each year, Patriots Pointis proud to welcome more than 40,000 Lowcountry residents and visitors tocelebrate the Fourth of July alongside some of our nation's most historic warships," said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette.

"Last year marked thefirst year the museum offered this special seating, and the tickets sold out injust over three weeks," Burdette continued.{}"Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received, we anticipatethat tickets this year will sell out even sooner and encourage everyone topurchase their tickets early."

The celebration is free for those whowish to join the celebration from the landside of the museum.

Food and beveragefrom local vendors will be available for purchase and there will be live musicand entertainment for the kids in the parking area.

There is a $10 per vehicle parkingfee for all who wish to park at Patriots Point.