Weather causes cancellation and delays for 4th festivities

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Inclement weather and even the Atlantic Ocean are having an effect on Fourth of July festivity plans.

Both Summerville and Goose Creek municipalities have canceled their fireworks displays.

Folly Beach officials are going on with the show, but not as planned. They've delayed their launch until 10:30 p.m. because of the high tide.

To see more on other activities going on around the Lowcountry, check our Community Calendar.


Other Fourth of July Festivities:

The Parris Island Marine Band will perform a mix of patriotic and pop music at the Sand's Beach in Port Royal. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the band plays at 7:30 p.m. Parris Island will not be hosting any holiday events this year due to sequestration.

In Mount Pleasant, festivities for the holiday will be celebrated at the Mount Pleasant Pier for their annual Uncle Sam Jam. There will be live beach music from Permanent Vacation. Food and drinks will be also be available. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the music starts an hour later.

The event is limited to 800 people, so the city recommends making reservations.


And in North Charleston, the city has a lined up a series of bands at Riverfront Park on the former Charleston Naval Base. The festivities and music begin at 3 p.m. with Island Trio, followed by Calvin Taylor band, the Plane Janes, the Blue Dogs and the North Charleston Pops, who will play during the night's fireworks show.

Salute from the Shore, the air parade that follows the South Carolina coast annually on July 4, will begin at 1:00pm from the northernmost beaches in Myrtle Beach area, arrive in Charleston area around 1:45pm, and continues south to Hilton Head Island area wrapping up around 2:15pm.

Middleton Place will celebrate the bravery of our forefathers, and underscore the importance of the Declaration of Independence with readings of the document at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. under the oaks on the Greensward.

Patriots Point is selling seats on the deck of the USS Yorktown to view the fireworks show that takes place over Charleston Harbor. Catered food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as live musical performances and activities for kids throughout the evening.

Celebrate the Fourth of July over the blue waters of the Cooper River on the Riverside Terrace of the South Carolina Aquarium. An evening of fun for the whole family, enjoy tasty Bar-B-Q from Smoky Oak Taproom, beer from Holy City Brewing, a 4-D Theater movie viewing, music and spectacular fireworks overlooking the Charleston Harbor courtesy of Patriots Point. This event sells out every summer. It begins at 7 p.m. and ends after the fireworks. Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to reserve a space early.